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On this page, you’ll find our mission focus of the month, along with ongoing ways that you can support our partners in mission. For more information about ways to serve, contact Director of Outreach Maggie Brannon.

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Help Us Host Family Promise in October

We are excited to be hosting a new set of families from Oct. 8-15 as we welcome Family Promise to our church. To make this a successful hosting experience for each family member we need lots of volunteers. Please consider signing up and joining us in showing the love of Jesus to these families. As a reminder, Family Promise provides rotational housing for families that are currently experiencing homelessness. The biggest needs currently are for:

  • On call shifts (Be available if someone doesn’t show up for their shift or if a last-minute need arises.)
  • Afternoon hosts, 4-6 p.m.
  • Evening hosts, 6-8 p.m.
  • Overnight hosts, 8 p.m.-8 a.m.
  • Supplies (paper goods, breakfast items, lunch items)
  • Laundry angels (Pick up dirty laundry on move out day, wash it and return it to the church for our next group of families.)
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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.
Disaster Response Team

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.

Work with Refugees in the U.K. this Fall 

Share Love and the Gospel with Refugees

September (Dates TBA)

This trip is a “vision trip” to the U.K. to work with our missionary partners, Chris and Becky. It will be a trip to support their family and what they are doing to bring about life change for refugees and Muslims in the U.K. This is an opportunity to see what it means to work with the unreached and to help fulfill God’s mission. The trip will be in September (exact dates to be determined).

The cost for the trip will be $1,000-1,500, depending on airfare. For more information about this mission trip, contact Outreach Director 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.

Help stock MUST Neighborhood Pantry

MUST Neighborhood Pantry, a ministry of Roswell UMC, feeds people in our community. You can support this mission by making a donation to RUMC here (select “MUST Neighborhood Pantry” from the grey drop-down menu). You may also drop off food and cleaning supplies on Mondays from 12 to 2 p.m. at RUMC.

See a list of needs and read drop-off instructions.

Support Missions when you grocery shop

Your donations to Missions, above and beyond your regular giving, will ensure ongoing and increased support for organizations that are helping our neighbors through the crisis.

The Kroger Community Rewards program is an easy way to help. Sign up for a Kroger Plus card and select Alpharetta First United Methodist Church Missions from the list of participating organizations. Once you’re enrolled, use your card every time you shop, and a donation will be made through the Community Rewards program to support Missions. Learn more about the Kroger Community Rewards Program.

Donate blood

The American Red Cross has expanded its safety procedures to protect people who give blood, so if you’re healthy, please donate. Donations are accepted by appointment — to ensure compliance with recommended social-distancing guidelines.

Support Wesley Woods

Wesley Woods Senior Living is one of Alpharetta Methodist’s mission partners. Wesley Woods has been providing accessible, independent senior living since 1953 and now has a family of communities throughout Atlanta and across North Georgia (Athens, Augusta, Blairsville, Newnan). Your gifts to the church support Wesley Woods’ efforts to serve seniors, regardless of income, with communities that provide connection, well-being and promise.

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