Sunday, November 22, 2015

Thanksgiving Baskets of Kindness

Over 500 volunteers packed and hand-delivered turkeys and groceries to 2800 homes across the city. This event was is a favorite for all who participate and the residents love talking to the people who bring the Thanksgiving blessing to their home. 

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Season of Blessing

The Lord continues to bless our steps as we bless others in this city. This season is the time when we all open our hearts and see what we can do to help someone. Here at CSM we have just seen a blessing of helping to serve 2800 families in our communities. We had over 50 partnering organizations and hundreds of volunteers come and touch the heart of another family and say “Happy Thanksgiving.”

Also, in this season of blessing CSM does our annual “Connect Campaign,” where we are seeking to impact 2500 more families in 2016 by raising $75,000. God is amazing and he gave us donors who will match the first $20,000 donated. So the first $20,000 dollars will be doubled.  God is good all the time, all the time God is good. Please pray about this opportunity to share a blessing during this season.

This season of blessing is year round for us. God opens wide the opportunities to touch more lives with the gospel of Jesus Christ.  This next month the Brazziel family home rebuild will finish and they will be back in their home for Christmas. We are excited to be a part of their journey and witness how God is moving in their lives and in the lives of the volunteers and donors. On December 12, we will move the Brazziels into their new home and many are joining us to make this house a home. Come be a part of the blessing.  

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Let's Get The Brazziel's Home For Christmas!

We are working hard to finish the Brazziel home so they can move in before Christmas! They are so excited to spend this special holiday back in their home after 4 Christmas's in a temporary place. The finishing work is in progress, cabinets and floors are going in, and we are getting ready to decorate! Interested in helping? Contact Michael at 

Oak Mountain Collected The Most Cans This Season!

Oak Mountain collected 3300 pounds of cans for our drive! They worked hard to gather cans from their school and church so they could help more people. These kids volunteer with us
 throughout the year and we love their commitment and enthusiasm. 

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Kids Serve Day at CSM!

We had so much fun last Saturday with about 100 kids who came to serve with their families for Kids Day at CSM! These kids worked hard, had fun, and helped us get ready for the Thanksgiving Baskets of Kindness Outreach event this weekend.

Sorting food for Compassion Packs!
Coloring Thanksgiving cards for Outreach

Sorting cans for our Food Ministry
Harvesting collards in the garden

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Canned Food Drive Benefitting 2500 Families this Thanksgiving!

Drive through our parking lot on November 17 and 18 and drop off cans and pantry items into the designated totes. It's as easy as that. We are located at 3600 3rd Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35222. The bins will be available between 7:30 am to 4:30 pm.

All items are helpful but we especially need: Peanut Butter, Jelly, Green Beans, Corn, Yams, Black-Eyed Peas, and Turnip Greens.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Much Needed School Supply Drop At Local Schools

Much needed school supplies donated through Publix Supermarkets made their way to 20 inner city schools this October. Teachers and administrators will be able to supplement student supplies as well as classroom supplies. Crayons, scissors, pencils, notebooks, glue, activity books, reading books, paper, spiral notebooks, markers, and so much more were donated by Publix Supermarket customers through the United Way. By partnering with the United Way and Publix we are able to share these supplies with our church partners and they are able to bless their neighborhood teachers, administrators, and students!

Students celebrated pajama day and new school supplies!

Pallets of school supplies from Publix Supermarkets and the United Way!

Friday, November 6, 2015

Jackson House Foundation

The Jackson house has been cleared and the foundation is poured. We are excited to put the walls up in January!
CS Beatty construction helped us clear the Jackson land.

Getting the foundation ready.

Pouring the foundation.