Friendship
and Fellowship

Alpharetta Methodist offers many opportunities to learn, worship, study and grow in friendship with others. See our activities for adults below.

If you’d like help finding the best group to meet your needs, please contact Director of Discipleship Wes Maston (770-521-8783).

Note: In-person activities at the church are cancelled during the COVID-19 pandemic. Some groups are meeting virtually by Zoom. Email the contact person of the group you’re interested in if you have questions about the group’s meeting schedule.

Men

Alpharetta Methodist Men’s Ministry (AMen) is open to men of all ages.
For information, contact Chairperson Chris Day.

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AMen sponsors several activities each year to encourage relationship-building:

  • Building relationships with each other and with men in our church and community
  • Investing time and resources into the lives of other men

AMen serves our community and the world by helping others:

Mission projects

A few times a year, the men participate in weekend or one-day local mission projects, primarily helping with rebuilds and yard debris removal at the homes of elderly and infirm members of the church or community. They occasionally travel to impoverished areas, or towns recovering from natural disasters, to lend a hand.

Support for church events

The men provide support during church-wide events and partnering with the United Methodist Women on ministry projects.

AMen believes that our faith journeys are enriched by supporting other men in their walk with Jesus Christ.

Saturday Bible study

Every Saturday, 7-9 a.m., via Zoom
All men are invited. Bring your Bible and your heart for Jesus. No reservations are needed. To learn more, contact Jim Tinsley.

Thursday lunch Bible study

Every Thursday, 12 p.m., via Zoom
All men are invited. Bring your Bible and a sack lunch! No reservations are needed. To learn more, contact John McKernan.

Tuesday Prayer Group

2nd Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m., via Zoom
All men are welcome. For more information, call or email Joe Renta.

Women

Activities throughout the year help women together from all ages and stages of life. Their work status differs, some are married and some single, some have children and others don’t, yet they are all bound to each other by a shared yearning to connect with our Lord.

Email the contact person of the group you’re interested in if you have questions about how that group is meeting during the pandemic.

The goal of Alpharetta Methodist Moms is to create a community for moms where authentic connections can be made through Christ. The group sponsors Bible studies and worship events for women. To learn more email AMmoms@afumc.org.

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2021 UMW Theme:
Love Thy Neighbor

“Give and it will be given unto you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” (Luke 6:38 NIV)

 

The United Methodist Women’s mission is “faith, hope and love in action.” Every UMW event  is focused on helping people throughout the world and seeking new ways to know God, as we experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ.

The UMW provides Bible study, increases awareness through mission studies and raises funds to support missions at home and abroad.

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Read the Bible in a Year

The UMW invites the congregation to join us in reading the whole Bible in 2021. As we seek the Lord’s guidance during the year, what better place to find it than in the Scriptures? No registration is required; individual participation is encouraged. Download the One Year Bible Reading Plan.

Social Action

UMW Leadership Team 2021

Holly Hunter, President

Lisa Webb, Vice President

Linda Harty, Treasurer

Stephanie Dressler, Education and Interpretation

Toccoa Life is a relatively new not-for-profit which does not have corporate sponsorship and truly needs our help. Toccoa Life is a Christian-based, pregnancy resource center located in Eastanollee, Georgia, and has been operational for five years. The organization serves a very poor population of Georgia, offering help and hope for expectant moms who are lost. In 2020, they met with more than 500 young moms, many of whom were struggling with the idea of terminating their pregnancy. Through the support Toccoa Life receives, they are able to provide counselling for these moms and, in many cases, help them come to the realization that the life they carry is a gift from God, and as a result, many of these women have chosen life for their child! Learn more here.

Register for UMW 26.2 and complete your personal marathon to support Toccoa Life.

Kindness in Action meets at the main entrance of the church one Saturday each month at 10:30 a.m. Contactless deliveries and porch visits are made to shut-ins, homebound, senior living communities, front line workers and heroes throughout the year. Dates are published in the Friday E-news. Volunteers are always needed to deliver kindnesses; and donations are welcome. Contact Lisa Webb for more information or to volunteer.

  • April: Easter theme
  • May: Mother’s Day flowers for shut-ins; totes of snacks delivered to schools for teachers
  • June: Totes of snacks for essential workers and front line heroes
  • July: Oreos and flags for veterans
  • August: Back to church/school theme
  • September: Bible verses theme, prayer cards and bookmarks
  • October: Fall and pumpkin theme
  • November: Thankfulness and blessings
  • December: Poinsettias

50 & Up

Free lunch and a program

2nd Tuesday of each month, 12 p.m.
Student Center Chapel

Note: In-person activities at the church are cancelled during the COVID-19 pandemic. For information, contact Director of Discipleship Wes Maston (770-475-5576).

The Gourmettes is a group of women (of all ages and stages!) who enjoy dining out. The ladies get together for lunch on the 3rd Thursday of each month.

Note: In-person activities are cancelled during the COVID-19 pandemic. For information, contact Women’s Ministry Director Stephanie Newton.

Occasional special interest trips include lunch outings, mountain village trips and to the theater to see a play or musical. Three- to 12-day trips are planned in the spring and fall.

Note: In-person activities are cancelled during the COVID-19 pandemic. For information, contact Director of Discipleship Wes Maston (770-475-5576).

Adult Choirs & Instrumentals

Rehearsals:
Wednesdays, 6:45-8 p.m., August-June, Choir Room (Rehearsals are through Zoom during the pandemic.)

The Chancel Choir sings regularly at the 11 a.m. traditional worship service. The choir also provides music for special services throughout the year. Extra rehearsals may be scheduled prior to special events. For information, contact Director of Music Barbara Holbrook (678-867-7505).

Adult Instrumental Ensembles

Adult instrumentalists volunteer and play in worship and for special programs as needed. If you play an instrument and would like to be a part of the ensemble that accompanies in worship, contact Director of Music Barbara Holbrook (678-867-7505).

Do you play an instrument? Let us know your skills and interests.
Adult Handbell Choir

Rehearsals:
Sundays, 6-7:30 p.m., Sanctuary (No rehearsals during the pandemic.)

The Handbell Choir is open to experienced players or adults who can read music. The choir plays for the 8:15 and 11 a.m. traditional and contemporary services several times during the year.  For information, Handbell Director Rhonda Freeman.

Piano Accompanists

We are always looking for accompanists! If you play the piano and enjoy accompanying choirs or the congregation, we have a place for you. Contact Director of Music Barbara Holbrook (678-867-7505).

Rehearsals:
Mondays, 11 a.m.-12 p.m., September-May, Choir Room (No rehearsals during the pandemic)

Jubilations is our senior adult community choir, and people from all faiths and walks of life are welcome. The choir sings rich hymns and gospel songs that have stood the test of time. Jubilations performs during special programs at Alpharetta Methodist and in the community. For information, contact Director of Music Barbara Holbrook (678-867-7505).

Rehearsals:
Wednesdays, 8-8:30 p.m., Choir Room (No rehearsals during the pandemic)

All men are invited to sing in the Men’s Ensemble. The group sings occasionally in traditional worship and at special events. For information, contact Director of Music Barbara Holbrook (678-867-7505).

Rehearsals:
Thursdays, 7 p.m.

The Vinebranch Worship Band leads music for the 9:30 and 11 a.m. contemporary services. Vocalists and instrumentalists serve on a rotational basis. For more information, contact Vinebranch Worship Leader Stephanie Newton.

In addition to serving as worship leader, Stephanie is a Nashville recording artist whose original music highlights the highs, lows and in-betweens of living as a Christian mother and wife in today’s world. Visit Stephanie Newton Music on Facebook.