Graceland Baptist Church
Saturday, July 26, 2014

Community Serving Opportunities

 

 

Ways You Can Get Involved

 
"By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
                                                                                              John 13:35  NIV
 
After the War:  This ministry is in the early stages of development. They will be ministering to those struggling with
post-war challenges. Contact Kevin Wagner at kmwagner67@gmail.com.
 
Angel Tree: Show your love for others by adopting a child or senior citizen and providing gifts at Christmas. Contact
Mary Munford (757)636-9094; mabell916@yahoo.com or Debbie Jarrell (859)583-3285.
 
Break the Grey: Break the grey with the bright light of Christ’s love by supporting families facing childhood cancer
or other life-altering illnesses. Contact Sarah Boesing seboesing@gmail.com or www.hopeunswerving.blogspot.com.  
 
Carpenter’s Helpers: Grab a hammer and help us build wheelchair ramps. Contact the church at (812)944-6448,
ext. 107.
 
Choices for Women: Wanted: people who love babies. Provide practical help and support to women and girls facing
an unplanned pregnancy. Contact Rose Condra (812)941-0872 or visit www.ChoicesforWomen.org
 
Christian Motorcycle Association: Ride for the Son! Engage in regional and national projects to share Christ with
travelers, campers, etc. Contact Jim and Pat Williams (812)945-1585; pjwill139@aol.com .
 
Disaster Relief: Neither rain nor fire nor wind stops volunteers’ assistance after disasters. Training available. Contact
George Fox (812)944-6875.
 
Endeavor Ministries: Travel to the Somalia Bantu Community in Louisville, KY.  Weekly and monthly activities and events.
Contact Todd Keane (502)529-9001; tkeane@insightbb.com.
 
Exit 0: What happens when you can’t go home? Various opportunities to serve in monthly outreach to homeless people
in/around Exit 0. Contact Paul or Michele Stensrud (502)594-1043; meshchele@aol.com.
 
Food Pantry: Help collect food and clothing for needy persons/families in the area. Also at Christmas time, we need help
collecting toys for needy children. Contact the church at (812)944-6448, ext. 107.
 
Freed from Within: “The truth shall make you free...”   Assist men out of the judicial system back into society. Contact
Brian Jackson (not the GBC Elder) (812)572-2049.
 
Gideons: A world-wide Bible distribution ministry that seeks to place Bibles in hotels, hospitals, military, etc. Contact Earl
Stewart (812)945-9057; stewarteeml@insightbb.com.
 
Health Ministry: Check your heartbeat for ministry by engaging in projects providing health services. Contact Lisa Clark
(812)981-0198; clark.lisa@insightbb.com.
 
Hope of Southern Indiana: A faith-based ministry that utilizes community resources to provide services and
opportunities for the area. Contact Christian Harbeson, hopesi.org.
 
Indian Oaks: Ministries to residents of a local mobile home park. Contact Chuck Fanning (812)725-3122.
 
Jefferson Street Baptist Center: Extend a cup of cold water to the homeless & hurting of greater Louisville area. Call
(502)584-6543 or visit info@jeffersonstreet.org.
 
Klothe-A-Kid: “Jesus loves the little children” You can show that love by providing clothing to children in need throughout
Kentuckiana. Contact Bethany Kennedy (502)298-7548; hopeandlove@klothe-a-kid.com.
 
North American Missions Board: Reach “the one” by serving locally, in Indiana, and across the nation through the
sending agency for Southern Baptist mission work in North America. Visit www.namb.net and click on “Mobilize Me”
then go to “Volunteer Opportunities”.
 
Nursing Home Ministry: Reaching out to seniors in various nursing homes in the area. Contact Pastor Jeff
(812)944-6448, ext. 107 or jbarbour@gracelandbaptist.org.
 
Operation Christmas Child: Samaritan's Purse works with local churches to collect and deliver a shoe box filled with simple gifts to boys and girls in over 130 countries.  Contact Brooks Evens at mce1981@att.net or visit samaritanspurse.org.
 
Orphan Care Ministry: Ministry seeking to provide support and assistance to families working with or adopting children.
Contact Steve and Amy Tompkins (812)941-8576; gracelandorphancare@yahoo.com.
 
Prayer Blanket Ministry: Be a “sew and sew” and help to provide tangible evidence of God's love to those experiencing
serious illnesses, surgeries or difficult life circumstances.  The blankets are distributed to area Hosparus patients and as
requested to others in our community. To request a blanket or to participate in the ministry, contact Gail Jennnings at
(812)949-2544 orgailkjennings@yahoo.com.
 
Prayer Ministry: Join hundreds of pray-ers as they intercede for others. Contact Pastor Jeff (812)944-6448,
 
Prison Ministries: “While I was in prison, you visited me.” Help provide Bible studies, musical events, etc. on a monthly,
quarterly or seasonal basis. Contact Ron Boehmler at barbara.boehmler@att.net.
 
Recreational Ministry: Let’s play ball! If you are a sports enthusiast and can help with coaching, concessions, etc.,
contact Karen Croft (812)944-6448, ext. 167; kcroft@gracelandbaptist.org.
 
Refuge: Cross cultures and see Christ transform lives and bless the nations of Louisville. Contact Jonathan Braden
(502)523-0659 or Trent DeLoach (502)727-9233. Visit www.refugelouisville.com.
 
Sanctuary House: A ministry designed to help women break free of their destructive patterns. Contact Wendy Lewen at
(502)643-8975 or visit www.thesanctuaryhouse.org.
 
Scarlet Hope: Enjoy cooking? Help us provide a monthly meal to women trapped in the adult entertainment industry.
Contact Rachelle Starr (812)207-5294 for additional information; rachelle@scarlethope.org.
 
Southern Indiana Right to Life: Educating our citizens regarding the sanctity of human life from conception to natural
death. Check out the website: rtlsoin.org.
 
Truckers’ Ministry: 18 gears and 53' down the road, this ministry shares Christ with truckers every Sunday morning
at local truck stops and provides Bibles donated by Graceland. Contact Jim Long (812)945-4758.
 
Wayside Mission: “Rescue the Perishing” as you serve men, women and families in downtown Louisville. Many
opportunities for volunteers. Call (502)584-3711 or visit www.waysidechristianmission.org.
 
Youth Shelter: God has provided ways to show His love to these young residents of our Community Shelter.  By giving
meals, equipment and personal items, it shows someone cares. Most of all, God cares. Contact Nancy Patterson at
(812)948—3318.