Ministry Partners Directory

AHMEN

The Alabama Honduras Medical Educational Network (AHMEN) is a Christian ministry that partners with volunteers and organizations to share the love of Christ in Honduras through medical relief and educational development.

AHMEN is, at its best, a network of individuals charting a partnership with the Honduran people toward a brighter future.  We do dream of a Honduras free of  those conditions which touched our hearts almost two decades ago, but we do not dream for our Honduran families.  AHMEN instead partners with our Honduran families to help their dreams become a reality.

Birmingham-Southern College

Birmingham-Southern College is a United Methodist four year liberal arts college with emphasis on service and leadership, professional and vocational preparation; providing scholarships for United Methodist students, study abroad, and opportunities for international service.

Christian Place Mission - Nauvoo UMC

Mission Statement -- Christian Place Mission, with Gods direction, and leadership, will work to feed, clothe, and give spiritual guidance to Nauvoo, AL and the surrounding areas.

We have many churches of all denominations which ask their members to help us. We are all part of the great body of believers who seek to serve according to God's will.  We ask for only one can of food which God blesses as Jesus did with the fishes and bread. Some people donate money so we can buy what we need; others, like Girl Scout troops and school children, hold food drives.

Getting to know our clients and sharing their joys and sorrows touches our hearts.  The blessings we receive from our clients far outweigh what we give to our Mission!  We invite you to put legs under your faith and come see the miracles at Christian Place Mission in Nauvoo, AL.

We are building a two story building to house two missions which are  Christian Place Mission and Inspired Hope Services.  Inspired Hope Services will be the free clinic to further help this area.

For more information and request speakers for your church groups, call Carole Newman, Director, 205-410-7029 

Community Enabler Developer, Inc. (Anniston)

The Community Enabler Mission is: Enabling the community to become sensitized to the needs of the poor and to participate in public and private advocacy for the disadvantaged.  Developing ministries that will meet the needs of the disadvantaged.  Meeting the unmet needs of the citizens of Calhoun County.

The primary purpose of The Sable Learning Center is: Redirecting the lives of children/youth in the hope of guiding and helping them develop self-awareness and the courage to help themselves through anger management, reading skills, life skills, computer training, and health care education.

Dream Garden, After School Enrichment

Dream Garden is a ministry to children, youth and their families. It consists of tutoring, counseling, Bible study, recreation, field trips, arts and crafts and computer classes. Children who participate in the after-school and summer programs battle a tremendous number of social issues. Many have seen or been close to situations children should not have to face. Most do not have positive role models and would benefit greatly from the consistent presence and encouragement of loving, caring, Christian adults.

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(205) 492-7125

Epiphany Ministry, Inc. of Alabama

Epiphany is a 3 day ecumenical weekend (modeled on Chrysalis and Emmaus weekends) "whose purpose is to manifest God's love to youthful offenders." The weekends are primarily held on the Vacca and Autauga DYS campuses.

Fayette County Cooperative Ministry

Cooperative ministy of 8 United Methodist churches in Fayette County - Mt. Vernon, Providence, White Springs, Fayette First, Bethlehem, Wesley Chapel, Berry and Oak Grove with their 6 pastors who come together to build wheel chair ramps for citizens of Fayette county at their private residences. Occasionally an excepion is granted for a small rural church in Fayette county which can not afford to hire a contractor to make their bldg ADA accessible.
(205) 932-6244

Greater Birmingham Ministries

Greater Birmingham Ministries is a multi-faith, multi-racial organization that exists to serve people, build community, and pursue justice. We provide emergency assistance to people in need, and we also endeavor to engage the poor and the non-poor in the work of identifying and changing the structures that keep people in poverty. GBM depends on the generosity and commitment of volunteers who may serve on our three work groups: Direct Service, Faith in Community, or Economic Justice. Volunteers are also needed to assist with food and clothing distribution throughout the year, coordinate food and clothing drives for GBM in area congregations/organizations, spread the word about GBM through presentations and outreach fairs, participate in our Constitutional Reform Education program and our Vote for Birmingham initiative, work in our community garden, and participate in our Christmas Project, which assisted over 350 families in 2008 with food, new toys, and new clothing. We also welcome financial contributions that may be made in honor or memory of a loved one. Please visit our website at www.gbm.org or call 205-326-6821 for more information.
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Huntingdon College

Kairos Outside of North Alabama

KAIROS OF ALABAMA

“The mission of the Kairos Prison Ministry is to share the transforming love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ to impact the hearts and lives of incarcerated men, women and youth, as well as their families, to become loving and productive citizens of their communities.”

As part of the larger Kairos Prison Ministry International, Kairos Outside offers renewal weekends for women over the age of 20 whose lives have been impacted by incarceration. They may have been in prison or the county jail themselves, or they may have a loved one serving time. This ministry offers Christian volunteers an opportunity to share the love of Christ and to grow more disciples for his service. Volunteers and participants in our weekends do take risks when they open up and share personal, and often painful, experiences in order to encourage and motivate other women.

 

The United Methodist connectional system in North Alabama has greatly benefited Kairos Prison Ministry in Alabama. For years, our presence at annual conference has provided a means of spreading the word about this ministry. We have been able to make connections with lay and clergy volunteers who are interested in serving on weekend teams and on the Advisory Council. Methodist volunteers are involved in Kairos Prison Ministry at the local, state and international level. Our presence at annual conference also allows us to make contact with others who are working for the same cause, to improve the quality of life for all.

McCoy Adult Day Care: A Program of the UM Center for Senior Citizens

Mission Statement: To demonstrate God's love by providing day care and transportation services for frail and fragile adults. In fulfilling our mission, the main aim of the Center is to improve the quality of life for senior citizens while enabling an individual to maintain their highest level of independent functioning. Our services meet a wide variety of needs through an educational/enrichment program and adult day care. Our motto is: Taking Care of their Life so you can take care of Yours!

Methodist Homes of Alabama and Northwest Florida

Retirement and Health Care Communities In the North Alabama Conference: We have five other homes in addition to Fair Haven. Wesley Acres, Wesley Acres II, Wesley Glenn in Decatur, Alabama Wesley Apartments, Wesley Park in Anniston, Alabama

Noah's Art Club Inc.

Noah’s Art Club was founded by Carol Befort in memory of her son, Kevin Spies, who passed away from cancer and by Donna Whitmire dedicating her commitment to her late husband, Wilson. June 2013 was our first class.

Wilson Chapel is a historic Chapel that was built in 1917 by the Wilson family for the workers on their dairy farm. In 1955 it became a Methodist Church and now sits adjacent to the larger beautiful Sanctuary built in 1967. Where as the “Little Brown Chapel” as it is affectionately called, only seats 100...the larger sanctuary will seat 400.

The Church is nestled in the Historic Roebuck Springs Community surrounded by many beautiful older homes hid away from the hustle and bustle of interstate 59; 412 Cumberland Drive, Birmingham, AL 35206.

 

North Alabama Disaster Response Warehouse

The North Alabama Conference has an UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) network warehouse.  It serves the Southeastern United States and foreign countries.  It is located in Decatur, AL.

For more information Click on: http://umdisasterwarehouse.com/, then click on “UMCOR Kits.”   If you or your congregation has a donation of needed supplies for a disaster response effort, please contact the UMDisasterWarehouse.Com or 256-341-9961.   It is staffed by volunteers. So make sure you call before you plan your trip to the warehouse.

Located: 35 minutes south of the Tennessee state line just off Interstate 65

Directions: On Interstate 65, take Exit 334 and go West 4.2 miles to a big four lane intersection.  Turn left (South) on Hwy 31.

Go exactly one mile and be in the left turn lane in the median. You are turning between two car lots of the Ford dealership.

Go to the first brown warehouse on your left, which is warehouse "F".  Drive around back and come to the middle door. You can drive inside the building when it is bad weather.  The letter "F" is four feet tall, so you should be able to find it.  If you need help finding us, call 256-341-9961 OR 256-642-1759.

IMPORTANT: Please call ahead and let us know when you are coming. We operate six day a week. Closed on Sunday.  Be sure to bring church members with you and a camera. They will enjoy looking around and see what United Methodists are doing.  If you have time, volunteer for an hour or so.  Overnight camping at Point Mallard is only twelve minutes away and is welcomed! You may want to visit the Space Museum in Huntsville, which can take one plus days.

P.E.E.R., Inc. (Promoting Empowerment & Enrichment Resources)

P.E.E.R., Inc. (Promoting Empowerment and Enrichment Resources) is a community development group designed to draw resources and provide information and education concerning existing resources to the South East Lake neighborhood. Our objectives include: 1. Community health initiatives 2. Partnerships with the area schools, businesses, churches, and civic clubs to increase access to resources 3. Promotion of economic development and revitalization of homes and businesses. In many ways, the South East Lake neighborhood is a resource-rich and information-poor area. Our hope is to work together with the "anchor" agencies and institutions in the area-libraries, churches, hospitals, banks, etc.- to connect people with the resources they need. As our name implies, our goal is to work with people, allowing those in the community to state their needs and help develop ways to increase access to and information about needed resources. Our objectives are vitally important strategies to reach our larger goal of building and stabilizing community. As we work together with residents and leaders in the neighborhood, new connections will be made across traditional barriers and we will gain new strength and envision new possibilities. Current projects include a seasonal farmers market, annual health fair, after-school enrichment program for third and fourth graders that focuses on nutrition, cooking classes, free hot meals for seniors, senior exercise classes, and a community garden. Future plans include a community kitchen that will enable farmers to make value-added products from their produce to sell at market.

Reaching Accessibility for Methodist Persons (RAMP)

R.A.M.P. is part of the North Alabama Conference's Disability Ministry Team's program. It offers our churches and church members who need ramps the chance to have one built for little or no cost. We may also be able to help churches with other means of accessibility, such as chair lifts, elevators or accessible bathrooms. We are funded by donations. We currently are accepting donations and hope local churches in the Conference will add our organization to their annual budgets. The number of ramps we can build depends on money and our volunteers. Local churches should send a list of people who will volunteer to build ramps to Susan Lee at slee4al@hotmail.com. The Advance Special R.A.M.P. is an 896 Fund and is combined with our special Disability Ministries Fund. If churches or individuals do not specify whether the money is for R.A.M.P. or Disability Ministries in general, it will be used as needed as determined by the NAC Disability Ministries Team.

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(205) 910-2353

Restoration Mission

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(205) 326-0970

Safe Harbor, Inc.

About Us: Safe Harbor, a faith based, non-profit organization, was founded in 1998 by parents looking for acceptance and support while coping with the uncertainty and tensions generated by a troubled adolescent. Good children sometimes make bad decisions and the result is often a family torn apart. The root cause of poor decision-making differs for each teen. No family is immune to potential problems. Juvenile delinquency, alcohol and other drug use and experimentation crosses all economic, social, religious and ethnic boundaries. But positive parental involvement can counteract negative conduct to insure the family's future well being. Safe Harbor's programs were developed by parents and professionals to help teens and their families get the help they deserve. The Purpose of Safe Harbor: Safe Harbor is dedicated to educating communities and restoring families who have youth involved in rebellious behavior. Safe Harbor functions in two distinct ways: (1) Community education (Resource); and (2) Family Restoration (Refuge).

Servants in Faith and Technology (SIFAT)

Servants in Faith and Technology is a Christian nonprofit organization that provides training in self-help programs for a needy world. SIFAT offers opportunities for Christians to get involved personally, both to learn from others and to partner with them in missions. Each year, SIFAT offers community development training to pastors and leaders from developing countries. SIFAT gives North American churches the opportunity to partner with some of our graduates through short-term mission trips. Mission teams currently serve in Bolivia, Ecuador, Uganda and Zambia. SIFAT also provides programs on our campus in Lineville, Alabama, that help North Americans increase their view of missions and the world. Learn & Serve hosts a youth summer camp, retreats for all ages and one-day field trips for school-aged students. Many activities take place in the Global Village, which has simulated housing from nine countries and an urban slum.

Society of St. Andrew - Alabama

Society of St. Andrew (SoSA) is a national faith-based nonprofit dedicated to following Jesus' command to feed the hungry. SoSA operates the Alabama Gleaning Network, a ministry which recruits gleaners to enter fields and pick what is left behind after the harvest for distribution to nearby agencies feeding those who are hungry. Churches can support this ministry by volunteering to glean, by helping to transport produce from fields to agencies, by participating in salvage gleaning (picking up excess produce from farmers' markets and produce stands), and by financially supporting the ministry, which in 2012 distributed 1.9 million servings of nourishing food to hungry Alabamians at a cost of less than 4¢ a serving. SoSA also offers week-long and weekend gleaning mission work camp experiences for youth, inter-generational and family groups; a VBS mission curriculum; a 12-session hunger-themed Bible study; and devotional materials for Advent, Lent, and Good Friday.

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(205) 245-3215

Sumatanga Camp & Conference Center

UAB Department of Pastoral Care

The mission of UAB Hospital's Department of Pastoral Care is to serve the spiritual needs of patients and families who come to UAB hospital from throughout the state of Alabama and the Southeast. Because UAB is a regional hospital a large number of the patients and families who come to UAB are often isolated from their normal support systems. UAB Chaplains provide servant ministry at the crossroads---they are a vital source of support for patients and families during times of stress and crisis. Two new chaplains have joined the staff to serve UAB Highlands Hospital and Kirklin Clinic. The Department of Pastoral Care insures that a chaplain is available 24/7 in house to respond to emergency calls and referrals from medical staff. The Department also supports an educational mission through its Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) program.  Currently the CPE program has in training six chaplain residents and five interns.   In 1969 the United Methodist Church provided the initial leadership in establishing chaplain services at UAB Hospital when the NAL Conference partnered with UAB Hospital and made the Rev. Kenneth Bohannon (Highlands UMC associate) UAB's first chaplain. The department developed further under the leadership of the Rev. Bob Daffin (UMC elder,WFLA conference). In addition, United Methodist laypersons (many of them doctors at UAB) have been a base of support and advocacy for spiritual care at UAB and have served on the department's advisory board throughout the years. UAB Department of Pastoral Care is a designated Advance Special in the North Alabama Conference. Currently, Dr. Melvin Rodgers (elder, NAL conference) and Rev. Virginia Durbin Millet (elder-LA conference) are staff chaplains at UAB Hospital. The Rev. Malcolm Marler (former chaplain of the UAB 1917 Clinic and founder of the Care Team Network) became Director of the Pastoral Care Department at UAB in 2009. 

United Community Centers, Inc.

United Community Center, Inc. enriches the quality of life in the communities we serve by providing programs that assist families and individuals

United Counseling

A ministry of the United Methodist Church providing counseling and consultation for more  than 40 years

United Methodist Children's Home (UMCH)

Mission: To follow the example of Christ by embracing all God's children ... one child, one family at a time.  We provide safe, loving, Christian homes for neglected and abused children in north Alabama, as well as throughout Alabama and west Florida. Our services also include residential group home care, transitional living, family preservation programs, group homes for young mothers and their babies, and regular and therapeutic foster care.

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334-386-5354 / 800-239-3575

United Methodist Foundation

The North Alabama United Methodist Foundation is a resource and educational agency of the North Alabama Conference of the United Methodist Church that “Fosters the Future through Stewardship, Investment and Scholarship.”  The Foundation provides churches and donors creative stewardship opportunities to undergird future missions and ministries. The Foundation also provides important investment opportunities, administers endowments, and cultivates permanent endowment funds for churches.

United Methodist Volunteers In Mission (UMVIM)

UMVIM exists to promote, encourage and enable Christians to exemplify Christian Love In Action through short-term mission service in the United States and abroad.

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(256) 404-9995

Upper Sand Mountain Parish

Cooperative Parish of 8 United Methodist Churches serving a 1,000 square mile area on Sand Mountain in Jackson and Dekalb Counties of Alabama. Founded in 1969, Upper Sand Mountain Parish has Emergency Services and Family Care Programs that serve approximately 5,000 families each year. Expenses that USMP tries to help those in need to meet are food, utilities, prescription assistance, medical costs, gasoline, etc. USMP accepts Mission Service Teams year round to help in providing minor home repair and weatherization, building of ramps for accessibility, operation of an industrial cannery, gardening and gleaning, summer day camp programs for area communities, etc. USMP also operates other ministries including the Heart and Hand Housing Program, Gardens of Plenty, Christmas Toy Stores, Back to School supplies, Back to School workbook expenses, and Manna on the Mountain Backpack Program, and H.O.P.E. Center Temporary Housing Shelter Program. Having experienced tornadoes in each of the last six years, including significant damage in the April 27, 2011, tornadoes, long term disaster recovery services are ongoing through USMP. Whether you are 3 or 93 there is an opportunity for you to be involved with us in mission on Sand Mountain. If you would be interested in being involved in our work on Sand Mountain or having someone come speak to your church about how you can support our misions, please contact us!

Urban Ministry, Inc.

Urban Ministry is the inner city mission of the North Alabama Conference located in Birmmingham, AL. Our mission is to serve poor and low-income persons and families with programs of Compassion and Wholeness.

Wesley Fellowship - Birmingham-Southern College

 

Wesley Fellowship

is about growing deeper in your faith with a “Wesleyan” flair.  As a College our denominational roots stretch back to John Wesley, an Anglican Priest who had plenty to say about personal and social holiness, radical hospitality, and grace.  LOTS of grace.  This fellowship carries out this theological prospective with fun and purpose.  We usually get together Thursday evenings for food, prayer, and Bible study.  All are welcome, regardless of denomination or faith tradition, but we definitely skew Methodist.  Rev. Julie Holly leads - contact her if you'd like more info!

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(205) 226-4761

Wesley Foundation - Jacksonville State University

The Wesley Foundation is a ministry center for students and the campus of Jacksonville State University.

Wesley Foundation - UAB

The United Methodist campus ministry at UAB.  

Wesley Foundation - University of Alabama

Wesley Foundation is the United Methodist Church Campus Ministry at the University of Alabama. Our Mission Statement: We are a Christian student ministry that seeks to watch over each other in love; to encourage growth through worship, service, and fellowship; to nurture a community of faith in Jesus Christ; to prepare a new generation of Christian leaders. Wesley is committed to the Conference priority of empowering a new generation of Christians. Wesley Foundation is in ministry to equip the local church with a new generation of leaders!

Wesley Foundation - University of North Alabama

The Wesley Foundation at UNA is a United Methodist campus ministry located on the campus of the University of north Alabama. Each week students are provided with not only free meals, but an opportunity to gather with their peers, bring their true selves, their questions, and seek God together. Wesley is where friends become family. Our vision is for students to able to be (themselves), belong (to a community of faith), and become (creative empowered leaders in the church and the world).
Discover, Develop and Deploy Spiritual Leaders to Make Disciples of Jesus Christ for the Transformation of the World.