OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE
Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the creation of the world. For I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home. I was naked, and you gave me clothing. I was sick, and you cared for me. I was in prison, and you visited me. And the King will say, ‘I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!’
- Matthew 25:34-36, 40 (NLT)

At Atlanta First, we understand that God desires for us to be in ministry beyond the walls of the church. We acknowledge that God has a plan to mend the brokenness in creation and we anticipate that He will use us as part of that plan. What is your role in His plan?

In the scripture quoted above, Jesus explains how we should respond to the needs around us. We also learn that when we do ‘for the least of these brothers of mine, you did it for me.’ Where can we find Jesus amongst those in need?

Our mission efforts are arranged around this passage of scripture, which reminds us of why we do what we do and where our guidance comes from. Where is God calling you to participate?


For a more information about how to serve at Atlanta First, please contact Serve@AtlantaFirstUMC.org.







What is this Ministry All About?

Friends at the Front Door is a ministry to serve our homeless and hungry friends who live in the vicinity of Atlanta First. We provide a bag lunch and share a time of fellowship and prayer with those we serve.


When and Where Do We Serve?

The first Sunday of each month at 2 pm.


How Do I Participate?

Due to the current social distancing concerns with the Covid 19 pandemic, we are not currently inviting volunteers to directly serve at this time. You can support this ministry, which will be carried out by serve Team members (who are taking thorough precautions to maintain their safety and health), by making monatary donations to purchase the supplies and food for this ministry. $15 buys a toiletry kit and $8 buys a meal to hand out. Please visit our Giving Page to make a donation.




MIDTOWN ASSISTANCE CENTER (MAC)

What is this Ministry All About?

The Midtown Assistance Center (MAC) is a non-profit, inter-faith organization whose mission is to provide emergency assistance to the working poor of Midtown and Downtown Atlanta to prevent homelessness and hunger during periods of crisis.”

MAC provides rent, transportation and utility assistance, groceries, work clothing, counseling and referrals. For more information about MAC, please visit www.midtownassistancectr.org.


How is Atlanta First involved?

MAC is physically located within the walls of Atlanta First, which makes it an easy to get to location to volunteer. Members of Atlanta First can assist in organizing and supplying the clothes closet and food pantry, as well as work with client assessment. At numerous times throughout the year Atlanta First sponsors clothing and food drives to support the ministry.






What is this Ministry All About?

Habitat for Humanity is a well known non-profit organization that provides low-cost homes for families in need, who earn their homes through sweat-equity and a low down payment. Each year, 12,000 – 15,000 volunteers provide more than 130,000 hours of service to build and renovate 50-60 houses and support their ReStore and operations. This gift of time saves Atlanta Habitat more than $2 million in labor costs each year. For more information, please visit their website: www.atlantahabitat.org


How is Atlanta First involved?

Volunteers are needed to help build or refurbish a house, from the ground up, so there are many ways to participate. We need volunteers that can perform carpentry, painting, plumbing, landscaping or electrical work. Even if you have no experience you can still swing a hammer or sweep a broom to help! We also need volunteers to help prepare and serve lunch to our fellow volunteer workers on one or more of the Saturdays we serve.


When and Where Do We Serve?

We participate annually on a Habitat building project in the months of April and May, every Saturday from 7:30 am till 3:30 pm. We serve at a new location every year.


How Do I Participate?

To participate, please contact our Serve Team at Serve@AtlantaFirstUMC.org, or call the church office at 404-524-6614.