Mission

Mission

Portland Promise Partnership

PORTLAND PROMISE PARTNERSHIP by Brad Matthews, St. Paul Member St. Paul continues to provide excellent support for the Portland Promise Center, a Louisville non-profit that serves children, and we wanted to give an update. Last year, St. Paul raised $15,000 at the Portland Promise Center Benefit Dinner and those funds were used to: Provide the summer programs for students, including a week-long church camp for youth Day camps and field trips for our elementary students A Christmas Party for PPC…

Where Do We Help?

WHERE DO WE HELP? By Angela Brooks, Director of Community Outreach I feel like I am on a merry-go-round and I can’t find one thing to focus on to get my bearings. Charlottesville, Harvey, Irma, the list seems to expand every day. I was confused and overwhelmed two months before all of our nation’s most recent tragedies occurred. Where do we help? How do we help? How do I not sit in the fetal position and hope for it all to…

Restorative Justice

RESTORATIVE JUSTICE by Angela Brooks, Director of Community Outreach  When a juvenile crime happens it can bring harm. Far too often it can be the beginning of a negative cycle of repetitive, destructive action. Restorative Justice Louisville, Inc (RJL) understands that the criminal justice system can provide a lot of resources to respond to juvenile crime, but by providing additional support they can help prevent a hopeless cycle. The St. Paul Justice Team will fund a Restorative Justice facilitator training…

St. Paul Serves

St. Paul Serves By Angela Brooks, Director of Community Outreach Over 2,000 years ago, Paul instructs his student that he is to teach other Christians that: They are to do good, to be rich in good works, generous, and ready to share.” 1 Timothy 6:18 They are to do good, to be rich in good works, generous, and ready to share.” 1 TIMOTHY 6:18 Paul’s instructions include no exceptions on generosity. He does not follow up his lesson with, “but,…

A Kingdom Without Borders

A Kingdom Without Borders By Cody Nygard, Director of Discipleship and Connection One of the most under-valued passages of scripture is Ephesians 2:14-16, For [Christ] is our peace; in his flesh he has made both groups into one and has broken down the dividing wall, that is, the hostility between us. He has abolished the law with its commandments and ordinances, that he might create in himself one new humanity in place of the two, thus making peace, and might…

Caring for Our Neighbors

Caring for Our Neighbors By Amy Lee Carpenter, Director of Communications We are very excited to announce that we have agreed to sponsor another refugee family here at St. Paul. In conjunction with Kentucky Refugee Ministries, we will be assisting a Syrian family to assimilate into the United States. This Muslim family, consisting of mother, father, and 4 children (all boys; ages: 6, 9, 15, 21) was accepted in the United States Resettlement Program in 2013. They have been living…

Caring for the Present

CARING FOR THE PRESENT by Amy Bishop, Director of Children and Family Ministries Have you ever heard anyone say that children and youth are the future of the church? I would have to say that I disagree, the children and youth are not the future of the church. The children and youth are the church now. They are the church present. According to the Barna Research Group, 64% of adult Christians decided to follow Jesus before the age of 18.…

Blessed to Be a Blessing

BLESSED TO BE A BLESSING by Cody Nygard, Director of Discipleship and Connection The Highlands are the reason Erika and I moved to Louisville. Well… maybe also partly because Erika’s family is all here… and also partly because I took a position at St. Paul. But the Highlands were a big draw, nonetheless. This area is home to some of the most beautiful architecture, some of the most unique folks, and some of the best fun in our city. It…

Touched Twice Health Clinic 2016

TOUCHED TWICE HEALTH CLINIC By Amy Lee Carpenter, Director of Communications Services will include: medical exams, dental exams, mammograms, pap smears, vision screenings, prescription assistance, legal counseling, haircuts, physical therapy, lunch, a food pantry, and a clothes closet. The Touched Twice Health Clinic, a free, one-day health clinic, will be held on Saturday, June 4 in the Highlands of Louisville, Kentucky. The clinic is sponsored by St. Paul United Methodist Church (St. Paul Church). The Touched Twice Health Clinic is…

KaBoom

KABOOM! KaBoom is a national non-profit dedicated to restoring play to all children. According to KaBoom: “America’s kids are playing less than any previous generation. Only one in four adolescents get the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity or active play per day, with the number of younger kids only slightly higher. Because of this, they are increasingly unhappy, unhealthy and falling behind: one in three kids is obese or overweight and one in five kids has a mental illness.…