Directory of Services

The Interfaith Mission Service “Day of Service and Unity” grew throughout the community in the form of ongoing services. IMS is pleased to offer this community service and unity  “Directory of Services” database. IMS members post their services and outreach programs, so that the Power of We community can cross-share and better serve the community.

Children First
Name of Outreach/Support Service*
Category*
Short Description of Services*

Children First provides weekend food packs for students at a local Title I elementary school who might otherwise go hungry. Our volunteers also assist school administrators and teachers by serving as tutors, study buddies, room parents, and more.

Organization Name*
First United Methodist Church
About the Organization

How YOU can help:
1. Join our food-packing team on the second Thursday of every month.
2. Volunteer to serve as a study buddy or tutor, once a week.
3. Sign up to help as a "room parent" for a classroom.
4. Donate food items (drop off at the FUMC Wesley Center, Greene Street entrance).

Phone Number*
256-539-9850
Contact Name*
Children First
Address*
120 Greene Street
Huntsville, AL
35801
Churches United for People (CUP)
Name of Outreach/Support Service*
Category*
Short Description of Services*

CUP is a combined resource of local churches that offers limited financial assistance to those that qualify when funds are available. This assistance is usually limited to $125.00 for rent or utility assistance. If approved the funds are given directly to the utility company or landlord. Please contact them directly for more detailed information.

Organization Name*
First United Methodist Church
Phone Number*
256-539-8720
Contact Name*
CUP Office
Address*
120 Greene Street
35801
Coats for kids (sample entry)
Name of Outreach/Support Service*
Short Description of Services*

Meaning is one of those overview terms that seems to sum up the spiritual life. Many people, in fact, define spirituality as the search for meaning and purpose. But this is also a specific practice that can be learned, developed, and applied. It involves both seeking and making.

Seek meaning by looking for the big picture encompassing your experiences. Watch for patterns in the world and in your own behavior. Make meanings by attaching analogies, metaphors, symbols, and stories to things and events. See what messages come to you when you regard them in this way.

Expose yourself to the various values assigned to everyday life by the popular culture, philosophy, and the world religions. Learn more about how you can understand things. Take a course. Go to a lecture. Listen to an audio book.

Organization Name*
Interfaith Mission Service
About the Organization

Clearing the org field

Facebook
Phone Number*
999-999-9999
Contact Name*
John Doe
Contact Email*
Address*
123 Coats
Huntsville, AL
35802
Contemplative Prayer
Name of Outreach/Support Service*
Short Description of Services*

Only the contemplative mind can bring forward the new consciousness that is needed to awaken a more loving, just, and sustainable world.

Deepening Our Awareness
Contemplation is the practice of being fully present—in heart, mind, and body—to what is in a way that allows you to creatively respond and work toward what could be.

For many, contemplation is prayer or meditation, a daily practice of deep listening to better connect with ourselves and divine love. Father Richard teaches that contemplative prayer helps us sustain the Truth we encounter during moments of great love and great suffering long after the intensity of these experiences wears off. Contemplative prayer is the way we work out the experiences that words elude, how we learn from them and bravely allow ourselves to be transformed by them, even when our normal modes of thinking can’t make sense of them.

Contemplative prayer is a practice for a lifetime, never perfected yet always enough. Each time we pray, our habitual patterns of thinking and feeling will inevitably interrupt and distract us from deep listening, but it is through our repeated failings that we encounter God’s grace and experience a transformed mind (Romans 12:2).

The contemplative mind is about receiving and being present to the moment, to the now, without judgment, analysis, or critique. Contemplative “knowing” is a much more holistic, heart-centered knowing, where mind, heart, soul, and senses are open and receptive to the moment just as it is. “This is how you come to love things in themselves and as themselves. You learn not to divide the field of the moment or eliminate anything that threatens your ego, but to hold everything—both the attractive and the unpleasant—together in one accepting gaze.”

In short, contemplation might be described as entering a deeper silence and letting go of our habitual thoughts, sensations, and feelings in order to connect to a truth greater than ourselves.

Organization Name*
Contemplative Interbeing
About the Organization

Contemplative Interbeing is an organization whose purpose is to strengthen, inform, and transform community relationships by providing a forum of resources, services, and partnerships for individuals and organizations. Contemplative Interbeing offers a wide-range of experiential encounters. We honor the opportunities for others to encounter life in all its fullness and discover the miracles of love. Contemplative Interbeing through experiential encounters offers a path that preserves peace, hope, love, joy, and well-being in the collective body and consciousness of family, society and the Earth. Contemplative Interbeing empowers people to explore personal transformation, encounter an enriched and meaningful life, discover life in all its abundance, and awaken to a fuller kind of humanity.To foster a wide range of experiential encounters from vocational to psychological to spiritual to social.

Phone Number*
2568868480
Contact Name*
Robert Ferrell
Address*
Huntsville, AL
Name of Outreach/Support Service*
Category*
Short Description of Services*

Faith Presbyterian Church has a free food and book pantry located in the parking lot where anyone can drive or walk up to select food items. There are non - perishable items in the pantry.

Organization Name*
Faith Presbyterian Church
About the Organization

Faith Presbyterian Church is located in Southeast Huntsville and members believe in supporting missions locally, regionally and internationally that are priorities with the church members.

Phone Number*
256-881-4811
Contact Name*
Lynn Bucher
Contact Email*
Address*
5003 Whitesburg Drive
35802
Name of Outreach/Support Service*
Category*
Short Description of Services*

Families and individuals who are experiencing a food emergency call 211 and are directed to call FOODline. Volunteers establish the number of people needing help, approximate ages, and their location. We call the pantry that is the best fit (time of day, day of the week, location) and alert them to the need. They tell us what time the caller should pick up the boxed food, which we convey to the caller.

Organization Name*
Interfaith Mission Service
About the Organization

The mission of IMS is to strenghthen and enhance our member congregations' capabilities to meet human needs, participate in the public forum, and promote religious, racial, and cultural harmony.

Phone Number*
(256) 534-2424
Contact Name*
Libby Potter
Contact Email*
Address*
United Way, 701 Andrew Jackson Way N. E., Huntsville, AL
35801