First Light is an amazing center for homeless women and children located in the heart of downtown Birmingham. We support First Light through our donations of items needed throughout the year. We also provide Christmas gifts and other services as requested. Each quarter we volunteer to cook and serve an evening meal.
Next opportunity to serve: March 24th, 2019
This is our way of helping to support families in need within the vicinity of our church. The whole congregation is involved in this ministry. Each month we pack and deliver care packages, along with our prayers, to our neighbors in need.
"Let the little children come to me; do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs." - Mark 10:14
Since He calls us to continue His work...We provide school clothing and Christmas gifts for local children in need.
We collect food cans and raise money for the Presbytery's annual Pentecost CANpaign to alleviate hunger in Central Alabama.
The Presbyterian Home for Children serves children, young adults, and families from throughout Alabama who seek healing and hope for their troubled lives. We provide funds at least twice annually, provide clothing and other items for the Thrift Store on a monthly basis and Christmas gifts as requested.
Each year during the Advent and Christmas season, we turn our eyes to Bethlehem and celebrate the wondrous gift of Jesus Christ, our Savior. The Christmas Joy Offering provides assistance to current and retired church workers in their time of need and developing our future leaders at Presbyterian-related schools and colleges equipping communities of color.
We participate in Cents-Ability: a small first step in the battle against hunger and poverty. We contribute 2 cents at every meal and bring the funds raised on the appointed Sunday twice a year. This simple act is an expression of thanks for what we have received. It is also a commitment to share with others in response to Jesus’ command “You give them something to eat.”
Since 1993, Samaritan’s Purse has partnered with local churches around the world to deliver 157 million Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts to children in need in 160 countries. Each one—packed full of fun toys, school supplies, and hygiene items by a family or individual—is sent with prayer that the child who receives it will experience God’s love through their simple gifts.
Each year for the last 20 years, we have been blessed to be able to pack and provide postage for at least 100 boxes.
Since 1949, Presbyterians have joined with millions of other Christians through One Great Hour of Sharing to share God's love with people experiencing need. Our gifts support ministries of disaster response, refugee assistance and resettlement, and community development that help people find safe refuge, start new lives, and work together to strengthen their families and communities.
OGHS funds are used for the Presbyterian Hunger Program (34%), Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (33%), and Self-Development of People (33%).
This is a ministry of the Synod of Living Waters of the PC(USA). LWW’s mission is: We teach people to empower local leaders to build and operate systems that provide clean water and health education to their communities. LWW operates Clean Water U, to train volunteers to lead teams, help local partners install and sustain the water systems, and to teach health, hygiene and spiritual education.
Presbyterian World Mission engagement in the Congo goes back 125 years and by God’s grace, the seeds planted then bore fruit in abundance. Our support of the Presbytery's of Sheppards & Lapsley's mission includes providing funds for a nutrition program for malnourished children, text books, teacher supplies, building of schools and other educational needs, medical programs, programs for orphans and mission worker support. Two of our members traveled to this mission field in 2014.
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