Backpack Ministry

A ministry to the students of Arlington Elementary where food is supplied for the family on weekends and during holiday breaks from school. Volunteers are always needed. Contact Lyn Bracken (223.9830, email for more information. Click Here to watch a video about the Backpack Ministry and the very positive impact it has on the children at Arlington Elementary.

Room In The Inn

Southern Hills has a ministry to help the homeless throughout the coldest months of the year (November through March). Hospitality hosts, cooks, van drivers, set-up assistance and donations are needed to support this ministry. 

Contact Norm or Polly Newsome (278.4685), Bev Jaquith (276.1358), or Janie Bowen (223.5522) for more information.

Habitat for Humanity

Southern Hills has participated in building houses for disadvantaged persons through this program for more than a decade. Contact Glenn Dussinger (271.6219) for more information.

Books for Children

Books for Children is an outreach program serving children from birth to age 12 in Jessamine and Fayette Counties. Its goal is to get new books into the hands of children who might otherwise not be able to own books, thereby promoting literacy in our community and a love for reading in our young people. Contact Karen Sandberg (224.8772) for more information.

Nathaniel Mission

The mission has addressed the spiritual, physical and emotional needs of the residents of downtown Lexington's Irishtown and Davis Bottoms neighborhoods for 57 years. Volunteer’s staff phones, help with free clinics, tutor students, donate school supplies and clothes, make financial donations--the ways to help are endless. Contact Bonnie Lynch (533.2313) for more information.

God's Pantry

Southern Hills participates in this Lexington-based food bank ministry dedicated to reducing hunger, providing nutrition education, and improving the nutritional quality of food available to the hungry in central and eastern Kentucky. Contact Larry Rhodes (619.4884) for more information.

Meals On Wheels

Help those who are homebound by delivering meals to their door. Time commitment to delver meals averages 1 1/2 hours, one time per month, at lunchtime. Contact John and Virginia Preston (277.5067) for more information.

Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Ministry

Contact Judy Blakeman (271-2122 or for more information.

Aldersgate Camp

Contact Samantha Poore ( for more information.

Wesley Foundation at the University of Kentucky and Eastern Kentucky University

The Wesley Foundation is a ministry to students at local universities. Volunteers are needed to provide meals and to assist the students in other ways. Contact Jerry Day (278.5318) or Dr. Bill Moore (277.6176) for more information.

Methodist Homes of Kentucky for Children and Youth

With campuses in Versailles and Owensboro, The Kentucky Methodist Homes for Children and Youth cared last year for more than 1600 children with histories of abuse, neglect, abandonment or family trauma. Contact Dolores Harper at (296.6579) or Luanne Bullock at (223.7345) for more information.

Wesley Village Benevolent Care

Village residents frequently live longer than expected and outlive the money they’ve worked so hard to save over their lifetime. Because of your generous giving to the “Have A Heart for Seniors Love Offering,” the Village is able to help people to stay “at home” in the Village, close to family and friends. Contact John Adams (269-2101) for more information.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Meetings are held on Mondays and Tuesdays in the church library at 7