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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 and Connections Allison Nye.

August Mission Focus:
North Fulton Community Charities

During the month of August, we invite you to join us as we support North Fulton Community Charities. NFCC is a local nonprofit that provides support for people living in the North Fulton area who need help with rent, utilities, transportation, food, clothing, medicine and other basic needs. NFCC also focuses on education and job readiness. Here are a few ways you can help this month:

Gratitude and Giving Calendar: We encourage you and your family to follow along with our Gratitude and Giving Calendar this month. First, download the calendar using the button below, or pick up a copy at Guest Services (in the narthex and first floor lobby). Next, find a jar or box to use as your “gratitude jar.” Then follow the daily prompts to learn about our world, reach out to those around you, and become thankful for things you might not otherwise consider to be blessings. At the end of the month, donate the money in the jar to NFCC or use it to buy and donate items from their Food Pantry’s “most needed” list

Poverty Simulation + Collection
Wednesday, August 25
5:30-7:30 p.m.

Join us in an interactive poverty simulation led by NFCC staff. All ages are welcome. Children 13 and under must be accompanied by a parent.

Participants will be sorted into “family units” reflecting pre-assigned skills, income, housing and a variety of stumbling blocks. Around the room, NFCC staff and selected helpers will man tables representing services like payday loans, the unemployment office, MARTA, jail, school, a food bank, etc. Participants will move around the room trying to access the services according to each “family’s” needs. During the simulation, a number of things may happen that you will have to navigate.

There will be a lot of laughs during the simulation, but in real life, it can be a very discomforting experience that can leave participants feeling frustrated and helpless.

Please register so we can plan accordingly. During this event, we will be collecting items from the NFCC Food Pantry’s “most needed” list.

Pray: Use the August Mission Prayer Calendar as a guide to pray for NFCC clients, staff and volunteers all month.

If you’d like to learn more about North Fulton Community Charities or get involved, please email Outreach and Connections Director Allison Nye.

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.

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.