Compassion At Northeast

Love Is Not Canceled.

 

We’re living in a time where a lot has been canceled. Gathering at church, school, vacations, jobs, restaurants… But Love and Compassion for others is never canceled. Whether it’s a pandemic, economic recession, racial injustice, or the least of these, we want to respond in an impactful way to show the love of Jesus Christ.

 

Here are the current needs we are responding to. Join with us. Together, lets unleash love across our city!

Kingdom Justice Response Plan

When it comes to the racial injustice and civil unrest in our city, many of you have asked, “How can we help?”

 

Through the guidance of local leaders, Northeast Stakeholders and community partners, Northeast has developed a Kingdom Justice Response Plan that focuses on Learning, Prayer and Action.

Learning

Racial injustice has created civil unrest unlike anything we’ve seen for decades. And it’s happening here in our city. These are trying times, and the church must rise to the occasion.
How can we help? How can we pray? What exactly does scripture say about social justice? And how do we talk to our kids about this?
We’ve asked those same questions to local leaders, Stakeholders, and community partners of Northeast. What we’ve learned, we want to pass on to you:
How Should I Respond to Racial Injustice?

Northeast Christian Stakeholders discussed via Facebook Live how – How can we help? How can we pray? What exactly does scripture say about social justice? And how do we talk to our kids about this?

How is Northeast Responding to Racial Injustice?

The Kingdom Justice Plan. Over the past few months, Northeast has been focused on responding to the needs of the city as best we can. As the need for responding to the racial injustice that is being experienced grew, we responded with a plan to meet the needs of our black brothers and sisters.

Prayer

Pray with us. There is healing, there is hope, and there is power in prayer. Northeast is surrounded by extremely talented artists that have beautiful ways of expressing their thoughts and feelings to God.
These are just a few examples:

Prayer for Racial Injustice

To help keep us going with our 24/7 prayer movement, we have a powerful, passionate prayer shared with us from Rina Gratz, Northeast Stakeholder. Please join us as we lift these bold requests to God this week! Print it out and put somewhere you’ll see it on a regular basis. Commit to praying by signing up at this link. 

Prayer for Racial Justice

For our Black brothers and sisters, we pray

  • That the cross would be a constant reminder deep in their bones that they are loved by God, made in his image and worthy of his sacrifice
  • That they would extend undeserved grace for the remorse of a nation and a world that has turned a blind eye to the sin of oppression and to centuries of personal and systematic discrimination and dehumanization
  • That God would protect, strengthen, empower and embolden them to hold on to his hope, and to continue to fight for Kingdom justice–for what Jesus says they deserve
  • That they would see, hear and feel our Love the Ville solidarity with them in their cries for dignity, respect and justice

For our Church, we pray

  • That we would strive for oneness as the body of Christ, and take up his mission of unconditional love for our Black brothers and sisters as members of his family
  • That we would answer our holy calling to live the gospel of unconditional love, and to stand against anything that inflicts or condones inhumane or inequitable treatment of our Black sisters and brothers, who are made in His image and worthy of His sacrifice.
  • That we would repent for any part that our church has played in history, and even today, to explicitly or implicitly support racism and racial injustice in any form
  • That our church leaders would hear and speak clearly God’s truth and wisdom, and lead us to pray without ceasing and act boldly and without faltering until our city, our country and our world looks like heaven on earth, where our individual and collective behaviors become a testament to how much Black lives matter to him.

For all of us, we pray

  • That God would fill our hearts with compassion and empathy for our Black sisters and brothers who grieve the loss of dignity, respect, esteem, fair treatment, equitable opportunities, attention, caring and hope
  • That God would give us the courage to examine our own places of privilege which may contribute to our indifference to the hopes and pleas of our Black brothers and sisters
  • The God would give us the wisdom to lead with humility, love and grace in any interactions we have with those who agree or disagree with us, so that his Truth will prevail
  • That God would root out anything that is not of him, and turn our righteous anger and discontent into fuel for his Kingdom justice here on earth
  • That God would convict the minds and hearts of all government and industry leaders in our cities, states and nation, and give them the wisdom and courage to dismantle systems of injustice for our Black communities
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Rina Gratz, Northeast Stakeholder

Break Every Chain - Worship

A powerful time of worship with Jason Clayborn & The Atmosphere Changers. We are so grateful to Jason for leading us in worship in the midst of so much heartbreak. We cling to the hope that the chains of oppression and hatred can be broken in the name of Jesus.
“Break Every Chain” is written by Will Reagan

Action

We want to help you take action. Meet food needs, support black communities by partnering with schools, businesses and churches, and prayer for our local police force.
This is our action plan. Will you help?

Food Insecurity Needs

The Challenge

Due to the pandemic and the result of racial injustice and civil unrest, there are various food insecurity needs in our city. Our church and our partners are prepared to serve our community If you want to help, we’re asking that you deliver food items to the locations listed below. These locations will distribute to those in need.

Check List for food needed

Any of these items will be accepted. You don’t need all six together. Bring what you can find and afford.

  • Water
  • Fruits (canned)
  • Vegetables (canned)
  • Proteins (canned)
  • Noodles
  • Granola bars/snack item
Where do I take it?

These locations are collecting and distributing food items:

Highpoint Charitable Services
424 E Main St #7
LaGrange, KY 40031
Delivery Times: Monday 9-11am; Wednesday 12-2pm; Saturday 9-11:30am
Open for assistance: Monday 11am-1pm; Thursday 6pm-8pm

Calvary Episcopal Church
821 S 4th Street
Louisville, KY 40203
Delivery Times: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 9:30-11:30am
Open for assistance: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 9:30-11:30am

Eastern Area Communities
9104 Westport Road
Westport, KY 40242
Delivery Times: Monday-Thursday 10am–2pm
Open for assistance: Monday-Thursday 10am–2pm

Change Today, Change Tomorrow
Instagram – @changetodaychangetomorrow
#FeedtheWest
Donation times and locations on Instagram.

Who can participate?

We need everyone! Anyone in our city who wants to love the ‘Ville during these trying times should participate.

What’s next?

We will continue to assess the needs of our neighbors and partners real-time.

Out of town or want to give financially?

As always, you can make a generous donation to the Love the ‘Ville Church and our work in the community online – https://www.necchurch.org/give. Designate your gift to “COVID-19”. Money designated here will go to helping those in need as a result of this pandemic and racial injustice.

Black Male Achievement

We’re advancing our partnership with Elevate Recreation

What is Elevate? A non-profit organization whose mission is to elevate body, mind and spirit through recreational events, trainings, camps and retreats for schools, orphanages, churches, businesses, and organizations.

These events are executed on a regular, consistent basis, primarily for disadvantaged kids, providing them with fun, recreational activities and building relationships . . . all while sharing Christ’s love.

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Education and School Partnership

We’ve adding Portland Elementary as new partner school!

This will be our 11th school partner. School partnerships are another way we unleash love in our city. Through these partnerships, Northeast Stakeholders are able to develop deep relationships with educators, school administrators and students.

We partner with schools through a variety of ways – student mentoring, teacher appreciation, School Blitz (annual campus clean up), hosting parties and dances, school supply drives, teacher supply drives…. The list goes on and on. It’s important for educators and the next generation to know they are loved!

Black-Owned Business Partnership

Partnering with local black-owned businesses to feed their communities and empower their businesses

Local Black Churches Partnership

Working with a diverse group of pastors across denominational lines to create a more united Christian community in Louisville.

A special thanks to Damian Thompson, Pastor of Emmanuel Baptist, for his guidance and leadership.

Prayer for LMPD

We acknowledge the pain and suffering of black communities and the instances of police brutality. We must acknowledge that.
We also want acknowledge the pain and struggle of police officers right now, and encourage the officers that we know who are being beacons of justice.

Northeast is personally reaching out to the officers in our church and creating initiatives to mend community relations – e-mail us if you know any officers from our church we can call – contact.us@necchurch.org.

Our prayer for police officers is: Patience, understanding for the communities in which they interact, and righteousness for public servants and govt officials.

Take action through Giving

Out of town or want to give financially?

As always, you can make a generous donation to the Love the ‘Ville Church and our work in the community online – https://www.necchurch.org/give. Designate your gift to “COVID-19”. Money designated here will go to helping those in need as a result of this pandemic and racial injustice.

Pandemic and Economic Relief

Global Pandemic. Racial Injustice. Economic Recession.
There’s a lot going on around us. Don’t go about it alone.

Care & Support

We don’t have all the answers but we will walk together through this.

No strings attached, even if you don’t come to church on Sundays or ever become a Stakeholder, we want you to know we are here for you.

We offer several ways for you to receive care and support.

Care & Support

24/7 Prayer Movement

  • Click a date in the calendar and claim as many days/times as you are able.
  • It’s the night hours we need most. Will you consider waking up to pray?
  • If you need guidance on what to pray, see below for specific prayer prompts.
  • Share this with any friends from any church who believe in the power of prayer.


Prayer Guide

A Prayer for the Sick & Vulnerable

God, give those who are sick and vulnerable:

  • a fast recovery and full healing.
  • a community of friends & family who provide laughter, care, and love.
  • the peace that only You can give during trying times.
  • an ability to trust in your will, no matter what that looks like.
  • a hope in Jesus that no pain, sickness, or suffering in this life can ever take away.

Do you need help? Contact us through our Love the ‘Ville Resource-Line. We are committed to continuing to support and love our city through this crisis.

 

A Prayer for Government Officials:

God, give our government leaders:

  • the heart of Jesus to lead like a servant.
  • wisdom to discern what is right, just, and best.
  • the power to bring healing
  • words that bring clarity and confidence rather than confusion and fear
  • the peace that only You can give during trying times.
  • safety as they run toward the problems rather than away.
  • a sense of purpose and joy in their public service.
  • a swift end to this pandemic.
  • a supportive Commonwealth.

 

Here is a list of some of our local leaders you can pray for by name.

Statewide Louisville
– Governor Andy Beshear

– Lt. Governor Jacqueline Coleman

– Acting Secretary of Cabinet for Health & Family Services Eric Friedlander

– Commissioner of Public Health Dr. Steven Stack

– Mayor Greg Fischer

– Louisville Forward Chief Mary Ellen Wiederwohl

– Chief of Community Building Vincent James

– Director of Louisville Metro Department of Public Health Dr. Sarah Moyer

 

A Prayer for Healthcare Professionals:

God, give our healthcare workers:

  • Wisdom and strength as their endurance is tested
  • Faith that will triumph over fears of the unknown
  • Clear, sound minds to focus on protocols and prevent spreading
  • Peace that only comes from God in the midst of chaos
  • Protection from the virus for themselves so they can treat and care for those inflicted
  • Words of comfort and compassion to offer every patient they see
  • Grace for their coworkers who are also feeling overwhelmed
  • The love of Jesus unleashed in every hospital and doctor’s office
  • Protection for their families as they take the stress home and try to remain present

A Prayer for Our Church

  • Pray God would lead those in need to us through our efforts to love our neighbors and launch the Love the ‘Ville Resource-Line.
  • Pray God would empower us with cross-shaped love, and we would unleash it everyday, everybody, everywhere.
  • Pray for healing, that God might use our love to bring healing physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
  • Pray for peace over uncertainty, trust over worry, faith over fear.
  • Pray for witness, that people would see Jesus through our love.
  • Pray for conversations, that we would be attune to opportunities to explain our hope during these trying times.
  • Pray for an end to this, that health would be restored to our world and to our city soon.

Employment Resources

Due to COVID-19 the government is:

  • waiving the waiting period to obtain unemployment
  • work search requirements also are waived while state of emergency
You need handy:
  • Social Security number
  • Your contact information, address, phone number
  • Contact information for all recent employers
  • Dates worked for all recent employers
  • Wages earned from all recent employers

To apply online – www.kcc.ky.gov

To apply by phone – 502-875-0442 (Please be patient, they are receiving a lot of phone calls)

Please fill out the form if you know of businesses for immediate hire:

Employment Form

Small Business Owner Resources

We know COVID-19 is hitting businesses hard, so we want to help point you in the right direction and provide you with resources.
Check out these websites for information and help:
These sites can help you with questions and solutions during this time.
Small Business Mentor Match
If you are someone that can help provide advice and resources to small businesses during this time, or any small business owner who would like to be matched up with a mentor, email us at contact.us@necchurch.org

Service & Mid-Week Opportunities

Due to the pandemic and the importance of staying socially distant, Northeast services are being held online only at this time. Join us online!

* If you find yourself with either physical needs as a result of the virus or economic needs as a result of this pandemic, please contact us so we can assess and guide you to the right resources.