Justice & Missions

Throughout Ridgewood's history, we have sought to connect with community organizations to provide food, clothing, and support for those in need.

Our Justice and Missions Ministry Group strives to focus on how we may donate, advocate, and educate for missions and justice needs in Southwest Louisville. 

Our current mission partners include:

Southwest Community Ministries (40258)
Jesus Mobile Outreach (JMO)
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (KY)
Extreme Build (CBFKY)
CBF Missions (previously Morocco, Ukraine [2022])
Ridgewood Child Development Center
EmpowerWest Louisville
Kentuckiana PRIDE Festival

JMO snack bags
(jesus mobile outreach)

On the 1st and 2nd Sundays of the month, we are collect donations of non-perishable snacks. On the 3rd Sunday, after worship, we pack snack bags for houseless people in the South Louisville Community. 

Donations may be placed in the back of the Sanctuary.

Suggested nonperishable items for snack bags include:

*Please avoid food items that would melt, such as chocolate candy.

Opening & Affirming
and LGBTQ+ advocacy

As a church, we are welcoming and affirming of all persons, no matter their expression of sexuality.

Each June, we spend the month recognizing PRIDE in worship in different ways. The universal Church has long excluded or persecuted those who do not identify as cisgender and/or heterosexual, and we believe we play a small part in providing a space of healing and acceptance. If you have been excluded or harmed by the church, we are here to walk with you - not to change you. Whether you are part of the LGBTQIA+ community or an ally (meaning, you may identify as "straight"), you are welcome at Ridgewood. 

In June of 2022, Ridgewood folks participated in the Louisville PRIDE parade. We'll see you again in 2023! 

Pastor Molly likes to say, we are "open, affirming, and learning." We strive to be respectful of all pronouns (s/he/they).  We are not perfect, but we hope you'll feel safe to walk with us in attempting to de-center ourselves and love all God's children as they are.