THERE IS MORE…
As the body of Christ we are invited to share in the deep 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 with 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.
We invite you to share your gifts and graces with these ministries:
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.
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 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. Sign-up here to prepare a meal.
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.
Join us in serving the community on November 7th, 2020 (changed from October). For more details on registering to volunteer, click here.
Habitat for Humanity
Marietta FUMC partners with Habitat for Humanity every year to provide decent and affordable homes to hard-working families.
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 .
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.
We have church volunteers work with the children of Park Street Elementary using the scientific method to conduct experiments or the engineering design process to create useful products. You don’t need a science background. These students are so excited about each of these days.
A.L. Burruss Elementary School & Park Street Elementary
We are the Partner-in-Education with this small school with a big heart. We support them in many ways such as providing school backpacks and supplies in the fall, Blessings in a Backpack meals, reading to children, providing water on Fun Day, helping teachers with projects and much more. All are welcome to participate in this wonderful ministry.
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.
Serve on Sunday mornings in half-hour and one-hour shifts from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Help members who have difficulty walking to and from Worship and Sunday School.
We are in need of bus drivers for various trips for the church. Some of the needs are for the Senior and Youth trips. We also need help with driving to and from the airport for mission trips.
Blanket and Shawl Ministry
These volunteers provide comfort to those who are dealing with health issues. If you can knit, crochet, or sew and would like to help deliver or mail these blankets or shawls, you are welcome. They meet the first Thursday of each month at 4 p.m. in the Hospitality Room, September through May.
Blessings in a Backpack
We partner with this program to serve qualifying 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 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, furn iture 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.