Allen McKeel & David Ryan, Elders
Blood Donor Program – James Gibson, Deacon
The Glendale Road Church has agreed to cooperate with our local hospital in their blood bank. We have a quota determined by our attendance. We have blood drives each year to meet this need. This provides blood for our members or family members in time of need. The program is also available for emergency and special need situations.
Children’s Homes & Christian Counseling
Paragould Children’s Home, Paragould, AR – Children’s Home is a licensed center established in 1956 providing residential care and child placement.
Potter Children’s Home and Family Ministries, Bowling Green, KY – Potter is a children’s home providing these main services: cottage care which is licensed for a capacity of 30 children, and two dormitory programs with a capacity of 35. The dormitory programs are SPARK (Single Parents Allied in Raising Kids), which provides housing for single mothers with dependent children, and the Transitional Living Program for older teens who need additional vocational or educational support.
New Pathways Children’s Home, Melber, KY – Established in 1990, New Pathways Children’s Home is a group home designed to provide care for abused and neglected children. The home also offers counseling to children and their families in hopes of reuniting them. The home has a capacity for 16 children. The home received a state agreement to serve state placed children and anticipates serving many more children as a result. The children’s homes are located at 520 Briarcliff Road in Reidland, KY and 3233 Shaw Road in Melber, KY. One goal is to establish facilities in other counties in western Kentucky as funding becomes available.
Christian Counseling Center, Paducah, KY – The Christian Counseling Center, under the oversight of the Broadway Church of Christ, is in its 28th year of providing professional counseling services in order to strengthen families. The center’s efforts are seen both as evangelistic and benevolent. While caring for those in physical and emotional need, the center strives to care for spiritual needs as well. Roger Thompson, MS, is the Director and a Marriage and Family Therapist. Therapists are in the Murray office, at the University Church of Christ, each Thursday. Appointments may be arranged through the Paducah office by calling 270-442-5738.
Clothing – Karl Smith, Deacon
The Caring and Sharing Center is the name given to our center where we warehouse clothing, and other household items. This program is a ministry operated by church members to provide assistance to community members who are in need. All items are donated. The center is open on Tuesdays from 5-8 p.m. Members may call the church office to donate items or to notify the church of anyone in need of these services. The Caring and Sharing program has been expanded to offer Bible study and a meal for our clients. The attendance for the Bible study is between 30-40 per class. This is a combined effort of many church members. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith. Galations 6:10 (NKJV)
Emergency and Disaster Relief – Walter Lee Steeley, Deacon
Financial and Special Requests – Garry Evans, Involvement Minister/Deacon
This program is designed to assist members of this congregation and people in our community who are in need of assistance either financially or otherwise because of special circumstances of need. The involvement minister will coordinate volunteers to meet requests for help. Financial assistance is offered by the Glendale Road Church to members of this congregation, as well as non-members in this community. In addition to financial assistance, we offer financial counseling for anyone who might benefit from such help.
Food Pantry Program – John Mahan, Deacon
The church administers a food pantry program for those who are in need. The food pantry is open each Monday from 8-10am. It is stocked through food item, and monetary, donations of the Glendale Road Church membership.