(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)
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
Jacki Nickerson, Director (360) 481-3437
Cheryl Hammil, Associate Director (502) 550-6194
Internationals from all over the world have come to Louisville. They come from all walks of life. They are students, healthcare workers, business people, and refugees. Many bring their families with them. Others have come because they have family who already live here 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 the 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.
Writing Crochet & Knitting
Bible Study Quilting
MEETING DATES FOR 2019-2020 (September through May)
Friendship International meets Wednesday mornings during most of the Jefferson County Public School (JCPS) year. When JCPS is not in session, we will not meet. IF JEFFERSON COUNTY SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED OR DELAYED FOR A SNOW DAY, WE WILL NOT MEET. If the schools are open and the roads are icy, or the weather is not safe for travel, the officers will decide if we meet. Closings will be posted on our website or on TV.
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
September 4, 11, 18, 25
October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
November 6, 13, 20 (NO MEETING - NOV 27)
December 4, 11, 18 (NO MEETING - DEC 25 or JAN 1)
January 15, 22, 29
February 5, 12, 19, 26
March 4, 11, 18, 25
April 1, 8, 22, 29 (NO MEETING - APR 15 - SPRING BREAK)
May 6, 13 (STAFF MEETING MAY 20)
Aug 21 Volunteers' Meeting
Sept 4 Roll Call of Nations
Oct 16 Cultural Fair & Style Show
Nov 20 Harvest Festival
Dec 7 Family Christmas Party (12 - 2:30 pm)
Dec 18 Christmas Program
Mar 4 International Food Fair
Apr 8 Easter Program
May 13 Student Recognition
May 20 Volunteers' Luncheon