Local Outreach

If you would like to be a part of Local Outreach, or would like information on any of these opportunities, please contact Beth Spencer at beths@prumc.org or 404-240-8234.

CHRISTMAS KINDNESS – REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION – When registering for Christmas Kindness – you will receive a verification link to your e-mail address to finalize the registration. You will need to respond within 5 minutes – please look for the email right away to confirm your registration was received. Thank you for your patience in this matter as we work to streamline our PRUMC registrations. If you have any questions, please contact Diane Scanlan at dianes@prumc.org.

Christmas Kindness 2021
December 3-8
We are happy to announce that this year’s Christmas Kindness is back – live and in person! We provide a shop full of new coats, household items and toys so the working poor of our city may select gifts for their families with dignity at no cost to them. Christmas Kindness is made possible through generous donations and volunteer power! COVID protocols will be followed. Registration is open now. For more information contact Beth Spencer at beths@prumc.org.

NOVEMBER

Turkey Drive
Make Thanksgiving less stressful by sponsoring a turkey dinner for a family in need.

Trinity Dinner
Sunday, November 14, 5:45 – 7:00 pm
Prepare and deliver dinner to the 40 men of Trinity Community Ministries. Stay for the meal and fellowship with the men.

Cascade Thanksgiving Giveaway
Two ways to serve:

  • Collect day-old bread and baked goods to be distributed at the Cascade Thanksgiving Giveaway.
  • Help Distribute  |  Monday, November 22, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm or 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    Serve alongside our brothers and sisters at Cascade. We’ll hand out a week’s worth of food to needy families served by Cascade UMC.
Team Bill Britt Sleep Out

Join Team Bill Britt!
Covenant House Executive Sleep Out, November 18
Bill Britt joins other clergy, rabbis and business executives in sleeping outside to bring awareness to the hundreds of homeless youth living in Atlanta. Won’t you contribute to Bill’s fundraising efforts? To give, visit here, prumc.org/give, or make your check out to PRUMC with CH Executive Sleep Out in the memo and mail it to the church business office.

 

DECEMBER

Christmas Kindness – Back In Person!
December 3 – 8
Each December Peachtree Road is privileged to host Christmas Kindness. We provide a shop full of new coats, household items and toys so the working poor of our city may select gifts for their families with dignity at no cost to them. Christmas Kindness is made possible through generous donations and volunteer power! Register here.

Sunday, December 13, 5:45 – 7:00 pm
Prepare and deliver dinner to the 40 men of Trinity Community Ministries. Stay for the meal and fellowship with the men.

Branan Towers Christmas Luncheon
Wednesday, December 15, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Help provide Christmas joy at this HUD Wesley Woods facility in East Atlanta during their annual Christmas celebration.

ONGOING

Partners in Change: New virtual opportunity! Become a coach and help create new beginnings for low-income individuals seeking to improve the lives of their families.

Restoration Partners: Mentor returning citizens, write letters of hope to those incarcerated, and donate items for Welcome Home kits as returning citizens are released.

Agape: Virtual tutors needed. Volunteers needed to pass out breakfast and lunches to Title One families.

Atlanta Police Athletic League (PAL): Support the PAL officers as they take on new roles supervising the virtual learning of 50 APS students at the Anderson PAL Location.

Christmas Kindness: Multiple small group volunteer opportunities throughout September, October, and November. Actual event is December 9-12 in a modified form with limited volunteers.

Hopeworks Christmas: Deliver Christmas goodies to low-income widows.

Hopeworks Local Outreach

MARTA

The Peachtree Road Local Outreach ministry proudly partners with MARTA to provide transportation to our homeless and working poor striving to become contributing members of our community.

Marta Logo

Outreach to others is one of the most vital components of our faith. We are passionate about making our local and global communities a better place for all. By serving others, we feel the transformative power of our beliefs and see the positive change that it brings to the world. As we continue our work of empowering people and building sustainable programs, we see a light and a renewed resolution in those we touch. The greatest things happen when we listen to God’s call, open our hearts wide, and serve.

To learn more about our local agency partners, click here.

Each December Peachtree Road is privileged to host Christmas Kindness. We provide a shop full of new coats, household items and toys so the working poor of our city may select gifts for their families with dignity, at no cost to them. Beyond providing material items, Christmas Kindness gives an experience of respect and independence to patrons who are known as “working poor.” Many live in area shelters, and all are in need.

Christmas Kindness patrons are warmly welcomed into our church and guided to areas where they select their own gifts for children and family. All items are new, and whether our patrons go home with a toy, a toaster or a warm winter coat, they all leave with the feeling that they matter.

Christmas Kindness is not about giving a gift. And it’s not just about giving Christmas. It’s about living Christmas. If you are looking to live out Christmas this year and give of your heart, please join us in supporting this beloved outreach program.

Christmas Kindness is funded exclusively by donations. $150,000 in gifts extend the Christmas Kindness ministry to 2,100 people in the Atlanta area. Thank you!

Registration opens October 11 for Christmas Kindness 2021! Contact Beth Spencer or Diane Scanlan with any questions.

PRUMC and Habitat believe that every person should have access to a decent, safe and affordable place to live. Because of that belief, we team up each year to build homes for hard working families. Our strong partnership with Habitat is founded on their mission of sustainability. Each recipient of a Habitat Home works by our side to build the home. They also attend required home ownership education classes on maintenance, budgeting and more. Because of this type of “hand up” outreach, we are building better communities that last.

Please check back for updates on new projects!

Typical Schedule:

Day 1     Install walls, deck, columns, and beams.
Day 2     Install trusses and doors. Build side porch and stairs. Begin siding.
Day 3     Deck and felt roof. Install framing. Continue siding.
Day 4     Shingle, insulate. Finish siding and caulking. Install porch railings. Paint.
Day 5     Paint. Finish shingling. Install interior doors.
Day 6     Paint. Install baseboards, window sills, trim, cabinets, and counter tops.
Day 7     Paint. Install hardware.
Day 8     Clean up / touch up. Landscape. Dedicate.

This is a fun and rewarding volunteer opportunity that builds homes, communities and hope. Contact Beth Spencer or Diane Scanlan with any questions.