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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.

AA Groups includes 3 active and large Alcoholics Anonymous groups that meet weekly. On Tuesday evening in Fellowship Hall, the oldest AA meeting in Louisville happens at 8 PM. This was the first AA meeting ever in the city of Louisville. We also have 2 active and large Alcoholics Anonymous groups that meet weekly in the parlor on Saturdays at 11 a.m. and 12:45p.m.

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.

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