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

Donna Martin, Director                           (502) 244-0864
Jane Allen, Associate Director               (502) 957-6038
Warren Donaldson, Transportation      (502) 966-9415
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 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 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 2016-2017 (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   7, 14, 21, 28

October       5, 12, 19, 29

November    2,  9, 16, 30      (NO MEETING - NOV 23)

December    7, 14     (NO MEETING - DEC 21  or DEC 28)

January        4. 11 

SECOND SEMESTER

January       18, 25

February       1,   8, 15, 22

March           1,   8, 15, 22, 29

April              12, 19, 26         (NO MEETING - APR 5 - SPRING BREAK)

May              3, 10, 17           (STAFF MEETING MAY 24)

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

Aug 24     Volunteers' Meeting

Sept  7     Roll Call of Nations

Oct  19     Cultural Fair & Style Show

Nov 16     Harvest Festival

Dec 10     Family Christmas Party  (11-2)      

Dec 14     Christmas Program

Mar   1     International Food Fair

Apr  12     Easter Program

May 17    Student Recognition

May 24    Volunteers' Luncheon