Local Missions

Local Missions 2017-06-23T13:52:24+00:00
  • Food pantry/monthly food collections-volunteers needed
  • Clothing-donations needed
  • Warm Up Sunday-Coat Collection for winter months (October 26-November 2, 2014)
  • Easter – Egg hunt, cookout for the Smyrna community sponsored by Smyrna FUMC
  • Thanksgiving Turkey drive/Donations-Sponsored by Smyrna FUMC
  • Toy Drive during the Holiday season begins November 2014 (completed)
  • School Backpack/Supplies drive – July 2014 (completed)
  • Easter in the Park – April 4, 2015
MUST Temporary Homeless Shelter in Marietta-we provide dinner on the 8th of every month for up to sixty people. For more information contact Dan Henninger.
Providing lunches for school children during the summer months. We are looking for someone to coordinate our efforts, groups to make sandwiches, drivers/deliverers in the local area etc.

Monthly meals for men in transitional housing-city of Atlanta. We provide dinner on the 4th Tuesday of every month. For more information contact Alan Nicely.

Provide meals for up to 400 homeless in Atlanta. Food preparation, serving and clean up needed.
Next build begins July, 2015 –Mike Borucki, Coordinator (mborucki814@bellsouth.net). Newest home was dedicated September 7, 2014. Look for information soon on our 2015 build.
Deliver homemade bread to first time visitors to Smyrna FUMC. Volunteers needed urgently to deliver bread in the local area after 11:00 service. Rebecca Paul is the contact person.
Various service activities in the local community. Kevin Tuschl is the contact person. kbtuschl@charter.net
Various activities in the local community. Evelyn Herring is the contact person. herringe@charter.net
Groups needed to serve Agape Meals
On Sunday nights, our campus comes together for worship, followed by a meal and fellowship – something we call “Agape Meals.” We will continue these in the new year, and we need your help! If your group is interested in joining us for worship and providing a meal, email Jane Howland, jhowland@umchildrenshome.org or call 404-327-5832
Mentoring – Mentor children in local elementary schools (Primarily Belmont Hills Elementary)
Partner in Education-Fitzhugh Lee/Haven Academy – Numerous activities throughout the school year. Contact Alan Nicely, 770-436-4108 ext. 259 or [email]anicely@smyrnafumc.org[/email] for more information.
Providing confidential listening and support services for members.
Regularly scheduled blood drives, health fairs and blood pressure/cholesterol checks for members.
Yearly walk to raise funds for numerous Methodist Centers and programs-Sandra Clarke is the Coordinator
Action Ministries works in communities across North Georgia to provide help and hope for the hurting. We are a faith-based non-profit organization with roots in the United Methodist Church. Our programs of feeding, clothing, children’s services, emergency assistance, transitional housing, services for persons with HIV/AIDS and support in overcoming addiction and homelessness offer help in crisis today and hope for wholeness tomorrow. Through these ministries, which are open to all in need, we live the conviction that every human being deserves a sense of self-worth and respect, a life with dignity, availability of services, quality of life, and decent, affordable housing.
Local homeless shelter located off Atlanta Road on Plant Atkinson Road. Houses up to 100 homeless women and children. Volunteers needed to deliver excess food from WNL . Delivery can be done Wednesday evening or Thursday morning. Donations are also delivered from Starbucks on Monday, Wednesday and Friday each week.
Ministry connected to The Garden. Involves preparing and delivering sack lunches and clothing to the actively homeless (living under the bridges) in downtown Atlanta. Next group is scheduled for February 14, 2015 as part of our church wide Day of Service.
Heavenly P.J’s. – Provides pajamas for children in emergency homeless shelters in the area. Pajama Night at Wednesday Night Live Dinner on March 4, 2015. Contact person is Jackie Thornton or Donna Corindia. heavenlypjs@yahoo.com
United Nations Malaria prevention program with which the Methodist Church (and North Georgia Conference) has partnered to provide malaria nets where needed around the world. Conference wide project for 2015. Donations accepted at any time.
Collecting gently used shoes to be distributed around the world. The Church is looking for a new group/person to head the collection effort for fall 2014. Dates for collection are Sunday October 19-Sunday October 26, 2014. Look for collection boxes throughout the church. Project completed for 2014 – 300+ pairs collected.
Mountain Top Family Services is a non-profit faith based and community supported organization located on 488 acres in Sugar Valley, a totally rural setting, on SR 136 in Walker County near Calhoun, Georgia, and adjoins the Chattahoochee National Forest. Our purpose is to provide housing, counseling, and guidance for troubled or disadvantaged boys and young men ages 10-17 in the North Georgia area and to advise and help build healthy families to which we can eventually return these young men. We maintain operating facilities and many miles of scenic hiking trails on Mount Chestnut. We frequently have special needs arise, and here is a list of our current needs. We ask for new items. We want our boys to enjoy things for the first time, and we avoid “hand me downs”. The boys’ and staff’s self-esteem deserve more than leftovers so we ask that if you cannot help alone, grab a friend, your civic group, or Sunday school class and make the gift special.
  • The Harpst Center is a residential treatment center where children with severe emotional problems receive professional care. Largely due to abuse and neglect, these children are placed here from their county court systems or other referral sources responsible for children in need of help. For many of these children, the Harpst Center is a last chance to become stable and whole again. In addition, the Harpst Center supervises a community-based therapeutic foster care program.The Murphy Center serves pre-school children from the local community through a partnership with Head Start. The offices of the Polk County Council for Children and Families, The Court Appointed Special Advocate, and the District Office of the “Right from the Start” Medicaid program are all housed on that campus. Over 150 children are in school there daily. The mission to children and to the community continues from humble beginnings and the determination of Sarah Murphy. Today, for many little children, the Murphy Campus is a first chance at education, aftercare services for children completing the residential treatment program, therapeutic wraparound services for children and families, and is developing an array of other community services designed to complete the Murphy-Harpst continuum of care.

740 Fletcher Street • Cedartown, Georgia 30125-3249
(770) 748-1500 • fax (770) 749-1094

Street GRACE is an alliance of churches, community partners, and volunteers dedicated to supporting, enlarging, and allying with those individuals and organizations working toward eliminating the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC). Street GRACE mobilizes the resources within the community — financial, human and material — toward those organizations and individuals who have demonstrated effectiveness in battling CSEC in the areas of advocacy, aftercare and mentoring. Our ultimate goal is the elimination of this problem in the city of Atlanta and duplication of these efforts in other cities across the United States.
 Compassion International exists as a Christian child advocacy ministry that releases children from spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enables them to become responsible, fulfilled Christian adults. Founded by the Rev. Everett Swanson in 1952, Compassion began providing Korean War orphans with food, shelter, education and health care, as well as Christian training. Today, Compassion helps more than 1 million children in 26 countries. Several of our Sunday School Classes support children through Compassion International.
BrightPoint for Children is a Christ-centered, child sponsorship organization through which sponsors can provide for the basic needs and education of impoverished children wherever they may live. Our BrightPoint Child Sponsorship Program addresses the most significant barriers to a child receiving their education. We customize every program to meet the specific needs of groups of children. Our sponsorships help impoverished children:

  • Receive needed food, clothing, shelter, health care and adult care.
  • Attend school and receive a quality education.
  • Graduate with a secondary school education.

Individual Church members support children through BrightPoint