- Newcomers Club
- Churches and Places of Worship
- Volunteer Opportunities
- Support Groups
- Parenting Groups
- Hobby Groups & Clubs
Newcomers Club of the Greater
The goal of the Newcomers Club is to welcome and support women new to the area. Activity groups such as a book club, cooking club, scrapbooking, movie club, and an art club are available.
Newcomers Club of Prattville- Millbrook
Meets the third Thursday of each month at 9:30 a.m. at the Bradford YMCA.
Aldersgate United Methodist Church
Senior Pastor: Dr. Brian Miller
This vibrant, multi-generational church has a small-town feel to it, though attendance each Sunday averages 300. If a friendly, warm, and caring worship experience is what you desire, we invite you to join us this Sunday. Our 8:15 a.m. Chapel Service is centered around the sermon and Communion each Sunday- it’s perfect for those who enjoy liturgy and traditional worship. Come as you are to our 10:30 a.m. Contemporary Worship, featuring a more relaxed approach to worship and praise of Jesus Christ. This upbeat service is led by our worship team, vocalists and band. The 10:30 a.m. Traditional Worship has been the heartbeat of Aldersgate for many years. Outstanding musical expression through the choir, handbells, orchestra, ensembles and soloists are hallmarks of this enduring service. You can expect time-honored liturgies, prayers, and hymns accompanied by organ and piano, and an inspiring sermon by one of our pastors. We offer engaging youth ministries, choirs for all ages, community and overseas mission trips, small group Bible studies, a food pantry, and much more.
We are a growing community of committed followers of Jesus, and we would love for you to become a part of what God is doing in our midst! Christchurch is part of the Anglican Church, and thus is a member of the third-largest Christian denomination in the world, with over 80 million believers joining in common worship around the globe. We celebrate the richness of the Christian tradition, so we pray ancient prayers and experience sacramental moments each week that link us to the earliest days of Church life. Our music is rich in both traditional hymns and modern songs of praise. In addition to our rich worship life, we enjoy a deep sense of loving our community, as we rejoice in our calling to be a family in Christ Jesus. We love to be together, to encourage one another, and to hold one another accountable to the joys and rigors of Christian life. We have vibrant adult, youth, and children’s programs that study God’s word and encourage each member of Christchurch to engage in mission and ministry. In all things, we want to be the hands and feet of Christ, drawing the world into His saving embrace. Please come see what God is doing at Christchurch!
Cornerstone Christian Church
When you visit Cornerstone Christian Church, you will receive a warm and loving welcome. We have been described as the “Biggest Small Church in America.” We have a full-time Christian Counselor that provides professional counseling from our building, as well as the only suicide support group in Central Alabama for those that have lost loved ones, Al-Anon, and many groups. CCC supports a church in the Philippines and other world-wide ministries as well as local ministries. We love kids, so we have AWANA each Wednesday during the school year as well as a summer program for children. If you enjoy in-depth Bible teaching and want to be part of a thriving small congregation, please come and visit with us. You may find a church home that will impact you and your family in more ways than you can imagine.
Eastern Hills Baptist Church
Associate Pastor: Dan Harrison • email@example.com
The church family at Eastern Hills is happy God has opened a door for you to become part of our city and the River Region. Moving to a new place can be a challenging experience. It is natural to want a sense of community, and to find a meaningful place to share your faith experience or to begin your spiritual journey. Our church exists to honor the Lord by connecting people with Him and with one another. We desire to see people know Christ as their Savior and Lord. We believe the Bible is God’s Word, and seek to help each person follow God’s leadership. Our hope is to “be a church for all of Montgomery”, without regard to background, experience, or age. As a multigenerational church, you will find a host of ministries and activities for the whole family throughout the week, as well as on Sunday under the leadership of our excellent team. It would be our joy to give you a personal greeting and to have you share in a worship experience.
You’re invited to worship at Evangel Church. We are a community that cares for you no matter who you are or where you’re from. Our goal is to connect you to God and others. Because everyone’s schedule is not the same we have 3 different services in 2 locations, Montgomery and Prattville. You are welcome to come as you are and discover all that God has for you and your family. Come see us this Sunday or visit our online campus at evangelchurch.me/live
First Baptist Church
Senior Pastor: Dr. Jay Wolf
The First Baptist Family welcomes you to Montgomery and to the life and ministry of our church. At First Baptist Church, our greatest desire is to honor the Lord and care for people. We want every man, woman, and child to experience the life Jesus Christ freely offers to all who will receive Him. First Baptist extends open arms to all people from all walks of life, and all ethnic, racial, and cultural backgrounds, who accept Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. First Baptist believes the Bible is the Word of God and seeks to build its practices around its eternal principles. We would love for you to be our guest at one of our worship services or other activities held throughout the week.
First United Methodist Church
At First United Methodist Church of Montgomery, our focus is centered around worship, discipleship, outreach, and care. With vibrant Children’s, Youth, and Adult Ministries, there is something for everyone, no matter your walk of life. We have a variety of small groups, Bible studies, Sunday school classes, supper clubs, choirs for all ages, outreach and missions opportunities, full-time and part-time early childcare programs, and many other areas of ministry that exist to meet the needs of our congregation, and the River Region as a whole. We also have a renowned Respite Care Ministry, serving those who are living with memory loss due to Alzheimer’s, dementia, Parkinson’s disease, or stroke, as well as their caretakers. We invite you to join us for Sunday morning traditional worship services at 8:45 or 11 a.m., or for another one of our weekly programs. We are First Church for the River Region. To learn more about our ministries, please call (334) 834-8990 or visit our website at www.fumcmontgomery.org.
Frazer United Methodist Church
Teaching Pastors: Dr. Larry Bryars and Rev. Brandon Dasinger
Frazer is a diverse community of faith where everyone is welcome to find hope and follow Jesus. Encounter God’s presence in worship, connect to others through small groups, and make a difference together through service and mission. Vibrant worship experiences are offered on Sundays in both Contemporary and Traditional worship styles at 8 a.m, 9:30 a.m., and 11 a.m. Families will enjoy excellent children’s ministries and engaging student programs. Hispanic and Chinese services are offered, along with Korean translation and sign language. Known as a church that reaches out to serve the community, Frazer’s mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the hope of the world. Locally, we have launched Transformation Montgomery, a holistic ministry to revitalize neighborhoods. Internationally, we support mission efforts in some of the most impoverished places in the world, with a special focus on the needs of orphans. Watch us live online at frazer.church/live and when you are ready to visit in person, know that you will be welcomed like family!
Memorial Presbyterian Church/
Westminster Presbyterian Church
Memorial and Westminster Presbyterian Churches are a merging PCUSA community of believers working together to make a difference for Christ in the world around us. Our worship is both traditional in style and relevant to real issues facing the world and culture with Scripture anchoring all that we do. Children’s Church is offered for children younger than second grade. A nursery is also provided. Our Sanctuary and Handbell choirs are led by a bounty of multicultural talent – Dr. Damion Wolmack, Beth Nicholson, Dr. Adonis Gonzalez and Laryne Monte. Our music style is classical, though we include a rich diversity of anthems and hymns. Critical thinking and prayerful reflection are cornerstones in our study of God’s Word, and classes for adults and children are offered on Wednesday nights (6:00 pm – Supper at 5:00 pm) and Sunday mornings (9:30 am). Service Ministries include: meal preparation for the city’s Meals on Wheels program, partnership with Brewbaker Primary School, backpack preparation for the Presbyterian Children’s Home, diaper collection for infants in low-income families, support for foster care families, and prayer quilt ministries. Join us for worship at 11:00 am Sunday mornings. The Third Sunday Presbyterian Lunch is served the third Sunday of the month at noon. Despite its name, people of many faiths join us for lunch. For reservations call 334-274-1018. It’s the best $6 per person, made-from-scratch meal in the city!
Saint James United Methodist Church
www.sjlife.com • www.facebook.com/sjlifechurch
Come as you are to experience the loving and welcoming community at Saint James UMC. With much to offer the Montgomery and Pike Road area, we host an atmosphere for dynamic contemporary and traditional worship, fantastic family and recreational ministries, and meaningful opportunities to help
others by using the gifts God has uniquely given you. We hope to help you connect with God, grow in faith, and serve those in need. Making, empowering, and sending out fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ is our goal and our mission statement. To our military community, we are especially appreciative and work hard to give you and your family a joy filled place to belong while we are blessed to have you in our community. Our staff, wonderful hospitality team, and members look forward to your visit! Join us this Sunday for a morning service at 9:30am (contemporary worship) or 11:00am (traditional worship).
Taylor Road Baptist Church
Each week, people find Taylor Road Baptist Church a church to call home. Others are still just taking a look. No matter where you are in the journey, our church is glad to have you among us. It is our desire for all who take part in our ministry to have a clear mind for God’s wisdom, and open heart for God’s love, and a willing hand for God’s service.
Thorington Road Baptist Church
The Thorington Road Family welcomes you to the River Region! We pray that your journey here was safe and that your family is getting connected within our community. There are so many great churches within our area and we pray that you will make Thorington Road one of the churches you plan on visiting. More importantly, we pray that the Lord guides your family to the right church. If Thorington Road is right for your family, we pray that you will call us your home church!
Trinity Presbyterian Church
For more than 125 years, Trinity Presbyterian Church has played a vital role in Montgomery. Located in the Historic Garden District, Trinity Presbyterian Church is a committed family of believers who love God and love each other. Our worship is vibrant, and the sense of community among us is strong. We love and care for one another. We rejoice with those who rejoice and mourn with those who mourn. Discipleship, mutual accountability, and godly disciplines are keys to Trinity’s commitment to one another. We have a rich heritage as a growing and vibrant church with dynamic ministry opportunities for children, youth and adults. Trinity Preschool, with classes offered five days a week, is a loving, Christian learning environment for children ages four months through five years.
Victory Baptist Church
We would like to invite you to worship and serve the Lord with us at Victory Baptist Church. We are an independent, Bible-believing, Baptist church. Here you will find fellowship with believers, soul-stirring music, and sound teaching and preaching from God’s Word— all with an emphasis to reach the world. With Classes for all ages and a variety of ministries, this is a wonderful place for you and your family to grow and serve. Everyone is welcome! Join us first hand as we ask and allow God to work in our hearts and homes!
Montgomery Humane Society
Volunteers are a crucial part of the survival of the Montgomery Humane Society. They enable the society to help the thousands of animals that come into the shelter each year.
Prattville/Autauga Humane Society
(334) 358-2882 • www.prattvilleautaugahumane.org/volunteer/
Elmore County Humane Society
(334) 202-1381 • www.elmorehumane.org
The Alabama Wildlife Center
(205) 663-7930 • www.awrc.org
The Alabama Wildlife Center operates almost entirely through voluntary efforts. Work with compassionate and dedicated like-minded people to keep their mission thriving
Hands on River Region
(334) 264-3335 • www.handsonriverregion.org
The Volunteer & Information Center connects volunteers with opportunities throughout the River Region.
Baptist Medical Center Volunteers
(334) 286-2974 • www.baptistfirst.org
Volunteers provide meaningful services to patients, families, and visitors. Volunteers receive training, references for future employment, personal development through new experiences, and a 10 percent discount on hospital stay.
Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts
(334) 240-4349 • www.mmfa.org
Volunteers play an integral role at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts. You will find all types of opportunities to help the Museum, all tailored to the interest of the individual. Volunteer opportunities have very flexible time commitments.
Easterseals Central Alabama
(334) 395-4489 • www.easterseals.com/alabama
Easterseals provides a variety of services to help people with autism and other disabilities address life’s challenges and achieve personal goals.
Montgomery Area Council on Aging
(334) 263-0532 • www.macoa.org
MACOA has a wealth of volunteer opportunities for people of all ages. Typical services include delivering Meals on Wheels, teaching classes, making visits in person or on the telephone, helping at senior center activities, and escorting seniors to appointments. Reward yourself with the gift of giving and enjoy the warmth of a smile from an appreciative senior citizen.
Habitat for Humanity
(334) 281-0880 • www.habitatmontal.org
Habitat for Humanity Volunteers do a great deal of this organization’s work, so there are many opportunities for you to serve. Not only do they need construction work, but they also need volunteers for committees: Family Selection, Family Partner, Building, Volunteer, and Development/Publicity.
Montgomery Area Autism Networking Group
The Montgomery Area Autism Networking Group aims to bring River Region parents together to share resources, create playgroups, and promote advocacy, as well as bring new services to the area for children with Autism.
Montgomery Area Down Syndrome Outreach Group
(334) 356-9048 • www.montgomeryareadownsyndrome.com
The Montgomery Area Down Syndrome Outreach Group helps parents, expecting parents, families, and those affected with Down Syndrome.
Montgomery Cancer Center Support Group
(334) 273-7000 • www.montgomerycancercenter.com
Whether you are someone with cancer or someone close to you has cancer, it can be very helpful to talk with others who will understand what you are going through. A weekly Cancer Support Group meets each Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. in the 2nd Floor Executive Conference Room at Montgomery Cancer Center.
NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Family Support Group
(334) 272-8622 • www.frazer.churchcenter.com
This group provides understanding, education, and information to family members and friends of those who suffer from mental illness. It meets at Frazer UMC on the second Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m.
NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Patient Support Group
(334) 272-8622 • www.frazer.churchcenter.com
This group provides understanding, education, and information to family members and friends of those who suffer from mental illness. It meets every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at Frazer UMC.
Montgomery Multiples Club
The Montgomery Multiples Club is a support group for mothers with twins, triplets, or more that meets monthly and hosts various events, including a huge annual yard sale.
La Leche League of Montgomery
LLL serves the local area through free monthly meetings, telephone help, and mother-to-mother support. At these monthly meetings, mothers share not only their questions and concerns, but also the benefits and joys of breastfeeding. Babies are expected to attend; children of all ages are welcome.
MOPS- Mothers of Preschoolers
(334) 241-5165 • www.mops.org/groups/vaughnforestchurch
MOPS gives mothers of preschoolers the chance to meet with other moms experiencing the same things. It is a nondenominational church organization, but all mothers of preschoolers are welcome, regardless of religious beliefs. Childcare is provided. MOPS meets the first and third Wednesday mornings 9:30-11:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church. and the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Vaughn Forest Church.
Family Guidance Center Co-Parenting Program
(334) 270-4100 • www.familyguidancecenter.org
The goal of this program is to help divorced parents establish a co-parenting style that will promote stability, predictability, and a positive environment for their children.
Montgomery Rotary Club
(334) 260-4021 • www.montgomeryrotaryclub.com
EMERGE Montgomery is an organization for young professionals to connect with each other and the community. Associated with the Montgomery Chamber, it is a network of 22- 40 year olds who currently live in the Montgomery area.
Capital City Master Gardener Association
(334) 270-4133 • www.capcitymga.org
This program trains and certifies individuals in horticulture and related areas. These individuals, in turn, volunteer their expertise and services to help others through horticultural projects that benefit the community.
Central Alabama Beekeepers Association
Facebook: Central Alabama Beekeepers Association
Located in Wetumpka, this group promotes beekeeping among fellow beekeepers, agriculture, and the general public. It meets on the 4th Thursday of each month.
Montgomery Alabama Dog Obedience Club
Founded in 1971, MADOC offers classes in obedience, rally,and agility. Members are involved in nursing home and school visits, as well as sponsoring AKC agility and obedience trials.
Montgomery Gem & Mineral Society
The Montgomery Gem & Mineral Society is a lapidary arts, paleontology, geology, gemology, rockhounding, and jewelry making club. Meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each
month at 7:00 pm at the Mureal Crump Community Center.
Radio Aero Modelers of Montgomery
This is an Academy of Model Aeronautics sanctioned club dedicated to the advancement and enjoyment of the hobby of Radio Control (RC) Aviation.