Lenten Offering

Lenten Offering 2020



Last year you gave

$323,000 to our non-profit

community partners.

Helping others helps us all.

Your generosity is making a difference in the lives of others.  And it is making a difference in our lives too.  As our community partners create real change for people in crisis, they create opportunities for us to grow in our faith.  Together we all are part of a better Atlanta.  Thank you.

40 Days of Giving








“The system is broken but we are not.”

The first time I visited a prison I really did not want to do it at all. For me, incarcerated people were not on my radar. I soon came to find out that the folks on inside were really not much different than me. The returning citizens I have had the honor of meeting love their children, they want to be a better spouse, and they want to become a better person. The primary difference between me and them is when I messed up, I got out of trouble.

Each time when I leave a facility or hear the Voices of Hope sing, I get energized to help in any way I can. What I have come to appreciate is many of the returning citizens come from a broken past filled with trauma, including sexual and physical abuse. The system is broken but we are not. The goal of Restoration Partners is to add a little light to a broken world.


You helped 12 men find sobriety through Atlanta Mission.

Through Buckhead Christian Ministry you paid rent and utility bills for families facing eviction as well as stocking a new healthy food pantry.

You provided over 3000 snack packs for low-income children at Action Ministries during the summer months.

With Beloved Atlanta you provided intensive therapy for 4 women that had been previously trafficked.

You built our 48th Habitat for Humanity home for the Holloway family.

Lenten Offering Police Athletic League



“As a young boy I would do sporting equipment drives for the Atlanta Police Athletic League.

One of the times I was at the A.D. Williams PAL donating sporting equipment, I met a young man named Edwin White. Edwin became very close to me and my family. Edwin was an incredible boxer for PAL and I would go and watch him during the annual Guns and Hoses boxing event that PAL hosts every year.

I went back this year and was quickly reminded about the impact that the Atlanta Police Athletic League has on so many individuals and youth in Atlanta. They are helping put kids on the right path and set their futures up for success.”  –  Jack Spencer @ Atlanta Police Athletic League (PAL)

In loving memory of dedicated PAL member, Officer Stanley Lawrence.
He made a positive impact to the end.

“Seeing God work in the lives of the least and the lost every week is one of the greatest joys and blessings in my life.”

Gloria Gilley @ Atlanta Mission

“During my 35 years
at Mountain Top Boys Home
we have changed the lives
of many boys
but my life has been changed
and enriched far more.”

Burt Bridges
@ Mountain Top

“To help build walls to a home in the morning and raise them the same afternoon is so amazing. Spending a day working to change someone’s life is so rewarding.”  Patty Harris @ Habitat

The Impact You Have

The impact you make is the change that we need.  Your generosity is creating a better Atlanta.  It is giving hope and setting examples.  Our communities, non-profit partners, and the people they serve are counting on us.  And they can.  Thank you once again for giving generously this Lenten season.

40 Days of Giving








“It is hard work but the results are impressive.”

There is a welcoming feeling when you walk through the doors at Buckhead Christian Ministry. The guidance, care, and dignity given to every client is palatable. Children are quietly reading in the kids corner while mom or dad bravely share their challenges to pay tomorrow’s rent.

Those that visit BCM need coaching, back-to-school shoes or a suitable outfit to go on an interview. Others were never taught basic budgeting and decide that now is the time to get out of debt and learn the difference between wants and needs. It is hard work but the results are impressive.

BCM may have been known to many as a food pantry but it’s so much more. Time and time again, those that desire change see life altering results from the support and excellent programs at BCM.


You provided enriching summer camp field trips for the children served by Agape Youth & Family Center.

At City of Refuge you increased their job hub classes, enabling 100s to become employed for the first time in years.

You added more revised Pre-K curriculum and teacher support at Feed My Lambs.

At Hollis Innovation STEM Academy you gave all teachers gift certificates to start the year off with new school supplies.

You sponsored two college age interns to provide yard work and home repairs for the HopeWorks widows during the summer.

At Jerusalem House you provided counseling support for adults and families impacted by HIV.

Lenten Offering Covenant House

Last year at Covenant House you provided stable transitional housing for a group of youth transitioning out of the shelter – including some in the LGBTQ community.

“My ten years as a volunteer at Covenant House has humbled me and grounded me in my faith as I have worked with homeless youth who have no one to count on in life except God and the Covenant House staff and programs.”  –  Bonnie Copeland

Lenten Offering Covenant House Bible Study

“It’s such a magical feeling watching my team bowling with less fortunate families where there are no age, gender or race barriers. Only a whole lot of love, laughter, and having His light shining on us all!”

Gary Schneeberg @ Jerusalem House

“When I found out that
one in five kids in Georgia
suffer from food insecurity,
I knew each one of us
could make a difference
and help these kids.”

Lisa Laube
@ Action Ministries

“It is such an honor to support the residents of Beloved as they do the hard work of healing from the trauma of sexual exploitation.”

Lee Daniel @ BeLoved

Giving to others is a reflection of God’s love.

To give much is to receive even more. God has freely given us all we need, and the best gift of all is Jesus Christ. Reflect on all God has given to you. Thank God and think of how you can be generous during this season.


“It is very fulfilling to see the faces – of young and old – light up with joy when reading stories to the children or giving out food to the neighbors of Hollis Academy.”
Mary Chambers @ Hollis Academy

“Nothing is more rewarding than being greeted by the adorable children at Feed My Lambs who are delighted to see you and leave knowing you and the children both made each other’s day a little brighter.”
Emily Milsaps @ Feed My Lambs

“Coming up with nutritious meals to serve at Agape is a great way to get to know the students. By providing a healthy dinner, they can more easily concentrate on their studies and perform better in school.”
Caroline Crawford @ Agape

“Our family volunteered with HopeWorks to help serve the senior widows in this special ministry. What we have gained in return is immeasurable – lifelong friends, mentors for our children and experiences we will always cherish.”
Kim Busby @ HopeWorks


You made improvements to the cottage at Mountain Top Boys Home, providing a space for the boys to study and learn.

You kept kids off the streets with Atlanta Police Athletic League by offering after-school meals, computer labs and sports opportunities.

Through Restoration Prison Partner Ministry you brought together citizens and their families at organized events, helping them forget their differences and circumstances so they can heal.

With Trinity Community Ministries you provided job training, AA & NA meetings and support for formerly homeless men in recovery.

Why we support our non-profit community partners…

Learn more about our local outreach partners, their mission, and why we choose to work with them.  Together we do all the good we can in Atlanta.

Action Ministries leads people out of the punishing cycle of poverty by providing necessities, education and support mechanisms. Learn More

Agape Youth and Family Center helps children attain lives beyond abject poverty with a comprehensive approach to education and enrichment. Learn More

Atlanta Habitat for Humanity builds up neighborhoods through affordable housing. Recipients of a Habitat Home earn it and keep it through hard work and learned skills. Learn More

Atlanta Mission serves over 1000 homeless people every day and offers day care, showers, shelter, laundry, lunch, life-skill classes. Learn More

The officers of PAL offer children a way off of the streets and a chance to reach their full potential, promoting self-esteem, community involvement and fellowship. Learn More

Buckhead Christian Ministry (BCM) brings self-sufficiency to the working poor of our city. Their services pave the way back to long-term financial stability. Learn More

BeLoved Atlanta helps women moved beyond former lives of desperation and marginalization. They provide safety, life-skills and a “new normal.” Learn More

City of Refuge provides a nurturing community with extensive opportunities for children, families and individuals who have experienced lives of crisis. Learn More

Covenant House provides a safe and loving environment to homeless and trafficked youth so they can realize their full potential. Learn More

Feed My Lambs opens no-cost Christian schools in high risk communities, helping low-income families and give children a better chance at life. Learn More

Hollis Innovation STEM Academy ensures that children of Atlanta’s Westside area have every educational advantage, knowledge and skills for a future of better opportunity. Learn More

Hopeworks helps low-income seniors with home repair, weatherization and general maintenence at no cost so they do not have to live without heat or hot water. Learn More

Jerusalem House offers support, counseling, education and a community for those living with HIV/AIDS, helping clients actualize their best lives.  Learn More

Mountain Top Boys Home cares for neglected boys in the foothills of Georgia, changing the trajectory of their lives to one of faith, love and success. Learn More

Restoration Prison Partners Ministry empowers wardens, ministers to families, supports re-entry, advocates for reform, and works to break the cycle of incarceration. Learn more

Trinity Community Ministries offers a way back for broken men. Through recovery and job training, men can rebuild and return to their lives. Learn More