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St. Paul's

1st-ormsby.jpg (27067 bytes)Abundant Life Ministries
(Word of Faith)
100 West Ormsby
(First and Ormsby, southwest corner)
tel 634-2888

Cecil and Viennese Blye, Pastors
Abundant Life Ministries, Inc.
Sunday Services 10:00 AM
Bible Study Tuesday 7:00 PM
Youth Service Thursday-Friday 7:00 PM

Architecture: Brick Gothic
Originally the First Presbyterian Church


Assumption Greek Orthodox Church
formerly 932 South Fifth Street  HAS MOVED
the new address is:
930 Ormsby Lane
, KY 40242
Father Larry Legakis
Tel: 502-425-7775
Orthos Sunday 9:30 AM
Sunday School 10:30 AM
Liturgy Sunday 10:30 AM
Vespers Wednesday and Sunday 6:00 PM
Bethlehem Evangelical United Church of Christ
1480 South Sixth Street
6th and Hill, northwest corner

Sunday School 9:30 AM
Sunday Worship 10:30 AM
Sunday Vespers 6:30 PM

Architecture: Brick Gothic


Calvary Episcopal Church
821 South 4th Street

Sunday Services 8:00, 9:15, 11:00 AM
Visitors Welcome
Architecture:  Stone Gothic, 1888
Central Presbyterian Church
Mark Baridon and Ann Deibert, Pastors
318 West Kentucky
4th & Kentucky (southeast corner)
Office Mon-Fri 8:30AM-4:30PM
Sunday Activities/Church School 9:30AM
Worship 11:00 AM

Nursery Available
Architecture:  Stone Colonial/Classical


Family Worship Center (Interdenominational)
Rev. and Mrs. Welton Lane, Pastors
1621 South Fourth Street

Sunday Morning 11:00 AM,  Evening 6:00 PM
Wednesday Prayer 7:00 PM

built 1984
Church of Christ, ScientistFirst Church of Christ, Scientist
1305 South Third Street
3rd and Ormsby

Reading Room at 24 Theater Square- 585-4653
Services, Church and Sunday School 10:30AM
Testimony Wednesday 7:30PM

Child Care Provided
Detailed info, a short history and more can be found at the Church web site.
Architecture:  Classical


First Unitarian Church (Unitarian Universalist)
Rev. Richard Beal,  Pastor
809 South 4th Street

4th and York (southeast corner)
Services, Sunday  10:55AM
Office hours Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

"The Church that Puts Faith in You"
Architecture: Stone Gothic/Modern  After a fire in 1985, the remnants of the old (1870) church were preserved and incorporated into the modern church.  history

Louisville Church of Christ
Formerly Fourth Avenue Baptist Church
Keith West, Evangelist
1201 South Fourth Street
Southeast corner of 4th and Oak
Sunday Worship 10:00 AM
Midweek Prayer and Bible study Wednesday’s 7:00PM

Architecture: Stone Gothic


Fourth Avenue United Methodist ChurchFourth Avenue United Methodist Church
Rev. Dr. Jean Hawxhurst, Pastor
1115 South Fourth Street/318 W St. Catherine

Sunday Eucharist 8:45 AM
Sunday School 9:30 AM
Sunday Service 10:45 AM
Wednesday Family Gathering 5:30PM, Neighborhood Service 6:30PM

Nursery available
Architecture: Stone Gothic, Dedicated January 5, 1902. The original 1888 building is contained within this 1902 building.

Synagogue 1908Greater Bethel Temple
Dr. Eugene Stewart, Pastor
853 South Third Street
583-0042 (if no answer, 583-6102)

Sunday Worship 11:30 AM, 6:00 PM
Tuesday Prayer Service 7:30 PM
Wednesday Bible Study 7:30 PM
Friday Evangelism Service 7:30 PM
Prayer Mon-Tue at Noon, , Wed-Fri 11:00 AM

Deaf Ministry Provided
Architecture: Classical
From 1905 until 1977, Temple Adath Israel, once Louisville's main Synagogue.
Lampton Baptist Church
Jim Miller, Pastor
850 South Fourth Street
Fourth and Breckinridge (northwest corner)
Architecture: Baroque
StLouisBertrand.jpg (38025 bytes)St. Louis Bertrand Catholic Church and Priory
Dominican Friars
1104 South Sixth Street

Sunday Mass 7:00, 9:00, 10:30 AM,  12:00 Noon and 5:15 PM
Saturday Mass 5:15 PM
Daily Mass 7:00 AM and 12:00 Noon
Confessions Monday-Saturday 11:15-11:45 AM, 4:30-5:00 PM
Rosary and Novena Weekdays 11:45 AM, Sunday 10:15 AM

Since 1866
Architecture: Stone Gothic
Who was St. Louis Bertrand?

St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church
Brook Street, South of Broadway
Masses Sunday 11:00 AM, Saturday 8:00 AM, Working Holy Days 12:00 Noon
Architecture: Brick Gothic

StPhilipNeri.jpg (36515 bytes)St. Philip Neri, Chapel of St Philip (Catholic)
and Immaculata Library and Book Store
236 Woodbine Street
Floyd and Woodbine, southwest corner

Library hours Sunday 7-8:30 PM, Tuesday 11:00 AM-1:30 PM
Friday 3-5:30 PM

Architecture: Renaissance, Built in 1896, the church is a small copy of the church of Il Gesu in Rome.
Although the church no longer has Sunday Masses, it is still a busy place.  Compline and vespers Sunday and Friday evenings, First Friday Masses, eucharistic devotions, concerts of sacred music and plays, service projects and social offerings, library and book store, St. Philip Montessori school and a boys' and girls' club are among the many things you'll find at St. Philip Neri.
Who was St. Philip Neri?


Third Avenue Baptist Church
 ..a  Southern Baptist Congregation
1726 South Third Street
(502) 634-3673
email: thirdave@iglou.com 
Jason E. Arens, Pastor
Sunday School - 9:45 a.m Sunday Morning Worship - 10:50 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Meeting - 7:00 p.m.

(Nursery is available during all services)
Limestone/gothic construction
Unity Church of Louisville
757 South Brook Street

Sunday Worship 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM
Sunday Adult Classes 10:00 AM
Youth Enrichment, Sunday 11:00 AM
Daily Word Prayer 583-8010

Architecture: Byzantine
Walnut Street Baptist ChurchWalnut Street Baptist Church (Southern Baptist)
Rev. Rusty Ellison, Pastor
1101 South Third Street

Third and St. Catherine, southeast corner
Worship Sunday 8:30 AM, 10:50 AM, 7:00 PM
Live telecast every Sunday morning at 11:00 AM on WHAS 11

Architecture: Stone Gothic
West End Baptist Church
1400 South Fourth Street
Southwest Corner of 4th and Magnolia at Central Park
Sunday School 9:30 AM
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 AM
Sunday Evening Worship 6:30 PM
Wednesday Evening at 6:30

Architecture: Stone Gothic, Originally St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Picture above


Secularized Churches:

1115 South 4th Street - At last word for lease as a commercial property - classical.

Second and Oak - Now the Dismas House, brick gothic, formerly St. Paul's Lutheran Church

Sixth and Magnolia - Private Ownership, brick gothic, formerly the Stuart Robinson Memorial Presbyterian Church, built in 1891

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