TriCounty Community Guide 2019 - Page 70

ADVENT FIRST ADVENT CHRISTIAN 18th & Palmer St., Corbin WHITE FLAG MINISTRY LONDON SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST Dixie & Washington St. SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST 147 Croley Bend Road, Williamsburg 549-5903 ANGLICAN ST. PAUL’S ANGLICAN 2408 KY 11, Gray 344-6146 APOSTOLIC FIRST APOSTOLIC Georgia & King Sts., Corbin 523-9556 ASSEMBLY OF GOD CORNERSTONE ASSEMBLY OF GOD 1026 N. Mill St., London 878-0549 FAITH ASSEMBLY OF GOD Faith Assembly Church Road, London 864-9422 FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD 1015 S. Main St., Corbin 528-7619 HARVEST HOME CHURCH 162 Commonwealth Avenue, Corbin 526-9000 BAPTIST ALSILE BAPTIST 784 Alsile Road, Williamsburg ANTIOCH BAPTIST On 312, Keavy 523-9105 BACON CREEK BAPTIST 284 Bacon Creek Road, Corbin 606-523-5232 BETHLEHEM BAPTIST 821 Tidal Wave Road, Corbin 523-2718 BLESSED HOPE BAPTIST Hwy. 26, Brummet 523-2662 BUFFALO MISSIONARY BAPTIST Walden Post Office Rd., Corbin CALIHAN BAPTIST Hwy. 229, Jarvis CALVARY BAPTIST 96 Calvary Church Rd., Corbin 523-0696 Continued on 71 >>> Volunteers prepare food at the White Flag Ministry in 2018. 'Kingdom of God at Work' By Angela Turner “ When I look at this room tonight, this is the kingdom of God at work,” Austin Carty said. “People are coming together because they want to make sure that we’re seeing Christ in the least of these, our brothers and sister in our community.” The White Flag Ministry at First Baptist Church in Corbin is in its second year for their winter relief program. Carty, First Baptist Church of Corbin pas- tor, explained the ministry got started in the summer of 2017 when the mission’s commit- tee saw the need to shelter individuals who were coming through the doors of the church and as the winter of 2017 approached the church and the community took action. As a result in the 2017-2018 winter, over 180 people utilized services of the White Flag Ministry, 1,112 meals were served and approximately 900 hundred room vouchers were handed out. As the ministry grew there was a need for a larger and more manageable space to oper- ate out of. The White Flag Ministry now has its own location at 401 Roy Kidd Avenue. On nights when temperatures are expected to reach below 29 degrees, the church will fly a white flag from th White Flag House. Page 70 — The Times-Tribune • Community Guide 2019 The white flag lets anyone who does no have adequate housing know the church will be offering vouchers (on a first come, fir served basis) for a night in a local hotel. ”We can’t fix it all, but it s incumbent upon us to do something,” Carty added. Reflecting back on where the ministry i now from where it started Carty said it never occurred to any of them in the church that anybody outside of the church would really care what they were doing. “We thought they might think it was neat, but not rally around us and participate with us,” he said. Also new in 2019, an individual who is both an ordained minister and a licensed social worker will be working closely with the program to help oversee the functions of the ministry. “This year we’re dedicated to being even more efficient,” Carty added. “ e’re learn- ing from places that there was room for improvement last year.” There are several school organizations and teams that are helping with the ministry. White Flag committee member Lynn Tipton said it’s a breath of fresh air knowing that people will help others in the community. Financial donations are still being accepted for the ministry and their new facility.