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.
Community Service Opportunities
Habitat for Humanity
April - June
Dunwoody United Methodist Church sponsors a Habitat for Humanity build each year, supported by funds from the Holiday Festival. The build will mark our 33rd house for a family in need. We offer a traditional build model with hundreds of volunteers working on Saturdays over a two month period to complete and dedicate a house for Habitat. Thanks to all our volunteers for another successful build and watch for information about our next Habitat build this spring and summer.
Dunwoody United Methodist Church hopes to offer our 4th annual Golf Tournament to benefit our Holiday Festival and our Habitat for Humanity house in November. DUMC has built 32 houses to date, and this event will help us build our 34th house. Look for details on sponsoring the event and registering your team to be available by July.
Night to Shine, sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation, is an unforgettable prom night experience, centered on God’s love, celebrating people with special needs. This event will be held in-person by host churches around the world simultaneously in February. Dunwoody United Methodist Church is excited to be a part of this worldwide movement that God is using as a catalyst to change how cultures embrace people with disabilities and to rally the church worldwide to honor their local community of people with special needs, ensuring they know they are valued and loved.
We hope you will join our team to make this an amazing night. We provide an amazing prom experience with the royal treatment for our Honored Guests. It all leads to the moment with each guest is crowned king or queen of the prom! We ask for your prayers for the people planning, volunteering, sponsoring and attending the event and that it serve as an illustration of God’s love for all His people.
Dunwoody UMC is supporting the CAC’s main location in Sandy Springs by providing volunteers for the Mini-Market food pantry and the Upscale Thrift clothing shop. At least Fifteen volunteers per month are needed on the fourth Saturday of each month to serve the needy in our community. Some positions require some prior training with CAC staff, while others do not. Interested individuals can click HERE to join the list of participants. If you want to train on the advanced positions, please contact Anne Hicks for more information.
BPBMA has a mission to provide weekend meals to food-insecure children in the Metro Atlanta area to enhance their mental and physical health. Dunwoody UMC is supporting that mission as a Community Buddy. Each week DUMC will have volunteers pick up nonperishable food from the BPBMA warehouse here in Dunwoody. The food is delivered to DUMC and packed by volunteers to be taken to area elementary schools for students to take home for the weekend so that they have food to replace the meals they would receive at school during the week. You can register here to participate in Backpack Buddies. There are three different opportunities: picking up food and delivering it to DUMC for packing, packing meals (approximately 35 meals), or delivering packed meals to Dunwoody Elementary. There are specific times for some jobs and others have some flexibility. Check DCB for more information or contact Bo Lane (email@example.com) for details.
Trinity UMC in Atlanta hosts Trinity Table each week. Dunwoody UMC supports Trinity with a meal on the third Sunday in March and fourth Sunday in August. DUMC provides both a hot meal and to-go meals to approximately 150 individuals in the Capitol Hill neighborhood downtown. It takes several volunteers to deliver the meals and serve to the guests of Trinity Table. Sign up HERE to volunteer.
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.