2023 Outreach Partners

Avondale Samaritan Place

Canterbury UMC and Avondale UMC share a joint vision: to serve the immediate needs of men and women in the community while leading them toward a more productive future. Avondale Samaritan Place, a Community Hub for Christian Service, currently addresses food, housing and elderly-assistance needs through both the Avondale Food Co-op, and Beeson Senior Services. Together, Canterbury United Methodist Church and Avondale United Methodist Church have created a place to serve the Avondale community. Contact Leigh Ann Sisson at leighann.sisson@gmail.com for more information.

Firehouse Shelter

Every third Tuesday, Canterbury has committed to providing a meal to the Firehouse Shelter (626 2nd Avenue N). You will shop, cook, and serve for around 100 men. Grab your friends, small group, coworkers-A great way to serve in the community! Contact Jennifer Brasher Dunn at jennifer.dunn@canterburyumc.org if interested.

Church of the Reconciler

If you find joy in cooking, please consider making two quarts of Santa Fe Soup and dropping off at Canterbury throughout the week! We collect the soup in a freezer throughout the year, and drop off batches at Church of the Reconciler every Tuesday.


STAIR is on a mission to improve reading skills and self-esteem of second graders through one-on-one tutoring. 90 minutes a week for 16 weeks can make such a difference. Contact Kelli Thompson Bell at kelli@stairbirmingham.org if interested. Virtual Options Available.

Rise Against Hunger

February 25-26, 2024

Rise Against Hunger is an international hunger relief non-profit organization that coordinates the packaging and distribution of food and other aid to people in developing nations. Make plans to join us here at Canterbury to pack thousands of meals. Register here. Questions? Contact Rachel Estes at rachel.estes@canterburyumc.org.