Join Us in Responding to COVID-19

Southeast Christian Church COVID-19 Update

    Friday, April 17 at 4:45 p.m. - Southeast Christian Church’s campuses will be hosting an urgent needs food drive from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Friday, April 24 and Monday, April 27.

    Area food banks continue to face shortages due to an increase in need but a decrease in donations because of economic repercussions from the COVID-19 pandemic. Southeast is asking its members, along with the general public, to donate in-date, non-perishable food items.

    Food items needed include:
    • Peanut butter
    • Pasta and pasta sauce
    • Macaroni and cheese
    • Canned meat
    • Rice
    • Canned Vegetables and fruit
    • Dry breakfast items
    • Any other in-date, non-perishable foods

    In an effort to follow social distancing guidelines, donors will remain in their vehicles. After following directional signs to the donation drop-off point, drivers will pop open the trunk of their vehicle. A volunteer wearing gloves will remove the food items, place a donation receipt inside, and close the trunk.

    A prayer card also will be placed inside the trunk, as Southeast is encouraging prayer for healthcare workers, community leaders, residents and staff at nursing homes, and others affected by the coronavirus pandemic. On the back of the prayer card will be a guide for praying through Psalm 23.

    In addition, donors with prayer requests will be given the opportunity to pray with volunteers. Those needing prayer also may text PRAYER to 733733.

    Please Note: If you or someone in your home is exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms (including fever, cough, and shortness of breath), we ask that you keep your food items for personal use.

    Donations may be dropped off at the following locations: 

    Blankenbaker Campus920 Blankenbaker Parkway, Louisville, KY 40243
    Indiana Campus: 1309 Charlestown New Albany Road, Jeffersonville, IN 47130
    Crestwood Campus: 6201 Crestwood Station, Crestwood, KY 40014
    Southwest Campus: 8301 Saint Andrews Church Road, Louisville, KY 40258
    La Grange Campus: 410 South 1st Street, La Grange, KY 40031
    Elizabethtown Campus: 600 N Dixie Avenue, Elizabethtown, KY 42701
    River Valley Campus: 12650 W Highway 42, Prospect, KY 40059
    Chapel in the Woods Campus: 920 Blankenbaker Parkway, Louisville, KY 40243
    Shelby County Campus: Serenity Center, 98 7th Street, Shelbyville, KY 40065
    Bullitt County Camus: Journey Church, 416 S Buckman Street, Shepherdsville, KY 40165

    For other ways to help those in the community in need of assistance due to the COVID-19 pandemic, text RESPOND to 733733. Those wanting to help will be connected to Southeast Mission Partners, area ministries, and others that can provide spiritual, financial, and other resources.





    Thursday, March 26 at 11:00 a.m. - Southeast Christian Church will host an urgent COVID-19 supplies and food drive from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Friday, March 27, and Monday, March 30, at seven of its campuses.

    As the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus has increased, Southeast has worked with community leaders throughout the state to identify hospitals and clinics experiencing dangerous shortages in supplies needed to continue care for patients. In addition, area food banks are facing shortages due to an increase in need but a decrease in donations.

    The following items are urgently needed:

    Medical Supplies
    • Masks (N95 and other types, e.g. surgical, dust, auto repair, painting, and bicycle)
    • Disposable gloves (all sizes and types)
    • Alcohol (70%)
    • Surgical gowns and foot covers
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Disinfectant wipes
    • Face shields or visors

      Food items needed include:
      • Peanut butter
      • Pasta and pasta sauce
      • Macaroni and cheese
      • Canned meat
      • Rice
      • Canned Vegetables and fruit
      • Dry breakfast items
      • Any other in-date, non-perishable foods

      In an effort to follow social distancing guidelines, donors will be able to drive up to the front door at each campus and pop open the trunk of their vehicle. A volunteer wearing gloves will remove the donations, place a donation receipt inside, and close the trunk.

      Please Note: If you or someone in your home is exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms (including fever,cough, and shortness of breath), we ask that you keep these supplies for personal use.

      Donations may be dropped off at the following locations: 

      Blankenbaker Campus                    920 Blankenbaker Parkway, Louisville, KY 40243
      Indiana Campus                                 1309 Charlestown New Albany Road, Jeffersonville, IN 47130
      Crestwood Campus                               6201 Crestwood Station, Crestwood, KY 40014
      Southwest Campus                                8301 Saint Andrews Church Road, Louisville, KY 40258
      La Grange Campus                                 410 South 1st Street, La Grange, KY 40031
      Elizabethtown Campus                     600 N Dixie Avenue, Elizabethtown, KY 42701
      River Valley Campus                               12650 W Highway 42, Prospect, KY 40059

      For other ways to help those in the community who are in need of assistance due to the coronavirus pandemic, visit our COVID-19 Response page. Those wanting to help will be connected to Southeast Mission Partners, area ministries, and others that can provide spiritual, financial, and other resources . 





      Thursday, March 19 at 10:20 a.m. - Thank you for your prayers, patience, and flexibility. We truly appreciate your encouragement and willingness to adapt as we do what we can as a church to best love our neighbors by preventing the spread of COVID-19 unnecessarily.

      Therefore, until further notice, we are one church in thousands of locations, connected together online. What that means is, while all of our in-person gatherings have been canceled for the time being, we are still united in worshipping, serving, and spreading the message of hope we have in Jesus—just in a new way.

      We will continue worshipping together exclusively LIVE online on Sundays at 9:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. with replays at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. on all of our church-wide digital platforms: YouTube, Facebook, and online.southeastchristian.org. We are overjoyed by the large numbers of people who are joining together online, and we are excited to see how God is going to continue to use our online worship experience.

      Besides live online weekend worship, we’re delighted to announce that each of our Campus Pastors will be hosting Family Gatherings on their campus’ Facebook page on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. In addition to a brief devotion, there will be time for a word of encouragement, prayer requests, and powerful stories of how God is remaining faithful.

      We have also updated the Resources page to help you stay connected while we’re not meeting in-person. The page, which is constantly being updated, will contain videos for the Children’s and Student Ministries, Bible Studies from Reveal, YouVersion, and Right Now Media, prayer guides, and more.

      We also understand that many people are hurting right now due to the disruptions caused by coronavirus. That’s why we’ve created a COVID-19 Response page that will connect both those needing assistance and those wanting to help with Mission Partners, ministries, and others that can provide spiritual, financial, and other resources.

      You can also serve those closest to you in more direct ways. Whether it be checking on elderly neighbors, caring for the children of friends who are unable to work from home, or bringing groceries to someone unable to leave their home during this time, we encourage you to share the love of Jesus by helping others.

      Much has changed at a fast pace, but we know one very important thing that hasn’t changed: the faithfulness of God. For updates, please stay connected to our social media platforms as well as our website.




      Thursday, March 12 at 8:58 p.m. - First, we want to thank you for your patience and flexibility. Your prayers and encouragement have been awesome! Thank you! As our current situation develops, we are praying, discussing, and listening while we make decisions on how best to be the church. This situation changes fast. We know more today than we did yesterday regarding how COVID-19 spreads, and that necessitated a change of direction for this weekend’s worship gathering.

      As you may know, the elders have decided to suspend all large in-person gatherings at all of our campuses, including worship services, until further notice. But we will be meeting exclusively LIVE online this weekend for worship services. We welcome you to join us on all of our church-wide digital platforms: YouTube, Facebook, and online.southeastchristian.org, which airs Sunday mornings at 9:15 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 2:00 p.m., and 8:00 p.m. For directions on how to watch online, click here.

      Many of us are wondering when we will be able to gather again to worship on our campuses. While we don’t have a specific answer, we will assess the situation on a week-by-week basis. In the meantime, we can’t wait to hear the stories about how God uses our online worship gatherings.

      Our decisions are not made out of fear in any way; rather, they are motivated by how we can best love our neighbors by preventing the spread of the virus unnecessarily. And we believe this gives us the opportunity to spread the message of hope in Jesus Christ with our neighbors and those who are closest to us.

      To be clear, all of our on-campus in-person gatherings are canceled until further notice.

      We invite you to join us online tomorrow at 12:00 p.m. on YouTube, Facebook, and online.southeastchristian.org for our “Welcome to Online Church” conversation. Matt Reagan, our Associate Pastor, and Stephen Puricelli, our SE Online Pastor, will join our discussion on how to participate online for worship, community, giving, and the study of God’s Word. Our hope is that we’ll provide many answers to your questions, so follow our social media accounts and our website where we’ll keep you updated.

      As a final note, many people among us are hurting and our Missions team along with our Community Pastors and others, are investing more financial and human resources specifically toward those who are affected directly by the coronavirus. Stay connected with us online so you can learn how to personally engage with those in need in our community.

      Remember to join us Friday, March 13 at noon for our “Welcome to Online Church” conversation and we look forward to worshiping with you this Sunday online!



      Thursday, March 12 at 1:58 p.m. - As we have continued to track developments concerning the coronavirus (COVID-19) both locally and globally, and after prayerful consideration and in continual consultation with medical and safety professionals, our Elders have decided to suspend all large in-person gatherings at all of our campuses—effective immediately—until further notice, which includes tonight’s Winter Jam event. We will continue to provide updates periodically, as the situation develops. 
       
      Southeast Christian Church will be meeting exclusively LIVE online this weekend FOR WORSHIP SERVICES. We welcome you to join us online on all of our church-wide digital platforms: YouTube, Facebook, and online.southeastchristian.org, which BROADCASTS LIVE Sunday mornings at 9:15 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 2:00 p.m., and 8:00 p.m. 
       
      We will continue to provide updates via our website and social media. Our Executive Pastor, Tim Hester, will provide a further update later today with specific details concerning our plans for the near future.   
         
      As believers in Jesus, we have hope even in moments of confusion and fear. We always want to be wise in the decisions we make, but simultaneously bold in our love for one another and the communities we live in. We are grateful for our incredible community and its leaders, compassionate and wise healthcare workers, collaboration and unity with churches in our region, and most of all, we are grateful for the grace of Jesus that covers us and compels us to love and serve our communities one person at a time.