Information for Congregations

A person arrives at your church asking for assistance. 

You don't know anything about them except what they tell you. 

You want to extend God's love and compassion, but you don't want to enable any self-destructive behaviors or abuse of church resources. 

That's where ROSM comes in.

How to make contributions

List of participating congregations

Info on First Link....

Stories (without names)

Client testimonies.

Talk about churches working together.

Info about database.

Scriptures on caring for the poor

Benevolent ministry models.

How to make contributions
ROSM is a tax exempt non profit that relies solely on the gifts of individuals, congregations and agencies. To make a contribution to the work of ROSM, send your check made payable to ROSM and send to 3100 Tates Creek Rd. Lexington, Ky. 40502.

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Contributors to ROSM

Arlington Christian
Ashland Ave. Baptist
Baptist Church at Andover
Beaumont Presbyterian
Broadway Baptist
Calvary Church of the Nazarene
Catholic Charities
Centenary Methodist
Central Christian
Cornerstone Baptist
Crestwood Christian
Crossroads Christian
Eastland Church of God
Elkhorn Baptist Assoc.
Faith Lutheran
First Alliance
First Assembly
First Methodist
First Presbyterian
Gardenside Baptist
Gardenside Christian
Good Shepherd Episcopal
Hunter Presbyterian
Immanuel Baptist
Lex. Baptist Temple
Lighthouse Ministries
Lex. Rescue Mission
Man O War Church of God
Maxwell St. Presbyterian
Meadowthorpe Presbyterian
Nathaniel Mission
New Horizons Church
Northeast Christian
Our Redeemer Lutheran
Park Methodist
Parkway Baptist
Porter Memorial
St. Luke Methodist
St. Michael's Episcopal
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
St. Vincent DePaul
Second Presbyterian
Second Day Adventist
Southland Christian
South Elkhorn Christian
Southern Hills Methodist
Southside Church of Christ
Tates Creek Christian
Tates Creek Presbyterian
Victory Baptist
Walnut Hill Church

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Scripture on Caring for the Poor

"If one of your countrymen becomes poor and is unable to support himself among you, help him as you would an alien or a temporary resident, so he can continue to live among you.
Leviticus. 25:35 

“There will always be poor people in the land.  Therefore I command you to be openhanded toward your brothers and toward the poor and needy...”
Deuteronomy. 15:11

If there is a poor man among your brothers in any of the towns of the land that the Lord your God is giving you, do not be hardhearted or tightfisted toward your poor brother
Deuteronomy 15:7

Blessed is he who has regard for the weak; the Lord delivers him in times of trouble.
Psalms 41:1

He who is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will reward him for what he has done.
Proverbs 19:17

Do not mistreat an alien or oppress him, for you were aliens in Egypt. Do not take advantage of a widow or an orphan.
Exodus 22:21-22

Do not deprive the alien or the fatherless of justice, or take the cloak of the widow as a pledge.
Deuteronomy 24:17

When you have finished setting aside a tenth of all your produce in the third year, the year of the tithe, you shall give it to the levite, the alien, the fatherless and the widow, so that they may eat in your towns and be satisfied.
Deuteronomy 26:12

Learn to do right!  Seek justice, encourage the oppressed.  Defend the cause of the fatherless, plead the case of the widow.  (Jer. 22:3)

The alien living with you must be treated as one of your native-born.  Love him as yourself, for you were aliens in Egypt.  I am the Lord your God.
Lev. 19:34

You are to love those who are aliens, for you yourselves were aliens in Egypt.
Deuteronomy 10:19

Cursed is the man who withholds justice from the alien, the fatherless or the  widow.  Then all the people shall say Amen.
Deuteronomy 27:19

If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat, if he is thirsty, give him water to drink”
Proverbs 25:21

Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen:  to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke?  Is it not to share your food with the hungry and o provide the poor wanderer with shelter 0- when you see the naked, to clothe him and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?
Isaiah 58: 6-8

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