We are supportive of the following ministries as a congregation or through the efforts of Sunday School classes, individuals, or groups within our church.

God’s Kitchen

A community ministry, we participate in the serving of lunch to all in the Shelbyville community who are in need of a meal.

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Open Door of Hope Men’s Shelter

http://www.opendoorofhopeky.com/index.htm

We provide meals at the local men’s shelter. 

 

 

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Luther Luckett Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

http://www.luckettprisonministry.com/

Luther Luckett Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is the only Disciples church in the United States housed within a prison – at Luther Luckett Correctional Complex in LaGrange, Kentucky. 

 

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Habitat for Humanity 

http://www.habitatshelbyky.org/

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Angel Tree and Food Baskets

Each year, at Christmas, we deliver gifts to dozens of food baskets and Angel Tree gifts to families throughout the Shelbyville community.

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Arriba Ninos

Sponsored by First Christian and three other Shelbyville churches, Arriba Ninos is a tutoring program that provides academic assistance to Hispanic students.  Students and tutors gather at First Christian Church on Monday evenings during the school year for a meal and a time of educational instruction.

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Christian Care Communities

http://www.christiancarecommunities.org/Communities-Services/Communities/Louisville.aspx

Our CWF (Christian Women’s Fellowship) takes a very active role in volunteering with the Christian Care Communities.

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Week of Compassion

 http://www.weekofcompassion.org/

Week of Compassion is the relief, refugee and development mission fund of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada. Week of Compassion seeks to equip and empower disciples to alleviate the suffering of others through disaster response, humanitarian aid, sustainable development and the promotion of mission opportunities.

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Disciples Mission Fund

 

http://www.disciplesmissionfund.org/

Disciples Mission Fund is the common fund of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).  Disciples Mission Fund supports 72 ministries of wholeness as close as your local congregation and reaching around the globe.  As a Global Mission church, we understand that equipping congregations for mission includes learning from, learning with and offer support our partners beyond the borders of the United States and Canada.

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Reconciliation Ministry

http://www.reconciliationministry.org/

Recognizing that the body of Christ is made up of members from every tongue, hue and culture, we welcome you to our journey toward wholeness at God’s abundant table. As one of the four mission priorities of our Church, Reconciliation Ministry welcomes you to our intentional effort to become a Pro-Reconciling/Anti-Racist church – a church where the gifts of all of God’s children are honored and shared.

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Christian Church in Kentucky

http://www.ccinky.net/

We are 30,000 committed followers of Jesus who worship and witness in 240 local congregations. We are outdoor ministries in two locations, retreats, conferences, workshops and mission trips for women, men, young adults, youth and children. We are the hands that bless, serve, break bread, and offer welcome and hospitality. We are nearly 500 ordained, commissioned and licensed ministers serving in a variety of vital ministries. We are the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) In Kentucky, “a movement for wholeness in a fragmented world.”

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Operation Care

http://www.operationcareky.org/  

Operation Care is a community ministry that assists in providing for the for the physical, spiritual, emotional, and social well-being of people in need in a loving, compassionate environment in the name of Jesus Christ.

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Edge Outreach

http://www.edgeoutreach.com/

Collected shoes have two purposes; keep used shoes out of landfills and raise money for water projects.  The shoes are sold to an exporter who takes the shoes to the same countries that EDGE does water /hand pump repair projects and sells them to micro business owners (at affordable prices) to help them to have a sustainable living for their families. Shoes are expensive in many of these countries and having affordable shoes is another life saving tool as they protect the owner’s feet and overall health from foot abrasions, parasites and mites.

 

We also collect items for the following items, all of which can be delivered to our church during office hours –

CWF
Our CWF collects used hearing aid batteries
Fronts of greeting cards (not the entire card, just the fronts)
Items for the boutique at Christian Care Community in Louisville, including new and gently used clothing, shoes, purses, jewelry, knick knacks, figurines, etc.
BACKPACK PROJECT
We participate in the Backpack Project for Shelby County Schools, and collect items packaged in individual single serving sizes including fruit cups, juice boxes, cereal bowls, fruit snacks, cereal bars, granola bars, ravioli, spaghetti, vienna sausages, etc.  NOTE: all items should be easy to open for children (in pop top cans, etc.)
HOSPARUS
For Hosparus patients we collect Attends Pull Ups, Ensure drinks,  Carnation canned drinks, Carnation Plus canned drinks, toilet paper, soap (bars), paper towels, laundry detergent and dishwashing liquid.
CANCELLED POSTAGE STAMPS                                          
Metered postage is not acceptable but any and all cancelled postage stamps are acceptable.
COUPONS
All current and expired manufacturer’s coupons are acceptable.   The coupons are given to military personnel since they are allowed to use them up to one year past the expiration date.
SIMON HOUSE
The Simon House is located in Frankfort, and we collect household appliances, bed linens, clothing, etc.
SODA TABS
The aluminum tabs off of aluminum cans are collected for the Ronald McDonald house.
BOO BOO BUDDIES
Stuffed animals are collected and  given to the Salvation Army to distribute to the local ER and urgent treatment centers for children that are brought in for treatment.
BOX TOPS
Box tops are collected from General Mills products and given to local schools.
CAMPBELL SOUP LABELS
Labels are collected from Campbells products (not just soup) and given to local schools.