Blanket and Shawl Ministry
Our Blanket and Shawl Ministry provides comfort to those who are dealing with health issues. If you knit, crochet or sew or would like to help deliver or mail the blankets and shawls, we welcome your help. It will involve only a few hours a month. If you are interested, please join us in Room 220 at 5:00 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month.
Contact Ellen Barnes at 404-993-9970 or Susie Moore at 770-427-1915 for more information.
MUST Friday Lunches
Every Friday, we gather a group of people together and provide lunch at MUST Ministries located at 55 Elizabeth Church Road, Marietta, GA 30060. This is a great way to serve and share a meal with the hungry in our community.
Christmas Angels provides an opportunity to sponsor families who would otherwise not be able to afford Christmas gifts for their children. We work with Marietta City School social workers who provide a list of qualified families. Sponsors provide 3 gifts per child totaling no more than $75.00. Gifts may include clothing, toys, and games. Sponsors can provide for one child or an entire family.
The Extension is a rehabilitation program for homeless, addicted Cobb County residents. Volunteer opportunities include: helping find job opportunities, locating furniture, serving as receptionist/answering phone, providing items from the “needs list,” taking residents to an appointment, or providing a dinner. Hours are tailored to the volunteer’s available time.
Great Day of Service
Come join your entire church family each spring as we work to make a difference here in Marietta. A wide variety of projects are available for individuals of all ages and capabilities.
MUST Back to School Event
Through our partners in community development, MUST Ministries wants to help at-risk children and their families find hope for a better education through our Back to School Event. This effort is designed to bring our community together by providing basic school supplies. You can help with your prayers, donations, and volunteer time. More information is available at www.mariettafumc.org/mustbackpacks.
MUST Summer Lunches
Local schools provide nutritious meals to thousands of school children who would otherwise not be able to afford lunch. During the summer, MUST Ministries rallies local churches and organizations to help these children continue to eat a nutritious lunch. Join our Sack Lunch Makers once a week to help prepare these lunches.
Every Thursday, volunteers assist members of the community with assistance for rent, utilities, and transportation. Volunteers also serve a hot lunch and work together on service projects such as preparing the Sunday bulletin and working in the church garden. Anyone is welcome to join us to observe the process and see where they might fit in. We essentially need people who would be willing to work with guests from the community to help them think through what they need and how to engage community resources. This could be simple google searches for specific information or working through our resource list to help them get in touch with agencies that can help them. Specifically anyone with a social work background would be very valuable here. As the weather gets warmer, we will be working in the garden and from time to time there are other volunteer opportunities for church members to work alongside community members. We also work on Thursdays organizing our food pantry and our clothes closet.en.
Twice a year, MFUMC offers blood drives to share good health. Walk-ins are welcome and appointments are encouraged.
Habitat for Humanity
MFUMC partners with Habitat for Humanity every year to provide decent and affordable homes to hard-working families.
Quarterly Food Drives
Demand far outpaces supply for groceries, toiletries, and other necessities around our community. Place your items in specially marked bins located throughout the church.
Early Response Team
MFUMC has formed an Early Response Team to assist with disasters.
The Youth Ministry offers many missions opportunities for students to get involved with the community. Visit the Volunteer with Youth page to learn more.
The Grocery Bus
The Grocery Bus is a ministry of Marietta First United Methodist Church that serves elderly residents of the Marietta Housing Projects. Every other Saturday volunteers use the church vans to provide the participants with transportation to the grocery store. Participants who are unable to manage the vans or the store give the volunteers shopping lists (and the money for their groceries) and their shopping is done for them. The Grocery Bus leaves Marietta First every other Saturday at 9:30 am and returns by 1:00 (most of the time).
Contact James Galt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Center for Family Resources Food Pantry
Volunteer at the food pantry of our community development partner, the Center for Family Resources, in the Mansour Building, 995 Roswell Street, NE, Suite 100 Marietta 30060. Shifts are available on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Contact Michelle Paracha at 770-429-7800, ext. 7803.