back to school supplies donations

We're excited to continue our supply donation work with MLK and Central Elementary this coming school year. We are collecting filled backpacks for Kindergarten through 5th grade students at both schools. Supply list cards will be available to take outside of the Bridge and Traditions Sundays, July 22nd & 29th! For more information, contact Morgan.


Please return these filled backpacks with designated grade/gender to the church office by Sunday, August 5th.

Phoenix house build spring 2018

The Phoenix House, Inc. of Tuscaloosa is a freestanding, non-profit transitional housing facility that began operation in the late 1960's as a half-way house for alcoholic men and evolved to its current mission and structure in 1994. The primary mission is to assist individuals in their recovery from alcohol and drug addiction and help them return to society as productive members. Success is achieved through individual, group and family counseling, vocational and adult education, life skills training and job training/placements.

DEDICATION | Sunday, July 29 | Dedication at 2 p.m.

3506 7th Street Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

If you would rather donate directly to this project, please notate "Phoenix House build" on your check made payable to FUMCT.

blood drive

Join us on Wednesday, August 8th for a Blood Drive hosted by the American Red Cross. Donation time slots are available from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Click here to sign-up today!

Love INC. 

Donations of gently used items are received to supply the Gap Ministries, The Outback and the Resale Boutique. Donations are received at 3101 Main Avenue Northport, AL Monday - Friday 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. & Saturday 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

List of accepted items: Click here.

Website: Click here.

Current Volunteer Positions Needed January 2018

Male Drivers- to transport Neighbors in Need to and from medical appointments

Furniture Pick-up/Delivery Workers- pick-ups are usually scheduled 3 to 4 days in advance

Drivers- to pull open trailer for furniture pick-ups (trailer provided by Love INC.)

Mentors- to meet with Neighbors in Need on Thursday nights

Teachers- to teach Bible study or life skills on Thursday nights

Donation Sorters- to sort, prepare and move items to Love's Resale Boutique or Outback Work area. Donation center hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 - 4 p.m. and Saturday 9-1 p.m. Sorters often work one shift a week, but other hours can be scheduled

Neighbor in Need Voucher Assistant- to work one morning or one afternoon per week finding specific clothes and household items for clients

Retail Sales Clerks- to assist shoppers, price items and arrange displays in Love's Resale Boutique. We have openings on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays

Clearinghouse Intake Workers- to conduct phone interviews with potential Neighbors in Need

Distribution Assistant- work from home researching the best places to give, sell or recycle unneeded, unusual or valuable donations

Repairmen/Crafters- repair, refinish or reupholster donated furniture; repaint, refresh or re-purpose home decor items; use donated fabric, yarn and art supplies for a ministry

Support Team Members- pray with Neighbors in Need, pray for staff/volunteers and send notes of encouragement

For more information about these and other Love INC. volunteer opportunities, please contact Janice at 205-614-2849 ext. 4.

Temporary Emergency services

1705 15th Street Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

TES offers a vast array of client services, including food assistance, clothing and help with utilities, so volunteers are always in demand. Our volunteers can work during office hours 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday or at the TES Thrift Store 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday & Saturdays 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. There are many different functions available for volunteers at our agency:

helping out in our always busy Thrift Store, filling food bags for our clients, sorting donations and many more!

If you are interested in any volunteer opportunities please download and fill out the Volunteer Application and contact Sharon Morgan at 205-758-5535. You may also come into our client services office between 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday.

Donations: Click here for more information.

Website: Click here.

Tuscaloosa Community SOup Bowl

Lunch 11 a.m. - 12:50 p.m. 

1711 23rd Avenue Tuscaloosa, AL 35403

Office hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Contact 205-752-2421 if you are interested in volunteering.

Website: Click here.

While substantial financial and volunteer support still comes from the 5 founding churches, the Soup Bowl is blessed to receive monetary & volunteer support from countless others who are called to ensure the continuation of this vital ministry.

Please consider financially supporting the Community Soup Bowl, checks may be sent to P.O. Box 2277 Tuscaloosa, AL 35403 or by paypal.

"For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat..."

(Matthew 25:35)

UA Fall Move-in day

Join us in welcoming the new freshman class and their families to Tuscaloosa! With more than half of the incoming class coming from out of state, this is an amazing opportunity for us to reach new students and make them feel at home here in Tuscaloosa.

Volunteers work alongside UA personnel to facilitate a quick and easy Move-In by unloading students' possessions from vehicles into moving carts and then taking them to the students' room. Every volunteer receives a free t-shirt and refreshments, and volunteers assisting with morning shifts receive a free lunch. 

To volunteer for the 2018 Fall Move-In, click here and register by clicking Volunteer Sign-Up. Please note there is light lifting, pushing and walking involved.

Thursday, August 9th | 8 - 12 p.m. & 1 - 5 p.m.

Friday, August 10th | 8 - 12 p.m. & 1 - 5 p.m.

Friday, August 17th | 8 - 12 p.m. & 1 - 5 p.m.

Saturday, August 18th | 8 - 12 p.m. & 1 - 5 p.m.

Sunday, August 19th | 8 - 12 p.m. & 1 - 5 p.m.

Questions? Contact Amanda here.