American Baptist Churches of Ohio

ABC-OH links us to our rich heritage of shared ministry as a denomination. They provide consultation, conflict resolution, ordination, and training for pastors and churches in our region. www.abc-ohio.org

Christian Medical and Dental Association

CMDA is a national organization whose purpose is to motivate and equip doctors, dentists, and medical students to practice faith in Christ in their personal and professional lives. The University of Cincinnati chapter is dedicated to promoting dialogue on issues related to medicine from a Christian worldview. www.cmda.org

Childhood Food Solutions

CFS addresses childhood food insecurity, focusing on the 45225 zip code; including North Fairmount, Millvale, and the Fay Apartments. CFS provides groceries for elementary-age children especially during winter/spring breaks and summer vacations. Founder, Tony Fairhead, is a Kenwood Baptist Church member. www.childhoodfoodsolutions.org

City Gospel Mission

CGM annually serves 116,000 hot and nutritious meals and provides 28,000 nights of safe shelter to homeless and hurting people of Cincinnati. It offers comprehensive men's and women's recovery programs, transitional and supportive housing, and aftercare. More than 8,000 at-risk youth are impacted through 7 youth programs. www.citygospelmission.org

2021 Dinner Dates - A Kenwood team provides dinner for 200+ people on these dates: March 6, May 1, May 29, July 3, July 31, August 7, October 2, October 30, December 4. Contact the Kenwood office to join the team.


Deer Park Outreach (ACTS)

Kenwood serves in this neighboring community in a variety of ways including Wednesday night tutoring for children in reading and math during the school year and a special enrichment summer program called Books & Bites+.

Lord’s Gym Ministries

This ministry has programs in Covington, Price Hill, and Queensgate which strive to introduce Jesus Christ to adults and children by building relationships. They provide a safe haven from the street in addition to gym activities, counseling, prayer, Bible studies for adults and youth, and after school and weekend activities for youth. Scott Bowers, a Kenwood Baptist Church member, is their Director of Development. www.focas-us.org

Miami Baptist Association

Miami Baptist Association allows shared ministry with like-minded congregations, supports a campus ministry at UC, and affirms ordinations of pastoral candidates. The Association has helped to start many church plants over the past 100 years, including our own congregation. www.miamibaptistassociation.org

NEEDS (North East Emergency Distribution Services)

 This is a cooperative group of churches and civic organizations in our neighborhood, providing food and assistance with housing and utility payments. Kenwood Baptist Church houses the pantry which is open to serve our community on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 AM to 1 PM. Kenwood Baptist Church helped to start this ministry. Kenwood Baptist Church member Cindy Cordell is their current board president and other Kenwood members volunteer at their desks.


NEEDS Student Assistance Drive
NEEDS (North East Emergency Distribution Services) is holding its annual school supplies drive in early August!  However, the name was changed to Student Assistance Drive as we are combining School Supplies and HUGSS (hats, undies, gloves, socks, and sweats). Last year, during the pandemic, the donations to schools changed to gift cards from Target, Walmart, Meier, Kroger & Kohls. The gift cards allowed the staff at 17 schools to purchase school supplies, plus personal items such as underwear, socks, soap & shampoo that were urgently needed.
Please consider donating a gift card from one of the locations listed above. You can also write a check to NEEDS & the volunteers will purchase gift cards on your behalf. Donations can also be made by giving through Paypal on the NEEDS website, CincyNEEDS.org. Please drop off the gift cards or checks by Sunday, August 8th, and, Please mark the donation for the Student Assistance Drive.
 The peanut butter shortage affects families in need

In the last months, Jif has recalled the peanut butter manufactured in Lexington, Kentucky. The factory's proximity to Cincinnati has caused our area to be especially hard hit. Our own NEEDS food pantry had to dispose of all the Jiff peanut butter of two-thirds of their stock. Jif is typically a more affordable brand and so makes up a big part of the supply. http://www.cincyneeds.org

Life Forward - Pregnancy Care of Cincinnati

Life Forward provides a holistic range of services for families experiencing pregnancies in order to affirm the sanctity of life. All services are provided at no cost. They include pregnancy tests, parenting classes, mentoring, material support, referrals for ultrasounds and prenatal care, and a 24-hour helpline. Please visit our site, http://www.lifeforwardcincy.org, for more information.

Teen Challenge

Teen Challenge is a residential facility offering a faith-based solution to drug addiction. Male or female individuals ranging from 18 to 35 years of age go through intensive studies, receive their GED, if necessary, participate in occupational therapy, receive life equipping skills, and job placement opportunities. It is a discipleship-based program, and is located near Milford, Ohio.www.teenchallengecincinnati.org

And the King will answer them, 'Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.'