Labre is quickly moving from reimagining service work to practicing it again!
Excitement is growing about beginning a new Labre chapter at FHC !
Since 2020, the Labre ministry has been searching for a new ministry venue. Recently, Forest Hill Church was invited to join a city-wide consortium of churches in support of North Presbyterian Church, an inner-city congregation with historic roots. After an introduction to North Church in June, Labre was asked to partner with Burton Congregational Church at North for the first two Sundays in September, 3rd and 10th, (including both serving and preparing food).
For more information, contact Jack Breisch
History of Labre Ministry at FHC
The Labre Ministry at Forest Hill Church began in the spring of 2012. After partnering initially with John Carrol University and then the Salvation Army, we eventually established a long-term relationship with a small, drop-in community center, Our Family Home Center, located at the intersection of Lee and Euclid. Our relationship with Our Family Home Center lasted for eight years, until early 2020 when the Center was destroyed by a runaway car. Over the years, FHC volunteers (working with our mission partners from St. Joseph’s Church, Strongsville) prepared and served hot meals for 100-200 people twice a week, along with an annual summer cookout and a full Thanksgiving meal. We provided clothes, drop-in tutoring for neighborhood school children, and financial support to help keep the Center operating.