The Bible instructs Christian to love others, to treat them with kindness, and to care for the poor and the infirm.
“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” (John 13:34-35)
“…For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.” (Matthew 25:35-36)
Alpharetta Methodist cares about the health and well-being of members of our church and the community. When life becomes difficult, when you are going through a crisis or when you just need someone to listen, AFUMC offers:
- Support groups for members of the community who are struggling with:
- Alcohol or drug addiction
- Mental health issues
- Congregational Care ministries that offer encouragement, practical support and prayer for people in need. We have a network of people dedicated to meet the spiritual, emotional, physical and relational needs of our congregation and community.
- A Counseling Center that provides counseling by highly-trained and certified pastoral counselors for individuals, couples and groups.
- Stephen Ministers who are trained to provide one-to-one high-quality, confidential Christ-centered care to people who are hurting.
- English as a Second Language (ESL) classes are available for adults for whom English is not their native tongue.
For more information about the various care and support groups at Alpharetta Methodist, contact:
Congregational Care Associate Pastor Rev. Terri Henkel