To love and to serve

For who is greater, the one seated at the table or the one who serves? Is it not the one who is at the table? But I am among you as the one who serves. Luke 22:27

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.

CURRENT OUTREACH OPPORTUNITIES

Season of Service Lenten Outreach

The Season of Service

This year we have expanded our annual Great Day of Service into an entire season of service.  In a million small ways, we continue to make a big impact on our community when we come together in service. For project details and registration, visit prumc.org/the-season-of-service. If you need assistance with registration, contact Diane Scanlan at 404.240.8235 or dianes@prumc.org.  To find out more details about recurring weekly opportunities, in addition to one-time projects, please click below.

The Lenten Offering for Local Outreach

Last year at the beginning of the pandemic, your compassion overwhelmed us. You gave so generously to our Lenten Offering we were able to offer critical financial support our partners on the front lines.  Because of your help our community remained strong and hopeful.  As we make progress through the pandemic, we continue to advocate for our most vulnerable population – the homeless and working poor. We need your financial support again this year – please give as you are able at prumc.org/give.  Thank you!

UPCOMING OPPORTUNITIES

Please reach out to Beth Spencer at beths@prumc.org for more information about the following upcoming volunteer opportunities! 

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.

Decent, safe, affordable

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.

Food Drive for BCM

Twice a year Peachtree Road fills up the food pantry at Buckhead Christian Ministry (BCM) so that Atlanta’s working poor families will not go hungry if they cannot afford groceries. We commit to collecting non-perishable food items (see list here) in March and October. As a reminder, paper bags with lists attached are given out each Sunday in those months. Groceries can be dropped off at bins located throughout the church.


Diaper & Formula Drive

Diapers and baby formula are necessary but costly items. The families assisted by Buckhead Christain Ministry and Feed My Lambs can’t always afford these staples for their infants. We can help cloth and feed the smallest of God’s children and lend a hand to their parents. We collect diapers of all sizes and formula in September in bins located throughout the church.

Living Christmas

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!

Please check back for updates on Christmas Kindness 2020! Contact Beth Spencer or Diane Scanlan with any questions.