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First Saturday

Outreach small groups demonstrate God’s love in practical ways by caring for the felt needs within our communities. A number of these small groups come together on the First Saturday of each month to serve through a variety of outreach projects. To get involved, simply find a campus that has a First Saturday Outreach expression and make plans to attend.

Locations & Times

Dream Center Dream Center

8am-12pm
Meet at DC. Lunch served at noon.

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Greystone Greystone

8am-12pm
Meet at Greystone Campus front entrance

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Alabaster Alabaster

8:30am
Meet in rear parking lot of Thompson High School.

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Auburn Auburn

8am
Meet at Auburn Campus

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Fultondale Fultondale

8am
Meet at Tarrant High School

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Grandview Grandview

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Grandview Campus

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Grants Mill Grants Mill

8am* to 12pm (*doors open at 7:30am)
Grants Mill

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Huntsville Huntsville

8am
Check with campus contact for meeting times

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Montgomery Montgomery

8am-12pm
Meet at Montgomery Campus Office Complex, 322 Catoma St.

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Opelika Opelika

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Opelika Campus

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Riverchase Riverchase

8:30am-12pm
Meet at Riverchase Campus in Commons Area

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Tuscaloosa Tuscaloosa

10am
Meet at Tuscaloosa Campus near Next Steps Booth, 721 Rice Mine Road, NE

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Small Group Projects

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Grants Mill View Projects

Project Location Participant Age Leaders

Grants MillGlennwood Autism School Repairs

Glennwood Autism School Repairs | 150 Glenwood Lane, Birmingham, AL 35242 18-22, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60+, College John Culwell
Description: Repairing and maintaining Glenwood School and performing projects the school is in need of. Need a minimum of 6 people every month to begin work each day.
Type: Yardwork
Materials Needed: None - (materials provided by Glennwood) participants can bring tools, equipment, donations(call leader for info)
Maximum Capacity: 15-25
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Grants MillThe Homeless in Birmingham

Linn Park/Downtown Birmingham | 4700 Highlands Way, Birmingham, AL 35210 14-18, 18-22, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60+, College Beth Box and Chris Carr
Description: Visiting and praying with veterans and other people who are experiencing homelessness in the Birmingham area
Type: Other
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Grants MillAnti-Sex Trafficking

4700 Highlands Way, Birmingham, AL 35212 18-22, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60+, College Lauren Howton
Description: Visiting, ministering, and praying with those who are trafficked and may need assistance.
Type: Other
Materials Needed: None (participants can bring ministry tools/bibles/ gifts) - (call leader for info)
Maximum Capacity: 20
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Grants MillSt. Martin Nursing Home

St. Martin Nursing Home | 4941 Montevallo Rd., Irondale, AL 35210 18-22, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60+, College Brenda Williams
Description: Visiting and praying with elderly vets and other people who are in nursing home
Type: Widow/elderly visitation
Materials Needed: Participants can bring ministry tools/bibles/ gifts - call leader for info
Maximum Capacity: 10
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Grants MillCheryl Smith Home Repair

2340 Briarcliff Dr, , Leeds, AL 35094 14-18, 18-22, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60+, College Drew Lacey
Description: Home repairs for resident
Type: Home maintenance
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Grants MillBoys Home

Old 78 Hwy , Leeds, AL . All Ages Jeff Huey
Description: General Construction Clean up Outside Painting/General Repairs
Type: Home maintenance, Other
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Alabaster View Projects

Project Location Participant Age Leaders

AlabasterSmall Projects

1119 King Arthur Court, Alabaster, AL . All Ages Phillip Harer
Description: Building a wheelchair ramp for resident
Type: Home maintenance
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AlabasterMy Sister’s Place

Montevallo | 251 Wilson Dr., Montevallow, AL 35115 All Ages Jennifer Nabors
Description: Home maintenance and new property preparation.
Type: Yardwork, Community Cleanup
Materials Needed: Tools for home repair, caulk, cleaning supplies, and yard work tools.
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AlabasterManna Farms

Alabaster Community Garden at Limestone Park | 2400 Hwy 31 S , Alabaster, AL 35007 All Ages Andy Ward
Description: Planting crops, weeding, watering and other farm activities to grow fresh food for families in need.
Type: Yardwork
Materials Needed: Gloves, Shovels, Rakes, Hoes, etc.
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Auburn View Projects

Project Location Participant Age Leaders

AuburnLeast of These Homeless Ministry

. | ., Auburn, AL . All Ages Elizabeth Morton
Description: Praying with those experiencing homelessness in Columbus, GA
Type: Other
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AuburnNew Birth Ministries

., Auburn, . . All Ages Rick Kuhn
Description: Installing flooring
Type: Home maintenance
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AuburnSalvation Army

., ., AL . All Ages Imo Holstick
Description: Testing electronics, stocking shelves, sorting food pantry
Type: Other
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AuburnAlex City Serve

Winn Dixie Parking Lot 280 | ., ., AL . All Ages Keith Brown
Description: Project will include painting, installing doors, and laying carpet squares. Ministering to residents at Hillabee Towers.
Type: Home maintenance, Other
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AuburnEast Park

., ., AL . All Ages Mallory Frazier
Description: We will be hanging out, loving on the kids, and picking up trash.
Type: Other
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AuburnMacon Serve

Contact Leader for Directions, Auburn, AL . All Ages Sarah Head
Description: Planting flower beds in Greenfork Park
Type: Yardwork
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Fultondale View Projects

Project Location Participant Age Leaders

FultondaleCommunity Outreach

Spring Gardens | 201 Spring Gardens Dr, Tarrant, AL 35217 All Ages Peggy Wick
Description: Food and fellowship from 9-12 with the residents of Spring Gardens
Type: Food services to individual/group
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Grandview View Projects

Project Location Participant Age Leaders

GrandviewAdy’s Army

5145 Willow Way, Birmingham, AL 35242 All Ages Ryan Huffman
Description: Join Ryan and Ady's Army in serving families with children who have special needs. We will be carrying out household chores for Ms. Bonville; both indoors and outdoors.
Type: Yardwork, Home maintenance, Other
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GrandviewServing the Homeless

8100 5th Ave North; , Birmingham, AL 35206 All Ages Matt Wilson
Description: Come join Matt and his team as the partner with #thehomelessbirmingham and serve the homeless community in and around Linn Park. Come see what amazing things can happen when the local church serves those that are in need!
Type: Other
Materials Needed: Food, Blankets, Clothes, toiletries, living essentials
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Greystone View Projects

Project Location Participant Age Leaders

GreystoneWellHouse Vehicle Maintenance

The Wellhouse | Contact Keith for location, Springville, AL 35094 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60+ Keith Holland
Description: Help Keith Holland as he leads routine maintenance on WellHouse Vehicles. In addition to the maintenance, he needs volunteers to bless this wonderful organization by washing and cleaning their vehicles. The Wellhouse is a Faith-based, Christ-centered nonprofit organization offering a full range of services to females who have been sexually exploited through human trafficking.
Type: Other
Materials Needed: If you can help with cleaning, please come prepared with car washing supplies to include water hoses.
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GreystoneHope’s Closet

Hope Haven Farm | 21 Haven Hill Lane (Travel north 15.1 miles on Hwy 43 N from Hwy 280, Haven Hill lane is on the right just past Davis Chapel.), Sterrett, AL . All Ages Dawn Smith
Description: Join Dawn Smith and her small group as they continue to grow their clothes closet ministry to help families in need. This Saturday they will be at Hope Haven Farm to serve special needs and foster families. Dawn will be collecting donations at Greystone at 8am Saturday morning. More than clothes, right now they need hangers and storage containers.
Type: Other
Materials Needed: Please bring gloves, lawn equipment, weed-eaters, rakes, pole saws..etc.
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GreystoneExtended Care Ministry

Ridge View At Meadow Brook | 700 Corporate Ridge Road, Birmingham, AL 35242 All Ages Norma Torres or Shellie Jo Jones
Description: Join Norma and Shellie Jo as they show the wonderful men and women of Meadowbrook how much God loves them. They plan to play games, make a craft, fill bird feeders, and visit with the residents. Children are welcome!
Type: Other
Materials Needed: Smiles
Maximum Capacity: 25
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GreystoneBackpack Buddies

Greystone Campus | 1701 Lee Branch Lane, Birmingham, AL 35242 All Ages Paige Kyser
Description: Join Paige as she packs meals (3 meals a day for 2 days) for needy students attending Greystone Elementary School to carry home each Friday in their backpacks. Some of these students would not have weekend meals without the help of Backpack Buddies.
Type: Other
Materials Needed: The following items are needed (if you can't stay, but would like to help, no worries...you can drop off items between 8-10 am Saturday at the kitchen entrance): • Grits • Oatmeal • Cereal bars. NO NUTS • Boxed Mac and cheese • Ramen noodles • Cans of ravioli and spag and meatballs • Packs of fruit in juice • Pudding packs • Goldfish packs • Animal cracker packs • Capri Sun punches or koolaid • Boxed Yoohoo chocolate milk
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GreystoneMat Makers

Greystone Campus | 1701 Lee Branch Ln, Birmingham, AL 35242 11-14, 14-18, 18-22, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60+, College Jayne Fullerton
Description: Join Jayne Fullerton and Kim Legg to learn how to construct sleeping mats for the homeless out of plastic bags. It's an amazing process and you do not need to know how to crochet to participate. Children 8 and up are welcome!
Type: Other
Materials Needed: Shopping bags Ages 8+
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Huntsville View Projects

Project Location Participant Age Leaders

HuntsvilleServing Vetrans - Veteran Assistance

Vetrans House | 2209 Glen Iris Road NW, Huntsville , AL 35810 All Ages Darryl Woods
Description: We will be assisting a Veteran whose house is no longer up to code and he cannot care for it himself. Skilled and unskilled labor welcome. We will be working on the house (inside and out) from 8am-12noon but Darryl will be starting at 7:30am so come on if you’d like to start early
Type: Yardwork, Home maintenance
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HuntsvilleDowntown Rescue Mission

Downtown Rescue Mission | 1400 Evangel Drive NW,, Huntsville, AL 35816 All Ages Casey Blake
Description: We will be sorting food and clothing donations, clerical work, yard work, and/or cleaning various areas of the campus. All of these things are needed and will depend on the volunteer numbers as to what exactly we will do. All ages are welcome. Please feel free to bring any can good or clothing donations as these are also always needed. Everyone must read the attached DRM volunteer covenant before volunteering. We will meet at the main DRM campus at 9am and be finished about noon. Tell the gate guard that you are volunteering with the Highlands group and enter through the main doors below the cross. More information about the Downtown Rescue Mission can be found on their website at www.downtownrescuemission.org
Type: Food services to individual/group, Other
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HuntsvilleNashville Refugee Trip

Nashville, Tennessee. Meet at the Athens AL Cracker Barrell   | 1212 Kelli Drive, Athens, AL 35613 Dave Shuford
Description: We will be sending some of our First Saturday Outreach team to serve with refugees in NASHVILLE (partnering with local missionaries). The meeting time is 8 am on March 4th at the Athens Cracker Barrel. There will also be a gathering for breakfast at the same Cracker Barrel at 7am if you'd like to join in. RSVPing is very important for this trip. We will be prayer walking, doing basic evangelism and encouraging missionaries. Training will be provided on site.
Type: Other
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Montgomery View Projects

Project Location Participant Age Leaders

MontgomeryRegency Park Neighborhood Outreach

Regency Park | 322 Catoma Street , Montgomery, Alabama 36104 All Ages Travis Dawkins, Steve Rogers, William Thornton
Description: An outreach ministry that serves the people of Regency Park in south Montgomery. This group is designed for the entire family. You can participate in DC Kids, door to door ministry, food ministry, Prayer ministry, or pressing needs ministry. Saturday at 9:00AM (we will meet for prayer and then head to the park)
Type: Other
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Opelika View Projects

Project Location Participant Age Leaders

OpelikaMoving Help

Meet at Opelika Campus Prayer Room, Opelika, AL 36801 All Ages Melissa McCain
Description: We will be loading a moving truck from Beauregard and unloading the truck at the new house in Opelika.
Type: Other
Materials Needed: *Please bring hand trucks, straps, rope and any other moving supplies to make the move go faster.
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OpelikaUnity of Faith Outreach

Unity of Faith | 801 S Jennings Ave, Lanette, AL 36863 All Ages Julian Nealy
Description: Grilling out for the Lanett Community. Meet at Unity of Faith at 8:30 am.
Type: Community Cleanup
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OpelikaExodus Ranch

Exodus Ranch | Meet at Opelika Campus Prayer Room, Opelika, AL . All Ages Jason Jones
Description: Bounce house, Easter activities with the children. Also clean up around the grounds: raking leaves, trimming bushes.
Type: Other
Materials Needed: Bring your own yard gloves, rakes, and trimmers
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Riverchase View Projects

Project Location Participant Age Leaders

RiverchaseWatson’s Home

Mr & Mrs Watson | 115 Sugar Dr, Pelham, AL 35124 All Ages Mike Broach
Description: Home repairs and yardwork
Type: Yardwork, Home maintenance
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RiverchaseOak Mountain Missions

Oak Mountain Missions | 2699 Pelham Pkwy, Pelham, AL 35124 All Ages Gina Caplan
Description: This project will be sorting food, organizing their pantry, and normal cleaning activities.
Type: Food services to individual/group, Other
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Tuscaloosa View Projects

Project Location Participant Age Leaders

TuscaloosaCrescent East Prayer

Crescent East but meet at the church first | 226 49th Ave. E, Tuscaloosa, AL 35404 All Ages Kyle Fessler
Description: We will meet at 10am at the church next to the “Next Steps” booth before heading out to Crescent East Apartments in Holt. While at Crescent East, we be praying for our neighbors and children during the block party and assisting neighbors and children in filling out prayer request cards to be prayed over during Saturday morning prayer. We will wrap up around 1:30.
Type: Other
Maximum Capacity: 15
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TuscaloosaCrescent East Door to Door

Crescent East but meet at the church first | 226 49th Ave. E, Tuscaloosa, AL 35404 All Ages Kyle Fessler
Description: We will meet at 10am at the church next to the “Next Steps” booth before heading out to Crescent East Apartments in Holt. While at Crescent East, we will go door-to-door delivering food from the block party, inviting neighbors/kids to the park, and praying for the neighbors. We will wrap up around 1:30.
Type: Other
Maximum Capacity: 15
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TuscaloosaServing Our Seniors

Presbyterian Apts. | 3845 Highway 69 N, Northport, AL 35473 All Ages Wynora Freeman
Description: Women's outreach and fellowship, arts and crafts, playing games, serving snacks to seniors
Type: Other
Maximum Capacity: 16
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TuscaloosaCrescent Grilling & Food Prep

Crescent East but meet at the Church First | 226 49th Ave E, Tuscaloosa, AL 35404 All Ages Kyle Fessler
Description: We will meet at 10am at the church next to the “Next Steps” booth before heading out to Crescent East Apartments in Holt. While at the park we will grill hotdogs for our neighbors. We will wrap up around 1:30.
Type: Food services to individual/group, Other
Maximum Capacity: 15
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TuscaloosaCrescent East Crafts

Crescent East but meet at the church first | 226 49th Ave. E, Tuscaloosa, AL 35404 All Ages Kyle Fessler
Description: We will meet at 10am at the church next to the “Next Steps” booth before heading out to Crescent East Apartments in Holt. While at Crescent East, we will have crafts for the children. We will wrap up around 1:30.
Type: Other
Maximum Capacity: 15
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TuscaloosaCrescent East Games

Crescent East - But Meet at Church First | 226 49th Ave E, Tuscaloosa, AL 35404 All Ages Nick Baldelli-Boggs
Description: We will meet at 10am at the church next to the “Next Steps” booth before heading out to Crescent East Apartments in Holt. While at Crescent East, we will play basketball, football, and other games with the children. We will wrap up around 1:30.
Type: Other
Maximum Capacity: 15
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