About Us

Church Under the Bridge

 

We are all about Love:

 


    Mark 12:30-31 “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.  The second is this: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no commandment greater than these."

We have been called to the inner-city of Lexington, to reach out to our neighbors, our brothers and sisters who are homeless or marginally-housed.  We welcome each other in celebration, in a casual “come as you are” environment, to grow in relationship with one another, as we grow in relationship with our Father.  We are a ministry born of the streets and we keep to the streets to share the hope and love that exists in Jesus Christ.

Every Sunday Church Under The Bridge comes together in Downtown Lexington to love God and to love their neighbors.  We begin with worship, teaching and prayer.  This is followed by a powerful display of Christ’s love with a free hot meal, a packed lunch bag to go and many services; i.e. medical and case management, prescriptions, bus tokens, hair stylist, and various types of clothing and personal needs.

Church Under The Bridge meets outside on the grounds of The Mission House (The Episcopal Diocese) at 4th and Martin Luther King Blvd. from April through October, and then we go inside in the Fellowship Hall of Broadway Christian Church at 2nd and Broadway, November through March, every Sunday from 3 to 5 pm.



CUTB History
How It All Began !

 

Church Under The Bridge began its ministry in May of 2003 by four

people from four different local Lexington Kentucky Churches having

a vision and passion for the needs of the homeless.  They met on the

2nd and 4th Sunday of each month.  The first time they met was at a

loca YMCA and 30 people attended.

 

The Ministry has grown to an average attendance of about 200 guests

with 16 Lexington Churches, including six congregations in the

Kentucky Baptist Convention, helping to conduct services as well

as donating meals.

 

The Church Under The Bridge has made a real impact on many of its

guests.  One woman has enrolled in night school and a man with a

masters degree has left the streets and is helping other homeless

people.  Another homeless man has also turned his life around and is

serving burgers at McDonald's.  Several of Church Under The Bridge

guests have returned to the work force and also back to complete

their education.

 

Church Under The Bridge has based its ministry on "extending a

welcoming and loving hand to people who have been rejected by

others, just as Jesus taught and commanded us to do".

 

 
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