Newcomers Club of the Greater Montgomery Area

The goal of the Newcomers Club is to welcome and support all women new to the area by helping to make the difficult transition to a new city much easier. Many activity groups such as bridge, games, book club, cooking club, scrapbooking, antiques club, various restaurant clubs, investment club, travel & explorers club and an art club are available. www.newcomersmontgomery.com

Newcomers Club of Prattville-Millbrook

Meets the second Tuesday Sept-May at 10:00 a.m. at the Bradford YMCA.

Churches and Places of Worship

Aldersgate United Methodist Church

This multi-generational church feels small though attendance each Sunday averages 350.  If a friendly, warm and caring worship experience is what you desire, we invite you to join us this Sunday.  Our worship schedule will be changing on the first Sunday in August as we add a new service.  Our new 8:15 Chapel Service is centered around the sermon and communion each Sunday.  Come as you are to our 10:30 am contemporary worship service featuring a more relaxed approach to worship and praise of our Lord Jesus Christ. This upbeat service is led by our worship team, vocalists and band. Popular contemporary Christian worship songs are featured at this service as well as thought provoking messages that are practical and relevant. The 10:30 traditional worship service 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 children’s and youth ministries, Stephen ministries, choirs for ages 3 through senior adult, community and overseas mission trips, small group Bible studies, Boy Scouts, a food pantry and much more. Senior Pastor:  Dr. Brian Miller
aldersgateumc.org

Bible Study Fellowship International

This comprehensive inter-denominational Bible study program helps people gain a practical understanding of the Bible. There are three programs in the River Region. These also include a preschool and children’s program. www.BSFInternational.org

Christchurch

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 in North America and thus 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, and so we pray ancient prayers and experience sacramental moments each week that link us to the very earliest days of the Church’s life. Our musical life 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 community, as we rejoice in our calling to be a family in Christ Jesus. We thus love to be together, to encourage one another, and to hold one another accountable to the joys and rigors of the 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 every facet of our lives. 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! www.christchurchxp.net

The Church at Eastern Oaks

The Church at Eastern Oaks welcomes you to the Montgomery area. As you are in the process of making Montgomery your home, we would like to invite you to worship with us one Sunday morning or Wednesday evening. Eastern Oaks is a community of believers dedicated to loving God and loving others. While we are not an exceedingly large congregation…you won’t need your GPS to find the restrooms…we are a very diverse and growing family of believers who would love get to know you. We have ministries designed for all age groups in every stage of life. We would love to walk alongside you as you grow in your faith. We would love to pray for you, encourage you, and enjoy life with you. If you are looking for a place to belong, a place to grow, a place to love and be loved; we’re here for you. www.easternoaks.org

Eastern Hills

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. www.ehbconline.com  Associate Pastor: Dan Harrison • dan@ehbconline.com 

Eastmont Baptist Church

Eastmont Baptist Church welcomes you and your family to the River Region. We are located in Montgomery at 4505 Atlanta Highway and would be honored to get to know you.  At Eastmont we understand God desires for us to believe in Jesus, to become like Jesus, and to bring others to Jesus and His church.  Each Sunday we offer worship gatherings at 8:10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. The earlier service features hymns and choruses, while the later service offers a more modern style of worship. Sundays at 9:20 a.m. Life Groups gather for Bible study and fellowship. Whatever your age or walk of life, Eastmont has a Life Group where you can connect with other believers and grow in your walk with Christ. On Wednesday evenings we offer a fellowship meal at 5:15 p.m. followed by midweek gatherings for all ages at 6:15 p.m.  We invite you to join us for worship or stop by during the week and visit with our pastor, Mike Northcutt, or any of our other church staff.  You may also want to visit our website at www.eastmont.org or call the church office (334.277.6300) for more information concerning how you can be involved with what God is doing through Eastmont Baptist Church. 

Evangel Church

We want you to feel welcome and connected at Evangel. Our guiding philosophy is “Connecting to God. Connecting to Others.” Not everyone has the same taste in worship style. That’s why we’ve put together different worship venues on the Evangel campus each weekend. We have something for everyone. Whether you are single, married, divorced, with kids or without—we’ve got something for you in a relaxed environment. We are a “come as you are” kind of church. That means, you don’t have to have everything all figured out before you come. Our service includes music and singing, prayer, and teaching. It also includes a great cup of coffee. www.EvangelChurch.me

First Baptist Church

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, from all ethnic, cultural and racial backgrounds who accept Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. First Baptist believes the Bible is the Word of God and seeks to build its life and practices around its eternal principles. We would love for you to be our guest in one of our worship services or other activities held throughout the week. Senior Pastor: Dr. Jay Wolf. montgomeryfbc.org

First United Methodist Church

At FUMC, our focus is centered around worship, discipline, 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 a.m. 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.

Frazer United Methodist Church

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 and Westminster Presbyterian Church

Memorial Presbyterian Church and Westminster Presbyterian Church (both congregations are found at www.memorialpres.net) 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). Such engagement with the Scripture leads us to acts of service for others.  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! 

Millbrook Presbyterian Church

Millbrook Presbyterian Church welcomes you to the area and invites you to come meet some new friends this Sunday. Located right in the heart of Millbrook, our church exists to joyfully and lovingly proclaim the Biblical message of Jesus Christ so that God will be glorified and lives will be changed. On Sunday mornings, we offer classes for all ages at 9:00 AM followed by our Worship Service at 10:15 AM. Sunday Evening Service is at 5:30 PM. Our services are traditional in format but seek to include a rich diversity of music, both old and new. On Wednesday nights, our children (K-6th) meet for  Pioneer Clubs – a time for Bible lessons and games – while our teenagers and adults have Bible study and our sanctuary choir rehearses. Our congregation is very supportive of our military men and women and we would love for you to make us your church family while you are here. Millbrook Presbyterian Church is part of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), whose mission statement is “Faithful to the Scriptures, True to the Reformed Faith, Obedient to the Great Commission of Jesus Christ”. We welcome the opportunity to answer any questions you might have about our faith, our denomination, and our local church family. Please don’t hesitate to contact our pastor, Rev. Brannon Bowman if we can serve you in any way. See our ad in the Millbrook Community Section.  

St. James United Methodist Church

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). Find out more about us at www.sjlife.com or facebook.com/sjlifechurch.  

Taylor Road Baptist Church

Every week, people find Taylor Road Baptist Church a church to call home. Others are still 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, an open heart for God’s love and a willing hand for God’s service. www.TaylorRoad.org

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. www.trinitypca.org

Volunteer Opportunities

Hands on River Region

The Volunteer & Information Center connects volunteers with opportunities throughout the River Region.
(334) 264-3335. www.handsonriverregion.org

Baptist Medical Center Volunteers

Volunteers provide meaningful services to patients, families and visitors. Volunteers receive training, reference for future employment, personal development through new experiences
and a 10 percent discount on hospital stay. (334) 286-2974. www.baptistfirst.org

Montgomery Area Council on Aging

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.
(334) 263-0532. www.macoa.org/volunteer/

Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts

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.
(334) 240-4349. www.mmfa.org

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.
(334) 409-0622, Ext. 207. www.montgomeryhumane.com/information/volunteer

Habitat for Humanity

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, they need volunteers for committees: Family Selection, Family Partner, Building, Volunteer and Development/Publicity.
(334) 832-9313. habitatmontal.org

Support Groups

Autism Society of Alabama

The mission statement of The Autism Society of Alabama is to improve the quality of life of persons with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their families through education, advocacy and support. (334) 328-4187 / (877) 4AUTISM. www.autism-alabama.org

Montgomery Area Down Syndrome Outreach Group

Montgomery Area Down Syndrome Outreach Group helps parents, expecting parents, families and those affected with Down Syndrome. The meetings are held the second Friday of each month from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the Vaughn Park Church of Christ Fellowship Hall, Contact Hope Smith, (334) 356-9048.www.montgomeryareadownsyndrome.com

Special Needs Families

This is a new group for families of special needs children, teens, young adults and adults. The group’s purpose is to offer support and share information relevant to special needs. The support group meets on the second Tuesday of each month from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Frazer Memorial United Methodist Church. (334) 271-1419. A group for parents who have children with learning disabilities or special needs also meets from 5-6:30 p.m. the first Sunday of each month of Saint James United Methodist Church. (334) 277-3037.

Parenting Groups

Montgomery Multiples Club

Montgomery Area Mothers of Multiples is a support group of mothers with twins, triplets or more that meets monthly and hosts various events including a huge yard sale. http://sites.google.com/site/montgomerymultiples/membership

La Leche League of Montgomery, Alabama

LLL of Montgomery serves the local area through monthly meetings, telephone help and mother-to-mother support. Women who are interested in breastfeeding are invited to attend our free meetings or call the group’s leaders for breastfeeding help. 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. • lllalmsla.org

MOPS- Mothers of Preschoolers

MOPS gives mothers of preschoolers the chance to meet with other moms experiencing the same things. It is a non-denominational 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 moth 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Vaughn Forest Church.

Hobby Groups & Clubs

EMERGE Montgomery

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. www.emergemontgomery.com

Capital City Master Gardener Association

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. (334) 270-4133

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 and sponsoring AKC agility and obedience trials.www.madoc.org