Local missions

There are many ways to be the hands and feet of Christ in active service. God has called us to be active in our local area. Through our mission and ministry budget as well as volunteer hours, these ministries reflect our desire to serve.

  • loaves and fishes

    On Tuesday afternoons, volunteers prepare and deliver hot meals to residents in several communities around Pell City who otherwise might not have a hot, nutritious meal due to health or financial difficulties. 

  • christian love pantry

    Founded in 1992, families can go to the Christian Love Pantry for emergency help with food. This ministry is supported by the Pell City Ministerial Association, has volunteers from many different faith communities, and is supported in part by the United Way. 

  • iron bowl food drive

    Putting a positive spin on a hopefully healthy football rivalry, the Iron Bowl Food Drive raises money and food in the weeks leading up to the Alabama-Auburn Iron Bowl game to stamp out hunger in the Pell City area. 

  • holiday meals

    On three occasions during the year -Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter- dedicated servants gather to prepare and deliver meals to those in the local community who might not otherwise experience a full belly with food that has been lovingly prepared.

  • pack-a-snack

    Each week during the school year, over 300 food-insecure students from Iola Roberts and Walter M. Kennedy Elementary Schools, receive two salty, two sweet, and two fruit snacks. 

    You can help pack these snacks each Wednesday before and during our mid-week meals in the Beacon. 

  • hometown Mission projects

    Some aren't able to pull away from work and family for a week at a time, but are glad to do so in these local, mini mission trips. Twice a year- Spring and Fall- individuals will engage in a number of projects in the greater Pell City area from Wednesday-Saturday.

    These are usually bigger projects- building ramps, replacing floors, etc... Some are able to work for several days while others can only give a day or two. We enjoy fellowship alongside others while helping our neighbors in need and still get to sleep in our own beds at night.  

  • worship without walls

    Each Spring and Fall, we take our worship of and devotion to Jesus to the streets, literally. At Worship Without Walls, folks from the church and community engage in over a dozen projects aimed to help transform the lives and community of Pell City.

  • Community Outreach

    We partner with other local churches and local resource agencies to help individuals and families find empowerment through the grace of God and the Body of Christ. Our main avenue of crisis assistance is through utility assistance when the termination of service is threatened. 

    For inquiries concerning assistance or to set up an appointment with our Community Outreach Director, please contact the church office at 205-338-3374 or communityoutreach@pelcityfumc.org.

  • Christmas Bells

    Christmas Bells is a community outreach program designed to provide Christmas to children in need. The child's name, age, wishes and needs are attached to a bell decorating trees in the church and Beacon. Donors may choose a bell and purchase items to be distributed to parents in time for Christmas.