Summer of Service Webpage Header

Summer of Service

Easy summer outreach opportunities for families

Make serving others a part of your family’s summer plans! Alpharetta Methodist’s Summer of Service let’s your kids “travel” around the world while they participate in simple, fun outreach projects that support our mission partners.

If you were unable to get your passport at the kick-off event, you have three options:

  1. Pick up your passport outside our main entrance on Cumming Street, Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  2. Pick up your passport on Sunday mornings at the Children’s Ministry check-in desk or at the guest services tables.
  3. Download a printable PDF passport.
Summer of Service Globe
Summer of Service Arrow 2

Family Promise Hosting

Week of July 25 

We’ll host three families with Family Promise for the first time on our campus at the end of July, and we’re looking for volunteers to serve as overnight hosts and to provide food. Click the button for details and to sign up.

We’re also in in need of basic bathroom and bedroom supplies in order to make it a successful and comfortable week for the families. Please consider signing up to buy new items. Once you sign up for a slot, you will be contacted to coordinate the drop-off of items.

  • Flat twin sheets
  • Fitted twin sheets
  • Twin mattress pads
  • Pillowcases
  • Pillows
  • Twin quilts or bedspreads
  • White towels
  • White washcloths
  • Laundry bags
  • Kitchen towels
  • Over the door hooks
  • Target or Walmart gift cards
Summer of Service Arrow 2

Middle School Mission Trip

June 25-27

Students in 7th and 8th grade will travel to Hayesville, N.C., for this weekend mission trip. How can you help? Pray. Pray for safe travels, for each student’s faith to be strengthened during the mission experience, and for the team’s work to be a blessing for people the students serve.

Summer of Service Arrow 2

Poverty Workshop for Families

Wednesday, June 16
6:30-7:30 p.m. via Zoom

This interactive workshop on poverty will be appropriate for families with elementary and middle school students. Led by Director of Outreach and Connections Allison Nye.

Summer of Service Arrow 2

Family Promise Night Without a Bed

Saturday, June 26

Family Promise is raising awareness of the issue of family homelessness within the North Fulton and DeKalb community, while raising funds to end homelessness one family at a time. On any given night, more than 60,000 families in the U.S. experience homelessness. Night Without A Bed challenges Family Promise’s supporters, followers and volunteers to spend one night without the comfort of their bed.

  • Each participant is challenged to reach the fundraising goal of $200.
  • Participants are welcome to join in on the mission anytime between June 5 and June 26.
  • On the night of June 26, participants are asked to sleep anywhere without a bed: cars, tents, a treehouse, your living room floor, or a couch. GET CREATIVE!​
  • Take a picture and share your experience on social media using the hashtags #FPNFD and #NightWithoutABed.

Who can participate? Everyone! Night Without A Bed is a wonderful opportunity for you and your family to help make a huge difference in the lives of families in our community.

Summer of Service Arrow 2

Talking About Jesus Workshop

Wednesday, July 14
6:30-7:30 p.m. via Zoom

This interactive workshop will focus on sharing the good news of Jesus to our friends and neighbors and will be appropriate for families with elementary and middle school students. Led by Director of Outreach and Connections Allison Nye.

June Mission Focus: InCommunity

Our June Mission Focus is InCommunity, a local non-profit that serves adults with intellectual and development disabilities by providing them with housing, education, and support. Throughout the month, look for ways you can participate this local outreach partner.

Summer of Service Arrow 2

Send a Card

Throughout June, we’ll be collecting cards and other items to thank the direct service professionals who support the adults living in local InCommunity homes. Look for details in next week’s newsletter.

Summer of Service Arrow 2

Pray

Download the June Mission Prayer Calendar for daily prompts to guide your prayers for InCommunity and other outreach partners.

Summer of Service Arrow 2

InCommunity Yardwork

Saturday, June 12, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Saturday, June 26, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Sign up for one or both workdays and help with yardwork at a local InCommunity home. This family-friendly service opportunity is great for all ages and will involve general yardwork such as pulling weeds, planting and trimming bushes. More details will be sent to you after you register. If you have questions, please contact Director of Outreach and Connections Allison Nye. 

Summer of Service Arrow 2

Donate Treats

Along with cards, we are collecting individually wrapped and purchased treats (chocolates, candy, and baked goods). These will be packaged and distributed to Direct Service Professionals at InCommunity houses in the metro Atlanta area, including Alpharetta. Drop-off in the bins on the first floor on Sunday mornings in June. If you have questions, please contact Director of Outreach and Connections Allison Nye. 

Summer of Service Arrow 2

Adopt a House

One way to get more involved with InCommunity is to adopt a house. This can mean dropping off meals every month, hosting holiday parties, or watching football with the residents on Saturday. You get to be creative and support the residents and their caregivers how you see fit. Your family can adopt a house, or you can gather several families together. This is also a great way for Sunday School classes and small groups to get involved in regular service. If you have questions, please contact Director of Outreach and Connections Allison Nye. 

Questions about the Summer of Service? Contact Director of Outreach and Connections Allison Nye.