(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
Donna Martin, Director (502) 244-0864
Jacki Nickerson, Associate Director (360) 481-3437
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.
Pronunciation Crochet & Knitting
Bible Study Citizenship
MEETING DATES FOR 2018-2019 (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.
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 5, 12, 19, 26
October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
November 7, 14, 28 (NO MEETING - NOV 21)
December 5, 12, 19 (NO MEETING - DEC 26 or JAN 2)
January 16, 23, 30
February 6, 13, 20, 27
March 6, 13, 20, 27
April 10, 17, 24 (NO MEETING - APR 3 - SPRING BREAK)
May 1, 8, 15 (STAFF MEETING MAY 22)
Aug 22 Volunteers' Meeting
Sept 5 Roll Call of Nations
Oct 17 Cultural Fair & Style Show
Nov 14 Harvest Festival
Dec 8 Family Christmas Party (11 am-2 pm)
Dec 19 Christmas Program
Mar 6 International Food Fair
Apr 17 Easter Program
May 15 Student Recognition
May 22 Volunteers' Luncheon