Local Mission Opportunities:
Weekly meals served every Thursday in January-April to the community. Small groups, Sunday school classes, and UMW circles are encouraged to host one Thursday.
Contact: Glenda Greenhaw |
A new ministry has begun during the Souper Supper time, the Souper Supper Store. Every Thursday from January through May the Souper Supper Store is run by volunteers to help meet some basic needs of those in our community. Individuals attending the Thursday night meal are able to pick up two items such as toilet paper, flashlights, socks and more from "the store."
There are several ways you can participate in this new ministry:
- Make a financial donation to AFUMC and indicate Souper Supper Store in the memo line.
- Purchase items needed for the store.
- Come work in the store on Thursdays.
Contact: Mary DeLoach | , Kate Kelly | , Paula Graffin |
Weekly, Monthly & Quarterly Service Opportunities:
Prayer Shawl Ministry (Weekly)
If you are an experienced knitter, would like to learn to knit, or if you crochet, please join us on Wednesday evenings at 4:30 for our Prayer Shawl Ministry. We meet in the parlor on the second floor next to the elevator. Our opening prayer is at 5:00 p.m. with closing prayer over completed shawls at 5:20 p.m. Some continue to knit after that. Come join us when possible! Contact: Dianne Morrison |
Sack Lunch Ministry (Weekly)
Every Sunday morning sack lunches are prepared and given out to those in need.
Contact: Kelly Channell |
Mobile Food Pantry (Monthly)
Ten thousand pounds of food is delivered to our church for us to distribute to people in need in our community. Volunteers help with set up at 8:30 a.m. Distribution begins about 9:30 a.m. and we finish around 11 a.m. Children can serve with parents (they must stay with you at all times). Contact: Jon Mills |
2013 Dates: May 18, June 22, July 27, August 24, September 28, October 26, November 23, December 21.
Interfaith Hospitality Network (Quarterly)
Our church is one of fourteen Athens area churches and communities of faith that provide shelter, meals and support for homeless families in crisis situations through the Interfaith Hospitality Network. You can serve by helping with set-up and take down. Contact: Taylor Miller |
Upcoming 2013 host weeks are as follows: May 12-19, July 28-August 4
Blood Drive (Quarterly)
2-3 times during the year, AFUMC partners with the American Red Cross in hosting a blood drive. Volunteers are needed to help staff the stations, and of course, to give blood! The next blood drive is November 10.
Annual Service Opportunities:
Over 200 volunteers come together to serve our community on Great Day of Service. GDS 2012 was a great success! Save the date for GDS 2013--Saturday, May 4!
Stop Hunger Now
- $10,000 was raised.
- Nearly 300 volunteers helped with setting up and packaging meals
- 40,569 meals were packaged
Thank you! We're already looking forward to 2013!