Missions

See the Missions Calendar with upcoming opportunities to serve in missions.

Local Missions

Contact Jim Bass

During the school year

Backpacks of Love collects non-perishable food and needed items backpacks for homeless and at-risk children and their families.

Contact Catharine Bowling

Make and delivery cupcakes to HomeStretch and Drake House.

Contact Jeff Jakubecy

October 19

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

Contact Deedee Muehlbauer

  • 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

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.

Contact Sandy Jones

May 28-August 2

  • This mission provides a nutritious lunch each summer weekday to thousands of children.
  • Volunteer opportunities include: Prepare lunches for students and deliver them to Roswell United Methodist Church, drive/deliver the lunches to local apartments and neighborhoods, check/pack the lunches at Roswell UMC for delivery, and donate books.

Contact Deedee Muehlbauer 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 Deedee Muehlbauer

  • 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.

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

Second Saturday of each month, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Trinity Hall

Tiny Stitches is a nonprofit ministry that sews, knits and crochets items for infants and preemies born into poverty in Georgia.

Contact Crisanne Triplett

2nd and 4th Mondays of each month, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Morningside Assisted Living, Alpharetta

Yarn Tales is a crochet and knit ministry that crochets and knits scarves, hats, blankets and other items for charities.

International Missions

Contact Lucas Pruett

June 21-29

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

March 2-9

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 Tammy Allison

October 13-19

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

Shoeboxes available for pick up: Oct. 27
Look for boxes in the 1st floor lobby, the Resource Room, and the Sanctuary narthex.

Return filled boxes to the altar: Nov. 17

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.

Alpharetta Methodist will serve as a regional collection site for Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes, Nov. 18-25. Volunteers are needed to man the drop-off site in the Student Center. We still need help on the following dates. Click here to sign up.

  • Wednesday, Nov. 20, 3:45-6 p.m.
  • Thursday, Nov. 21, 3:45-6 p.m.
  • Sunday, Nov. 24, 12:15-2:30 p.m.

Contact Deedee Muehlbauer

June

Our Annual cookie drive is designed to send Oreos to military men and women who are serving in combat zones and dangerous locations around the world.

Contact Deedee Muehlbauer

July

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 Deedee Muehlbauer

July

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

Contact Deedee Muehlbauer

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

Contact Suzanne Bennett

Quarterly: February 3, May 5, August 4, November 3

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

Contact Deedee Muehlbauer

Oct. 20

Help keep families warm this winter. North Fulton Community Charities distributed over 1,400 coats to children and adults in the community last year. Please bring any of the following items to church on Oct. 20 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.