The Mission of the YMCA of Birmingham

To put Judeo-Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.


The Chaplaincy of the YMCA

… is a dynamic and proactive ministry whose purpose is to build a spiritual and pastoral presence in the YMCA. We want to respond to the spiritual needs of our members, volunteers and staff in an atmosphere of religious, ethnic and economic diversity.


The Chaplains are available for

Pastoral care for members, staff and volunteers. Guiding Devotions, scripture studies & prayer.
Educational enrichment & spiritual events.



• Shades Valley YMCA
The Rev Peggy Sanderford Ponder
Telephone 205.585.1713


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