Canterbury UMC
Tuesday, April 15, 2014


“I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.”  Matthew 25:40

Members of Canterbury United Methodist Church take Jesus’ words to heart. They participate in service to those in need locally, regionally, and globally. Canterbury outreach ministries provide funds and servants for twenty-seven local and six international organizations, and ten percent of Canterbury’s total budget is devoted to ministry efforts outside the church.

  • Canterburians work with Birmingham Hospitality Network, which hosts homeless families in the church and provides them with food, transportation, and Christian hospitality.

  • Physician members of Canterbury provide health care to low income families, including free diagnosis and medication. Plans for a Parish Nurse program are underway, and will provide education and health screening to members of Canterbury and to the community.

  • Through Canterbury’s Carpenter’s Hands Ministry, volunteer work teams perform home repairs and renovations for those in need.

  • Canterburians pick up bread from participating local restaurants and deliver it to shelters in the area.

  • Canterburians fill boxes with coats, food, school supplies, toiletries, toys, and many other items, to donate to various charities in the area.

  • Special offerings at Christmas and Easter benefit United Methodist Children’s Homes and Fair Haven Retirement Home.

These are just some of the outreach activities to which Canterburians give their time, talents, and resources! 

Contact Rachel Estes, Director of Outreach, at 874-1548 or