The Schmid/Highlands Center for Learning and Spiritual Growth
Location: Bardstown Road Presbyterian Church
1722 Bardstown Road, 40205
Friday, April 20, 2012 starting at 6:00 pm with Music by members of “APPALATIN”
On Friday, April 20th people from around the world will gather in the sanctuary of Bardstown Presbyterian Church for an evening of meeting neighbors and sharing stories. 10 presenters will briefly describe things they loved about the place of their birth and things they now love about living in Louisville –and some of the journey between there and here.
The public forum will be followed by an “international tasting” of finger food from various homelands. The night is an opportunity to celebrate neighbors from around the world who now help to make the Highlands a diverse and living expression of the global community. The public is invited to come and meet young people and older adults, men and women, professionals and day labors who are joining together in this international neighbor night.
People who attend will be invited to participate in follow-up small-groups such as:
working with Kentucky Refugee Ministries,
tutoring at the Backside Learning Center at Churchill Downs,
planning a worship service with an international flavor,
participating in a local Tértulia hosted by Dr. Adam Ruiz
The length of these small group sessions will be determined by the group at its first meeting.
The Lyndon and Helen Schmid Charitable Foundation has awarded a grant to establish a Community Learning Center at 1722 Bardstown Road in the Highlands neighborhood of Louisville, KY.
Vision: Develop opportunities for learning and spiritual growth that are simple, engaging, and accessible for people in the Highlands area of Louisville.
Mission: To provide significant opportunities for learning and spiritual growth that help remove barriers and bring people together in order to promote justice in our community.