First Light Women's Shelter

Independent Presbyterian Church

We continually seek to live out our faith as we fully respond to the call of Christ, "I was hungry and you gave me something to eat." Matthew 25:35

IPC supports First Light's work with homeless women and their children to encourage them to find hope, to seek opportunity, and to grow spiritually. IPC provides meals and volunteers for overnight stays a few weeks every year. Meal volunteers provide and serve health meals to roughly 70 residents at the shelter. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Rev. Susan Clayton (205-933-3709 or 

First Light Wish List

Please take a look at the First Light Wish List and see what items you could donate. Can you help provide any of these items?

Reflections from Rev. Susan Clayton after she served dinner at First Light one night

One of the guests at First Light prayed before dinner, "And thank you, Lord, for these people whose hearts you touched to come and be with us tonight, to serve us this wonderful meal, and thank you for this place where tonight we lie down in safety."

Another guest thanked us for dinner by saying, "Thank you for that delicious meal. That food was balm for the soul."

Now, who ministered to whom tonight??


Susan Clayton
Associate Minister,
Director of Community Ministries

Evelyn Puckett
Social Services Coordinator

First Light Women's Shelter
2230 Fourth Avenue North
Birmingham, Alabama 35203

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