Family Promise is a non-profit group of people of all faiths working together to address the problems of poverty and homelessness in the Mobile community. We are committed to helping families – who by no fault of their own, something unthinkable happens: rising house costs, loss of a job, catastrophic illness, or the loss of spouse – find themselves without a home and are too embarrassed to ask for help. Learn more about us.
SFPC was among the first of local area churches to commit to actively supporting this ministry. We are one of 12 area churches who host several families assigned to us on a rotating basis for a whole week. We provide shelter, food and companionship during this time.
Ecumenical Ministries is a comprehensive social service agency providing services to low income families and individuals in Baldwin County, Alabama for the past forty years. We have nine programs which include: two Emergency Aid Centers, Meals on Wheels, Prescription Assistance Program, Home Repair, Housing Counseling, Community Development, Christmas Sharing and Emmy's Thrift Shop. Through these programs we fulfill our mission statement to the residents of Baldwin County.
SFPC contributes financially to this organization, helps to keep their food pantry stocked through the annual “Feed My Sheep” collection of nonperishable food items, and provides both finances and volunteers to help with their “Meals on Wheels” program which provides hot, nutritious meals for the elderly and disabled.
The Lighthouse is committed to providing support, preventing violence and promoting justice for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
We recognize the impact of these crimes on all our lives and work hard to increase community awareness and understanding of these problems.
SFPC contributes to the Lighthouse in the Baldwin and Escambia County area.
For more than 21 years, CARE House, Inc. has provided services and resources for child victims of sexual abuse and severe physical abuse. This is done in a home-like environment where children feel safe and comfortable.
Our main location is in Bay Minette, Alabama with a satellite site in Summerdale, Alabama. CARE House
serves all of Baldwin County and all services are offered at no charge to the child/supportive family members.
The Shoulder is a private, nonprofit, Christian drug and alcohol treatment center that opened in April of 1988. It offers several residential and non-residential treatment programs for adult men wishing to recover from their addiction to drugs and/or alcohol.The Shoulder is certified by the Alabama Department of Mental Health. All of our counselors are certified, and our standards are among the highest in the treatment field. The Shoulder follows the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous for recovery from both alcohol and drug addictions. If possible, potential clients are encouraged to begin attending a Twelve Step meeting in their community prior to entering The Shoulder. It includes a weekly family night meeting as an integral part of our program. Family night is every Wednesday from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. We strongly encourage family members to attend Family Night as one of the best ways to support their loved ones in treatment. This also helps family members understand addiction and how they can be the most helpful to their significant other.
The Shoulder also offers a Community Codependency Group open to anyone who suffers from someone else's addiction problems. This group meets on Monday nights from 6-8 p.m. in our administration building. There is no charge.
Family members can also begin helping their loved ones today by attending community Al-Anon Family Groups and Co-Dependents Anonymous meetings.
The Shoulder emphasizes the spiritual dimension of recovery. The Shoulder focuses on recovery as a process of restoring the broken harmony of the mind, body and spirit that exists in people with addictive problems. It helps those who are lost in addiction find their way back to life and health through lasting sobriety.
SFPC contributes to The Shoulder to provide Christian drug and alcohol treatment programs for adult men.
Presbyterian Women Mission Scholarship Fund
Presbyterian Women of the Presbytery of South Alabama have initiated a scholarshipfund to sponsor participation of women on mission trips, both at home and abroad. SFPC contributes to this fund.
SFPC sponsors an annual Mission Weekend to help the congregation grow in understanding of and appreciation for the spreading of the good news of Jesus Christ.
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian ministry founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a decent, safe and affordable place to live. We build with people in need regardless of race or religion. We welcome volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds. Our houses are simple, decent, and affordable to low-income families around the world. Whenever possible, we build sustainable, energy-efficient and healthy housing. Nearly 2 billion people around the world live in slum housing and over 100 million are homeless. Habitat for Humanity is needed to help eliminate poverty by providing simple, decent shelter to those in need.Families left homeless by natural disasters, war and civil unrest often face dire housing situations as they struggle to rebuild their lives. Habitat for Humanity’s Disaster Response program provides shelter and housing solutions to help these families recover.Homeowners and volunteers build under trained supervision.
The Presbytery of South Alabama sponsors a Habitat Build for a family every other year. SFPC contributes to this build financially as well as through volunteers.
The Mission budget at SFPC includes funds to help be a part of needs that arise both locally and worldwide.
Boy & Girl Scouts
We co-sponsor Boy Scout Troop 177 with boy’s ages that range from 11-18. The troop currently has over 50 scouts at different ranks. You can contact our troop through the troop website. You can also contact the Mobile Council office, Boy Scouts of America, 251-476-4600.
The church sponsors Cub Scout Pack 177. Several dens meet at our facilities. Boys are of elementary grade levels. You can contact the Mobile Council for specific den information and leader contacts for Pack 177. #251-476-4600
The Girl Scouts have meetings at our church also. Though the church is not a direct sponsor for Girl Scouts, meetings and events are held at our facilities. You can contact the Girl Scout regional office, the Girl Scouts of South Alabama at 251-344-3330.
Red Cross Shelter
SFPC has offered its Youth Wing for use as an emergency shelter and is a recognized shelter location for the American Red Cross in the event of a disaster.
Good News Class
The Good News Class is a long-standing outreach of Spanish Fort Presbyterian Church to adults with mental disabilities. The class meets in the Fellowship Hall during the Sunday School hour for Bible lessons and fellowship. On the 4th Sunday of the month, the class meets at a local group home for breakfast and fellowship. Other Sunday School classes have been very involved in providing Christmas Gifts and Easter Presents for these adults, and the Spanish Fort Presbyterian Youth have been extremely supportive of this mission. The class is taught by Holly Hunter and Mike Nikolakis.