Athens First United Methodist has a history of serving our community, nation, and world. New volunteers are always welcome! Below you will find the most immediate opportunities to volunteer with Missions:

Upcoming Opportunities to Serve:  

Souper Suppers | Each Thursday evening beginning January 10

Mobile Food Pantry | April 27, May 18

Interfaith Hospitality | May 5 - 12 

Sack Lunch Ministry | Sack lunches needed each Sunday

Coffee Crew| Set up coffee for our community guests each week


Local Missions

Sack Lunch Ministry | Every Sunday

Souper Suppers | Each Thursday evening January through April 2019

Emergency Response Team | As necessary

Mobile Food Pantry| Once a month

Our Daily Bread | Once a month

Interfaith Hospitality | Once a quarter


Mission Trips

Regional Missions

Experience serving in your own country, cross-culturally in Appalachia, by repairing homes and other needed construction efforts. No construction experience is needed, just a willing spirit. If you want more information or would like to form a team, please contact Betsy.

Epworth by the Sea
Each year our Student Ministry travels to Epworth by the Sea to minister in that area and in the St. Simons community.  This trip is a great opportunity for students who have not had a chance to serve in the mission field to participate in being the hands and feet of Christ. 

Student Ministries | Epworth by the Sea

International Missions

Athens First United Methodist Church serves around the world, focusing our Global efforts to touch the world with the love and compassion of Jesus Christ. 

You can be on one of two teams: the "Go Team" or the "Send Team." 

  • The Send Team provides needed prayers, supplies, and finances that enable the Go Team.
  • The Go Team goes, and serves on the trip.
  • Together we are One Team for the mission of Jesus Christ.

Contact Rev. Betsy Butler to talk about any of the international teams listed below, or to discuss how to serve in global missions.

Serving in Costa Rica

Since 1980, Athens First United Methodist Church has sent mission teams to work with the people of El Mirador, a village of Nicaraguan refugees, in Costa Rica. It is a great opportunity for parents and youth to be in mission together. While in Costa Rica, we build houses and community buildings with the people there. We play with the children and sometimes lead Vacation Bible School.

Costa Rica Methodist Rural Center

Serving in Cuba
The church is alive and active in Cuba. Annually, a team from Athens First United Methodist Church travels to Cuba to encourage and minister to our brothers and sisters in Christ in Cuba. 

Serving in Mexico
Serving those in need in the dirt hills of Tijuana, Mexico. Teams on this trip build houses, provide food for the hungry, and clothe those in need. Other activities while serving in Tijuana may include:

  • Attending local church services
  • Construction
  • Feeding projects
  • Visit and minister at orphanages

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Contact: Betsy Butler | | 706-543-1442