Adults

Alpharetta Methodist offers many opportunities to learn, worship, study and grow in friendship with others. See our activities for adults below, and you’d like help finding the best group to meet your needs, please contact Director of Discipleship Wes Maston (770-521-8783).

Note: All in-person activities are cancelled during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Men

Alpharetta Methodist Men’s Ministry (AMen) is open to men of all ages. For information, contact Chairperson Chris Day.

Alpharetta Methodist Men Logo

AMen sponsors several activities each year to encourage relationship-building:

  • Building relationships with each other and with men in our church and community
  • Investing time and resources into the lives of other men

AMen serves our community and the world by helping others:

Mission projects: A few times a year, the men participate in weekend or one-day local mission projects, primarily helping with rebuilds and yard debris removal at the homes of elderly and infirm members of the church or community. They occasionally travel to impoverished areas, or towns recovering from natural disasters, to lend a hand.

Support for church events: The men provide support to church-sponsored community events, like cooking the meal at a summer Wednesday Night Supper and partnering with the United Methodist Women on ministry projects.

AMen believes that our faith journeys are enriched by supporting other men in their walk with Jesus Christ.

  • Saturday Bible study
    Every Saturday, 7-9 a.m., room 308
    All men are invited. Bring your Bible and your heart for Jesus. No reservations are needed.
  • Thursday lunch Bible study
    Every Thursday, 12 p.m., room 253
    All men are invited. Bring your Bible and a sack lunch! No reservations are needed.
  • Tuesday Bible study
    2nd Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m., room 310
    All men are welcome. For more information, call Joe Renta.

Women

Activities throughout the year help women together from all ages and stages of life. Their work status differs, some are married and some single, some have children and others don’t, yet they are all bound to each other by a shared yearning to connect with our Lord.

The goal of Alpharetta Methodist Moms is to create a community for moms where authentic connections can be made through Christ. The group sponsors Bible studies and worship events for women. To learn more email AMmoms@afumc.org.

The United Methodist Women’s mission is “faith, hope and love in action.” Every UMW event  is focused on helping people throughout the world and seeking new ways to know God, as we experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ.

The UMW provides Bible study, increases awareness through mission studies and raises funds to support missions at home and abroad.

The UMW has small groups, known as Circles, open to women of all ages. Each Circle meets once a month for Bible study and to support members of the Circle. The Circles also support UMW special events.

A Mother’s Day Prayer

Father, today we celebrate the gift of life you gave us through the gift of our Mothers. Women who chose to give us the gift of life. We thank you Father, for our Mothers: those who raised us, cared for us, provided us with love, comfort and cared for us.

We thank you Lord, for our Mothers, women who though childless, mothered us when our own mothers could not. We pray for the grief of our Mothers whose children were never given life on earth.

Lord, we thank you for the women who have been our spiritual Mothers, teaching us of your love, mercy and salvation in Jesus.

We ask, Holy Spirit, for your blessed presence with all of our Mothers, as we are separated, unable to be with them to celebrate the love you give us through their devoted lives.

Today, Lord Jesus, we remember and celebrate the gift of all our Mothers who have died and are risen with you in heaven. Bless all those who are without their mothers, with your mothering love this day. Comfort and care for each.

In your Holy name we pray. Amen.

Written by Rev. Dr. Barbara Ingram
Alpharetta Methodist United Methodist Women Spiritual Growth

Thursday Educational Series

Thursdays in May
6-7 p.m.

The UMW is sponsoring a series of educational opportunities via Zoom. Learn more and register here.

Agape Circle

3rd Tuesday of each month (during the school year), 6:30 p.m., Bagley House
Contact: Pat Barrett (404-863-2705)
Jane Bates (404-932-1042)

Agape meetings include a light dinner and engaging speakers to heighten our awareness of opportunities in which we can serve. Agape provides support to families of burn victims by donating items for care bags. The circle founded and participates in the Blanket Ministry and provides school supplies and hygiene kits to support mission trips.

Day Lilies Circle

1st Thursday of the month (during the school year), 10 a.m., Bagley House
Contact: Zann Kennedy (770-862-8082)
Connie Rappa (352-408-9772)

Day Lilies is a caring and social group emphasizing outreach and Bible study. The circle’s social action emphasis is supporting Family Haven.

Mary Martha Circle

2nd Saturday of each month (during the school year), 9:30-11 a.m., Bagley House
Contact: Holly Hunter (404-861-5925)

The Mary Martha Circle focuses on supporting UMW events and Bible study.

Morning Glories Circle

1st Friday of the month (during the school year), 10 a.m., Bagley House
Contact: Debbie Wheeler (678-234-9912)

The Morning Glories Circle sponsors a foster child at Christmas through DeamWeavers, hosts a Christmas party for 3-year-olds at the Child Development Center in Roswell, serves at Grace UMC Women’s Kitchen, sends 3 children to Camp Grace each summer, assists with the Foster Care Support Foundation’s Prom-A-Palooza, and organizes the Dress For Success clothing drive each year.

Upward Bound Circle

3rd Thursday of the month (during the school year), 9:30 a.m., Bagley House
Contact: Bobbie Causey (609-238-9178)

Upward Bound’s mission emphases include preparing hygiene kits for mission teams, collecting hats and scarves for the homeless, and supporting for displaced teenage girls by providing care kits and mentoring at Jesse’s House.

50 & Up

Free lunch and a program
2nd Tuesday of each month, 12 p.m.
Student Center Chapel

For information, contact Older Adult Ministry and Adult Discipleship Coordinator Tammy Allison (678-867-7514).

The Gourmettes is a group of women (of all ages and stages!) who enjoy dining out. The ladies get together for lunch on the 3rd Thursday of each month. For information, contact Older Adult Ministry and Adult Discipleship Coordinator Tammy Allison (678-867-7514).

Occasional special interest trips include lunch outings, mountain village trips and to the theater to see a play or musical. Three- to 12-day trips are planned in the spring and fall. For more information, contact Older Adult Ministry and Adult Discipleship Coordinator Tammy Allison (678-867-7514).

Adult Choirs & Instrumentals

Rehearsals:
Wednesdays, 6:45-8 p.m., August-June, Choir Room

The Chancel Choir sings regularly at the 11 a.m. traditional worship service and once monthly and for special Sundays at the 8:15 service. The choir also provides music for special services throughout the year. Extra rehearsals may be scheduled prior to special events. For information, contact Director of Music Barbara Holbrook (678-867-7505).

A nursery is available during rehearsals and performances.

Adult Instrumental Ensembles

Adult instrumentalists volunteer and play in worship and for special programs as needed. If you play an instrument and would like to be a part of the ensemble that accompanies in worship, contact Director of Music Barbara Holbrook (678-867-7505).

Adult Handbell Choir

Rehearsals:
Sundays, 6-7:30 p.m., Sanctuary
No summer rehearsals

The Handbell Choir is open to experienced players or adults who can read music. The choir plays for the 8:15 and 11 a.m. traditional and contemporary services several times during the year.  For information, Handbell Director Rhonda Freeman.

Piano Accompanists

We are always looking for accompanists! If you play the piano and enjoy accompanying choirs or the congregation, we have a place for you. Contact Director of Music Barbara Holbrook (678-867-7505).

 

A nursery is available during all instrumental rehearsals and performances.

Rehearsals:
Mondays, 11 a.m.-12 p.m., September-May, Choir Room

Jubilations is our senior adult community choir, and people from all faiths and walks of life are welcome. The choir sings rich hymns and gospel songs that have stood the test of time. Jubilations performs during special programs at Alpharetta Methodist and in the community. For information, contact Director of Music Barbara Holbrook (678-867-7505).

Rehearsals:
Wednesdays, 8-8:30 p.m., Choir Room

All men are invited to sing in the Men’s Ensemble. The group sings occasionally in traditional worship and at special events. For information, contact Director of Music Barbara Holbrook (678-867-7505).

A nursery is available during rehearsals and performances.

Rehearsals:
Thursdays, 7 p.m.

The Vinebranch Worship Band leads music for the 9:30 and 11 a.m. contemporary services. Vocalists and instrumentalists serve on a rotational basis. For more information, contact Vinebranch Worship Leader Stephanie Newton.

In addition to serving as worship leader, Stephanie is a Nashville recording artist whose original music highlights the highs, lows and in-betweens of living as a Christian mother and wife in today’s world. Visit Stephanie Newton Music on Facebook.

A nursery is available during all rehearsals and performances.