Maxwell Street Presbyterian was created for the purpose of reaching out to the world, in particular to the relatively young University of Kentucky. Over the past 125 years, our mission has grown and we want you to be a part of it. We transport thousands of pounds of food to Owsley County, one of our country’s poorest counties, every month. We were among the first congregations to take action to fully include LGBTQ individuals in the life and leadership of our faith community, and to advocate for equality. We have a long tradition reflected not only in our historic building and sanctuary, but in the beautiful stories of countless people’s lives we’ve reached.  

Mission happens at Maxwell Street

Our mission programs are diverse and challenging, as we work to serve God and neighbor through our many outreach activities. We receive from others as we give of ourselves in these programs, as we feed and eat, learn and teach, travel and receive visitors, work, play and worship with those among us. We work down the street, across town, throughout the country and beyond our national borders in partnership with the people of God. 

Families & Youth

Families are very important to us at Maxwell Street. We have a Children's Sunday school program for kids during worship, and many special activities throughout the year for the whole family!
We have Youth Group each week, special events, and Mission trips for teens. If you are interested in learning more about those programs click below.

Adult Classes & Fellowship

We have Sunday school classes, weekly bible study classes, book groups, a Social Justice group, Theology on Tap, special events (which often include delicious meals) and other Fellowship opportunities for adults to participate in. You can learn more about those things below or by selecting from the main menu.