Oak Mountain Missions
Oak Mountain Missions Ministries, Inc. is a 501c3, non-profit organization that demonstrates the love of Christ by providing food, clothing, furniture, and financial assistance to those in need in Shelby County and the greater Birmingham area.
Riverchase Presbyterian Church participates in canned food drivesType your paragraph here.
First Light is a Center for Homeless Women and Children located in the heart of downtown Birmingham. It offers the only emergency shelter accepting homeless women and homeless women with children 24 hours a day in the area. In addition to meeting the basic needs of our guests, we offer:
Individualized case management
A variety of activites, both fun and informational
Four permanent plus one transitional housing programs
Most of all, a place of acceptance where guests can begin to regain dignity, hope and independence
Riverchase Presbyterian Women donated toiletry kits for the women and sports equipment for the childrenType your paragraph here.
Presbyterian Home for Children
The Presbyterian Home for Children, located in Talladega, Alabama, has provided services to children in need since 1868. Originally founded as an orphanage, today it provides a wider range of services for children and their families.
Secure Dwellings - on-campus ministry for homeless children and their female caregivers
Transition to Adult Living - ministry focused on helping young women ages 19-24 successfully transition to adulthood
Moderate Residential Care - for children who live on the 88-acre campus near downtown Talladega. Many are referred by the State of Alabama through the Department of Human Resources (DHR).
Hope Academy - SACS-accredited on-campus school
Riverchase Presbyterian Church takes up a Christmas Eve collection and volunteers at the home with activities such as Christmas gift wrappingType your paragraph here.
Established in 1989, SafeHouse of Shelby County offers critical domestic and sexual violence response and prevention programs for the communities of Shelby, Coosa, and Clay Counties in Central Alabama.
Mission - To empower survivors of domestic and sexual violence through support and advocacy and to educate the community to prevent future abuse
Vision - To be an effective agency promoting a society free of domestic and sexual violence
Riverchase Presbyterian Church has a special mission with SafeHouse each Christmas season. Christmas shopping, pancake breakfast, face painting by Slimbo the clown, crafts, movies, and gift wrapping are part of the festivities. Type your paragraph here.
Who We Are
Living River is a not-for-profit organization committed to making a differences in the lives of those we serve. We do so by offering outstanding summer camp and environmental education programs. We also offer quality facilities and services to help churches and other groups hold successful retreats, meetings and events.
Who We Serve
Living River is associated with the Presbytery of Sheppards and Lapsley, an organization of 80+ Presbyterian Churches located throughout central Alabama. Our facilities and services are, however, available to other church groups, not-for-profit organizations and schools.
Living River is located on the 440 acres along the Cahaba River in Shelby and Bibb county, Alabama. Living River is centrally located with easy access to Birmingham, Tuscaloosa and Montgomery.
Living River is a member of the Presbyterian Church Camp and Conference Association and the American Camp Association.
Grand Opening Celebration & Dedication, April 26, 2015Type your paragraph here.
Sunday Club at South Highland – serve meal for those in need
In the summer of 1986, the state mental institution was forced to discharge large numbers of persons over a short period of time. Within a few miles of the South Highland Presbyterian there were over eighty licensed private boarding homes: five homes for the mentally retarded, five homes for the mentally ill operated by the Mental Health Authority, and thirty foster homes licensed by Bryce State Hospital. In addition, there were twenty-three homes for the mentally retarded.
In the licensed private boarding homes there were no standards set by the Health Department concerning food. There were no means available to boarders for securing, storing, or preparing food, and very few available restaurants in the area. Within blocks of the church, one person operated seven homes which, in time, grew to eleven homes. The residents paid $280 of their $336 SSI checks each month for room and board, which did not include lunches or any meals on Sundays or holidays.
“The Sunday Club” was started in April, 1987 to address both the need for food on Sunday and the need for a place to go where love, acceptance and fellowship are graciously given. Volunteers wear many hats: driving the church van for pick-up and return; acting as team leaders for specific Sundays; lining up, presenting and leading programs; making table favors; donating gifts for special persons; mixing and mingling with the members. Preparing and serving the meals is a special responsibility. Great effort is made to see that the meals served are beyond ordinary in quality and presentation. Volunteers include children, young people, and adults of all ages. Even pre-school children can enjoy putting the salt and pepper shakers on the tables! Volunteers come from South Highland Church and from other churches and civic organizations in the community.
Riverchase Presbyterian Church is scheduled to serve a Sunday Club meal on May 31, 2015Type your paragraph here.
A gift to One Great Hour of Sharing enables the church to share God’s love with our neighbors-in-need around the world by providing relief to those affected by natural disasters, provide food to the hungry, and helping to empower the poor and oppressed.
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance
Presbyterian Hunger Program
Self Development of People
Riverchase Presbyterian Church collects an offering for One Great Hour of Sharing annually on Easter and Palm Sunday.Type your paragraph here.