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Open Door Community Ministry provides basic services and meals to our neighbors in Louisville.  Our free health clinics and mobile resource bus operate on a monthly schedule.  

Please call 502-585-2176 for more information or questions.


The Open Door serves free lunches to our neighbors Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. Persons simply need to come to the West St. Catherine Street entrance to the Fellowship Hall and a volunteer will assist them. Most of the lunches are a hot, sit-down meal.



The St. Paul Church Mobile Resource Center provides resources to guests at Fourth Avenue UMC’s Open Door Community Ministry the second Saturday of each month from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.


The St Paul Church bus distributes new underwear, socks, and t-shirts, gently used shoes and clothing, hygiene items, and bottled water to those in need. Persons simply need to come to the West St. Catherine Street entrance to receive assistance or volunteer. 


The Healing Place is a nationally-recognized recovery program for men and women. It was founded in 1989 as a homeless shelter and medical clinic for men. THP currently provides food, shelter and medical care to 300 men per day. The addiction recovery program begins with OTS (off the streets) where men start recovery classes and attend 12- step meetings. Those classes and one of the meetings are housed at Fourth Avenue UMC. Every weekday in the Fellowship Hall, these men begin learning about alcoholism and the road to recovery and hope.

Substance Support groups meet weekly. The first AA meeting ever in the city of Louisville met at Fourth Avenue UMC until 2019.

Currently, we have two active substance support groups:

The Bridge is a non-traditional support group that meets every Thursday at 5:00pm in the Parlor.

A Narcotics Anonymous group meets on Fridays 6:00pm to 7:30pm in the Upper Room. 

Please call our office at 502.585.2176 to confirm meeting days and times.

Women Holding Hands


We have a free medical clinic van that is on site the 4th Thursday of every month from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm. This clinic offers basic screening and care.

Stethoscope on the Cardiogram


This is our local community area ministry, in which several local congregations take part. Fourth Avenue is active, sitting on the board and getting involved in fundraising efforts. Through Central Louisville Community Ministries, emergency expenses are met, over-due rent paid, prescriptions filled, and food and clothing is donated.

CLICK HERE to learn more.

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