Children First is an outreach ministry sponsored by FUMC that assists in providing Title One children at Morris Elementary with the tools to succeed and instills in them the determination to become achievers.
Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian organization dedicated to eliminating substandard housing worldwide and to making affordable shelter a matter of conscience and action. In Madison County they provide simple, decent and energy efficient affordable housing in safe neighborhoods for those who cannot qualify for a traditional loan.
Opportunities for light construction work
(Painting, Trim, Landscaping, Floor Tile)
Churches United for People (CUP) was started in 1989 by Huntsville First UMC and two other downtown churches. CUP has been helping people in our community with utilities and rent for over 20 years.
Second Mile Development operates several main programs which include. A Neighborhood Store which allows people to work in exchange for needed goods. A Preschool which emphasizes parental involvement and a Good Neighbor Program which involves parents and volunteers in education programs, especially reading.
Reader and teacher aides in Schools
Reading Pal’s in elementary schools
Working in Neighborhood Store- Sorting Donations
The Interfaith Mission Service is not an agency. Its leadership and subsequent ministries are established by the member (owner) congregations.
Consequently, all member congregations are beneficiaries of the service learning opportunities provided by the collaborative ministries e.g. a congregation can lead in one ministry and support in another.
The ministry spectrum covers the spectrum from direct service (relief) and getting beyond relief to systemic transformation; be that race relations, inter-religious relations or social justice.