Missions
You are to use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God's grace in its various forms. -- I Peter 4:10

The goal of our church mission outreach is make disciples and to show the love and grace of Jesus Christ with everyone everywhere! 


Local Outreach Programs

As a church, we have a special responsibility as set forth in scripture to help our families, schools and neighbors. We have various ongoing opportunities for you to stay engaged and serve others. 
Knitwitnesses
This group continues to make prayer shawls, lapghans, and baby blankets to distribute to church members and the community. They also continue to make plarn mats for the shelters as well. The group meets on Thursday afternoons at 2:00 pm if you would like to join us!
Firehouse Ministries
We continue to provide dinner at the downtown men's shelter on the first Thursday of the month. 
Manna Ministries- Alabaster
Grocery delivery for families in need is ongoing through curb side pick up at this ministry in Alabaster. Volunteers are needed on Saturday morning  from 7:30-11am to help with loading the groceries into client's vehicles. 
Ronald McDonald House- Birmingham
Through your faithful giving to our Faith Promise fund for missions, we have been able to provide meals every few months for the families who are currently staying at their downtown facility. 
Sozo Trading Store- Avondale
Proceeds from their store benefit the Sozo Children's home in Uganda. Volunteers can serve as a group or individual sorting donations Monday thru Saturday.  
The WellHouse
This ministry provides residential, therapeutic programs to female victims of human trafficking who have been sexually exploited. Volunteers are needed to assist with office work, teaching life skills, crafts and landscaping. 
Interested volunteers can complete an on-line training sessions at the cost of $40. 
Morning Prayer Group- Thursday morning
This group meets each week to pray for the church, our community and the world. 

Thank you, Helena UMC for your prayers, presence and financial contributions! It is because of you that we are able to continue to share the love of Christ with our community. 

To register for any of these outreaches, contact Sherri Smith at Mission opportuntiesWant more information about these opportunities? Contact Sherri Smith at sherrismith@helenaumc.org 




VIDEO FROM OUR FESTIVAL OF THREE KINGS EVENT IN DECEMBER:

Helena UMC has sponsored our Festival of Three Kings project for over 10 years -- where church members buy Christmas gifts for the foster children in Shelby County DHR ... plus the church holds a morning of games, Santa visits and more for the foster children each December. 

It's one of our favorite mission projects each year!

 


Videos from Our Missionaries (Click Link to View)



Soldier Care Packages - monthly
Each month a care package is shipped overseas to those serving in our military. Items that are specifically requested would be: powder laundry detergent, dryer sheets, protein bars, , body wash and deodorant, feminine body wash and shampoo. You may drop off your donations in the hallway located next to the fellowship hall. 

National Mission Opportunities
Appalachian Service Project
We will travel to Jonesville, VA in October 2022 to help make homes warmer, safer and drier for local residents. If you like to swing a hammer or paint, then join us on this journey into Appalachia. 

International Mission Opportunities
TMS Global- Costa Rica
We will partner with Beth & Brian Tatum in March 2023 to send another team to work alongside them in their ministry. If you would like to know more details about the trip, let us know.
BMDMI Honduras- Eric & Christy Duplantis
 For over 47 years, BMDMI has been sending volunteer teams on short term mission trips to Honduras. You have an opportunity to join a team this year. Team members will go house to house on medical and evangelistic visits; taking the time to get to know the people in the village. Medical experience is not a requirement; just a willing heart to share the love of Christ with others. 
Dates of the trip are May 31-June 7, 2022. 
Sozo Children- Uganda
This ministry exists to provide care for neglected, abandoned children who live on the streets in Uganda. Their new facility is home to more than a 120 children where they receive schooling, medical care and most importantly love.  Short term mission trips to the children's home are available throughout the year. 

Interested in any of these opportunities to serve? Contact Sherri Smith at sherrismith@helenaumc.org or call 205.663.0111.