Founded in 1978, with a mission to serve poor and low-income persons with programs of compassion and wholeness, Urban Ministry is the inner-city ministry of the United Methodist Church. Working in the West End community of Birmingham, we provide compassion to those in need, education and training to those seeking wholeness, and investment and social enterprise to the community. We offer these programs on a completely non-sectarian basis.
WE Café is a pay-what-you-can social enterprise focused on building community by providing delicious, healthy meals. Learn more.
WE Care includes our compassion programs such as Beeson Senior Services, Crisis Clinic, emergency services, homelessness prevention, rapid rehousing, and street outreach. Learn more.
WE Gardens trains and employs young adults in areas of gardening, composting, and bee keeping to then sell fresh produce at an affordable price to those in need, also offering gardening classes, community events and providing sustenance for WE Café. Learn more.
WE Learn focuses on the gifts and talents of children who participate in our After School and Summer Learning Programs. Learn more.
WE Serve connects groups of volunteers from across the U.S. to residents of West End in need of house painting and home repairs. Learn more.
WE Work is our Workforce and Life Skills Internship Program that employs young adults full-time for three-year work and professional development program. Learn more.
With the support of staff, volunteers, funders and community partners, together these programs address the long-term causes and consequences of poverty creating opportunities for individuals to find wholeness as part of a healthy, supportive community.