Service Worship Sunday


Thanks to everyone who took part in Service Worship Sunday on October 30! In total, over 118 Harvey Browners took part in this day of service and worship. If you would like to see some pictures from the day, check out the video below.


Organization: Bellewood & Brooklawn

Project: Package food items for families for Thanksgiving

About the Organization:

Bellewood & Brooklawn heals the hearts and minds of Kentucky’s most vulnerable youth and their families. Through a comprehensive continuum of care ranging from in-home services and outpatient care to residential treatment and therapeutic foster care, Bellewood & Brooklawn works to reduce disruption in children’s lives, help them heal from the effects of abuse and neglect, and promote wellbeing among families.

About the Project:

Throughout October, we will be collecting food items for Thanksgiving meals for the families at Brooklawn.  For this project, we will travel to Brooklawn Campus to tour the facilities and put the packages together.

Organization: The Hope Village

Project: Prepare and Deliver Lunch

About the Organization:

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.

About the Project:

We will be preparing lunch at Harvey Browne and delivering it to the Hope Village by 12:30pm to the approximately 40 people staying there.

Organization: Shawnee Presbyterian Church and The Hope Buss

Project: Visit/Tour church and take canned goods to donate

About the Organization:

Shawnee Presbyterian Church: Here at Shawnee Presbyterian Church we strive to live justly and act with love in abundance through the ministry of Jesus Christ.

The Hope Buss: The Hope Buss 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.

About the Project:

We will be traveling to Shawnee Presbyterian Church to tour and worship with them, and we will also take canned goods to donate to the Hope Buss.

Organization: Matthew 25: Ministries

Project: Clean and package pill bottles for Pill Bottle Donation

About the Organization:

The work of Matthew 25: Ministries helps the poorest of the poor and disaster victims throughout the United States and around the world.

We accept monetary donations and product donations of misprinted, slightly damaged, over-stocked or gently used supplies from corporations, organizations and individuals nationwide. We also supplement outside donations by manufacturing, assembling and blending products in-house including school notebooks, pencils, rice-soy meals, and paint.

With the help of our volunteers, these goods are processed at our over 300,000 square-foot Processing Center in Cincinnati, Ohio and then shipped via forty-foot seagoing containers and by semi-trailers to the poorest of the poor and disaster victims.

Pill Bottle Donations:

Matthew 25: Ministries accepts donations of empty plastic pill bottles for inclusion in shipments of medical supplies and for shredding and recycling. Our pill bottle program fulfills the dual needs of improving medical care in developing countries and caring for our environment.

About the Project:

We have already collected empty pill bottles for donation over the past few months.  During this project, we will clean, dry and package the empty pill bottles for delivery to the Matthew 25: Ministries project in Cincinnati.

Project: Visit with people who are unable to leave their homes

About the Project:

In teams of two, we will visit or have a meal with people who are unable to leave their homes to join us at the church.

Project: Craft Christmas cards for people who are unable to leave their homes

About the Project:

We will craft Christmas Cards at the church for people who are unable to leave their homes.

Project: Baking cookies for Recipients TBD

About the Project:

We will be baking cookies at the church and delivering them to recipients to be determined by the baking team.

Organization: Rose Anna Hughes Home

Project: Create Christmas Decorations for Residents

About the Organization:

Located in Louisville in the Buechel neighborhood, Rose Anna Hughes Home offers Personal Care and Respite Care for seniors. Rehabilitation Services are offered across the parking lot at Westminster Terrace.  Personal Care provides an opportunity for people to live fully and independently with assistance from staff members who feel like family.

About the Project:

We will create Christmas decorations at the church for Rose Anna Hughes residents.

Organization: Kentucky Refugee Ministries, Inc.

Project: Visit and take gift baskets to refugee families

About the Organization:

Kentucky Refugee Ministries, Inc. (KRM), a non-profit organization, is dedicated to providing resettlement services to refugees through faith- and agency-based co-sponsorship in order to promote self-sufficiency and successful integration into our community. KRM is committed to offering access to community resources and opportunities and to promoting awareness of diversity for the benefit of the whole community.

About the Project:

In teams of 2-4, we will visit and take gift baskets to refugee families.

Organization: Cedar Ridge Camp

Project: Help with building new Chapel

About the Organization:

Cedar Ridge Camp is a mission and ministry of the Presbytery of Mid Kentucky serving Christ as we develop and nurture relationships between people, nature, and God.

About the Project:

We will be helping with various projects related to the building of the new Chapel at Cedar Ridge Camp.  Once we know how many volunteers we have, Cedar Ridge will pick out a project that fits the group’s abilities.