Dunwoody UMC extends its reach into the community through several hands-on mission programs and projects that serve those in need with food, shelter and Christian love. This mission work is open to members and to others in the community who want to provide help and hope. Some are year-round activities while others are one-time events, yet all offer the opportunity to get involved and give back.
HELPING OUR NEIGHBORS IN NEED
During this trying time, we are dedicated to loving our neighbors and supporting those in need. Please check back regularly for the most up-to-date information on ways that you can serve. Thank you!
Anyone interested in making financial donations to assist the Ukrainian people can do so:
The Great Day of Service project registration is open! We have worked diligently to provide lots of opportunities to serve while ensuring that appropriate protocols and social distancing are in place for the safety of all volunteers.
The annual Great Day of Service is a local mission opportunity with projects for all ages and abilities. We organize hundreds of volunteers in 18 different mission projects. Most of the projects are at DUMC, such as assembling blessing kits for local charities or the family-friendly Potato Drop, which supplies food to local food pantries. While most of the projects are on campus, some projects are out in the community. This will be DUMC’s 32nd Annual Great Day of Service event!
DUMC sponsors a Habitat for Humanity build each year, supported by funds from the Holiday Festival. We use a “blitz build” model with hundreds of volunteers working over five weekdays and two Saturdays to build and dedicate a house to a needy family.
DUMC volunteers visit the Atlanta Community Food Bank the second Wednesday of every month to pack food. We meet at the church (Wiley and Linda Stevens portico) at 8:30 a.m. and are back to the church by 12:30 p.m. Transportation is provided. To register, contact Alan Shinn at 404-788-7389 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each Sunday, Trinity Table serves a hot lunch meal to approximately 300 individuals in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. Dunwoody UMC hosts and serves twice a year. It takes about 30 people to physically serve and provide supplies prior to the event. Volunteers are needed to serve and provide materials for the event.
DUMC’s Family Living & Giving circle volunteers regularly at the Women’s Kitchen in Atlanta. Individuals can join the group or serve on their own, with weekly opportunities available Monday through Friday. The kitchen serves more than 20,000 meals annually to homeless and low-income women and children. Contact Mary Millar or Linda Zilles for more information.
DUMC supports Wellroot Family Services with babysitting, respite care and/or fostering a child. We hold regular information and orientation sessions. Please contact Rosemary Watts for more information or to schedule a session.
Our church supports The Drake House and its Transitional Housing program for homeless families. This program helps homeless families move to a state of self-sufficiency and permanent housing while offering them managed support. Volunteers mentor families and help meet their emergency needs. Please contact Transitional Housing Ministry co-chairs Mary Batson and Terry Gemmill with questions.
The CAC brings together the Sandy Springs and Dunwoody communities to provide assistance to neighbors through financial support, helping to meet basic food and clothing needs and promoting self-reliance. DUMC contributes by donating food, clothing, money and many volunteer hours in a variety of roles.