THERE IS MORE…
As the body of Christ, we are invited to share in the deeply human need within each of us to participate together in God’s Mission for the world. God calls us through the Great Commission to go out and make Disciples.
But there is more, He reminds us of the Great Commandment, “To love one another.” Whether in a neighborhood down the block or 6,000 miles away, we seek to grow healthy communities through identifying and activating gifts and abilities rather than trying to fill needs.
As we seek to follow the Way of Christ, we identify and mobilize the assets of individuals, especially those who live on the margins of life. We invite you to join us in this journey.
You to share your gifts and graces with these service opportunities:
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. Sign-up here to prepare a meal in 2021.
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 can provide for one child or an entire family. Register here to be a sponsor, to donate or to volunteer for the 2020 event.
The Extension is a rehabilitation program for homeless, addicted Cobb County residents. Volunteer opportunities include: helping find job opportunities, locating furniture, serving as a receptionist answering the 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. Sign-up here to prepare a meal in 2021.
Local Day of Service
Come join your entire church family each Fall as we work to make a difference here in Marietta. A wide variety of projects are available for individuals of all ages and capabilities.
For more details on registering to volunteer, click here.
Backpack Packing Party
Through Marietta City Schools and our partners in community development, we help at-risk children and their families find hope for a better education with back-to-school supplies. This effort is designed to bring our community together by providing basic school supplies and clothing. You can become a part of this valuable program by donating supplies, backpacks and/or funds or by volunteering in July, just before school is back in session. See information about 2020 event.
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 (Due to COVID-19 the program is different) once a week to help prepare these lunches. To help in summer 2020, click to sign-up here .
Good Samaritan Ministry
Every Thursday, volunteers help members of the community with assistance for rent, utilities, transportation and prescriptions. Volunteers also serve a hot lunch and work together on service projects such as preparing the Sunday bulletin and working in the church garden.
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.
Three times a year, Marietta FUMC offers blood drives to share good health. Walk-ins are welcome and appointments are encouraged.
Early Response Team
The mission of this team is to provide a caring Christian presence in the aftermath of a disaster. The team is neither a first response group of emergency workers nor a recovery rebuild or repair team; rather it fills a specific need in the early days after a disaster to establish the presence of the church.
We are in need of bus drivers for various trips sponsored by the church. Some of the needs are for the Senior Adults and Youth trips to area attractions and events. We also need help with driving to and from the airport, shuttling mission trip attendees.
Blessings Food Bags
Serve qualifing Marietta City School students, who might otherwise go hungry, by providing food for the weekends and school breaks. Volunteers are needed during the school year to pack grocery bags and deliver to schools on Thursdays.
Simple Needs GA
Our church works with this non-profit whose mission is to help meet the simple needs of children, people experiencing homelessness, and others in need, while inspiring our community to do the same. Their programs help individuals and families coming out of homelessness with beds, furniture and household items as well as those living in the woods with tents, sleeping bags and other needs. Residents of homeless shelters receive a duffel bag with full size toiletries and other necessities. Homeless children are surprised with gifts and toys on their birthdays as well as at Christmas time. Families are provided cleaning supplies and school uniforms.Volunteers are needed during their Donation Drives held on the first and third Saturdays s of each month. For more information, visit www.simpleneedsga.org or send an email to email@example.com.