Local Outreach

Rainbow Pres donates a large part of our Missions budget to local benevolence ministries. In this way, the needs of the community can be met in the most efficient way. We also have many members who are passionate about serving regularly in these ministries.  As a result, people at Rainbow feed the hungry, help those in crisis pregnancy, conduct Bible clubs, take meals to the sick or home bound and reach out to children at risk. The ministries we support are listed below with links to their websites. 

We invite you to join us in serving Etowah County! Call the church office for more info (256-442-3440) or click on the links to visit these websites.

Way of the Cross Soup Kitchen:

This organization coordinates the efforts of the Gadsden area ministries to serve a hot meal to the needy every week day. Rainbow Presbyterian has 2 different teams who regularly serve with Way of the Cross. To get involved, contact Jan Watts, Ben Connally or the church office at 256-442-3440.

Etowah Free Clinic: 

The free clinic works to provide free medical care to the most needy in our area. They have doctors and nurses who volunteer their time to diagnose and advise treatments. The clinic also provides free medication for some conditions. For more information contact Donni Wadsworth or the church office at 256-442-3440.

Manna Meal Delivery:

This is a wonderful service that delivers hot meals to the needy and homebound for a modest fee. The food is prepared at Riverview Regional Medical Center and is delivered by local volunteers. This service provide nutritious food and a daily point of contact for those who might otherwise be isolated and hungry. For more information, contact Carmela Garcia or Ben Connally.

Child Evangelism Fellowship:

At our local level, these Bible Clubs are conducted by caring adults at some of our area elementary schools. The children receive love, support and positive gospel instruction from loving adults. Several of our members conduct clubs in the Gadsden area. To get involved, contact Martha Knight, Caroline Connally, or the church office at 256-442-3440.

Young Life:

RPC provides financial and prayer support for the Young Life Ministry in the Gadsden area which reaches out to Etowah County youth For more information contact Elliott Propes or the church office.

Etowah Pregnancy Testing Center:

This ministry provides valuable support for women who have are pregnant and need support. Rainbow provides financial assistance to the Center and members donate needed supplies.

Salvation Army:

Provides food, clothing and shelter for those in need. RPC gives financially and with prayer to support the good work that the Salvation Army does all year round. At Christmas, our church body stuffs stockings for needy children along with volunteering to “Ring the Bell” during their Christmas fundraising season.

Etowah Baptist Mission:

This local ministry provides food, clothing, educational supplies and some financial assistance to struggling families in our area. RPC supports this ministry financially and with prayer.