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
Pack Meals with Love Hungry
Join us on Saturday, April 1 at 2001 Production Drive to pack meals with Love the Hungry! Our goal is to pack 10,000 meal servings. Families with children ages 10 and up are welcome. Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes.
April 15, 8:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
Build A Bed Event
We are partnering with Louisville Build A Bed, a project is coordinated by JCPS AmeriCorps, to help provide beds for children in need. We need a total of 17 volunteers to build, wrap beds, load, and paint bed slats on Saturday, April 15 from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Broadbent Arena.
In preparation for the Build A Bed event, we are also collecting the following donations:
- 125 new pillows
- 125 new pillowcases
- 125 new neutral colored twin sheet sets
- 50 new twin blankets
- 125 new teddy bears
The bedding and teddy bears will be delivered to the children with each bed! If you are unable to participate in the build, you can still help by donating the listed items above.
April 29, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Cook for Hope Village
By popular demand, we are offering a second Cook for Hope Village date! We will be cooking multiple meals to last the Hope Village for the week of April 29th. We will also be helping organize the Hope Buss and their food pantry for the week. We need 15-20 people to make this outreach event a success!
June 30 & July 1
EACM Work Day
Join us for a day of community outreach! We will be painting at EACM. There are multiple times and dates you can sign up to volunteer. Please be sure to wear old, comfortable clothing and shoes.
July 9- July 12
We hope that your 8th-12th grade student will join us for our Mission Trip to Urban Promise.
Urban Promise believes in the beauty and people of Camden, standing proudly as an integral part of the community and a testament to what happens when we believe in young people and give them a place of true belonging. For more than 30 years, Camden’s youth have been growing and thriving in Urban Promise’s supportive and educational community, one that challenges them to build the skills they need to achieve the ambitious goals they envision for themselves.
We look forward to continuing our partnership with Urban Promise, and we hope your High School Student will join!
August 2-August 5
Auxier Mission Trip
Join us as we partner with Hand in Hand Ministries to do home repairs for people in need in the Auxier, Kentucky community. This is an immersive mission experience where we will be staying in Auxier for 3 nights. This Mission Experience if for all people from 7th grade to adults. We hope that you will join us!
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.