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We are a community of faith, hope, and love helping our neighbors, the next generation, and the nations take their next steps with Jesus. On this page, you’ll discover how we’re supporting our partners in mission right now. For more information about ways to serve, contact Director of Outreach Maggie Brannon.

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Family Promise

Can you imagine having children and no safe place to take them tonight? Family Promise helps families who are experiencing housing insecurity to find temporary shelter and then to, hopefully, have permanent housing. Our church is hosting Family Promise for a total of 5 weeks, one week at a time, during 2024. Families stay in our Student Center, and church members serve in various roles to ensure that we show the families the love of Jesus Christ

Next hosting dates: June 23-July 7

We’re excited to be hosting 3 families for 2 weeks! Will you serve these neighbors by helping to make their stay with us a successful experience? Please consider joining us in sharing the love of Jesus with these families. Since we’ll be hosting for 2 weeks, we’ll need extra helpers. Please sign up below.

  • On-call volunteers for last-minute needs or to fill in if someone is unable to make their time slot
  • Afternoon hosts: 4-6 p.m.
  • Evening hosts: 6-8 p.m.
  • Overnight hosts: 8 p.m.-8 a.m.
  • Breakfast and lunch: Drop off items
  • Kroger gift cards
  • Dinners: Prepare and bring to the church
  • Laundry Angels: Pick up dirty laundry on move-out day, wash it and bring it back to the church for our next group of families

Please contact Lisa Derrick or Annie von Hillebrandt with any questions.

Summer Food Collection for Backpacks of Love 

 

During the school year, Backpacks of Love helps to feed families at risk of hunger, by filling students’ backpacks with food. We’re collecting food to help stock the Backpacks of Love warehouse, so the mission is prepared to serve hungry families when school resumes in August. Please bring any of the following items to place in the red bins in the first-floor lobby on Sunday mornings: 

  • Small peanut butter and jelly (plastic containers only)
  • Canned fruits and veggies 
  • Soups 

Note that these will be distributed in August, so please be mindful of expiration dates.

Pray for Mission Teams 

Alpharetta Methodist will send a mission team to Nicaragua June 15-22 and a team of students and adults to Ecuador June 13-22. Please pray for safe travels for each team, safety at their worksites, and for hearts to be receptive to whatever God has planned. 

Serve with Mighty Mentes during the School Year

Join a team of volunteers who have a love for children and a desire to make a difference. The Mighty Mentes after-school program is seeking tutors for the 2024-25 school year. Tutor and mentor at-risk Latino students at Vickery Mill Elementary School, located on Hwy. 9 in Roswell, with homework, test prep, reading and math skills. No teaching experience is required. The program runs from September to May at VMES on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3-4:30 p.m. For information and to volunteer, contact Gilma Cantu.

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Disaster Response Team
Recovery Trips

When natural disasters hit the southeast United States, our Disaster Response Team coordinates trips to help with recovery and debris removal. All skill levels are welcome on DRT trips. As trips are planned, we’ll post the details here. If you’re interested in volunteering on a DRT trip, please contact Mike Derrick.

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Year-Round Support for the Drake House

The Drake House is a transitional housing organization that houses, assists, and educates single mothers and their children. We have sponsored an apartment with the Drake House for over 15 years.

Two Opportunities to Serve:

  1. When a new family moves into our apartment, we pair them with an advocate who acts as an encourager, mentor, and friend. This advocate is trained and supports the family so that they are better equipped to reach their goals. The advocate role time commitment is approximately 2 hours a week. If you are interested in learning more, please email Director of Discipleship and Connections Maggie Brannon.
  2. We are in need of a volunteer to act as a liaison between the Drake House and the church. This volunteer would be the primary contact for any needs the Drake House has and would be in charge of communicating these needs to the congregation, such as our annual support of the families at Christmas. The liaison would also be informed when the families move in/out of our apartment and would help facilitate this transition. The time commitment for this volunteer role is approximately 3 hours a month. If you are interested in learning more, please email Maggie Brannon.
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Help with Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels delivers nutritious meals, Monday-Friday, to the homes of older adults who have trouble preparing, accessing or affording food for themselves. Meals on Wheels partners with local churches, like Alpharetta Methodist, to provide meals on the following holidays: Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Click here to learn more and sign up to help.

donate blood

Donate blood

The American Red Cross blood drives at Alpharetta Methodist Church provide much needed blood for our community. Drives are scheduled on Thursdays from 3 to 7:30 p.m. Appointments are preferred. Walk-ins are welcome. Click below and enter the zip code 30009 in the search field to make your appointment.

Visit our Missions page to see all the ways we’re serving locally, regionally and internationally.