Montgomery Church’s reach expands with the opening of the Beacon Center

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) – A Montgomery church is going above and beyond, opening the doors to a new outreach center that will meet the needs of the community.

“We live by a declaration that we are here to break down the barriers of our neighbors so they can have a better life,” said Pastor Richard Williams of . United Methodist Metropolitan Church.

On Friday, people got their first peek inside the Beacon Center, located on Gaston Avenue. With over 8,500 square feet of space, this new center will house over 20 different departments to meet different needs.

“We will have services such as counseling, a full-service food pantry, as well as a GED and literacy program for youth and also services for adults and seniors,” Williams said.

And the services provided by the Beacon Center are not limited to the building. They will offer free wifi to the community accessible from the parking lot.

“A lot of people don’t have the internet, or sometimes their phones aren’t on, and they need spaces to be able to get rich, to be able to help their kids with homework,” Williams said. “And they also need a safe place in their community.”

Williams says that thanks to generous donations that have come from across the country, the Beacon Center is a debt-free facility.

The Beacon Center Pantry has a corporate partnership with DoorDash and also the Samaritan Counseling Center. You can call 211 for more information.

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Jerry B. Hatch