SERVING IN COMMUNITY
Service is the name of the game for the month of October. But rather than one Great Day of Service, we've created Serving in Community, a month-long pick-your-project service effort. Just think of what we can accomplish if we all join hands and work together!
Ready to make a difference in your community?
How it works:Choose from any of our service opportunities below, sign up, and let's work! Whether you join in one project or several, your effort MATTERS and you are amazing! Alternatively, if you already have a project planned (or have an idea for one), that's awesome, too! Just make sure you let Rev. Marion Brown know about it so we can support you and celebrate you!
PICK YOUR PROJECT
October 1-30Snack Packing for TutoringOver 24 local elementary school children receive tutoring twice a week from RUMC members. You can help by providing snack packs for these students to keep their brains and bodies energized to learn! Contact Rev. Marion Brown for full details and to register your day/days.
October 3-5Minor Repairs Work DayIf you are interested in landscaping/yard work or skilled in minor home repairs, join us as we help those in our church family. For more information, contact Charles Curtis
October 6Sing with Outreach ChoirDo you love to sing? Then put those pipes to work with the Outreach Choir as they give the gift of song to our community. For more information on how to join this Service team, contact Lisa Stover
October 12Chattahoochee Nature Center Restoration EventAdults and children 5 and up are invited to join us from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Chattahoochee Nature Center for their Woodland Restoration Event. This event focuses on learning about and removing invasive plant species from their 127-acres of protected land. For more information, contact Shaunna Fretwell
October 12Second Saturday Service
October 19Prayer QuiltingGreat with a needle and thread? Join the Prayer Quilt Ministry from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in room B246/248 of the Chapel Building. For more information, contact Pam Coyne or 678-933-3272
October 19Chattahoochee River Clean-upHelp protect one of our most precious resources! Adults as well as children 10 and over are invited to join us as we team up with The Chattahoochee River Keepers for a land-based clean up event. We will be in the Johns Creek portion of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area from 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. For more information, contact Shaunna Fretwell
October 24-27D.A.R.E. Mission TripService in Community is hitting the road! Help with hurricane clean-up in Panama City, FL Contact team leader Leonard Scarboro for more information.
October 26Street Grace 5K“Demand and End” by walking or running the Street Grace 5K. Race begins as 8:00 a.m. at Perimeter Mall. For more information, contact Team Leader Jill Lappe
October 26Days for Girls
OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS
RUMC partners with a multitude of nonprofit and community organizations to do God's work within Roswell and the greater Atlanta area all year long. If you are interested in giving your time and talents to one of the organizations below, you can contact the organization directly or reach out to our Missions & Service pastor Marion Brown for guidance.
Action MinistriesAction Ministries Inc. provides an extensive network of community partners and volunteers with the tools and expertise to lead fellow Georgians out of poverty. By meeting basic needs, the ministry removes barriers that prevent thousands of Georgians from breaking the cycle of poverty and realizing their potential. www.actionministries.net
Atlanta Day Shelter for Women and ChildrenAtlanta Day Shelter for Women and Children, a branch of Atlanta Mission, provides day services focused on building relationships, meeting needs, and casting vision and hope for each woman’s future. They offer a variety of services, including childcare, showers, laundry, lunch, MARTA cards, medical care, life-skills classes, access to overnight services, and much more. www.atlantamission.org
The Child Development Association (CDA)The Child Development Association (CDA) provides affordable early learning programs and childcare for preschool children of low-income families in the metro Atlanta area. The CDA prepares economically disadvantaged children for success in education and life. Childcare services enable hardworking parents to maintain full-time employment. The CDA has provided outstanding service to low-income, hard-working families for more than 45 years. Located in Roswell. www.CDAkids.org
The Drake HouseThe Drake House provides short-term crisis housing, education and empowerment programs for homeless mothers and their children in north metro Atlanta. Women and children entering The Drake House are offered a variety of support services to empower and educate them and move them towards self-sufficiency. www.thedrakehouse.org
EnAble of GeorgiaEnAble of Georgia is now In Community and provides nurturing homes and quality support services for adults with developmental disabilities. Community Access Services are geared toward preparing and assisting individuals to become part of their broader community. Community Living Support Services are provided to those either living at home with their family or in the community in their own homes. EnAble offers residential services within group homes located in typical neighborhoods. www.incommunityga.org
Family Promise of North Fulton/DeKalbFamily Promise of North Fulton/DeKalb is a network of interfaith organizations working together to end homelessness. We provide temporary assistance, hospitality, and case management for families with children experiencing homelessness. Our interfaith, nonsectarian network brings the faith community together to help our community’s families regain housing, independence, and dignity in a time of need. Four times a year RUMC hosts families who are experiencing a housing crisis. We are part of a network of congregations in North Fulton and DeKalb Counties working together to provide guests a safe, homelike shelter where families can stay together. Learn more HERE
Foster Care Support Foundation (FCSF)Foster Care Support Foundation (FCSF) serves a growing need throughout Georgia by providing free clothing, infant equipment, and developmental toys to thousands of children in foster and relative care. We partner with Georgia’s DFCS for child referral, verification, and foster parent recruiting and training. We serve foster children residing in Georgia’s foster homes and children housed by private agencies. www.fostercares.org
Habitat for HumanityHabitat for Humanity – Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. There is an ever increasing need for affordable housing in North Central Georgia. Habitat for Humanity ReStores accept donations of new and gently used items. We sell those items to treasure hunters and bargain shoppers to raise money for our mission of eliminating substandard housing. www.habitat-ncg.org
Mary Hall Freedom HouseMary Hall Freedom House – Provides housing and substance treatment services for women and their children in order to empower them to break the cycle of addictions, poverty and homelessness for themselves and their children.www.maryhallfreedomhouse.org/
Murphy-HarpstMurphy-Harpst provides round-the-clock therapeutic care that enables children to heal and recover so that they can re-engage with society and lead productive lives. For nearly a century, Murphy-Harpst has successfully treated thousands of children by building the environment necessary to reverse the cycle of a lifetime of cruelty and neglect. www.murphyharpst.org
MUST Ministries addresses the basic needs of individuals, families, and children with facilities in Cobb and Cherokee Counties and programs in numerous other counties. MUST brings people of many faiths together to respond to God’s challenge to minister to others with compassion and love. RUMC hosts the MUST Summer Lunch program that provides free lunches in the Roswell area every weekday of the summer to low income children who normally receive free lunch when they are in school. www.mustministries.org