Holiday Assistance


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Annual Thanksgiving Dinner

If you are looking for a way to serve this Thanksgiving, think about doing something your whole family can enjoy together. Before you gather around the table for lunch, bring the family to Austinville United Methodist Church Thanksgiving morning and deliver meals to families in need. This is a great opportunity to serve others during this holiday season. Arrive at 9am for a brief prayer service and instructions, and then off you go to a few houses to spread some joy and the love of Jesus. If you are not able to deliver on Thanksgiving morning, bake some desserts and bring them to Austinville UMC on Wednesday, November 25. What a great time to give thanks for all of God’s blessings and share his love with others by taking time to serve others!

If you are interested in volunteering to help with preparation of the meals, delivering meals, donating desserts, or visiting with those who come to eat with us that day, please call the Neighborhood Christian Center (256.351.7633 or 256.616.3144) for more information. We will be accepting monetary donations to help with food and paper products.


Elves Needed!

WOW!  The NCC “Christmas Store” is in its 20th year of existence. WOULD YOU LIKE TO HELP?   We have been working hard at the Center to prepare for the busiest time of the year. The entire upstairs will be transformed into our very own “FAO Schwarz” with brand new and gently used toys and items for infants all the way up to age 18. Our goal is to make this a fun shopping experience for our neighbors.IMG_4850

Below are items needed to make a wonderful Christmas Toy Store.  Please drop your donations off at the NCC by Tuesday, December 15th and they will be used to put smiles on children’s faces on Christmas morning!  If you would like to volunteer at the Christmas Toy Store, please call us at 256.351.7633 or email   The Toy Stores will be held in December on Thursday, 17th, Friday, 18th, and Saturday, 19th.


-New and gently used toys (unwrapped) – we tend to have a SHORTAGE of teen boy and teen girl new and gently used gifts,but we need gifts for all ages

-Gift Cards

-children and teen books



-monetary donations that will be used to purchase toys

-baskets (for volunteers to fill)



Neighborhood Christian Center’s Adopt-A-Family Christmas Program

Interested in helping a struggling family for Christmas? It is hard to believe but Christmas is almost here, and it is time for us to begin pairing families who are in need of Christmas assistance. If you, your club, business or church group would like to sponsor a family this Christmas season, simply complete and return the form below in the enclosed envelope. In a few weeks you will receive detailed information on the family chosen for you or you may come to the Center and choose your own family from our list of families needing assistance. If you have any questions, please call the Neighborhood Christian Center a (256) 351-7633 or (256) 616-3144.

Name of Sponsor (required)

Your Email (required)

Your Home Phone (required)

Your Cell Phone (required)

Your Address (required)

City (required)

State (required)

Zip (required)

Size of family

Can you provide basic items needed for Christmas meal (yes or no)

Would you like to help a college student (yes or no)

If you would like to make a donation for gift certificates, please click Donate to make a donation

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