Find Compassionate Care
302 E Magnolia Ave | Auburn, AL
Serving residents of Lee County on Friday mornings from 8am - 11am alongside the food pantry. Guests are guided by volunteers to select gently used clothing items and shoes for men, women, and children.
Serving residents of Lee County on Friday mornings from 8am-11am. Photo ID and proof of address in Lee County required. First-come, first-serve; no pre-registration required. Guests can visit up to 5 times every 12 months and receive canned goods, pasta, cereal, milk, eggs, meat, and more. Guests choose additional items including fresh produce, breads, snacks, desserts, drinks, and personal hygiene and household products.
Homebound Food Boxes
Packing and delivering food boxes once a month to homebound seniors and others in the Auburn-Opelika community.
A New Vision
The Good News Center is bringing new life to what has been known as the “Annex” at Auburn UMC. We envision a space to see transformed lives, restored relationships, and flourishing community – this is Good News for all of us! The Good News Center will be home to ministries of whole-life compassionate care. We are excited to see this new space come to life!
More Choices at the Food Pantry
The food pantry ministry is central to the Good News Center. Our pantry currently uses a hybrid model where guests receive pre-packed boxes of items and then choose additional items from tables. One of the goals of the Good News Center is to transition the pantry to a full choice model where guests select all of their items. Giving choice respects the dignity of our guests, allows them to select foods they like and that fit their diet, and reduces food waste. In addition, new and expanded hours of service are being considered to better accommodate our neighbors with day time jobs.
Growth, Healing, and Community-Building
The Good News Center will create gathering spaces for growth, healing, and community-building:
- One-on-one or small group counseling, study, and discipling.
- Wellness or intake assessments.
- Sharing meals
Relationships are the foundation for ministry at the Good News Center. New relational ministry opportunities will be created along with new opportunities alongside existing community partner ministries. With each interaction, we hope to embody radical hospitality and walk together in Christ-centered discipleship.
The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.