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

Jacki Nickerson, Director      (360) 481-3437
Donna Martin, Interim Associate Director    (502) 244-0864
 
 
OUR HISTORY

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.

CLASSES OFFERED

English                      Cooking

Pronunciation            Crafts

Writing                       Crochet & Knitting

Bible Study                Quilting

Chorus                       Scrapbooking

Citizenship                 Sewing

 

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.

 

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   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        8

SECOND SEMESTER

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)

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

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 (11 am-2 pm)   

Dec 18     Christmas Program

Mar   4     International Food Fair

Apr    8    Easter Program

May 13    Student Recognition

May 20    Volunteers' Luncheon