Congregational Care at Alpharetta First United Methodist Church offers encouragement, practical support and prayer for people in need.
We have a network of people dedicated to meet the needs - spiritual, emotional, physical, and relational - of all those God brings our way. To get involved in any of these important ministries or to seek help for yourself or someone else, please contact the appropriate person, as listed below.
These handmade angels can be a powerful tool to help remind people in need that God does love them and is with them. Angels are available on the Bridge, just above the Narthex, near the entrance of the Sanctuary balcony. Please feel free to pick one up for anyone in need. Everyone is invited to join us in making these angels. Contact: John or Sherri Tanner
Handmade blankets are available for those in need of comfort. Volunteers make blankets and they are available for church members to distribute as needed. Volunteers meet Tuesdays at 6:45 pm in the Vaughan House on Cumming Street. To help make blankets, or for more information, contact: Carla Ebright, 404-626-1277.
College Care Packages
Each semester, during final exams, Alpharetta Methodist sends care packages to college students to offer encouragement and support. Helpers are needed to collect and mail packages. To participate in this ministry or to sign up your college student, please contact Catherine Dozier
The Disaster Response Committee of Alpharetta Methodist exists, in case of a natural or man-made disaster, to connect the services of Alpharetta Methodist to the broader UMC connection, in order to coordinate and provide services. For more information, click here
or visit www.ngdisasterresponse.org
. Contact, John Tanner
Flowers and Visitation
When altar flowers, wedding flowers, or Narthex flowers are designated for shut-ins, we make smaller arrangements and take these to hospitals, nursing homes, personal care facilities, and homebound members of our church. Sundays after the 11:00 am service. Contact: Peggy Bates, 770-475-0292.
Periodically we offer communion to our homebound members. If you know of someone who would enjoy receiving communion or would like to volunteer to visit these special people, contact Mary Ann Coram
. Click here to read more.
The Meals Ministry offers time and culinary skills for the Glory of God by providing food for those in need. This ministry was created to provide food for those within our church community who do not have a small group already doing so. If you or someone you know is suffering with illness or loss and there is not a small group providing food, please contact Ellen Shadeed
The prayer ministry of Alpharetta First United Methodist Church exists to glorify God, to promote personal, local church, and community prayer, and to equip believers to enrich their relationship with Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit. We have numerous ways in which we pray for our church family and friends. Click here
for more information.
Tend My Sheep
Share God's love with someone ill or shut-in by making phone calls and/or visits. Contact: Jane Hale, 770-475-5697.
On the first Sunday of each month, please take an envelope from the Sonlight basket, available in the Narthex following worship service. It will contain the name and address of someone from our church family who is no longer able to attend worship services. Write a short note or card and mail it to the person. Contact: Mary Morgan
, 770-475-7915 or Dee Gowin
Confidential one-to-one care, provided for hurting people. Our Stephen Ministers have 50 hours of training in topics such as listening, feelings, and ministering to people in specific situations such as illness, grief and divorce. Explore the possibility of being assigned a Stephen Minister. Contact: Barbara Sako
or René Watson,