local outreach ministries

We work with a variety of local ministries, and dedicate one month to fundraising and awareness-building for each. During each ministry’s assigned month, that organization will have representatives or literature available at our weekly coffee hour, and a collection box will be available for donations. On the last Sunday of each month, we will place outreach envelopes in the service bulletins to collect additional donations.

Ministries of the Month

January
To be determined

February
The St. Francis missions to The David School in David, Ky., and the Dominican Republic

March
LMPD Chaplain program, which assists the Louisville Metro Police Department personnel in handling a variety of crisis situations and provides citizens with service in time of personal crisis or tragedy.

April
Woman’s Board of The Episcopal Church Home

May
Our annual Mission Driven Car Show, which benefits the St. Francis missions to The David School in David, Ky., and the Dominican Republic

June
Kilgore Samaritan Counseling Center, a faith-sensitive non-profit counseling center that recognizes the importance and power of the relationship between a person’s spiritual growth and their emotional and physical well-being.

July
Metro Christian Legal Aid, an organization devoted to helping individuals with legal issues, individuals and churches in disputes, and Christian non-profit organizations.

August
Aunt Mary’s Storybook

September
Backstretch Ministry of Churchill Downs. St. Francis partners with a number of area churches to assist Rev. Ken Boehm, chaplain at Churchill Downs, in providing spiritual direction, education, food, clothing, hygiene items, addiction counseling, and legal advice to those who work in the racing industry.

October
The St. Francis Mission to Porch de Salomon

November
Cabbage Patch Settlement House, whose mission is to equip and empower at-risk children, youth and their families to be self-sufficient by helping them maximize their economic, educational, emotional, moral, physical, social and spiritual potential.

December
Home of the Innocents, whose programs include offering a safe haven for at-risk children; pediatric medical care; shelter and education for pregnant and parenting teens; crisis and intervention services; clinical treatment services and therapeutic loving foster and adoption services.