Middletown Christian Church is passionate about living out the love of Christ in our community.
Below is a list of upcoming and ongoing outreach opportunities in Louisville and beyond. This page will be updated with information about each opportunity as it becomes available.
Don’t see what you’re looking for? Contact Corey Miller, Outreach Minister.
Upcoming Community Outreach Opportunities
Middletown Family Festival Booth
Volunteer to staff the Middletown Christian Church booth at the Middletown Family Fun Festival on Sept. 8 or 9. This festival on Main Street is a great opportunity to get to know our neighbors and let them know about MCC. Volunteers will greet festival attendees, give out info about MCC and freebies. Opening shifts are responsible for set up and closing shifts are responsible for tear down.
Please wear a Middletown shirt if possible. Shirts can be purchased here: https://www.bonfire.com/store/middletown-christian-church/
September 9, 10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Louisville Pride Festival
Middletown Christian Church will have a booth at the Louisville Pride Festival on Saturday, Sept. 9th from 11 AM-5 PM. Volunteer to staff the booth for an hour and let festival attendees know that MCC is an inclusive church for all people. Volunteers will give out info about MCC and freebies. Opening shift is responsible for set up and closing shift is responsible for tear down. Festival takes place on Bardstown Rd.
Please wear a Middletown shirt, if possible. You can order one here: https://www.bonfire.com/store/middletown-christian-church/
September 9, October 14, November 11 & December 9
Cook for Hope Village
We will be cooking meals for our homeless neighbors! We will be cooking multiple meals to last the Hope Village for the week of August 12, September 9, October 14, November 11 and December 9. We will also be helping organize the Hope Buss and their food pantry for the week. We need 15 people to make this outreach event a success!
The Hope Village exists to bridge the gap between the streets and stable housing by creating and operating transformational housing communities in partnership with people experiencing homelessness. We embody housing that centers human dignity and the empowerment of marginalized voices and we are working towards solutions that are affordable, sustainable, and community-oriented.
September 24 & October 29
Cook for Hope Village @MCC
We will be cooking meals for our homeless neighbors! We will be cooking multiple meals after church on Sunday, Sept. 24 and Sunday, Oct. 29 from 12:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. in the church kitchen. We need 15 people to make this outreach event a success!
Ongoing Community Outreach Opportunities
Our Children’s Ministry offers Buddy Break, a free respite program that allows children with special needs (VIP kids) to make new friends and enjoy all kinds of activities, while offering caregivers a break from their responsibilities. Our Buddies serve one-on-one with a child, and we also try to have a few extra Buddies to serve as floaters. We are currently the only Buddy Break location in Kentucky. We are proud to offer this awesome program!
To learn more about Buddy Break, visit www.nathanielshope.org.
If you are interested in becoming a Buddy, contact us at [email protected]
Ongoing Local Non-Profit Partners
Eastern Area Community Ministries
At EACM, we believe that our community is stronger when our neighbors are fed, sheltered, and safe.
When families face an emergency, we are here to help. Sometimes that means we help keep food on the table, or keep the lights and water on. Other times, we help families avoid eviction or help parents keep their children clean and healthy with diapers and clothing.
We also partner with families, offering support and resources that equip them in achieving long-term stability.
Workshops are available to learn new skills. Mentorship and one-on-one financial coaching provide encouragement and accountability. Online courses increase financial literacy and professional skills. English classes and support services help our immigrant neighbors adjust to a new life in the United States.
Hand in Hand Ministries
Hand in Hand Ministries believes that building strong communities around the world begins at home. We strengthen our own community by opening hearts and minds to the needs of others through our unique immersion trip program. We provide resources for the economically vulnerable through our on-going programs in Louisville, Belize, Nicaragua and Appalachia that focus on safe housing, education, and health care.
The Hope Buss is a 501(c)(3) organization that works to bridge the gap between local organizations and the community by attacking hopelessness at its core in a myriad of ways. The Hope Buss strives to connect local organizations to the crisis in the community, create sustainable resources, and invigorate hope and strength into the people. Understanding that needs will vary by each neighborhood, we work to assess the needs of residents and become partners with churches and community organizations to meet those needs.
At The Hope Buss, we strive to turn the needs of the community into strengths, believing that the work we begin will result in sustainable resources from which the community can eventually thrive with the ultimate goal of alleviating poverty.
Louisville Build A Bed
Louisville Build A Bed believes in “building dreams one bed at a time.” It’s estimated that anywhere from 10,000 to 13,000 students go homeless in Louisville. Louisville Build A Bed aims to create a response to this need in the community. In 2018, Louisville Build A Bed was an WLKY Bell Award recipient. The Bell Award recognizes individuals/organizations who have demonstrated the true “Spirit of Louisville” through selfless volunteer efforts and seeks to inspire all residents to engage in community service.
Waterstep is on a mission is to provide safe water to communities in developing countries through empowerment, equal access, and transformative hope. We are working towards a day when no person has to drink unsafe water.
Wayside Christian Mission
The purpose of the Wayside Christian Mission is to respond to the human need of the poor and homeless by (1) providing temporary housing/shelter, food, clothing, nurturing, spiritual and social enrichment, encouragement and referrals (2) and by providing the support services and skills that would permit and encourage a return to a state of self-sufficiency so that human dignity can be restored and the love of God can be shared.