Ways PUMC reaches out …

  • Our church runs a Food Pantry which is open twice a month for people in our area and surrounding communities. It is staffed and funded by volunteers in our church. We order the food from Community Food Bank of Central Alabama/United Way. Volunteers pick up the food, stock our shelves, and fill bags with groceries for the people who come to us for food assistance. The Food Pantry is usually open the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the month from 9 AM – noon, and we serve people in the Pinson, Palmerdale and Remlap zip codes. Call the office at 681-9762 if you’d like more info. (Dates are sometimes changed in November, December and January because of holiday activities.)
  • We also operate a Clothes Closet which is open at the same time as the Food Pantry. Our volunteers sort the clothes and place them on tables so people coming to the Food Pantry can find something they’d like. People are welcome to get a couple of bags of clothing for free.
  • Our Fish & Loaves team feeds the homeless in downtown Birmingham the first Sunday afternoon of each month. Sometimes different groups from our church go to help. The group meets around 3:30 in the afternoon to prepare the meal and then leaves at 5:30 to set up and give out the meals.
  • In addition to making lots Prayer Shawls, the ladies in our Prayer Shawl Ministry also makes angel gowns for the tiniest babies who were too sick or too small and died before they even had a chance to live. They are working on scarves for the homeless ministry and hope to have 100 or more by October.  They make baby blankets for Positive Choices each month and also donate diapers to this group. Pat Wynn, the team leader of this group, says “God is blessing us and we are blessing others in Jesus’ name. If you have sewing, crocheting or knitting skills and would like to join our group, please see me or call the church office at 205-681-9762.”
  • Grief Support Group. On Tuesday nights at 6PM beginning Sept. 4, 2018. Help and encouragement after the death of a spouse, child, family member, or friend. GriefShare is a special weekly seminar and support group designed to help you rebuild your life after losing a loved one. Our group is led  by caring people who have experienced grief and want to help you through the difficult days ahead.
  • April 2018 – Children visited nursing home on Palm Sunday to share crafts and songs.
  • May 2018 – We saw about 90 children each day at our Vacation Bible School. We reach out to schools in our community and many of the children who attended are not members here at our church. As their mission project, the children collected over $900 to purchase kid-friendly food for our Food Pantry.
  • June 2018 – Our youth group attended FUGE camp where they worked in several mission projects in the community. Most of our students worked with children at a summer day camp. Some students helped with painting, construction and yard work for people who can’t do the work themselves. Others worked in a food pantry setting.
  • June 2018 – Our Royal Family Kids Camp team took 64 foster children from counties surrounding the Birmingham area to a week of summer camp. The team is made up completely of volunteers and we do our own fundraising. This is a great way to impact the lives of these precious vulnerable children. We provide swimming, fishing, campfires, lots of outdoor games and activities. Every child receives a Bible, and we provide most everything they need for the entire week -pillows, blankets, toiletries, matching T-shirts for each day. We also have “Everybody’s Birthday Party” where each child receives a mini cake with their own name and birthday gifts! The end of the week is celebrated with a Variety Show where they’re all encouraged to share their talents on stage. It’s really an amazing week!
  • July 2018 – Drive-thru prayer was held at PUMC. This is where people just passing by can drive in and have someone pray with them without even stepping out of their car.
  • Sept. 2018 – Our congregation is working to fill 125 Christmas boxes for children in Haiti.