Daphne United Methodist Church
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Reaching the Community for Christ

UM Inner City/Mobile

 
Contact Information:
Director: Tonny Algood
Location:
Mobile, AL
913 S Broad St.
Mobile, AL 36603
Phone:(251) 432-1122
Fax: (251) 432-3399
Email: umicm1@birch.net
For more info see UMICM's website at  http://www.gbgm-umc.org/micm/
For what Spring Hill College says about UMICM, see http://www.shc.edu/facingpoverty/innercitymission.html
 
Description: Created in 1965, the United Methodist Inner City Mission of Mobile seeks to address the spiritual, emotional and physical needs of citizens of inner city Mobile. 
 
Youth programs help inner city youth grow and develop as God’s children by providing a place where they are surrounded by Christian role models and programs that help successfully prepare them for adulthood. Youth ministries have grown to include a tutorial programs, a summer school enrichment program, Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts, drug education and prevention programs, sports programs and, counseling for at risk youth.
 
UMICM conducts a summer Day Camp for an expected 100 participants in 2008 from K-8th grade. The Summer Day Camp has been in place since 2003 The program provides tutorial services, lunch and educational enrichment.   In addition, a week of camping will be provided at Blue Lake for 8-12 year olds.
  
 
In  the early 1970’s  UMICM began operating Taylor Park Recreational  facility for the city of Mobile, which includes a gymnasium and swimming pool.   These sports facilities provide a wonderful service to inner city residents and excellent leveraging opportunity for the mission of UMICM.
  
 
Adult ministries include hot breakfasts for area residents and activities for senior adults. Senior ministries include daily activities from Monday to Friday, including weekly trips to buy groceries. UMICM personnel provide transportation for participating seniors.
 
  
Homeless: In response to a task force established to address the issue of chronic homelessness by then Mayor  Mike Dow, a transitional shelter was established  in March, 2007 for single homeless women. This program has provided safe living accommodations for up to 25 women nightly and has accommodated the needs of 360 women since its inauguration.
 
       
Community: UMCIM sponsors the Oakdale Community Services Club (OCSC), which serves as an advocate for inner city community needs with local government  OCSC lead the effort to avoid the Metro Jail being built in our community and also monitored the EPA clean up of a toxic waste dump that was discovered at a tank wash plant in our community. At the present time, they are involved with the problem of crimes, gangs, and abandoned buildings in our area.
 
DUMC Contact:  Patti Sirmon
 
DUMC Support:
  • DUMC provides financial support and volunteers occasionally participate in serving meals. DUMC also helped create UMICM’s website.