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Nicholasville

Sunday Service Times:
9:30am 9:40am 11:15am

(859) 224-1600

Email: general@southland.church

5001 Harrodsburg Road · Nicholasville, KY 40356

Office Hours:

Mon–Fri, 9am-5pm

Mailing Address:

PO BOX 23338
Lexington, KY 40523

Lexington

Sunday Service Times:
9:30am 11:15am 6:08pm

(859) 224-1600

Email: general@southland.church

2349 Richmond Road · Lexington, KY 40502

Office Hours:

Open to visitors Mon & Wed, 9am-4pm

Mailing Address:

PO BOX 23338
Lexington, KY 40523

Georgetown

Sunday Service Times:
9:30am 11:15am

(859) 224-1600

Email: general@southland.church

300 School House Rd · Georgetown, KY 40324‎

Office Hours:

Mon–Fri, 9am-5pm

Mailing Address:

PO BOX 23338
Lexington, KY 40523

Danville

Sunday Service Times:
9:30am 11:15am

(859) 224-1600

Email: general@southland.church

1001 Ben Ali Dr. #2 · Danville, KY 40422

Office Hours:

Mon & Wed: 9am–5pm
Thu: 9am–12pm

Mailing Address:

PO BOX 23338
Danville, KY 40422

Local Outreach

We generously extend hope to the poor

About Local Outreach

Dig in with Betty as she gives insight to how Southland is unleashing a revolution of love in Central Kentucky.



Your Opportunity

Choose 1 from each of the 3 categories below, to see the best opportunities for you.


Backpack Donations

CONTACT
Betty Hawkins

Simply add at least one of the items from the food list to your grocery shopping each week. Drop off bins are located in the lobby of each of our campuses.

The Impact

We are so glad you have decided to join our mission of feeding hungry kids on the weekends in our local schools. We currently partner with 5 Elementary Schools at our 4 campuses: Tates Creek & Breckinridge in Lexington, Warner in Nicholasville, Lemons Mill in Georgetown and Jennie Rogers in Danville to feed approximately 600 children throughout the school year! Without your donations, this outreach wouldn’t be possible! The purpose of the Backpack Program is simple - to feed hungry kids. Each backpack is packed and delivered with the love of Jesus and has the potential to change a child’s life.

Community Garden

CONTACT
Becky Brass

Work times are based on your availability. Collaborate with others on our Facebook page to set up times to serve together. Contact Becky if you’d like more updates and our planting and harvesting days. If you have a desire to work with your hands and hang out with others the community garden is for you!



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The Impact

Community Garden exists to grow fresh fruits and vegetables to nourish the hungry in our community. Food is distributed to local partners and agencies that seek to feed those in need.

In addition to food we grow flowers that are handed out to local nursing homes.

Danville Backpack Team

CONTACT
Betty Hawkins

Backpack Kids is a faith-based ministry dedicated to feeding hungry children in Danville/Boyle County. Southland teams help pack bags twice a month at Indian Hills Christian Church. If you’d like to serve with us, we would love to have you! The backpack program loves having kids of all ages. There is no formal application to serve with us. Contact us about our program or how you can get involved!

The Impact

32% of children in Kentucky live in poverty. That means a group of kids worry about where their next meal will come from. Southland partners with Backpack For Kids, Danville’s community backpack program. Backpack For Kids distributes food items to all schools in Boyle County.

Georgetown Backpack Team

CONTACT
Betty Hawkins

If you’d like to serve with us, we would love to have you! The backpack program loves having kids of all ages. There is no formal application to serve with us, so show up at the front lobby of Lemons Mill between services on any Sunday morning at 10:30 am that school is in session and we’ll be there to pack the bags. Contact us about our program or how you can get involved!

The Impact

32% of children in Kentucky live in poverty. That means a group of kids worry about where their next meal will come from. Southland partners with 5 schools across our 4 campuses by sending bags of food home with kids on Friday so they’ll have meals over the weekend.

Helping Through Him Distribution Team

CONTACT
Candy Williams

Volunteers serve once a month, Saturday 8:00am to 11:00am



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The Impact

Volunteers come out on Saturday mornings to help with an amazing donation-driven ministry called Helping Through Him which has shared resources and serves tens of thousands of people across Central Kentucky. Volunteers help us greet, check-in, load, etc.

Helping Through Him Donations

CONTACT
Candy Williams

We accept donations 8:00 am - 8:00 pm daily. Items that can be donated include in-season clothing, home furnishings, home appliances (large and small), bicycles, lawn mowers, or any type of vehicle. We welcome the donation of items in good to excellent condition. Items can be dropped off at Building N, past the pond towards the ball fields. If you have large items to donate that need to be picked up, please fill out this form and we will contact you to schedule your pick up.

The Impact

We accept donations 8:00 am - 8:00 pm daily. Items that can be donated include in-season clothing, home furnishings, home appliances (large and small), bicycles, lawn mowers, or any type of vehicle. We welcome the donation of items in good to excellent condition. Items can be dropped off at Building N, past the pond towards the ball fields. If you have large items to donate that need to be picked up, please fill out this form and we will contact you to schedule your pick up.

Helping Through Him Sorting Weekday Team

CONTACT
Candy Williams

Mon, Tues, Wed 9:00am & Thursdays 8:00am. We would love to have your help!



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The Impact

Come be part of the weekday sorting team. We sort by hanging, shelving clothing, household items, etc.

Helping Through Him Sorting Weeknight Team

CONTACT
Candy Williams

Mondays 4:00pm & Tues, Thurs 5:00pm. We would love to have your help!



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The Impact

Come be part of the evening sorting team. We sort by hanging, folding, shelving clothing, household items, etc.

Helping Through Him Warehouse Operations Team

CONTACT
Candy Williams

Come be part of the Warehouse Operations Team. We take your generous donations and make sure they are repaired, and properly placed for distribution. We process clothing, furniture, appliances, home items, vehicles, and other donated items. Monday, Wednesday and/or Friday mornings 8:30-11:00am. Does involve lifting.



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The Impact

Come be part of the Warehouse Operations Team. We take your generous donations and make sure they are repaired, and properly placed for distribution. We process clothing, furniture, appliances, home items, vehicles, and other donated items. Monday, Wednesday and/or Friday mornings 8:30-11:00am. Does involve lifting.

In School Mentoring

CONTACT
Betty Hawkins

Mentors select a 30 minute window once a week during the school day that works best for both mentor & student. Let us know which school you are interested in serving -
Lexington - Breckinridge Elementary or Tates Creek Elementary
Georgetown - Lemon’s Mill Elementary School
Nicholasville - Warner Elementary School
Danville - Jennie Rogers Elementary School



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The Impact

Southland partners with 5 elementary schools at our 4 campuses. We ask each of our mentors/tutors to set aside 30 minutes each week to meet with a specific student. Time between mentors & students may include helping with homework, eating a snack, playing a game, talking about your weekend, reading a book, etc. And hopefully eventually the student will open up to you to talk about life outside of school so you can listen & encourage them. Mentors help students gain confidence, social skills & educational skills to succeed in life.

Lexington Campus Backpack Team

CONTACT
Betty Hawkins

If you’d like to serve with us, we would love to have you! We are packing at Richmond Road at 7pm on Thursday nights on the second floor near the offices. The backpack program loves having kids of all ages. There is no formal application to serve with us, so show up on any Thursday night that school is in session and we’ll be there to pack the bags. Let us know if you have any questions about our program or how you can get involved!

The Impact

32% of children in Kentucky live in poverty. That means a group of kids worry about where their next meal will come from. Southland partners with 5 schools across our 4 campuses by sending bags of food home with kids on Friday so they’ll have meals over the weekend.

CONTACT
Candy Williams

Our life coaches meet with clients three to six times. They assess needs, evaluate current financial condition and provide tools to help families get a handle on their spending, project future expenses, and life within a budget. Our goal is to help families become healthy and enjoy a sustainable future.

The Impact

We’ve all heard the old Chinese Proverb, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” That same philosophy is the foundation for our Life Coaches.

Our life coaches meet with clients three to six times. They assess needs, evaluate current financial condition, provide tools to help families get a handle on their spending, project future expenses, and life within a budget. Our goal is to help families become healthy and enjoy a sustainable future.

Join us to see how you can become a life coach! You don’t need a financial degree or a career in banking, just common sense and a desire to help.

Nicholasville Campus Backpack Team

CONTACT
Betty Hawkins

If you’d like to serve with us, we would love to have you! We are packing at Harrodsburg Road at 7pm on Thursday nights in Building M (past the pond on the back of the property). The backpack program loves having kids of all ages. There is no formal application to serve with us, so show up on any Thursday night that school is in session and we’ll be there to pack the bags. Let us know if you have any questions about our program or how you can get involved!



Backpack List

The Impact

32% of children in Kentucky live in poverty. That means a group of kids worry about where their next meal will come from. Southland partners with 5 schools across our 4 campuses by sending bags of food home with kids on Friday so they’ll have meals over the weekend.

Prison Ministry

CONTACT
Max Appel

We assign our volunteers an inmate to visit during regular visiting hours and ask them to build a relationship with that person.

The Impact

Southland’s prison ministry is about the transforming love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ. We serve prisoners behind bars, victims of crimes, families torn apart by incarceration, and those impacted by criminal activities. We focus on building relationships as well as assisting people in their transition back to the community. Once released, we will help a person find job training and placement, clothing, housing, a life coach, small group involvement and church participation. We visit inmates in adult detention centers, juvenile detention centers, state prisons, and federal facilities. We are currently serving in five central Kentucky counties.

Room in the Inn

CONTACT
Max Appel

From November through March, we need volunteers to help us on Saturday nights! There are 7 different opportunities: food preparation, drivers, overnight hosts (men only), set up, socializers, giving devotions, and prayer team. We’d love to have you join us & we look forward to hearing from you!

The Impact

Room in the Inn is an incredible program that touches the lives of individuals facing or transitioning out of homelessness. This program offers our guests the opportunity to get out of the cold, have a home cooked meal, sleep in a clean bed, grab a shower, use laundry facilities, eat a hot breakfast and take a bag lunch with them the next day.

School Staff Encouragement

CONTACT
Betty Hawkins

​Volunteers create ideas each month, purchase items needed, assemble & deliver to the school.

The Impact

Southland partners with 5 elementary schools at our 4 campuses. We love to encourage teachers and staff by providing creative encouragement through writing notes, bringing muffins or even providing lunch. And those are just a few of the ideas that have been implemented by our volunteers.

Serve the City

CONTACT
Betty Hawkins

Serve the City is a weekly ministry that seeks to create & maintain relationships with those in specific Central Kentucky neighborhoods. We utilize the church body and resources to bring hope and love in a multitude of ways (ie. Cookouts, Easter Egg Hunts, Trunk or Treat etc) to the people who live there. The goal is to introduce Christ in tangible ways to people in our community.New Leader Night is the 4th Monday of each month

We serve approximately 2-2 ½ hours each week from February-December.

Danville: Mondays at 6:00pm

Nicholasville Mondays at 6:30pm

Lexington Mondays at 6:00pm

Georgetown Mondays at 6:00pm

Recommended Ages: 14yrs+



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The Impact

Serve the City is a weekly ministry that seeks to create & maintain relationships with those in specific Central Kentucky neighborhoods. We utilize the church body and resources to bring hope and love in a multitude of ways (ie. Cookouts, Easter Egg Hunts, Trunk or Treat etc) to the people who live there. The goal is to introduce Christ in tangible ways to people in our community.

The Academy

CONTACT
Janelle Earley

The Academy at Richmond Road is a specialized program for 2nd-5th graders from Breckinridge Elementary. We provide a full meal, play time, homework assistance & a bible study each week. Special weeks we go on field trips or bring in speakers from the community.

September-May

Wednesdays at Lexington Campus 2:30pm-5:15pm

The Impact

The Academy at Lexington Campus is a specialized program for 2nd-5th graders from Breckinridge Elementary. We provide a full meal, play time, homework assistance & a bible study each week. Special weeks we go on field trips or bring in speakers from the community.


Our Partners

New Hope Food Pantry - Danville

We offer food, at no cost, to Boyle County residents. We are funded by local donations, staffed by volunteers, and blessed by God.




FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Here's a few answers to our most common questions.

Where is Helping Through Him located?

The back part of the Harrodsburg Road campus, past the pond near the ball fields…building N.

How often does a volunteer need to be present once they make a commitment to serve?

  • Mentors need to be present each week,
  • Backpack volunteers commit to a minimum of twice a month
  • Staff encouragement team meets once a month.

Can I mentor if I’m in high school?

If you are under 18, you can mentor an elementary-aged student through your high school.

What food items should be donated for the backpack program?

How do I donate backpack items?

Bring these items to church on Sunday and drop off in the bins in the lobby at each campus. If you have a large donation, contact us.

How do I schedule a ballfield at the Nicholasville campus?

Our fields are leased out through the YMCA in Beaumont. Contact them at (859) 219-9622.

Do I need to complete a volunteer application to pack backpacks?

No, just show up at the appointed time for each campus and help us pack.

Can mentors meet with students after school?

Sometimes - it depends on if that specific school has an after-school program and transportation can be organized for the child to get home after meeting with mentor.

What is highest need from backpack food list?

We try to list these at the bins in the lobby, but typically the highest need is the individual microwaveable meals. These are made by chef boyardee, hormel, etc. and are shelf stable.

What is the time commitment of Prison Ministry?

Each relationship is different but we try to initiate contact on a weekly basis.

What is time commitment of RITI?

Once a week from November through March.


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