Want to help now?
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.

Family Promise Logo

June Mission Focus: Family Promise

Family Promise is an organization that partners with religious organizations to serve temporarily homeless families. We partner with Family Promise and host 2-4 families in our Student Center each quarter. Thank you to all who helped with our May Family Promise hosting! We had 50+ volunteers and were able to make our Student Center a hospitable place for families. We are hosting again July 17-31 and need your help. We will be hosting for two weeks, so we need double the number of volunteers! Please view the sign-up link below for more information and to sign up. Contact our Family Promise Coordinator, Lisa Derrick, with any questions.
Join us in stocking our new toiletry closet to benefit Family Promise and other partner organizations. During the month of June, drop off new and gently used toiletry bags or Dopp kits along with travel-sized and full-sized toiletries (unopened hotel samples work great!). Please place your donations in the red bins located in the first floor lobby and at the Main St. entrance to Vinebranch Chapel. Suggested toiletries include:
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Lotion
  • Soap/body wash
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Toothpaste and toothbrushes
  • Deodorant

Products are needed for both men and women and all skin/hair types.

We also have created an Amazon Wishlist for your convenience. Click the button below to order and have it shipped directly to the church!

Room Friends - Vickery Mill Elementary School

Room Friends at Vickery Mill Elementary

We partner with Roswell United Methodist Church to help serve Room Friends program at Vickery Mill Elementary School in Roswell. Volunteers to do various classroom tasks (to whatever level you feel comfortable) such as laminating, copying, filing, organizing the classroom library, reading with kids, helping with flash cards, assisting with parties, or even chaperoning field trips. Participation is flexible. Volunteers serve once or twice a month. If you’re interested serving as a Room Friend during the 2022-23 school year, please call Michele Bryan at 770-712-8527 for more information.

Drake House vertical

Supporting 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 Outreach and Connections Allison Nye.
  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 Allison Nye.
Meals on Wheels Logo

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.

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.

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.