Social GroupsThe best way to “bloom where you are planted” is to make friends. We have listed resources to help you locate various sport clubs, hobby groups, country clubs, churches, service groups, volunteer opportunities and support & parenting groups. Get plugged in and enjoy your community!
The best way to “bloom where you are planted” is to make friends, and there are multiple ways for you and your family to meet new people by getting involved with local groups that share common interests. Get connected and enjoy your community.
Newcomers Club of the Greater
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 of every month 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 11:00 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 11:00 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
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
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.
Christ Community Church
Christ Community Church is an inter-denominational church that crosses the lines of racial and denominational barriers to lift high the name of Christ as being the hope of the world. We exist as a place of refreshment, renewal, refuge, prayer, and healing. We aim to lift up Jesus Christ in this region through building an authentic community of mature Christ followers and to show the love of Christ while bringing change to our community. Christ Community Church is a member of the Willow Creek Association, which means we hold to a historic, orthodox understanding of biblical Christianity. Our messages are faithful to scripture, gospel-centered and applicable to everyday life. We believe God has us on an incredible journey of faith and you are invited to join us in our pursuit of the Kingdom of God. Join us for worship Sundays at 10 a.m. For more information visit
Destiny Christian Center
Destiny Church is located in Prattville. We started out as Destiny Christian Center on Oct. 29, 2000 with a dream to connect people with God so that they might reach their full potential. Our vision at Destiny Church is to Make Church Simple so that people can connect to God, Others and their Destiny. We believe that it’s the life-giving message of the gospel, the friendliness of our members and our simple approach that makes our church stand out. We have many ways to connect at Destiny. Our services are packed with media, humor, illustrated sermons, and live praise & worship! So come grab a cup of coffee on us and enjoy one of our three Sunday services. Service times are at 9:30 and 11 a.m. We are located at 1852 Highway 14 E, Prattville, AL 36066. You can reach our office at (334) 358-1313 or visit www.destinycc.com for more information.
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. www.fbcmontgomery.com
Frazer United Methodist Church
Despite its size as one of the largest churches in Alabama, Frazer offers small group opportunities, programs and activities for all ages and stages in life, so that every member has a place to feel at home and grow spiritually. Frazer is also known for engaging service to the community. Every member is challenged and equipped to develop a personal life plan, develop their leadership potential and give back to make a difference in our city and in the world. By living our mission to worship, win, disciple and serve, Frazer seeks to make fully devoted disciples of Jesus Christ to transform the world. Vibrant worship experiences in both traditional and contemporary styles are offered on our main campus at 8, 9:30, and 11 a.m. on Sundays with small groups
meeting at those hours and throughout the week. Hispanic and Chinese services are also offered, along with translation for Korean and sign language. Senior Pastor: Tim Thompson.
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. Memorial is a church where you can get your hands and feet involved in bringing the good news and hope of Jesus Christ to others. 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.
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
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.
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. www.habitatmont.org
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) 271-2525. www.autism-alabama.org/about.php
Montgomery Area Down Syndrome
Montgomery Area Down Syndrome Outreach Group helps parents, expecting parents, families and those affected with Down Syndrome. The meetings are held the first 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.
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.
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.
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. http://www.llli.org/groups/@llli*group*montgomery
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.
Hobby Groups & Clubs
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
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 www,capcitymga.org
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