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.
Night to Shine 2023, 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 on Friday, February 10, 2023. 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.
Every guest of Night to Shine enters this complimentary event on a red carpet complete with a warm welcome from a friendly crowd and paparazzi. Once inside, guests receive the royal treatment, including hair and makeup stations, shoe shining areas, limousine rides, corsages and boutonnieres, a catered dinner, karaoke, prom favors, a dance floor… all leading up to the moment when each guest is crowned king or queen of the prom.
We hope you will consider joining our team to make this an amazing night. Most importantly, we ask for your prayers for the people planning, volunteering, sponsoring & attending the event and that it serve as a illustration of God’s love for all His people.
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.
Dunwoody United Methodist Church held our 2nd annual Golf Tournament to benefit Habitat for Humanity on Tuesday, August 9. DUMC has built 31 houses to date, and this event will help us build our 32nd house in 2023.
On scheduled Sundays, Trinity Table serves a meal to approximately 200 individuals in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. It takes several volunteers to provide supplies prior to the event and then deliver, set-up and serve.
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.
Hightower Homework Club
DUMC sponsors Hightower Elementary School. Volunteers tutor underprivileged students after school four days a week through the Homework Help Club in conjunction with Corners Outreach.
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.