March 2017

March was another great month at Serving You. We are continuing to build relationships in Birmingham through the schools and with residents who come through our ministry center and WorkFaith.

We have had the blessing to know Artimis, a former Serving You client and WorkFaith Graduate. He came to us seeking assistance in September of 2016. We offered our WorkFaith Incentive as he had no income and was struggling to find employment because of his past. He graduated from the WorkFaith class and was even voted Class President. We are thankful to another great partner, McSweeney Holdings, who hired Artimis and gave him a chance. Michael McSweeney recently sent an email about Artimis that I wanted to share:

"Just wanted to give you a cool update. Artimis is doing great. He is beyond a blessing to our organization. He is hard working and has a great/contagious attitude. He began having prayer time with some of his team during their break time. Their group then started praying together at the end of the day every Friday, thanking God for His blessings and favor during the week. The group has spread to other departments, all huddling up at AJ’s work station at the end of the week. IT IS SO AWESOME to see how he is affecting people!

Come hear Artimis share his testimony at our Dinner and Silent Auction on Friday, April 28th at FBC Trussville. Doors open at 6pm.
Click HERE to order tickets.

Highlights in March:

  • 3 Professions of faith
  • 2 WorkFaith Birmingham referred graduates
  • 6 Financial Peace attendees
  • $8,224.59 in financial assistance



Food in March:

  • 171 families with 480 individuals served in our food pantry
  • 364 weekend backpacks distributed to children in need
  • 80 meals provided at Changed Lives Christian Center



Serving Him by Serving You,
John Gibson
Executive Director