Supporting our Mission

This week we’re spotlighting our mission arm Avondale Samaritan Place (ASP).  If you follow our social media – Facebook, Instagram, Twitter – you’ve likely already seen us showcasing various ministries.  We’re doing so to raise awareness around the great things that are happening as a result of ASP and to raise money to support all that we do.  I hope you’ll keep reading to learn more about what ASP is and how God is working in the lives of our volunteers and the people we serve.  ASP is truly making a significant impact in the Avondale community and beyond.  Please consider supporting these efforts with your time and your financial resources.  Keep reading to learn ways you can do just that!

What is ASP?

ASP is a ministry partnership between Avondale UMC and Canterbury UMC for outreach and mission in the Avondale community. Our two churches formed ASP in 2013 to be a “Community Hub for Christian Service.” Housed in the Avondale UMC gymnasium building, ASP brings together people from Avondale, Canterbury, and the surrounding community to facilitate the sort of connections between neighbors (businesses included!) that improve everyone's lives.

What does ASP do?

The work of ASP focuses particularly on helping people who are on the margins and making sure they have programs that honor their God-given dignity. We provide home repair work for those who can't afford it; we provide social workers and healthcare support; we provide after school activities; and we provide food assistance to food-insecure individuals and families in our area.

What is our Fundraising Goal & Deadline?

With the help of church members and friends of Avondale UMC and Canterbury UMC, our goal is to raise $20,000 by this Sunday, September 15.  If just 100 people give $200, that will pay for more than 90 families to participate in the Food Co-op this year and so much more!

Where should I make my donation?

You can donate online by following clicking this link – Avondale Samaritan Place. Please make your donation by Sunday, September 15.  If you prefer to write a check, please make your check payable to Avondale Samaritan Place and drop it in the offering plate this Sunday or mail to 3829-5th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35222.

How can I get more involved at ASP?

Email ASP Director Mike Higginbotham to see learn more and see where you can plug in.

Food Coop

Food Coop

Holiday Market

Holiday Market

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