When asked weekly during the closing of church service, 'Where do you see brokenness in the world around you?', FCC member Angela Hendricks immediate thought is always, 'So many places...'. As an educator of 14 years in a high poverty school Angela seen many things, both good and bad. The work she and her colleagues do is incredibly challenging, but according to her is more rewarding that words can express. That being said, many of the 5 and 6 year old students at their sch
The MOLO Village Community Development Corporation (MVCDC) is a nonprofit organization founded in 2011 by St. Peter’s Church to engage residents of west Louisville’s historic Russell neighborhood in holistic approaches to community development.
MOLO especially focuses its work on individuals and families impacted by the high rate of poverty, incarceration, and recidivism by helping them transform themselves into resources that benefit the entire community.
WaterStep dreams of the day when no child or adult suffers or dies from a waterborne illness. Water connects every aspect of life. Currently, 844 million people live without access to safe water and 2.3 billion people living without access to improved sanitation. (water.org) Access to safe water and sanitation can quickly turn problems into potential – unlocking education, work opportunities and improved health for women, children and families across the world.
Meet Baby Sincere. She lives with her mother and 4 siblings at Wayside Christian Mission (homeless shelter) on Jefferson St. She was 10 days old when staff from Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness met her because of a referral from a social worker at Wayside. The social worker knew that her mom was being discharged from the hospital and that she would need a safe place to lay her baby down while she slept. Through partnerships like Wayside and First Ch
Water with Blessings is a faith based mission that has provided over 50,000 water filters in over 40 countries. In 2017, FCC church member Joy Davis requested a grant to help her make some of the covers that are used to protect the filters when they are shipped. While these filters provide lifesaving technology, they are also meant to serve as a reminder to those who receive them that they are not alone which is a blessed reminder we all need at times in our lives. To learn
According to Ty Anderson, co-president of St. Stephen Bulldogs Football and Cheer, their youth sports program is about much more than football and cheerleading alone. It is about helping young inner-city boys and girls learn about healthy life choices, hard work, and achieving goals in life. Run by volunteers, the program does everything it can to keep the experience
affordable; however, football equipment, league fees, and other costs add up. Without
additional support, t
The congregation of First Christian Church has supported Operation Christmas Child, a shoe box ministry of Samaritan’s Purse, for many years. The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to needy children around the world by sending a message of hope and love in the form of a shoe box full of small gifts.
This outreach program provides an opportunity for individuals of all ages to be involved in a very simple, hands-on mission pro
Eastern Area Community Ministries provides emergency and supportive services to families in Northeast Jefferson County. From free diaper assistance to meals on wheels delivery and a lot in between, EACM is there to make sure that no family in our community goes without their basic needs met. The food pantry serves approximately 300 families per month with staples like rice, beans, cereal and canned vegetables. The Emergency Assistance program provides of $100,000 in annual f
In April of 2017, dozens of volunteers gathered to build beds for local students who could not afford a bed of their own. Of course, what good is a bed without a mattress? Through a grant from First Christian, the Jefferson County Public Schools Office of Community Support was able to purchase 100 mattresses. Those mattresses were delivered with the newly constructed bed frames students throughout Jefferson County. The wholeness grant used to fund this ministry was made pos
While the North Oldham School District is home to many affluent students, there are also those who come from low income families. While the school is able to provide some additional support of these students, they can't meet every need that comes up. Through a grant from First Christian, North Oldham Middle School guidance counselors have been able to purchase backpacks and fill them with school supplies, hygiene products, and other items they may need to be successful studen