Disaster Response Team
The SFUMC Disaster Response Team provides assistance to our community and neighbors in times of natural disaster by helping clear debris caused by such disaster and make repairs as needed.
Embrace Alabama Kids
We support Embrace Alabama Kids fka UM Children’s Home whereby in “response to God’s word, embrace and nurture vulnerable children and families by providing homes, healing and hope.” Our White Christmas special offering is given to Embrace Alabama Kids. Through this effort, we also support Baldwin Family Village, a program of the Dumas Wesley Community Center located in Fairhope, AL which provides transitional housing and support services for women with children experiencing homelessness.
Family Promise of Baldwin County
Family Promise of Baldwin County provides temporary shelter and housing for families experiencing homelessness. It is the only shelter in Baldwin County that accepts families with children. SFUMC is a support congregation to a host church. Once every 3 months, our volunteers serve a meal at the host church and provide activities to the children such as crafts and games.
Kidz Eatz Inc. is a weekend meal ministry established by retired educators in Baldwin County. “Its members and friends provide weekend food and other needs to children in Baldwin County schools.” SFUMC is one of the churches hosting meal packs throughout a school year.
McKemie Place provides a safe haven, spiritual encouragement, and access to resources that help meet the needs and promote the well-being of unaccompanied women in distress. It was originally started as a service of the United Methodist Inner City Mission and now, as its’ own non-profit, is the only emergency shelter for unaccompanied women in Southwest Alabama.
Prodisee Pantry plays a big role in easing hunger in Baldwin County by “providing emergency food and disaster relief to single parents, homeless persons, retirees, families, underemployed and unemployed households, grandparents raising grandchildren and others in need.” Our committed volunteers dedicate their time on a weekly basis to sort and distribute food as well as interview clients to determine other services that they may need.
Ronald McDonald House
Ronald McDonald House is a “home away from home and a safe haven for families whose children are receiving life-saving medical treatment in nearby hospitals.” Once a month, our church through our dedicated volunteers prepare and serve a hot cooked meal for family members residing at the house temporarily.
Under His Wings
Under His Wings provides a loving Christian home for teenage girls of trauma, connects them to who they are in the eyes of God and equips them with life skills essential to wholeness.
Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.