Local Missions

Bridge Ministries

Bridge Ministries is a faith-based organization which focuses on preventing homelessness by assisting people in crisis situations to pay their rent or utility bills or to secure temporary emergency housing. To volunteer, contact: Jack Smith or Gary Harden

Brighter Day Fund

Brighter Day Fund provides birthday gifts, school uniforms, prom dresses, school tuition and assistance with Christmas gifts for young children who live in poverty. To volunteer, contact: Jeannie Burton

English as a Second/Other Language

English as a Second/Other Language teaches English language to people who speak other languages.Meets weekly at Oakmont Presbyterian Church and provides three levels of classes. To volunteer, contact:Dr. Eleanor Wright


Evangelism seeks to share the Christian Faith with others, to establish and foster relationships among people and God, and to help people become disciples of Christ. To volunteer, contact: Mark Stephens

Family Promise of Birmingham (FPOB)

Family Promise of Birmingham provides shelter and meals at South Highland for homeless families for one week each quarter. It is the only shelter in Birmingham serving entire families. To volunteer, contact: Joey Miller

Feed My Sheep

Brown Bag is an emergency grocery ministry which, twice a month, provides bags of groceries at South Highland to persons in need of food. To volunteer, contact: L. Sue Keith

Fire House Shelter

Fire House Shelter shelters and serves more homeless men than any agency in Alabama and operates the broadest, most comprehensive continuum of services for Birmingham’s homeless. To volunteer, contact: Fred Esleck

Good Samaritan

Good Samaritan (Good Sam) provides assistance with utilities, rent, medical and dental care, medications and food for church members and community members. To volunteer, contact: Jeannie Burton

Greater Birmingham Ministries

Greater Birmingham Ministries provides emergency human and justice services for those in need and engages poor and non-poor together in building a more just society. To volunteer, contact: Marty Keller

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity provides volunteers and funding each year to help build an affordable house for a low-income family. SHPC has helped with builds for more than 25 years. To volunteer, contact: Steve Ashworth

Highland Manor Bible Study

Highland Manor Bible Study facilitates a group bible study and promote a healthier lifestyle through a holistic approach. To volunteer, contact: Randy Wilson

Horizons School

Horizons School is located one block from South Highland Presbyterian Church. It promotes successful transition to independent living for young adults with learning disabilities, autism spectrum and developmental disorders. To volunteer, contact: Marty Keller

International Programs with UAB: Let’s Talk

Let’s Talk is a bi-weekly Wednesday night opportunity at SHPC for dinner and conversational English with UAB internationals sharing friendship and promoting understanding. To volunteer, contact: Lere Harper

Kairos Prison Ministry International

Kairos Prison Ministry International shares the transforming love and forgiveness of Jesus Christto impact the hearts and lives of incarcerated men, women and youth as well as their families. To volunteer, contact: Fred Esleck

Living River

Living River is a Presbyterian retreat center on the Cahaba River which fosters stewardship of creation and nourishes faith by offering summer camps, retreats for youth, and outdoor education programming. To volunteer, contact: Marty Keller

Mercedes Marathon

SHPC interacts with runners through a booth at the Mercedes Marathon packet pick-up expo, worship leadership before the race and as an official water stop during this annual charitable fund-raising event. To volunteer, contact: Polly Edwards

Mother’s Day Luncheon

For the Mother’s Day Luncheon, SHPC partners with Christian Service Mission to serve lunch to over 100 women who are in crises and those who work with them. To volunteer, contact: Debbie Perkins

Presbyterian Home for Children

Presbyterian Home for Children provides homeless children and their female caregivers a home, school, and job skills; and it provides residential care, transitional job training, and housing for at-risk girls. To volunteer, contact: Al Hill

Sav-a-life (Pregnancy Resource Center)

Savalife is a faith-based pregnancy resource center with comprehensive programs to meet the health, emotional and spiritual needs of clients by providing free doctors, nurses, and trained peer counselors. To volunteer, contact: Pam Buck

Simon Cyrene

Simon Cyrene helps residents of the Rosedale community reclaim abandoned properties, maintain a community garden, maintain housing and participate in an art academy. To volunteer, contact: Terry Slaughter

South Highland Center

South Highland Center is an adult day care center which serves persons with dementia. It provides a safe and stimulating environment for clients and gives caregivers a much needed break. To volunteer, contact: Alison Walker

South Highland Child Development Center (CDC)

The South Highland Child Development Center provides quality, Christian, full and part-time care and learning environment for children, ages six weeks through five years. To volunteer, contact: Hilary Perry

South Highland Mental Health Outreach Project (SHOP)

South Highland Mental Health Outreach Project is a high-quality faith-based program to improve quality of life, social connections, health and job readiness for people living with mental illness. To volunteer, contact: Rob Staffen or Jim Price

STAIR/Pratt City Youth Development Fund

Through the STAIR/Pratt City Youth Development Fund, volunteers tutor second grade students in reading two days a week in an after-school program at South Hampton K-8 in Pratt City. To volunteer, contact: Lu Mahon

Sunday Club

Sunday Club meets at South Highland on Sunday afternoons and provides a meal, Bible study, music and fellowship with unconditional acceptance to people living with mental illness. To volunteer, contact: Genie Deason