October 2019

Ready to make a difference in your 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!

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!


  • October 1-28

    Seeds for Honduras

    Send seeds to Honduras! One of our church members is planting a community garden at the RUMC sponsored school Manuel Bonilla in Las Tablas Honduras. She leaves on November 1st. Help plant the garden by collecting seed packets!

    The following seeds are needed: green beans squash, tomato, sweet potato, peppers, cucumber, pumpkin and carrot seeds. Feel free to write message of encouragement on the packets! All packets need to be in the church parlor by Monday, October 28th.

    For questions or info, Brandi Willis
  • October 1-30

    Snack Packing for Tutoring

    Over 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! Extra snack packs may be sent to a local hotel and a local apartment complex to feed other students. Contact Rev. Marion Brown for full details and to register your day/days.

  • October 6

    Outreach Choir

    Show your support as the Outreach Choir makes some joyful noise for the assisted living residents of the Atria Northpoint on Somerby Drive at 3 p.m. Contact Lisa Stover

  • October 12

    Chattahoochee Nature Center Restoration Event

    Adults 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 16

    Family Promise Host Training

    Help families when they need it most! Family Promise supports families experiencing homelessness by providing safe temporary housing, food, and support. Training is required to volunteer, takes place Oct. 16 at 5 p.m. in the Trinity Cafe, Chapel building.

  • October 17-19

    Minor Repairs Work

    If you are interested in landscaping/yard work or skilled in minor home repairs, join us as we help those in our church family. Meet at RUMC at 8:30 to start work from 9-noon. For more information, contact Charles Curtis

  • October 19

    Prayer Quilting

    Great 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 19

    Street Grace

    Join the next Street Team, Saturday October 19th, 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Our team will visit the local hotel where victims of human trafficking, the working poor, and those in need are housed. The team will offer fellowship, food, and prayer.

  • October 24-27

    D.A.R.E. Mission Trip

    Service in Community is hitting the road! Help with hurricane clean-up in Panama City, FL Contact team leader Leonard Scarboro for more information.

  • October 26

    Old Roswell Cemetary Cleanup

    Fall Cleaning at Old Roswell Cemetery! 10 a.m.- noon

    To reserve your spot simply email and put Fall Cemetery Cleaning in the subject line.

  • October 26

    Street 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 26

    Family PiYo

    PiYo fun for the whole family! Join instructor Meredith Elder on the lawn between the Sanctuary and Fellowship Hall from 9 - 9:30 a.m. to exercise your body, mind and heart. Children are welcome with an accompanying parent; all you need is a mat and water bottle.

  • October 26

    Days for Girls

    Hosted by Women of Faith, come to the Fellowship Hall, Chapel building from 9:30a.m.-12:30p.m. to help in packing kits for Days for Girls. Must be at least 16 years old. Contact Emily Huntington at 770.641.7955 for more info.

  • October 30

    Snack Pack Delivery Crew

    Help us deliver the snack packs our team has been packing to students in need. Meet at the church Wednesday, October 30th to help deliver the snack packs! We need about 5 people and truck owners are encouraged! The project will take about one hour.

    Contact Rev. Marion Brown for full details.



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 Rev. Marion Brown for guidance.


Action Ministries

By meeting basic needs, the ministry removes barriers that prevent thousands of Georgians from breaking the cycle of poverty and realizing their potential.

Atl Mission

Atlanta Day Shelter for Women and Children

Atlanta Day Shelter for Women and Children, a branch of Atlanta Mission, provides day services focused on building relationships and meeting needs. Services include childcare, showers, laundry, lunch, MARTA cards, medical care, life-skills classes, access to overnight services, and much more.


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 and is located in Roswell.

Drake House

The Drake House

The Drake House provides short-term crisis housing, education and empowerment programs for homeless mothers and their children in north metro Atlanta.


InCommuinity of Georgia

EnAble of Georgia is now In Community and provides nurturing homes and quality support services for adults with developmental disabilities.

Family Promise

Family Promise of North Fulton/DeKalb

Family 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

Foster Care Support Foundation (FCSF)

Foster Care Support Foundation (FCSF) provides free clothing, infant equipment, and developmental toys to thousands of children in foster and relative care.

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity

Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

Home Stretch
HomeStretch gives homeless families a safe and comfortable place to live while helping them address the root causes of their situation and return to a life of self-reliance and stability.

Mary Hall

Mary Hall Freedom House

Mary 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.



Murphy-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.


MUST Ministries

MUST Ministries addresses the basic needs of individuals, families, and children with facilities in Cobb and Cherokee Counties and programs in numerous other counties.

North Fulton

North Fulton Community Charities (NFCC)

North Fulton Community Charities (NFCC) offers assistance to 5,000+ families annually via food, clothing vouchers, and financial aid to our clients in need. NFCC offers an array of classes and opportunities to help residents move toward financial stability and self-sufficiency.

Street Grace


Street Grace is a faith-based organization mobilizing faith, business and community leaders to end the sexual trafficking of children throughout the U.S. through prevention/protection, policy and pursuit.


Wesley Woods

Wesley Woods Senior Living

An elder care ministry of The North Georgia Conference, Wesley Woods supports healthy aging by helping older adults live independently longer through safe, affordable residential housing.