Mission Opportunities and Needs


Partnership with Greater Saint John Baptist Church - Riverchase UMC is proud to partner with Greater Saint John Baptist Church to help them renovate their Fellowship Hall and expand their ministry. We need plumbers, electricians, painters, framers and sheet rockers, flooring, appliances and installation. To volunteer or donate materials, click here.

Calling Certified Plumber and Electrician - Most college campuses have a Wesley Center ministry, that gives college students a chance to worship, socialize, and, in the case of UAB Wesley, even live (for 5 lucky students).  Except, in the case of UAB Wesley, it is in a 100 year old home that is constantly in need of repair.  Presently, the UAB Wesley Center is in need of some minor electrical work as well as some light plumbing repair.  If you are a certified plumber or electrician and would be willing to look at the work that needs to be done, provide a quote, and do the work, please contact Mark Bourgoin at 205 461-4506 or at umaine@bellsouth.net to arrange for a time to meet there. 

2019 International Mission Trips: be in prayer about joining a team in 2020. Contact Mark Bourgoin for more info or to express your desire to join a team (umaine@bellsouth.net). 

Neighborhood Bridges:  NEW!  Feel led to help a family in need?  Join this new project in the City of Hoover by visiting the website (https://www.neighborhoodbridges.org/hoover-al)  to register your email address.  You’ll be notified of immediate needs of families in crisis (with children in local Hoover schools) and given the opportunity to meet the need.  This program is overseen by Counselors in our local schools.  Contact Wes Savage for more info.  

Habitat for Humanity: Join one of our build teams for a work day on Thursday, September 12 and Saturday, September 28. Contact Clint Bruess if you can join the team (cbruess@bsc.edu).

Christian’s Place/Nauvoo: Celebrating 10 years in ministry! Food distribution is the third Saturday of each month. The next day to serve is September 21, from 10:00 AM to noon. Meet at Nauvoo UMC. 400 3rd Street, Nauvoo, AL 35578.

Good Samaritans: Join this group of volunteers who conduct morning worship services at area assisted living facilities every Friday and the fourth Tuesday of each month. Contact Bob Wilder (rjwbama@gmail.com) if you would like to join this team.

Riverchase Backpack Ministry: Serving needy children in local Hoover schools. We will resume packing again on Wednesday, October 2.  We are now accepting new volunteers who are able to drive to pick up or deliver food once per month. Contact Janie Gause (nuhr@mindspring.com) for more information.

Nauvoo Food Delivery team: we have opportunities to fill vacancies on this outreach team which picks up food from the Food Bank and delivers to Christian’s Place Mission in Nauvoo once per month.  The time commitment is approximately 4 hrs.  If you would like to help this month, please contact Joe Styslinger (jstyslin@bellsouth.net).