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 during church-wide events 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 (This study is meeting via Zoom during the pandemic.)
    All men are invited. Bring your Bible and your heart for Jesus. No reservations are needed. To learn more, contact Jim Tinsley.
  • Thursday lunch Bible study (This study is meeting via Zoom during the pandemic.)
    Every Thursday, 12 p.m., room 253
    All men are invited. Bring your Bible and a sack lunch! No reservations are needed. To learn more, contact John McKernan.
  • Tuesday Prayer Group (This group is meeting via Zoom during the pandemic.)
    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.

2021 UMW Theme: Love Thy Neighbor

“Give and it will be given unto you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” Luke 6:38 NIV

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.

UMW Leadership Team 2021

Holly Hunter, President, holly@hunterpi.com

Lisa Webb, Vice President, lisa.webb06@yahoo.com

Linda Harty, Treasurer, lharty08@gmail.com

Stephanie Dressler, Education and Interpretation, stephdressler@bellsouth.net

Social Action

Toccoa Life is a relatively new not-for-profit which does not have corporate sponsorship and truly needs our help. Toccoa Life is a Christian-based, pregnancy resource center located in Eastanollee, Georgia, and has been operational for five years. The organization serves a very poor population of Georgia, offering help and hope for expectant moms who are lost. In 2020, they met with more than 500 young moms, many of whom were struggling with the idea of terminating their pregnancy. Through the support Toccoa Life receives, they are able to provide counselling for these moms and, in many cases, help them come to the realization that the life they carry is a gift from God, and as a result, many of these women have chosen life for their child! Learn more here.

Kindness in Action meets at the main entrance of the church one Saturday each month at 10:30 a.m. Contactless deliveries and porch visits are made to shut-ins, homebound, senior living communities, front line workers and heroes throughout the year. Dates are published in the Friday E-news. Volunteers are always needed to deliver kindnesses; and donations are welcomed to help under write this ministry. Contact Lisa Webb for more information or to volunteer.

  • Jan. 9: Crosswords, pens and calendars
  • February: Chocolates and rose for Valentines Day
  • March: St. Patrick’s Day theme
  • April: Easter theme (possibly yard signs, “He is Risen”)
  • May: Mother’s Day flowers for shut-ins; totes of snacks delivered to schools for teachers
  • June: Totes of snacks for essential workers and front line heroes
  • July: Oreos and flags for veterans
  • August: Back to church/school theme (possibly yard sign encouraging others to worship with us at Alpharetta Methodist or St. James UMC)
  • September: Bible verses theme, prayer cards and bookmarks
  • October: Fall and pumpkin theme
  • November: Thankfulness and blessings
  • December: Poinsettias (Poinsettias will be ordered through the church and delivered to the church early on the first a Saturday in December. Volunteers will pick them up and delivered them. Proceeds will be split with St. James UMC and will go to fund Kindness in Action 2022.)

 

Read the Bible in a Year

The UMW invites the congregation to join us in reading the whole Bible in 2021. As we seek the Lords guidance during the year, what better place to find it than in the Scriptures? No registration is required; individual participation is encouraged.

Download the One Year Bible Reading Plan.

 

50 & Up

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

For information, contact Director of Discipleship Wes Maston (770-475-5576).

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 Director of Discipleship Wes Maston (770-475-5576).

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 Director of Discipleship Wes Maston (770-475-5576).

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.