Opportunities to Serve Ministries > Women's Ministry > Opportunities to Serve

If your heart for ministry is to help women, we have lots of opportunities for you to serve! Call our office at (205) 822-1670, or send us an email for more information on any of the following ministries:

The Foundry

The Foundry is a Christian based recovery program for women and men who have drug or alcohol addiction. Shades women minister to these ladies through mentoring one woman for just one hour a week during their time in the program (usually 12-18 months).

Our ministry includes sponsoring an annual Christmas party, and the Foundry Family Fun Day, held at Oak Mountain State Park, that allows the women to spend time with their families away from the Foundry environment. We also support the Foundry Ministry by donating items to the Foundry Thrift Store on Bessemer Highway.

If you want to bless and be blessed, prayerfully consider volunteering to help in the Foundry Ministry. Your support may be the key to helping a lady turn her life around. For more information, or to get involved, please call Linda Brandsma (995-9908), or Joyce Sisk (408-2886).

Women on Missions

We strive to learn more and be involved in missions by providing missionaries and local speakers for our groups, reviewing books for study, praying for our missionaries both at home and overseas (especially on their birthdays), and participating in mission projects through the Birmingham Baptist Association Office (World Changers, Thanksgiving, and Christmas projects). We also participate in other projects through Shades including Samaritan's Purse Shoe Boxes for Christmas, providing migrant bags for Alabama farm workers, supporting Love in Action, and the Alabama Children's Homes. Guests and new members are always welcome!

For more information or questions, please email Jean Butterworth, WMU Director.

Memory Keepers

Are you the “memory keeper for your family? Are your photos "stuck" on your memory cards, phones, or computers? Do you want to tell your stories so that your families remember and cherish the blessings of God and sweet memories you have enjoyed? Need to know where to start?

Join us for our "Click 'N Crops" – whether you love Digital or traditional paper scrapbooking. This is focused time for you to work with your photos and stories. Don't let those memories be lost or forgotten!

Email Susan Forehand to register and do something important for your family … while enjoying the moments and memories!

" You must be very careful not to forget the things you have seen God do for you. Keep reminding yourselves, and tell your children and grandchildren as well." Deut. 4:9

Orphan Care Ministry

There are approximately 143 million orphans worldwide and currently there are 1,038 foster children across Jefferson County. One way Shades Women has partnered with our Orphan Care Ministry is with our annual event Gifted. Shop from vendors who support a variety of ministries that fight human trafficking, encourage adoption, and spread the Gospel around the world, all while supporting Shades Orphan Care Ministry.
For more information on how you can be involved with the Orphan Care Ministry at Shades, click here.