Gathered by Grace established the Life Happens Fund  to, when possible, assist members of the Montgomery and Tuskegee communities in times of personal financial emergency. We realize we all may find ourselves in a situation in life where we need the support of the community; Gathered by Grace wants to be able to provide that support. Galatians 6:2 says, "Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ." 

To be considered for support, click here to complete the application. If help is needed completing the form, please call 334-544-0472.  
Documents supporting your application (i.e., bills, invoices) should be sent to info@gbgministry.org. The appropriate way to support the approved need will be determined by Gathered by Grace and may include but is not limited to options such as paying a third-party for a bill or request on behalf of the applicant, providing gift cards and bus passes, purchasing gifts for Christmas or birthdays.


One form of support available through the Life Happens Fund is one session with a financial counselor at no cost to the approved applicant. Designed to aid in ongoing financial health, approved applicants will meet will bring their income and expense information to meet with a financial counselor who can help with developing a budget and offer recommendations to help improve the current financial situation.

The assistance given is a gift and does not have to be paid back. The funding for this effort is provided through donations and the ability to meet a request is limited to the availability of resources for this fund. Completed applications that meet guidelines will be approved if sufficient funds are available at the time of the request.

Applications from an individual are limited to no more than once every six months. If you have not submitted an application within the last six months, you are welcome to submit one now by clicking the link above. By submitting this application, you are certifying all information provided is correct and complete.

To make a donation to support the Life Happens Fund, click here.


In 2017, we were able to provide $1,264 in direct support to residents of the River Region experiencing financial crisis. Help us expand our reach in 2018; 100% of your donation to the Life Happens Fund goes directly to applicants.


Mission: Gather + Grow + Go

Gathered by Grace is a community of young adults in Montgomery and Tuskegee, Alabama, gathered by Christ, growing spiritually, serving our community, getting to know our neighbor, welcoming all, and sharing the Good News of Jesus.