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SERVE YOUR CHURCH 2023

Christ Church Cathedral is coming together to transform our city through acts of loving service! Join us as we love God and neighbor by caring for our animals, cleaning up our environment, clothing and feeding the unhoused. Let’s show Lexington how our prayer and action can change lives and make this world a better place

WHO DO WE SERVE AND HOW?

Serve Our City offers us a perfect way to bring our friends together, meet needs and make a difference. We will care for animals, tend to creation, and provide for people in need through a wide range of projects hosted by Christ Church Cathedral ministries and our partner organizations. Each project is designed to be completed in two hours or less. It’s not a big time commitment but when we all come together we can make a huge difference.

WHO JOINS IN OUR MINISTRY?

There are opportunities available for everyone to serve, no matter your age, ability, or mobility. Participants range from age 5 to 95. You can pick a service opportunity that best fits your interests and abilities.

HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?

Check out the descriptions of the opportunities we have available (below) and sign up for the one that best fits you! We would love to have you and your family and friends. If you have a service organization or coworkers, you can invite them along too. Questions? Contact Matt Strange, our Intern for Outreach, at mstrange@ccclex.org.

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Adopt - A - Highway  Saturday, April 29  - Sign Up Now!

KY Equine Adoption Center  Saturday, May 13  - Sign Up Now!

The Nest  RESCHEDULING FOR LATE SUMMER - Date TBD

Invasive Species Control  RESCHEDULING FOR FALLDate TBD

Community Cupboard  Saturday, April 22

Community Closet  Saturday, April 22

Make Sandwiches for the Hope Center  Saturday, April 22

Sanctuary (Nave) 

 Saturday, September 9 

9am - 12pm

Meet at Christ Church Cathedral Great Hall

Everyone ages 13 and up are welcome!

Group size: No limit

Join our Creation Care efforts and help beautify our city by tidying the Cathedral’s newly adopted highway! The Cathedral adopted two miles of US 27 (Broadway) from High Street to the Corman Railroad overpass. The group will meet in the Great Hall of the Cathedral to review safety information, then walk to our adopted road, and begin clean-up. Safety vests, warning signs, and trash bags will be provided.

Kentucky Equine Adoption Center

 Saturday, May 13 

10am - 12pm

1713 Catnip Hill Rd, Nicholasville, KY 40356

Everyone 13 years and up are welcome!

*Participants under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Group size: No limit

In this opportunity we will take part in helping rescued horses from around the country and Commonwealth. This is a working horse farm, so participants should be sure to dress appropriately (long pants, proper footwear, work gloves). Participants will be helping with upkeep of the farm and ensuring these rescued horses are loved and well taken care of.

Community Cupboard

Saturday, April 22, 2023

10am - 12pm

Community Cupboard, Basement of Christ Church Cathedral

Children and adults are welcome to participate! 

Group size: 6

The Community Cupboard, a Cathedral ministry in partnership with The Nest, provides hygiene supplies and feminine products to people in acute need. These supplies are not covered within government safety net programs. In this service opportunity we will fill bags with supplies. These bags will be distributed to people in need by our partners at The Nest.

Community Closet

Saturday, April 22, 2023

10am - 12pm

219 East Short Street

(Central Christian Church, Watkins Building)

Adults comfortable interacting with people experiencing homeless welcome.

Group size: 2

The Community Closet, a Cathedral ministry in partnership with Central Christian Church, offers free clothing, coats, gloves, and shoes to people in acute need. In this service opportunity, we will help tidy the space and assist shoppers as they select their articles of clothing.

Make Sandwiches for The Hope Center

Saturday, April 22, 2023

8am - 10am (drop off)

Make sandwiches at home, then drop off to Grace Miller.

Everyone is welcome to participate!

Group size: No limit

In this opportunity we will make sandwiches that will be delivered to the Hope Center for their HopeMobile. The HopeMobile is a mobile outreach unit that is parked at a different downtown location each weekday to provide food and other services to those in need in our community. The HopeMobile relies on volunteers to deliver 100+ sack lunches every week. You can make sandwiches at your home and deliver them to Grace Miller’s home on Saturday, April 22 between 8am-10am and Grace will get them to the Hope Center (we will send this address to everyone who signs up for this opportunity).

The Nest 

 RESCHEDULING FOR LATE SUMMER 

529 N Martin Luther King Blvd, Lexington, KY

Group size for sorting and organizing: 10 Adults

Group size for constructing new shelving: 5 Adults

The Cathedral Cupboard partners with the Nest in helping children and families in times of crisis. In this service opportunity we will help the Nest more quickly and effectively deliver urgently needed supplies to people in need by 1) sorting and organizing donations (children’s clothing, diapers, baby equipment) and 2) adding shelving to a supply room.

Invasive Species Control at Hisle Park

 RESCHEDULING FOR FALL  

3551 Briar Hill Road

Everyone is welcome to participate! 

*Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Group size: No limit

Invasive plants not native to the Bluegrass make it difficult if not impossible for native plants and trees to survive. Hisle Park (3551 Briar Hill Rd.) was gifted to the city more than 15 years ago. In this opportunity we will work to reduce invasives like bush honeysuckle, Callery Pear, and wintercreeper. Our group will focus mostly on cutting honeysuckle and Callery pear and drag it into piles. We will plan to work at the park from 10-11:30. Bring hand saws, loppers, and any other hand tools you have from home. Wear long pants and long sleeve shirts and a water bottle. We will meet in the gravel parking lot by the barn.

Adopt - A - Highway
Community Closet
Community Cupboard
Make Sandwiches for the Hope Center
The Nest
Kentucky Equine Adoption Center
Invasive Species Control at Hisle Park
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