The Fellows Program is an intensely practical nine- to ten-month spiritual & vocational leadership program that prepares recent college graduates to live a seamless life of faith. The Bluegrass Fellows Program at TCPC is our local component of the national Fellows Initiative. The program includes a part0time professional job in the fellow's field of interest, theological coursework, Bible study, mentoring, and service. All of this takes place in community with the other fellows in their class. This leadership development program will equip the fellows to have a thoughtful impact on the world.
There are many ways to contribute to this program: vocational training, hosting a fellow in your home, mentoring a fellow, visiting with the fellows as a Friday speaker, providing ministry opportunities through which our fellows can serve, and providing meals on Monday evenings.
To learn more, please email Ashley Chilton (Board Chairperson) or call her at 865-719-0551.
Millcreek Elementary School
An easy way to bless our community is to get involved with an elementary school that is only a mile away from TCPC. Our partnership with Millcreek involves opportunities like:
The Nest is a center for women, children, and families that provides a safe place for education, counseling, and support to children and families in crisis. Their programs focus on the prevention of physical and sexual abuse, neglect of children, and the stabilization of the family unit.
The best way to get involved is by volunteering as a “Storytime Hero,” which only takes 10-15 minutes during lunch, and you can bring your own book or use one from the Nest’s library. Please email Jenny Norman to sign up.
Room at the Inn
TCPC opens their facilities to provide shelter and food for the homeless community of Lexington during the winter months through a ministry called Room In the Inn. RITI works with local congregations throughout the city to welcome registered homeless men into church facilities for warm and safe shelter along with meals.
TCPC hosts weekly meetings for Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts.
Scouts meet on Monday evenings at TCPC. Cub Scouts is for 1st through 5th Grade and meets from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm on Monday nights. Boy Scouts is for 6th through 12th Grade and meets from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm on Monday nights. Contact Chuck Wormkan, Scoutmaster, for more information.
Chuck Workman, Scoutmaster
Every 2nd Monday, from 9:30AM - 12:00PM, a group of members goes to a small mission chapel in an inner city neighborhood called “Irishtown”. We assemble 70 lunches in brown paper bags to be given out that morning. Then we share a brief devotional with some of the neighborhood folks, sing 1 or 2 songs, praying for their needs, and show them God’s Word. Even if you come occasionally, it helps! To carpool, we meet in the church parking lot at 9:30. For more information, please email Mary Beth Moore.
Lexington Young Professionals
LYP is a year-long program that helps graduates transition from the campus to the world by connecting them to a missional community, helping them grow in foundational life skills, and encouraging them to serve in the mission of the local church, all while working in gainful employment. To learn more, please email Andy Hardin.
Read to Succeed
Read to Succeed (RTS) seeks to help children become better readers through paired reading with a dedicated, caring adult. These positive adult-child relationships provide an encouraging environment for the child to learn and the opportunity for the adult to share the love of Jesus with the child.
RTS relies on volunteers who meet weekly with the same child to share the love of Jesus and the love of reading. The volunteer practices reading out loud with the child, reads to the child, and listens to the child read. After their one-on-one time, volunteers and children participate in club time where they hear Bible stories, sing songs and laugh. Snacks are given to the children at the end of each program.
We meet Wednesdays 5:00-6:30 at TCPC every week that school is in session September through April. If you love reading, love kids and love Jesus, you're invited to join this effort.
Be at least 16 years old
Agree to a minimum of a one semester commitment (although two is preferred) for 90 minutes weekly
Attend one 90 minute training session
Sign a permission form for a background check
We also need individuals or families to help provide snacks for the children. Sign up sheets are located in the TCPC’s foyer.
SENIOR COMMUNITIES OUTREACH
Senior Communities Outreach exists to proclaim the love of Christ in our Senior living communities in word and deed. We are serving Seniors at The Lafayette Senior living community in Lexington by providing a Christian worship service each Sunday afternoon at 2pm. You are invited to worship with us on any given Sundays. Activities such as a Bible study, reading aloud to Seniors, and art lessons complement the worship service throughout the week. Volunteers are needed as we anticipate expanding to other communities.
WAYS TO SERVE:
We would love more teachers to participate in leading services or a Bible study on a rotating basis. In addition, pianists are needed to accompany hymns and lead a hymn sing each week. We anticipate a growing need for both teachers and pianists. Other musicians are welcome to share their talents during our worship services, hymn sings, or for special concerts.
Teachers and pianists needed on a rotating basis at the following places and times:
The Lafayette Place (690 Mason Headley Road) worship service conducted every Sunday afternoon at 2:00 - 2:30 pm.
Hymn sing at The Lafayette Place at 2:30 - 3:00 pm.
Personal Care Unit (on other side of Lafayette Place facility) worship service is conducted monthly (2nd Sunday of the month) at 2:45 - 3:15 pm.
Bible study is provided that includes discussion and prayer on Tuesday afternoons at 1:00 - 2:00 pm.
If you desire to use your teaching gift or musical talents to bless Senior adults please email John Hicks or call him at (502) 208-2203.