global missions

  • Honduras

    We partner with Forgotten Children's Ministries in Honduras. Hurricane Mitch left Honduras with over 20,000 children homeless and gave birth to a vision from God that led to the founding of Forgotten Children Ministries, which exists to introduce Jesus Christ to these abandoned and forgotten children who live on the streets of Honduras. 


    The problem of street kids has increased dramatically since that hurricane in 1998. The flourishing gangs offer the boys sex, drugs, power, and a sense of belonging in a counterfeit family. Under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, FCM seeks these children out and introduces them to their true family - our Heavenly Father and brothers and sisters in Jesus Christ.


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  • Zambia

    This mission focuses on extending the love of Christ to the women and children in Zambia through leadership development, bible study, building relationships and providing needed clothing items. 


    Through Jesus Christ we bring good news to the suffering and afflicted. To comfort the brokenhearted, to announce liberty to captives and to open the eyes of the blind. - Is. 61:1


    How can we work together?

    • Donate maternity clothing, women’s and children’s clothing and feminine hygiene products to the women of Zambia
    • Collection Dates: TBA

    For more info: Walter Albritton, walter@sjlife.com


  • OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD

    In December 2015, Saint James collected a total of 1781 shoeboxes! 


    OCC exists to demonstrate God's love in a tangible way to needy children around the world, and together with the local church worldwide, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ.


    Saint James serves as a regional collection center for OCC and last year collected over 14 thousand shoeboxes! 


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local & state missions

  • Family Promise

    Family Promise of Montgomery, Inc. is a non-profit, non-denominational organization for families in housing transition. Affiliated with a national network, Family Promise of Montgomery is one of 150 Networks across the US.


    Family Promise is a beautiful service model that is being duplicated in communities all over the country where churches choose to share their facilities with homeless families from their community. The Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN) provides safe lodging, meals and most of all encouragement to families while they are going through a very difficult situation.


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    Contact: Karen Gallahar, karen.gallahar@raymondjames.com
    or 398-4139

  • MERCY HOUSE

    Mercy House was founded by Pastor Ken Austin of The New Walk of Life Church for the purpose of aiding the Washington Park neighborhood in Montgomery, Alabama with basic needs such as food, clothing, showers, and internet access for job searches.


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  • COMMON GROUND

    Common Ground focuses on long-term Evangelism and Discipleship of urban children in westside Montgomery to know and grow in Jesus, resulting in breaking generational patterns of poverty, gang violence, fatherless households, domestic violence, lack of education opportunity, and counseling through traumatic life events occurring in inner city community. They do this through relationship based programs, long term mentorship, and life-on-life discipleship relationships.


    The unique and most effective commitment and strategy of their ministry is that the staff have actually chosen to move right into the community that they have been called to serve. The context of raising their families alongside and with their neighbors creates credibility and earns them the right to share Christ in powerful ways.


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  • ALABAMA RURAL MINISTRY

    ARM is a home repair mission camp designed to plug youth into active means of Christian service. This includes home repair and children’s ministry. Ministry is intense in the summer with two camps, one in Livingston-West Alabama, and one in Tuskegee-East Alabama. We also run year-round opportunities in Tuskegee with local groups. No one is too young or too old to serve!


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  • BRANTWOOD CHILDREN'S HOME

    Since 1917, Brantwood Children’s Home has been providing a safe, stable and structured environment for abused, neglected or other at-risk children. More than a program or a place to live, Brantwood is truly a home and family for young people in desperate need. Brantwood provides a place for the heart to heal, and important relationships to blossom.


    The Brantwood staff encourages the children to help one another, to rely on each other for friendship and support, and to build a true sense of camaraderie, much as any siblings would provide for each other.


    The mission of Brantwood Children’s Home is exclusively non-profit and is to operate in the best interest of the community while serving dependent, neglected and/or abused children by providing for and supervising their education, health and social adjustment into the community.


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  • MARY ELLEN'S HEARTH

    Mary Ellen’s Hearth is a transitional home for mothers and their children who are homeless due to economic hardship, family crisis, divorce, eviction, and severe shortage of safe, affordable housing. The primary goal is to foster independence and help the residents gain the life skills necessary to prevent future chronic homelessness, and do this in a loving Christian setting.


    We offer hope, help, and healing to homeless women throughout the River Region. We offer hope by providing life skills training. We offer help by providing transitional housing. We offer healing through Christian love and support. Our goal is for the families we serve to leave us within two years... their dignity and self-respect restored... prepared for a life of independence.


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  • TUTWILER PRISON MINISTRY

    It is the mission of the ministry to bring good news to the incarcerated women at Tutwiler Prison. 


    Through Jesus Christ we bring good news to the suffering and afflicted. To comfort the brokenhearted, to announce liberty to captives and to open the eyes of the blind. - Is. 61:1


    How can we work together?

    • Participate in prayer time, monthly for the women at Tutwiler.
    • Attend a mandatory training at Tutwiler.
    • Lead a Bible Study for the women in Tutwiler- once a month. 
    • Lead Worship Time for the women in Tutwiler- once a month. 

    Contact: Ann Pemberton, annpemberton@charter.net or 277-3374

  • ANGEL TREE

    Angel Tree works by connecting parents in prison with their children through the delivery of Christmas gifts. Every Christmas, thousands of churches like ours help brighten the lives of countless children by purchasing, wrapping and delivering gifts on behalf of their incarcerated parent—not only delivering a message of love from parent to child, but also the true meaning of Christmas—the good news of Jesus Christ.


    We are encouraged to continue that relationship with the family throughout the year, inviting them to events - V.B.S., Easter Sunday, dinner with your family, etc. This is such an amazing opportunity beginning during the Christmas season. 


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  • WOMEN IN MISSION

    To serve Jesus and others wholeheartedly with His servant attitude in special events and ongoing mission ministries.  


    There are different gifts, but the same spirit, different kinds of service, but the same Lord. The body is a unit, though it is made up of many parts; and all form one body and each is important.  - I Cor. 12:5,12  


    Serve wholeheartedly, as if serving the Lord - Eph. 6:7  


    Special Events: Easter Crosses, Seder Meal, The Tabernacle, Meetings/Circles, Hospitality at Voting Precinct  


    Ongoing Missions: Prayer Shawls, Baby Blankets, Raggedy Angel Dolls


    How can we work together?

    • Meet as needed to sew Prayer Shawls and Baby Blankets.
    • Pray over the Angels and Blankets on a prayer team.
    • Assist in Delivery of the Raggedy Angels.
    • Assist in Delivery of the Baby Blankets to new moms.
    • Set –up/ Decorate for Seder Meal.
    • Assist during the Seder Meal. 

    For more info:

    • Prayer Shawl/Baby Blankets: Freda Woodman, 288-4208
    • Raggedy Angels: Linda Pearson, fsugramy@charter.net or 396-4748
  • FILL-A-NEED

    Once a month we will provide an opportunity for everyone to fill a need. You can help by donating one or more items each month.  Our drop off areas will be near the main door entries of the church. An email will be sent out each month with some basic information about a different organization and what items are needed. Participation is completely voluntary.


    March-April's Fill-A-Need goes to: 

    • Footprints Ministry
    • House of Hope

    Items Needed:

    (Bring only these items below!)

    • Travel-size Tissue
    • 4-5 pk of Receiving Blankets
    • Gift Cards to Local Restaurants
    • Disposable Cameras (with flash)
    • Gas Cards
    • Laundry Detergent
    • Toilet Paper

regional & national missions

  • United Methodist Children's home

    Our Mission is to follow the example of Christ by embracing all God’s children... one child, one family at a time. The Children’s Home has helped to transform the lives of thousands of hurting children since 1890. Many of our alumni are now successful adults who are giving back to the communities which gave to them. The need continues, however, and there are hundreds of other children who require our help. By supporting the United Methodist Children’s Home, you can make a life changing difference.


    We presently offer the following services:

    • Residential Programs - Group homes for children, teens, and young mothers; transitional living homes for young adults
    • Foster Care Programs - Recruitment, training, licensing and support of therapeutic and regular foster homes
    • Family Preservation & Support Services - For families dealing with child abuse and neglect
    • Adoption & Other Programs - Adoption home studies, scholarships and family aid
    • Spiritual Life & Development - Programs and events that promote spiritual healing, growing and living

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