Canterbury UMC
Friday, April 18, 2014

Carpenter's Hands

 The Carpenter's Hands 
Affordable Housing Ministry
Carpenter's Hands Ministry is a low-income, housing repair ministry of Canterbury United Methodist Church. Carpenter's Hands conducts its business much like a small construction or home repair company with a few crucial differences: 
  • The repairs are completed in the name of Jesus Christ by our words and our actions
  • The work force is comprised primarily of volunteers with a few paid staff for direction and support
  • Home repairs are for the elderly and low-income families and are at no cost to the home owner

Committed to Providing
  • Safe, decent, affordable housing to low-income families
  • The personal touch of continuing care with each family while we work and long after the job is complete
  • On site opportunities for our volunteers to reach beyond themselves, learn new skills and be the hands of Christ
Join the team every Monday - Thursday at 8:15 a.m. and return by 2:30 p.m.
Meet in the lower level of the parking deck.
What to bring
All you need to bring is a servant's heart, some work gloves, and a bag lunch.

Saturday Workdays

Special Saturday workdays can be arranged for groups or businesses.  

We will depart the church at 8:15 a.m. and return around 2:30 p.m on the Saturdays listed below. All you need to bring is a servant's heart, some work gloves, and a bag lunch.


For More Information 
or to reserve a spot, please contact:

Adam Guthrie
, Executive Director of The Carpenter's Hands 

205-874-1567 or

Brandy Motes, Administrative Coordinator of The Carpenter's Hands
205-874-1567 or

If you are unable to donate your time, please know that we accept monetary donations through the church as well as materials and tools.


Monetary Donations
Make a donation by check, make the check out to Canterury UMC and be sure to write, "Carpenter's Hands Donation" on the bottom left of check. Bring your check to Jan Coats in the church office or mail to:
Canterbury UMC
ATTN: Jan Coats
3350 Overbrook Road
Birmingham, AL 35213

Donate Materials or Tools

We have a need for new tools and building materials often. We even accept old cabinets and cabinet handles if you are re-designing your kitchen. Give us a call if you think you might have something that could help our ministry.

Additional Information

Carpenter's Hands Brochure
Follow us on Facebook: Carpenter's Hands Page

See Carpenter's Hands videos below.