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 January 16 - April 30

Children's Blessing Bags (All Ages) | Provide 75 snack bags for the children of Souper Suppers

Mobile Food Pantry (Ages 4 & Up)| January 25

Bethel Ladies Group (All Ages)| Do you have a talent or craft your would like to share with your neighbors? Join us each Tuesday in Hancock Hall as we fellowship with the women of Bethel Midtown Village and share with us over lunch. 

Sack Lunch Ministry (All Ages)| Sack lunches needed each Sunday 

Local Missions

Sack Lunch Ministry | Every Sunday

Souper Suppers | Each Thursday evening January through April 2020

Emergency Response Team | As necessary

Mobile Food Pantry| Once a month

Our Daily Bread | Once a month

Family Promise of Athens (Formerly IHNA) | Once a quarter


Mission Trips

Regional Missions

Emergency Response Team
Early Response Teams are invited into a disaster area (after a disaster like a hurricane, tornado, or flooding) when it is determined that it is safe. Early Response Teams require specialized training, by the appropriate United Methodist annual conference disaster trainer. Trained Early Response team members will go out to a disaster area and are likely to serve in the following ways: removing debris, tarping roofs, "muck-outs", repair and rebuild tasks, and providing support for the community member(s) we are serving. There is an opportunity for all skill levels. 

If you are interested in getting trained for our Early Response Team, contact Kimberly Liebowitz for more information. 

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 Kimberly Liebowitz 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

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Contact: Kimberly Liebowitz | | 706-543-1442