Local Missions


Angel tree

Angel Tree works by connecting parents in prison with their children through the delivery of Christmas gifts. We’re 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 - VBS., Easter Sunday, dinner with your family, etc.

Contact Katie Ingram for more information.

Brantwood Children’s Home

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

Common Ground

Mission: To create a safe haven for children and youth at the times they are most vulnerable to the destructive influences of our streets and to provide holistic development of these youth and children.

Service Opportunities: Tutors, Christmas store volunteers, and much more

Family Promise

Family Promise of Montgomery, Inc. is a non-profit, non-denominational organization for families in housing transition. Family Promise of Montgomery is one of 150 networks across the U.S. Family Promise is a beautiful service model where churches choose to share their facilities with homeless families from their community. Saint James provides safe lodging, meals, and most of all, encouragement to families while they are going through a very difficult situation.

Contact Brandy Tiblier: bltiblier@adem.alabama.gov

Fill A Need (F.A.N.)

Each quarter we will provide you with an opportunity to do something to help fill a need in our local community, which allows us to make a difference in our community all year long! Participation each quarter is completely voluntary. Your only commitment is to help by donating one or more items each quarter.

First Choice

Ministers to the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of women with unplanned pregnancies. They provide pregnancy testing, adoption referral, counseling, baby items, and preparation for parenting.

Contact Bethany Garth: bethany@firstchoicewmc.com

Food Pantry

We provide groceries to anyone in need, and the participants are able to receive food monthly. We believe it is important to feed the body as well as the soul. We are an approved agency of the Montgomery Area Food Bank.

Service Opportunities: Donate funding or volunteer to help with the actual shopping at the Food Bank as well as organizing the food for distribution.

Contact: Linda Pearson: 334-202-7323 or Don Grobe: 334-312-4281

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 further chronic homelessness, and do this in a loving Christian setting.

Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels is MACOA’s most visible program where for five days a week MACOA volunteers deliver hot lunches to more than 300 homebound seniors who are unable to prepare their own meals. This vital program also provides a welcome daily contact with senior clients, serves as a means to regularly check recipients’ welfare, and provides food for pets. To older people who cannot prepare meals, the program is a blessing and gives
a sense of security.

Contact Wanda Cleveland: wanda@sjlife.com

mercy house

The Mercy House is a “Day House” that provides a safe haven for homeless people to get a hot meal, take showers, and wash and dry their clothes. It is also a safe place for children to stop in and receive an after school snack on their way home each day. During the holidays and summer, when there is no benefit of a free school sponsored lunch, they feed young people who are hungry. We are a safe place in the community for all people to come spend time in a Godly environment. If you are interested in volunteering or donating financially, please contact us.


Contact Ken Austin: 334.676.1377

Operation Christmas Child

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!

Contact: Elaine Holt: 334-318-9566