Here’s a look back over the last year, just to give you an idea about some of the ways we are reaching out …

  • Our church runs a Food Pantry which is open twice a month for people in our area and surrounding communities. It is staffed and funded by volunteers in our church. We order the food from Community Food Bank of Central Alabama/United Way. Volunteers pick up the food, stock our shelves, and fill bags with groceries for the people who come to us for food assistance. The Food Pantry is usually open the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the month from 9 am – noon, and we serve people in the Pinson, Palmerdale and Remlap zip codes. Call the office at 681-9762 if you’d like more info.
  • We also operate a Clothes Closet which is open at the same time as the Food Pantry. Our volunteers sort the clothes and place them on tables so people coming to the Food Pantry can find something they’d like. People are welcome to get a couple of bags of clothing for free.
  • 2016 – We sent a work team of 7 people to Peru and finished a 3-year project on building a church in El Milagro.
  • 2016 – We sent a team of 2 people to Haiti to evaluate a school site for a future building project.
  • 2016 – Kingdom Fest is a fall festival with a Biblical twist. Parents take their children through several stations where there is an activity that goes with a Bible character. We also have blow-ups, candy, and a hot dog meal. It’s a community event and everything is free.
  • April 9 – Children visited nursing home on Palm Sunday to share crafts and songs.
  • May 31-June 4 – We saw about 100 children each day at our Vacation Bible School. We reach out to schools in our community and many of the children who attended are not members here at our church. As their mission project, the children collected over $900 to purchase kid-friendly food for our Food Pantry.
  • June 12-17 – Our youth group attended FUGE camp in Mississippi where they worked in several mission projects in the community. Most of our students worked with children at a summer day camp. Some students helped with painting, construction and yard work for people who can’t do the work themselves. Others worked in a food pantry setting.
  • June 26-30 – Our Royal Family Kids Camp team took 64 foster children from counties surrounding the Birmingham area to a week of summer camp. The team is made up completely of volunteers and we do our own fundraising. This is a great way to impact the lives of these precious vulnerable children. We provide swimming, fishing, campfires, lots of outdoor games and activities. Every child receives a Bible, and we provide most everything they need for the entire week -pillows, blankets, toiletries, matching T-shirts for each day. We also have “Everybody’s Birthday Party” where each child receives a mini cake with their own name and birthday gifts! The end of the week is celebrated with a Variety Show where they’re all encouraged to share their talents on stage. It’s really an amazing week!
  • August – Our Youth sponsored a fundraiser to outfit an entire class at Sun Valley Elementary with school supplies needed for the year. Some of the supplies were also given to people visiting our Food Pantry.
  • Sept. 3 – Our Missions Team sponsored a Flood Bucket packing day. All the materials were purchased and set out on tables. After the worship service, families took the buckets to each station, packing needed items in the buckets. We sent over 100 buckets to Texas for victims of flooding from Hurricane Harvey.
  • Sept. 17 – Our congregation is working to fill almost 200 Christmas boxes for children in Central America.