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Here’s how

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 and Connections Allison Nye.

May Mission Focus: Our partners who help people in need of housing

May mission focus:
Partners who help those with housing needs

This month we are focusing on HomeStretch, Family Promise, Drake House and Habitat for Humanity, our mission partners who help people with housing needs. Here’s how you can help:

Support Drake House by Baking: Each month, we provide cupcakes for the life skills class at Drake House. Drake House serves moms who are experiencing homelessness by providing them with a safe place to stay and educational opportunities to help them get on their feet. Sign-up to bake (or buy) cupcakes and deliver them to Drake House. To volunteer, please contact Catharine Bowling.

Volunteer: We need adult men and women to volunteer to be family and/or child advocates with Drake House. Additionally, we are building a team for when we host Family Promise on our campus (for the first time!) at the end of July. If you’d like more information about one (or both) these opportunities, email Director of Connections and Outreach Allison Nye to sign up.

Pray: Will you join us in lifting up our partners in prayer every day this month? Download the prayer calendar at the link above or through the Alpharetta Methodist app.

Help with Hosting: We’re “hosting” for Family Promise May 9-16 at Roswell Presbyterian Church. Sign up here to spend the night, make dinner, provide snacks, buy Kroger gift cards, and lots more.

Celebrate: Our last build day with Habitat for Humanity is May 8, and the house that we have been working on will be done on June 5!

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Complete a Personal Marathon
to Raise Funds for Toccoa Life

The United Methodist Women present UMW 26.2 as an opportunity for church members to walk, run, bicycle or swim their own personal marathon during the month of May. The goal is to provide financial support for Toccoa Life Pregnancy Resource Center in Eastanollee, Ga. 

Participation is easy! Just obtain a few sponsors and register. You’ll receive an email with a participation form so you can record your miles and sponsors. You’ll have the whole month of May to complete your marathon, so walk, run or move at your own pace to support this special social action project. Registration is $10. A UMW 26.2 T-shirt is an additional $10. Registration and T-shirt fees can be made online or by dropping of a check at the church. Once you’ve completed your marathon and collected your sponsorship funds, please turn them in to the United Methodist Women through the church or through the United Methodist Women Circles. 

Feed the hungry with Backpacks of Love

Every other week, Backpacks of Love sends backpacks filled with food home with students whose families are at risk of hunger. Drop off food donations in the red collection bins under the portico at our Cumming Street entrance.

See a list of needed items and drop-off dates.

Help stock My Neighbor’s Pantry

My Neighbor’s Pantry, a ministry of Roswell UMC, feeds people in our community. You can support this mission by making a donation to RUMC here (select “My Neighbor’s 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 Military Veterans

Alpharetta Methodist’s Veterans Ministry is working with the Veterans Empowerment Organization in downtown Atlanta to support military veterans who find themselves in need. VEO strives to help veterans achieve success by providing them with a safety net that includes housing; meals; health care; substance abuse and mental health treatment; and job assessment, training and placement assistance.

To make a financial donation to VEO, text “AFUMC HERO” to 77977.

Help Missions when you shop online

Your gifts to Missions, above and beyond your regular giving, ensure that we can continue to support the important work of our mission partners. One easy way to help is by enrolling in AmazonSmile and selecting Alpharetta United Methodist Church as your charity of choice. Then shop online at smile.amazon.com. A portion of every eligible purchase you make will go to Missions.

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

With an average age of 80, residents of Wesley Woods Senior Living Communities are in the highest-risk population for contracting the COVID-19 coronavirus. To keep them safe, Wesley Woods has implemented stringent new procedures, and those measures come with new financial challenges. Please continue to lift up the residents and staff in your prayers and, if you are able, help financially.

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