Newsletter August 2022

Crazy Kids Concoctions and the 2nd Annual #LoveLockland Street Party

We spent four days, one which was a training day, hosting Crazy Kids Concoctions brought to the corner of Wayne and Walnut by Faith Bible Church Student Ministries.  In addition, New Life Church, Indianapolis sent a youth team to participate in a week long summer mission trip from Sunday through Saturday.   The combination of both church teams brought a huge amount of energy and help to the Metanoia Center.  The week was wrapped up on Friday night with the #LoveLockland Street Party!   We estimate that around 300 people attended this year’s Friday event.    About 30 area students, along with Faith Bible and New Life churches, attended each Crazy Kids Concoctions night. Photos can be viewed on Facebook at this link.    Thank you to the numerous volunteers who came and worked, trimmed trees, cleaned up alleys, walked the community, prayed, picked up trash, set up tables, cooked hotdogs, hugged on neighbors, endured summer heat and humidity and more during this week’s special focus on loving the Village of Lockland and those who live, work, and worship here.

Phase 1

Phase 1 – Making a Home for the Metanoia Center – construction is underway!  In last months newsletter we shared about the increase in cost, due to current economic conditions, to complete Phase 1.   Around the time that last months newsletter was released a couple toured the buildings and then offered us a $100,000 no interest loan so that we could “get going now, rather than waiting as costs continue to rise”.   Since then our general contractor has been actively working on 113 N. Wayne Ave.   We are currently praying that we will meet our initial goal of acquiring occupancy in November of this year!

We are now focusing on funding to return the $100,000 no interest loan back to the couple who provided it, and funding for Phase 2 (the apartments) and Phase 3 and 4 – the medical clinic and the laundromat!    Donations, as always, can be made online or by mail (mail: Metanoia Center, Business Office, 316 Home Ave, Lockland, OH, 45215).

Pictured here is a recent photo where wall lines are drawn for the two new bathrooms and the storage room … as we await the “big dig” when the plumber arrives and begins chiseling up the concrete floor!

Volunteer Opportunity

Contact us if you have interest in volunteering to help with the MC Club Tutoring Program!   We are making plans to launch this program with the fall school year schedule.   There is still opportunity to signup as a volunteer to work with this program.  This is an excellent way to help, minister and connect with children in the neighborhood!

Contact us, for details or more information.

Phyllis Null
Telephone: 502.235.7005




Support the Metanoia Center, with No Cost to You, thru Kroger Community Rewards

Signup for the Kroger Community Rewards Program and designate the Metanoia Center as your Rewards Card community organization where a portion of your eligible Kroger purchases will be donated to the Metanoia Center.   There is no cost to you for this program!  Read more about it here!

Prayer List

  • Pray for donations and grants towards Phase 1 of the Metanoia Center.
  • Pray for our volunteers as they prepare for the start of a new school year especially our MC Club volunteers!
  • Pray for quick completion of Phase 1 construction and a smooth occupancy approval.
  • Pray for our upcoming September Mobile Prayer Walk.
  • Pray for the restart of ESL classes in September.
  • Pray for the launch of our tutoring program in collaboration with Lockland City Schools.


Serving With You Because of Him!

Jim and Phyllis
Galatians 2:20

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About Us: Jim and Phyllis are faith-based independent missionaries commissioned by Faith Bible Church, Cincinnati, Ohio serving with the Metanoia Center. Donations to their ministry may be made through the Metanoia Center, Business Office, 316 Home Ave., Lockland, OH, 45215 or online by visiting If sent by postal mail, please include a note with your donation indicating your desire to direct it to Jim and Phyllis Null’s Ministry Area.  The Metanoia Center is recognized by the IRS as a 501c3 organization, thus your donation is eligible to be considered for tax exemption – please consult with your tax professional for details.