Community Ministries

Hospitality Hour

Our homeless neighbors find a refuge from the streets with refreshments, mail and phone service, needed toiletries, and a compassionate, listening ear. Those without access to clean clothes can drop off their laundry. 

Hospitality Hour

Monday - Saturday

9:00 AM to 9:50 AM

Laundry Drop-Off

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday

9:00 AM to 10 AM

Project ID

People without birth certificates or state-issued identification can get the credentials they need to function in life. Project ID appointments are made by referral from partner agencies.

Referring Partner Agencies may call to make appointments for clients Monday mornings beginning at 8:30 a.m.  


Tuesday and Thursday

11:00 AM by appointment only


Legal Aid

Members of the Birmingham Bar Association volunteer their time to help with certain civil (non-criminal) issues. Legal Clinic is a free service, open to all. 


Last Wednesday of the Month

10:00 AM

Festival of Three Kings

Now going strong for over 15 years, the Festival of Three Kings is an event run by local United Methodist Churches that gives over 750 children associated with either Urban Ministries or the Department of Human Resources an opportunity to have a memorable Christmas. Highlands UMC will be responsible for 100 children this year. You are invited to purchase gifts from a wish list ($100 limit) and these gifts will be distributed to the children’s families.

Festival takes place at Highlands UMC on the first or second Saturday in December.

*Gifts need to dropped off at the church by Wednesday prior to the Festival

To volunteer for any of the community ministries above, please email Deb Welsh.