Friendship International

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Located at Walnut Street Baptist Church – Activities Building)

1101 S. THIRD STREET, LOUISVILLE, KY  40203

Wednesdays from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon

(September through May)

 

OUR MISSION

Friendship International has been a ministry that has reached out to the International Communities in Louisville since 1975.  The ministries provided are designed to help internationals...               

  • Discover new friendships
  • Improve conversational English
  • Develop creative skills
  • Learn about American culture
  • Increase world awareness and most importantly. . .
  • Be introduced to Jesus Christ

 

PROJECT CONTACTS

Jane Allen, Director                             (502) 957-6038
Donna Martin, Associate Director        (502) 244-0864
OUR HISTORY

Internationals have come to Louisville from around the world. They come from all walks of life.  They are students, health care workers, business people, and refugees.  Many bring their families with them.  Some internationals have come because they have family members who live in the area.

Internationals have been coming to our city for a long time. In 1975, Baptist women of Long Run Baptist Association (now known as Louisville Regional Baptist Association) saw a need in our growing international community and responded with a program called "Friendship International Ministry". Each year the number of internationals enrolling in the program increases.

Through Friendship International Ministry, internationals from every part of the world have learned English, Bible, citizenship, and creative activities such as scrapbooking, crafts, quilting, crocheting, cooking, knitting, and sewing.  The most important goal is FRIENDSHIP. 

Friendships established in the program may last a lifetime. 

CLASSES OFFERED

English                       Crafts

Pronunciation             Crochet & Knitting

Writing                        Cooking

Bible Study                 ESL for Preschool

Chorus                       Quilting

Citizenship                 Sewing

Scrapbooking

 

MEETING DATES FOR 2017-2018 (September through May)

Friendship International meets Wednesday mornings during most of the Jefferson County Public School year.

When the public schools are not in session, we will not meet.  IF JEFFERSON COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED FOR A SNOW DAY, WE WILL NOT MEET.  If the schools are open and the roads or icy, or the weather is not safe for travel, the officers will decide if we meet.  Closings will be posted on our website and on TV. 

WEEKLY SCHEDULE

September through May

9:00 am - 12 Noon

Preschool Childcare Provided

     9:00 -   9:30     Fellowship & Refreshments 

     9:30 -   9:45     Opening Assembly 

     9:50 - 10:50     First Period

   10:55 - 11:55     Second Period 

 

SEMESTER SCHEDULE
FIRST SEMESTER

September   6, 13, 20, 27

October        4, 11, 18, 25

November    1,  8,  15, 29      (NO MEETING - NOV 22)

December    6, 13     (NO MEETING - DEC 20  or DEC 27)

January        3, 10 

SECOND SEMESTER

January            17, 24, 31

February       7, 14, 21, 28

March           7, 14, 21, 28

April                   11, 18, 25    (NO MEETING - APR 4 - SPRING BREAK)

May               2,  9,  16           (STAFF MEETING MAY 24)

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

Aug 23     Volunteers' Meeting

Sept  6     Roll Call of Nations

Oct  18     Cultural Fair & Style Show

Nov 15     Harvest Festival

Dec   9     Family Christmas Luncheon    

Dec 13    Christmas Program

Mar   7     International Food Fair

Mar  28    Easter Program

May 16    Student Recognition

May 23    Volunteers' Luncheon