McQueen, 60, late last year finalized creation of the Chrysalis Community Development Agency at 110 Main St., a block from the church. Creation of Chrysalis, a separate nonprofit, allowed the efforts to qualify for more grants.
The nonprofit provides diapers and gently used clothing for newborns to 4-year-olds to needy families. It is accepting donations of diapers for the diaper bank and financial help to aid those programs. Chrysalis can be reached at 513-737-7223.
She also offered programs last summer for teens who were confused and lonely because of the pandemic.
“We’re getting ready to a program where you teach individuals how to cook healthy meals. We also have some financial literacy coming up,” she said.
McQueen’s husband, the Rev. Frederick McQueen, is senior pastor of the church, and she is co-pastor.
This media outlet in 2019 wrote about and published photographs of the church’s efforts to restore the beautiful church sanctuary that was built in 1919 that had been occupied by Bethel Community Church. Unable to use that part of its property for services, Sanctuary Covenant instead has been using an adjoining building constructed in 1974 for its services.
McQueen said she is about to seek a grant that can make progress toward renovation of the 102-year-old sanctuary.