Pictures for Veterans’ Day
In honor of Veterans’ Day on November 11, our Military Support Group would like to gather digital pictures of our military veterans. These pictures will be displayed on the video screens at Wednesday Night Supper on November 8 and in services on Sunday, November 12. If you are a veteran or have an immediate family member who is a veteran, please send a digital copy of a picture (preferably in uniform close to the time of active duty) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the veteran’s name and branch of service with all submissions by November 5. We will be adding to our pictures from last year, so if you submitted a picture last year, no need to resubmit.
Our HMUMC Serving Ministries
The Pantry at HMUMC is open every Saturday from 9:30am to 11:30am and gives out over 1,500 pounds of food, feeding an average of 80 families each week. There are no eligibility requirements for patrons to receive food, all are welcome. The Pantry relies 100% on the generosity of volunteers and donors to support ongoing operations.
Family Ministries Monthly Mission Project
The HMUMC Preschool, Mother’s Morning Out, our Crosstown Kids and the Students Ministry team up each month for a special mission project.
Foster Care Ministry
HMUMC and The United Methodist Children’s Home (UMCH) envision a world where every child is raised in a loving, compassionate and nurturing home. 150 foster children a month in Georgia are sleeping in hotel rooms supervised by strangers (a contracted state employee to be specific). The UMCH turns away an average of 30 foster kids a week. All because there are not enough foster homes. Our HMUMC Foster Care Ministry is trying to help.
HMUMC Out of Darkness Mission Solomon House
Courageously partnering with others in our community to fight human trafficking.
Out of Darkness is the anti-trafficking ministry of Atlanta Dream Center, Inc., a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Their mission is to reach, rescue and restore all victims of commercial sexual exploitation, that the glory of God may be known. Learn more at www.outofdarkness.org
Solomon House Gwinnett
Solomon Houses are safe houses where rescued women are taken to rest and receive short term treatment and care. HMUMC has helped secure a Solomon House in Gwinnett county. We are always in need of donations and volunteers to help support the women being served in the Solomon House.
Mission Contact: Natalee.Dukes@hmumc.org
Ministry Volunteer Leader: Tessa Clark email@example.com
Military Support Group
HMUMC’s Operation Soldier Support (OSS) initiative has renamed itself the Military Support Group (MSG). MSG assists local veterans and their families, promotes activities honoring patriotic holidays, and fosters support for the US Armed Forces within HMUMC.
Philips Prison Ministry/Meet the Need
Providing a safe environment for men as they address their struggles and deepen their faith.
Meet the Need is a local ministry that provides resources and support to men struggling with a variety of issues. Meet the Need has seven ministry homes which provide a safe environment for fifty men as they address their struggles and deepen their faith. Several men at Hamilton Mill UMC volunteer with Meet the Need and have developed lasting relationships with the men who live there.
Care Force Ministry Contact: Jonathan Andersen
Click here to learn more about Meet the Need. – http://meettheneedatlanta.org/about/
Trinity Soup Kitchen
Providing for the hungry and homeless.
The Trinity Soup Kitchen provides a hot meal and a to go meal for approximately 250 guests twice a year at Trinity UMC in Atlanta. All ages are welcome to volunteer. For more information please contact Tracy Goodbar at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2016 Volunteer Opportunities will be announced soon. Until then, please take a look at all of our other mission volunteer opportunities at www.hmumc.org/serve.
Help Prepare a Meal
Prior to making the trip to Trinity Soup Kitchen, you can gather with a group of other volunteers to make the meal that will be served.
Go and Serve a Meal
After the meal is made, a group travels to Trinity to serve the meal. Meeting those that are being served is a blessed experience – you may just find that you get more out of the experience than you gave!
Gwinnett Children’s Shelter
Ministry Contact: Roger Freeman
The Gwinnett Children’s Shelter is a private, non-profit 501(c)3 agency that grew out of a volunteer effort involving the PTA, business and community leaders and countless individuals who became aware of the growing need for services for the abused, abandoned, and runaway children of Gwinnett County and surrounding communities.
Women of Grace
The Women of Grace ministry prepares meals once a month and delivers them to Grace UMC for the Women’s Community Kitchen of Action Ministries Atlanta. Each weekday, women and children receive a free meal, conversation, and nursing care. To volunteer or support this ministry, contact Tracy Starkmann at email@example.com.
Good News Ministry
The Good News Ministry lovingly serves meals to under resourced families in Hall County once a month. To volunteer or support this ministry, please contact Patrice Oliver at firstname.lastname@example.org
Home Repair Ministry
The Home Repair Ministry provides assistance for the widowed, single parents, elderly, and others in our church and community who are unable to do repairs on their own homes. Our goal is to keep residents in a safe and secure environment. To serve on this ministry team or if you know of individuals needing assistance, please contact George Pearson or 479-221-0421.
“The Piecemakers” Prayer Quilt Ministry
“The Piecemakers” Prayer Quilt Ministry lovingly creates beautiful quilts for those in need in our church and community. If you know someone who needs to be reminded that they are wrapped in God’s love and covered in prayers or if you would like to join this team, please send an email to PieceMakersQuiltMinistry@gmail.com.
Join us for our next gathering in the Quilting Modular on Wednesdays from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. There’s plenty to do…no experience necessary!
Early Response Disaster Team
The Early Response Team provides a caring Christian presence in the aftermath of a disaster. The team is trained to respond in a disaster to tarp, remove debris, clean out damaged homes and property, observe the survivors needs and report them to the proper authorities locally. They are a caring ministry of “listeners” who will assist the survivors healing. Teams are sent out for one to five days depending on the distance from HMUMC. For more information please contact Chip Morton at email@example.com.
Most at risk kids in America do not know ONE Christian!
HMUMC is partnering with KIDS HOPE USA to help build caring relationships…one child, one hour, one church, one school. KIDS HOPE USA develops these one-on-one relationships through the creation of church-school partnerships that pair church members with at-risk kids in supportive, mentoring relationships.
We are looking for mentors to spend just one hour per week, reading, talking, playing and listening to a child at school. By helping the child feel loved and valued, they help that child to learn, grow and succeed.
Red Cross Shelter
HMUMC has been identified by the Gwinnett County Office of Emergency Management and the American Red Cross as a potential location for sheltering evacuees during major emergencies or disasters.Red Cross Shelter Training
If you are interested in becoming a shelter operator or learning more about this ministry, please email Roger Freeman at firstname.lastname@example.org.