Friendship
and Fellowship

Alpharetta Methodist offers many opportunities to learn, worship, study and grow in friendship with others. Please browse through the activities for adults below, and if you’d like help finding the best group to meet your needs, contact Director of Discipleship Wes Maston (770-521-8783).

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Men

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Breakfast and Bible Study

Second Thursday of the month
Next meeting: Thursday, July 14
7-8 a.m.
Connection Café

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

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

Summer AMen Braves Event

Tuesday, August 2
7-10 p.m.
Truist Park

You’re invited to an AMen outing to watch the Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies on August 2. Bring your kids for a fun evening together! The cost for tickets is $16 per person.

Limited seating is available on the church bus.

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. The following Bible study groups are open to all men.

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.

Bridging the Gap Bible Study

First Thursday of each month, 7-8:15 p.m.

All men are welcome. No reservations are needed.

Bridging the Gap is a Christian group of men with a vision for our community and church to be united through love and respect for all human beings, regardless of race, nationality or ethnic heritage. You can learn more about Bridging the Gap here. 

For details about this monthly Bible study, contact Jim Tinsley.

Thursday Lunch and Learn Bible Study

Every Thursday, 12 p.m.
Room 253

All men are invited. Bring your Bible and a sack lunch! No reservations are needed. To learn more, contact John McKernan.

Saturday Bible Study

Every Saturday, 7-9 a.m.
Bagley House

All men are invited. Bring your Bible and your heart for Jesus. No reservations are needed. To learn more, contact Jim Tinsley.

Women

Alpharetta Methodist Women's Ministry

Activities throughout the year bring 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. To learn more about our Women’s Ministry, contact Stephanie Newton.

“News from the Herd,” our Women’s Ministry email newsletter, is published 4 times a year.

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.

 

Coffee Connection

Wednesday, Oct. 20
9-10:30 a.m., Main St. Patio

Enjoy a cup of coffee while we meet and connect with other Preschool moms. Rev. Terri Henkel and Director of Women’s Ministry Stephanie Newton will lead us in a brief devotional about how a community of women is like a herd of elephants!

Childcare will be provided. When registering, please indicate if you need childcare and please contact Helena at hmanning@afumc.org.

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United Methodist Women is now United Women in Faith! The move is part of a refreshing of the organization that includes a new logo and an array of new and improved programs to nurture current members and welcome new women to join to put their love in action on behalf of women, children and youth. The changes are designed to address the different needs and life stages of current members and new women and expand options for membership and engagement.

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Who We Are:

We’re a sisterhood acting in faith to tackle the hard work of the world without hesitation. Driven by God’s love and united in sisterhood, we work to improve the lives of women, children and youth. Every day, we show up. We take action. We get it done. And we invite you to join us.

How to Plug In:
Circles:

United Women in Faith Circles engage in Bible study, community outreach and service projects; women of all ages are welcome.

      • Morning Glories Circle meets on the first Friday of each month, excluding summers, at 10 a.m. in the Bagley House. Call Susan Boston for more information.
      • Day Lilies Circle meets on the first Thursday of the month during the school year at 10 a.m. in the Bagley House. For more information call Susan Shurina.

      • Several smaller groups are forming to Read the Bible in a Year and have discussions on the readings.

Women’s Retreat

September 16-18

Registration is open! Learn more here.

55 and Up

Free Lunch and a Program

Food and Fellowship
Next date TBA
12 p.m.

Connection Café

Adults age 55 and up gather for lunch once a month. $10 per person.

For more information about the Food and Fellowship Program, 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.

Gourmettes Lunch Outing

Third Thursday of the month

May 19
1 p.m.
Meet at the church to take the church bus to an area restaurant.
Special guest Wes Maston, Discipleship Director, will join the Gourmettes for lunch at Village Tavern. To make reservations, email Rev. Terri Henkel.

Music

The Chancel Choir sings regularly at the 11 a.m. traditional worship service. The choir also provides music for special services throughout the year.

Regular Rehearsals:
Wednesdays, 6:45-8 p.m., August-June, Choir Room

Extra rehearsals may be scheduled prior to special events.

For more information, contact Director of Music Barbara Holbrook (678-867-7505).

Do you sing? Play an instrument? Let us know about your experience and interests, so we can help you find a place to praise God through our Music Ministry.

The Vinebranch Worship Band leads music for contemporary worship services. Vocalists and instrumentalists serve on a rotational basis.

For more information about the band, contact Director Contemporary Worship Stephanie Newton.

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.

 

 

Do you sing? Play an instrument? Let us know about your experience and interests, so we can help you find a place to praise God through our Music Ministry.

For information about the following instrumental opportunities at Alpharetta Methodist, please contact Director of Music Barbara Holbrook (678-867-7505).

Adult Instrumental Ensembles

Volunteer adult instrumentalists play in worship and for special programs as needed.

Adult Handbell Choir

The Handbell Choir is open to experienced players or adults who can read music. The choir plays during worship services several times during the year.

Do you sing? Play an instrument? Let us know about your experience and interests, so we can help you find a place to praise God through our Music Ministry.

Men’s Ensemble

All men are invited to sing in the Men’s Ensemble. The group sings occasionally during traditional worship services and at special events.

Rehearsals:
Wednesdays, 6-8:30 p.m., Choir Room

For information, contact Director of Music Barbara Holbrook (678-867-7505).

Do you sing? Play an instrument? Let us know about your experience and interests, so we can help you find a place to praise God through our Music Ministry.