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If you have any questions about missions or how you can serve, please contact Director of Outreach and Connections Allison Nye.


Download the March Mission Prayer Calendar.

Local Missions

Contact Jim Bass

During the school year

Every other week, Backpacks of Love sends backpacks filled with food home with students whose families are at risk of hunger. The program has grown to serve more than 122 families. You can help most efficiently by donating multiples of a single item, rather than filling a bag with one of each item on the shopping list. The following items are needed:

  • Large cans of tuna or chicken
  • Small plastic jars of peanut butter
  • Fruit, especially small containers of mandarin oranges, fruit cocktail and peaches
  • Vegetables
  • Microwaveable items, such as macaroni and cheese, single serve dinners, soup (No creamed soups please.)
  • Canned pasta with sauce
  • Ramen noodles
  • Protein or granola bars
  • Single serve cereal boxes
  • Pop tarts

Individual or microwaveable servings or cans with poptops are most useable. Up to 50% of our recipients are homeless and don’t have access to a can opener or stovetop.

Please drop off your food donations at under the portico at our Cumming Street entrance between 9 a.m. and 6:45 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Jan. 20
  • Feb. 3
  • Feb. 17
  • March 3
  • March 17
  • March 31
  • April 14
  • April 28
  • May 12

Contact Catharine Bowling

Make and delivery cupcakes to HomeStretch and Drake House.

Contact Jeff Jakubecy

Several times per year

Church-wide effort to do projects around the church campus and at several of our local ministry partners.

Contact Allison Nye

  • Provides affordable housing to single women and mothers.
  • Volunteer opportunities include: mentor a mom or child, clean and restock the apartment when a family moves out, bring a meal to the family in the apartment and sponsor a family at Christmas.

Contact Fred Moeller

  • DreamWeavers is dedicated to making the transition into foster care less stressful on for children.
  • Volunteer opportunities: Sort and organize the clothing closet and donations, make meals for foster families, volunteer at one of the annual respite days, assemble gift baskets for various holidays, participate in the Christmas Dreams Toy Drive and sponsor a child for Christmas, organize a toy drive, diaper drive or basic needs drive, help wrap Christmas presents, and tutor a child at the Kalen Center.

Contact Lynn Sickeler to arrange for tutoring or to volunteer as a tutor.

English as a Second Language classes are available for adults for whom English is not their native tongue. Tutors provide one-on-one help to students, helping them develop their skills at speaking, writing, reading and understanding the English language.

Contact Natalie Anderson

  • HomeStretch helps local homeless families by providing short-term transitional housing and an individualized support program of mentoring, money management and life skills development.
  • Volunteer opportunities include: administrative work, professional work (legal, tax, medical, etc.), repair, repaint or remodel apartment(s), landscaping and yard maintenance, move furniture, clean and prepare apartments for a new family move-in, financial or family mentor, academic tutor, LifeSkills education workshops, resources and job coaching.

Contact Justin McCarroll

  • InCommunity provides services to adults with developmental disabilities.
  • Volunteer opportunities include: Landscaping and yard maintenance, host parties at the homes on holidays, spend time at the day center with residents, and organize fun activities at the homes.

August 1-November 9

Drop off donations on Mondays, 5-7 p.m. at Roswell UMC. (Pull up in front of the double-doors of the Fellowship Hall, Chapel building. Honk your horn, and a volunteer will come get the groceries from your car.)

The Summer Lunch Program morphed into the Summer Grocery Program at the onset of Covid-19. With that program’s success — and a federal grant — Roswell UMC’s food distribution effort has now transformed into My Neighbor’s Pantry and continues to be supported by Alpharetta Methodist and many other community partners. Funds from the grant are used to purchase bread, milk, chicken, beef, fresh produce, tortillas, toilet paper and paper towels, and the program also has a source for hot dogs/buns and cheese.

In order to meet the food needs of 250+ families each week, donations of the following items are needed:

  • Fresh vegetables and fruits
  • Non-food items not covered by Georgia SNAP benefits:
    • Soap (for hand and body)
    • Toothpaste and toothbrushes
    • Household cleaning supplies
    • Detergent and liquid dish soap
    • Feminine hygiene products

Contact Allison Nye or Sharla Calloway

  • North Fulton Community Charities (NFCC) provides support for persons living in the North Fulton area by supplying help with rent, utilities, transportation, food, clothing, medicine and other basic needs, during times of need.
  • Volunteer opportunities include: work in the food pantry or thrift store, create various kits according to a pre-approved NFCC list, volunteer in the education program, pick up donated food items from local businesses and deliver to NFCC.

Regional Missions

Contact Allison Nye

  • Action Ministries provides services for homeless and needy families in Midtown Atlanta.
  • Volunteer opportunities in: housing, hunger alleviation, after school programs, family education and the adopt-a-family program at Christmas.

Contact Cindy Brill

  • Camp Grace is a Christian summer camp in Roberta, Ga., that provides opportunities for youth from at-risk communities.
  • Volunteer opportunities include: winter discipleship weekend, spring work weekend, volunteer work week and a fall festival.

Contact Mike Derrick

The Disaster Response Team not only helps following a disaster, but assists in response to community and church member needs.

The team works with the Disaster Response Ministry established by the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church (NGUMC) to help churches minister to people in need after a disaster, whether local, regional or international.

Many Disaster Response Team volunteers are Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) certified and active supporters during local emergency fire, tornado and other catastrophic events, dealing with injury and special immediate emergency needs. CERT training is available through the Alpharetta Fire Department.

Contact Jack Spicer

  • Habitat for Humanity works to build and renovate houses for people in need.
  • Builds are typically scheduled December through February.

Contact Faye Mullas

Tiny Stitches is a nonprofit ministry that sews, knits and crochets items for infants and preemies born into poverty in Georgia. The ministry provides basic layettes for disadvantaged families and burial ensembles for families who suffer the lost of an infant, regardless of financial status. Sewn items include gowns, sleepers, lap-front shirts, receiving blankets, crib quilts, creepers, washcloths, bibs, burp cloths and tote bags. Knitted and crocheted items include caps, bonnets, blankets, booties, sacques and sweaters.

Sewing supplies and yarn are available free of charge to volunteers at the workshops. Everyone who is able to sew, knit or crochet — or who would like to learn these skills — is welcome.

Contact Crisanne Triplett

Yarn Tales is a crochet and knit ministry that crochets and knits scarves, hats, blankets and other items for charities. All experience levels are welcome, beginner through advanced crocheters, knitters and loom knitters.

Yarn Tales provides a group where members to come together to share “yarns” and turn loose threads into tangible items of comfort for those in need. Come join us as we allow God to untangle and shape our lives into representations of his love to the world around us.

International Missions

Contact Lucas Pruett

A group of high school students and adult leaders from Alpharetta Methodist travel to Ecuador every summer to help with the Jungle Kids for Christ and Dunamis Foundation.

Contact Brian Wheeler

An Alpharetta Methodist mission team of adults and teens (with a parent) travel to Honduras every winter. Trips are coordinated through Honduras Outreach, Inc., and mission trip participants are housed at the HOI Ranch, also known as Rancho el Paraíso (Paradise Ranch), in the rural Agalta Valley.

Contact Allison Nye

October (2020 trip cancelled)

Ladies from Alpharetta Methodist travel to Montego Bay, Jamaica, through Mission Discovery, in the fall to work at a school for deaf children, leading children’s activities and assisting with light construction projects. Accommodations are at a family-owned hotel overlooking Montego Bay.

Contact Catharine Bowling

Operation Christmas Child is a project of international relief organization Samaritan’s Purse. Each fall, church members fill shoeboxes with small gifts for children in need around the world.

Contact Allison Nye

A group of adults and teens (with a parent) from Alpharetta Methodist travel to Yrybucuá, Paraguay, to assist missionaries Christian and Angelica Dickson. Team members work on construction projects, have interpersonal ministry with area locals and camp staff, assist with worship services and facilitate camps for teens and young adults.

Collections and Drives

Contact Allison Nye

Church members collect back-to-school items for local ministries.

Contact Allison Nye

Church members collect toys and items for Christmas for local ministries.

Contact Suzanne Bennett

Church members collect food items for North Fulton Community Charities. See a list of most urgently needed items here.

Contact Allison Nye

North Fulton Community Charities distributed coats to children and adults in the community last year. Church members bring the following items to church on a designated Sunday and place them on the Sanctuary altar rail or at the altar in Vinebranch Chapel: Coats or jackets (new or gently used and clean, infant through adult sizes), mittens, gloves, hats, scarves and socks.