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 & 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

Boones Chapel Baptist Church

Boones Chapel’s purpose is two-fold: 1) to introduce every person to the Lord Jesus Christ and 2) to lead people to develop healthy relationships. We are based on the Great Commission in Matthew 28:19-20 (to go and make disciples, to baptize, and to teach) and the Great Commandments in Matthew 22:37-40 (to love God and one another). The Church has a distinctively missionary and evangelistic outreach for the unchurched people in our community and around the world. At the same time, the church shall endeavor to provide a total Christian ministry to all Church members and regular attenders. Boones Chapel has a rich and strong history. They are blessed because of their faith and their faithfulness. And they stand on their shoulders as they carry on the work of Boones Chapel Baptist Church until Jesus returns for His glorious Bride. Please visit www.booneschapel.org for more information.

Centerpoint Fellowship

At Centerpoint, we help each other center our lives on Christ by loving God and others. We believe that the “church” is not a location, but rather a body of believers joining together to worship Jesus Christ. Centerpoint started in the fall of 2009 with just a few people meeting in a home and has grown quickly. Today, we worship in multiple locations in the River Region. From day one, Centerpoint has been about relationships. Our goal is to grow an expanding and authentic community of followers of Jesus Christ. God made us for a relationship with Him and with one another. Centerpoint is a non-denominational church with people from many different walks of life. We are a large church comprised of many small groups. We hope you can join us at one of our locations in the area. In Prattville, we meet at the Marriott Legends Conference Center at 2500 Legends Circle at 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. & 11 a.m. Our Pike Road location meets at the Jim Wilson YMCA, 1445 Wilson Park Dr. at 9:30 a.m. & 11 a.m. In Cloverdale we meet at the Cloverdale Baptist Church at 9:15 a.m. Our Wetumpka location meets in the Bienville Square Shopping Center, 4876 U.S. Hwy. 231 at 9:35 a.m. Please visit us at centeringlives.com for more information.

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

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

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 numerous service and mission opportunities. Guests find that Frazer has a warm and caring family feeling. Vibrant worship experiences are offered in two locations: on Atlanta Highway in Montgomery at 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m.; and also at the Pike Road School at 10 a.m. Families will enjoy excellent children’s ministry and engaging student programs at both locations. Hispanic and Chinese services are also offered at our Atlanta Highway site 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. Internationally we support mission efforts in some of the most impoverished places in the world, with a special focus on the needs of orphans. Locally we have launched Transformation Montgomery, a holistic ministry to revitalize neighborhoods. Frazer also partners with public schools in Pike Road and Montgomery to serve children and families. Our teaching team includes Dr. Patrick Quinn, Rev. Brandon Dasinger, and Senior Pastor Dr. Larry Bryars. www.frazer.church

Memorial Presbyterian Church

Memorial Presbyterian Church is a 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 modern world. Scripture is the center of worship; you will hear God’s Word proclaimed both in music and from the pulpit. There is a children’s church for children younger than first grade. Our sanctuary and children’s choirs share the good news through song each Sunday and during special concerts throughout the year. Our music style is classical though we use a rich diversity of anthems and hymns. A sampling of our programs include elder daycare giver’s day out, meal preparation for the city Meals on Wheels program, backpacks for the Presbyterian Children’s Home, diapers for infants in low-income families, support for foster care families, prayer ministries and ESL. Our education strives to build relationships between one another and the Lord. There are Wednesday night and Sunday school classes for adults and children and trained nursery workers for infants and toddlers. We have study groups for men and women weekly, a monthly Encore meeting for those who are retired as well as a 20s – 40s ministry for singles and couples.
www.memorialpres.net

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

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/communityservices.cfm

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/about.php

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