We Exist to serve Others

We are called upon by Jesus to love our neighbors as we love ourselves. There is no greater expression of this love than to freely serve those neighbors who are in need. This strengthens our own connections with God, for as Jesus taught, when we have served ‘the least of these brothers of mine, you did it for me.’

At Atlanta First, we understand that God desires for us to be in ministry beyond the walls of the church. We acknowledge that God has a plan to mend the brokenness in creation and we anticipate that He will use us as part of that plan. What is your role in His plan?

Get Connected to serve: E-mail serve@atlantafirstumc.org for information on daily opportunities to serve those in need in the city through Atlanta First.

What is this ministry all About?

During the colder months of the year, as a part of our Church Door and Friends at the Front Door ministries, we hand out coats, gloves, hats and other warm clothing to our neighbors who are experiencing homelessness.

How do we participate?

You can bring donations of new or gently used coats, sweaters, gloves, hats, scarves or socks to the church. Bags and back packs are also always needed, as well as emergency blankets and sleeping bags. New for this year, we are collecting microwaveable soup, so we can give a warm meal to those who come to our door. You can bring donations to the church on Sundays, or mail them to:

Atlanta First UMC Packages
2020 Howell Mill Road NW
Suite D-339
Atlanta, Georgia 30318-1732

What is this ministry all about?

Friends at the Front Door is a ministry to serve our homeless and hungry friends who live in the vicinity of Atlanta First. We provide a bag lunch, clothing, toiletry supplies, and share a time of fellowship and prayer with those we serve.

When and where do we serve?

The first Tuesday of each month at 12 pm, on the front steps of the church.

How do we participate?

Due to the current social distancing concerns with the Covid 19 pandemic, we are not currently inviting volunteers to directly serve at this time. You can support this ministry, which will be carried out by serve Team members (who are taking thorough precautions to maintain their safety and health), by making monetary donations to purchase the supplies and food for this ministry. $15 buys a toiletry kit and $8 buys a meal to hand out. Please visit our Giving Page to make a donation.