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How You Can Help

The most direct way you can help UCHM, and the people we serve, is through donating your time and your resources!

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20th Annual Santa Sprint and Stroll

ImageThe 20th Annual Santa Sprint & Stroll is just around the corner, happening on Saturday, December 5th! This merry 5k Run or 1-Mile Walk is presented by theFrankfort Avenue Business Association, to benefit the work of United Crescent Hill MinistriesFor more information on this festive event, please visit our Events page.

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Or perhaps you'd like to support us without even lacing your shoes? You or your company like to become a sponsor of this family event. Levels range from $100 to $5,000, and a gift as little as $100 gets your name on our t-shirt! Please click on the Sponsorship link below to learn more. Thank you!


UCHM Hires New Executive Director...
Meet Reverend Mark Howell

After an extensive search, UCHM welcomes Rev. Mark Howell as the new Executive Director as Sue Gentry retires at the end of June. Since 2006, Rev. Howell has been Minister of Missions for the First Baptist Church and the Executive Director of the Mission Frankfort Clinic, a free medical and dental clinic serving uninsured persons in Franklin Co. With a BA from Carson Newman College in his native Tennessee, Mark went on to earn his Master of Divinity at Princeton Theological ImageSeminary.

“Living in the Princeton area for 8 years was transformational for us,” Mark explained, as he and his wife, Penny, occupied a place where “rich and poor, black, white, brown, educated, and street wise all came together to intersect, to enjoy giving and receiving.” While there, Mark saw firsthand how generational poverty and other barriers can be insurmountable. Those insights led him to pursue a Master of Social Work (MSW) at Hunter College in New York.
After his wife completed her PhD in Education at Columbia University, the family relocated to Kentucky where Penny taught at UK while Mark finished up his MSW degree requirements. As Mark comes to UCHM, he notes, “the incredible work Sue has been doing for 36 years… is nothing short of extraordinary. I am honored and humbled to be the next Executive Director and know it will be a tremendous challenge to follow someone who has been so steadfast and faithful to the mission.”

Join us in welcoming Mark to UCHM as he takes up the challenge, beginning June 22, 2015. His experiences and personal journey bring strength and vision to UCHM as we seek new ways to improve the lives of our neighbors caught in crisis and poverty. You can read more about the transition here.


Raise funds for UCHM every time you shop! Did you know that Kroger changed their Community Rewards Program, by making it EASIER for YOU? Please visit our 'Ways To Support UCHM' page to learn how you might be affected-- and how you can help. Thank you!

2015 Health and Wellness Program

As we round out our 41st Year, we continue classes with the goal of nourishing your mind, body, and spirit in our Health & Wellness program. Our popular Tai Chi class, held at The UCHM Community Center (150 S. State Street) is a great way to energize your Mondays! The Fall Tai Chi class is a 6-week session ($75) and runs October 19 - November 30. To learn more about Tai Chi and the class offering, please visit the class flyer here, or call us at 893-0346 with any questions. Happy Tai Chi-ing!

We're About Community

United Crescent Hills Ministries (UCHM) provides services to seniors, youth, and emergency assistance programs for residents of the Crescent Hill, Clifton, Clifton Heights, and Butchertown neighborhoods of Metro Louisville, Kentucky. UCHM is highly involved and vested in the communities where we provide, with help from the generous contributions from our donors, member churches, and volunteers.
The mission of UCHM is to serve our neighbors and build better community through:

In our 40th year, United Crescent Hill Ministries provided these services*:

*Numbers reflect Fiscal Year 2013-2014 (runs July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014).
For additional information about the activities of United Crescent Hill Ministries, please download a copy of our 2014 annual brochure (in Adobe Acrobat PDF format) here.

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Discount CardUCHM Discount Card

Click the "Add to Cart" button below to purchase any number of desired discount cards online (we'll mail them to you), or, contact UCHM to purchase a discount card for only $10.00. Every dollar is used to support the ministry of UCHM by using it at the following businesses - and you'll also receive a discount every time as well!

Support UCHM while shopping at local businesses who made generous donations for the cards. For a detailed listing of businesses and their discounts, click here:

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