We have plenty of opportunities for you and your church to serve Etowah County. Check out the list below to find out how you can be the hands and feet of Jesus to our communities.
Etowah Baptist Missions Center
221 Wall Street
The Etowah Baptist Missions Center provides a variety of services to assist those in need across Etowah County. They help with household items as well as financial, physical, spiritual, and emotional needs.
Ongoing needs are: food pantry items, birthday bags, essential baby items, clothes and volunteers for sorting, store operation, chaplaincy, and other items as needed.
Special items and food drives are held and other volunteer needs arise around Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the start of school each year.
All items collected should be delivered to the Missions Center at 221 Wall Street, Gadsden, AL.
Contact the Missions Center at 256-546-2980 with any questions.
In partnership with our community outreach ministries, our multi-housing ministries works to connect churches to their immediate community. Host a block party or start a Bible Study in an apartment complex near your church or partner with another church to help resource them.
Contact Sharon Lamkin, the EBA Multi-Housing Ministries director, at 256-312-4348 with any questions.
Community Outreach Ministries
The EBA is continually working to create new ways for your church to reach your community. All programs within community outreach ministries are designed to connect Etowah County residents to local churches. The list of available resources is constantly growing, but supplies are always needed.
Items most often requested for churches to use in their outreach ministries are: concession grade popcorn, pre-sweetened kool-aid mix, cotton candy sugar floss and sticks, snow cone syrup, straws, small styrofoam cups, hand sanitizer, paper towels, and money.
To get information about hosting a community outreach event, or if you would like to donate items for the EBA to use at their sponsored outreach events, contact Emily at firstname.lastname@example.org or 256-547-1691 ext 110.
Etowah Pregnancy Testing Center
119 Church Street
Rainbow City, AL
The Etowah Pregnancy Testing Center is a crisis pregnancy center dedicated to serving young women in Etowah County with immediate needs as well as crisis counseling and prayer.
Items needed include: baby clothes, diapers, maternity clothes, car seats, baby mattresses, money, and volunteers to serve as counselors, receptionists, or nursery workers.
Contact their office at 256-442-6101 and deliver items to 119 Church Street, Rainbow City, AL.
Eagle Rock Ranch
Eagle Rock Boys Ranch is a residential care center for homeless or at-risk boys aging from 11-14.
Needs include: paper products for their kitchen, toiletries, washing powder, cleaning products, or other various needs throughout the year.
Contact Director Scott Hilton at 256-442-7777 or email@example.com with any questions or to set up a time to deliver items to the ranch.
Thirteenth Place is a home for runaway youth and domestic violence shelter residents.
Needs include: personal grooming items, food items, towels, washcloths, cleaning items, paper products, makeup, and soap.
Contact Director Keith Haney at 256-613-2649 with any questions or to set up a time to deliver items to Thirteenth Place.
A Day of New Beginnings
Rainbow City, AL
A Day of New Beginnings is a transitional home for women.
Needs include: paper products, canned food, personal hygiene products, clothing, and monetary donations.
Contact Director Deb Hood at 256-399-6908 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or to set up a time to deliver items.
Nursing Home Ministries
A great way to minister to your community is through nursing home ministries. Most nursing homes in Etowah County like to provide monthly birthday parties for their residents. If your church would like to host a birthday party including refreshments, activities, and party favors, contact the activities director at any of the following:
Northside Healthcare: 256-543-7101
McGuffey Healthcare: 256-543-3467
Gadsden Health and Rehab: 256-547-4938
Attalla Health and Rehab: 256-538-7852