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

    Volunteers deliver 240+ meals on Tuesday afternoons to residents in several
    communities around Pell City who otherwise might not have a hot, nutritious meal
    due to health or financial difficulties. 

  • pack-a-snack

    Each week during the school year, over 365 food-insecure students from Iola

    Roberts, Walter M. Kennedy and Eden Elementary Schools, receive two salty, two sweet,
    and two fruit snacks. Volunteers pack these snacks each Wednesday at 4:30 before our mid-week meals in the Beacon. 


  • SHare a snack

    Each month, we provide snacks for children whose parents may not be able to afford school day snacks. We serve the four Pell City elementary schools.

  • Lakeside Hospice

    They are a non-profit serving Lakeside, St. Clair, and Talladega; we provide donations and knitted prayer shawls and blankets.

  • 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. 

  • SUzanne's 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.

  • Kid's night out for FOster families

    Come and help us share the love of Christ with children in foster care. We’ll eat, play
    and just have fun with foster children while their foster parents get a much needed
    break.

  • UMCOR DIsaster Warehouse

    UMC regional disaster storage Center in Decatur Groups have prepared flood buckets, tornado buckets, health kits, etc.

  • Head start/ jeff state partnership

    Single mom’s education program through Jefferson State and children who attend Head
    Start. We provide lunch while the moms are in class and we sponsor the graduation
    program.

  • Book Scholarships for Pell CIty High School STudents

    Each year we offer two $500 book scholarships for two Pell City High School Students

  • Back-to-School backpack ministry

    Each year in August we provide children in need a backpack filled with supplies and a shoe voucher.

  • 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.  

  • 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.