Join us on Sunday, May 18, as we host a Celebration through Prayer to commemorate the past 50 years of success of St. George’s Community Center and offer prayers for continued success into the future.
Our ‘One May Night’ prayer service will be held at St. George’s Episcopal Church, located at 1205 South 26th Street, on May 18 at 5pm, with a light reception to follow.
According to an old issue of Episcopal Christ Cathedral Notes, the community center was born after the 1964 break-in of the long-closed gymnasium at St. George’s Episcopal Church. The diocese’s Urban Mission Council saw it as a sign from the Holy Spirit for the Episcopal Church to address particular challenges faced by the surrounding community. They began holding Friday night events. By the time school began in September, up to 600 community teens were attending.
Today, St. George’s thrives as one of the premier youth development agencies in western Louisville. Its programming has transformed the center from a “recreational hangout,” where youngsters come for basketball and talent shows, into a thriving and educational environment for the youth of surrounding neighborhoods.
Every child deserves the chance to shoot for the stars.
Help us make their dreams come true!