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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.

Family Promise Stacked Logo

Family Promise Hosting

The week of January 16, our church will provide overnight housing for families enrolled in Family Promise. You can help welcome and make our guests feel comfortable. This is a wonderful chance to volunteer as a small group, with your family, or by yourself. Volunteers are need to:

  • Help guests move in
  • Help guests move out
  • Provide meals, snacks and bottled water
  • Provide paper goods (plates, flatware and napkins)
  • Serve as an evening host (6-8 p.m.)
  • Serve as an overnight host (8 p.m.-8 a.m.)
  • Wash linens at the end of the week


Alpharetta Methodist, Backpacks of Love

Backpacks of Love

Every other week, Backpacks of Love sends backpacks filled with food home with students whose families are at risk of hunger. The program has grown to serve more than 122 families.

You can help most efficiently by donating multiples of a single item (cases are great!), rather than filling a bag with one of each item on the shopping list. Drop off your donations in plastic recyclable grocery store bags.

Individual or microwaveable servings or cans with pop tops are most useable. Up to 50% of our recipients are homeless and don’t have access to a can opener or stovetop.

  • Protein: Large cans of tuna or chicken, small plastic jars of peanut butter
  • Fruit: Canned mandarin oranges, fruit cocktail, canned peaches
  • Vegetables: Corn (green veggies aren’t their favorite)
  • Pasta: Canned pasta with sauce
  • Microwaveable items: Macaroni and cheese, single-serve dinners, soup (no creamed soups)
  • Breakfast/snacks: Protein or granola bars, single-serve cereal boxes, pop tarts
  • Please do not include glass or perishable items

Drop off food donations in the red bins under the portico at the church’s Cumming St. entrance on Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on these dates:

  • Jan. 19
  • Feb. 2
  • Feb.16
  • March 2
  • March 16
  • March 30
  • April 13
  • April 27
  • May 11
Hurricane Ida Recover Trip

Disaster Response Team
Recovery Trips

A Disaster Response Team trip is scheduled for Jan. 23-27. The team will travel to a Kentucky/Tennessee area that was struck by devastating tornadoes in December. This trip is full! You can support this outreach effort by praying for team members and the people they will be helping.

Everyone (all skill levels) is welcome on DRT trips. If you’re interested in joining a DRT team on an upcoming trip, please contact Mike Derrick.

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 and internationally.