AME Retiree Offering
In April of this year, we learned that pension payments to retired ministers in the African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME) were suspended in early March after officials discovered possible irregularities in the fund. The fund, valued at $126 million a year ago, has lost $90 million in value, and an investigation is underway. Peachtree Road in partnership with New Hope AME and Cascade UMC has created a fund to aid retired AME ministers in the Atlanta area who lost their pensions. This fund will help with the mortgage payments and medical bills of the affected ministers.
Because local and global administrative costs are supported by the annual church budget, 100% of our Outreach and Mission Giving directly supports our partners and projects. Your generosity goes to work in the field immediately to begin making its transformative impact. Outreach and Mission Giving annually fund the following initiatives:
Water for Kenya
With an exceptionally designed water filter and mass organization, we have positively impacted over a quarter of a million people in Kenya. The UZima filter, designed by Peachtree Road member Bill Coble, has been recognized and recommended by the World Health Organization. $40 provides one filter that will last a family ten years. We are proud that each year the Peachtree Road Christmas Eve offering is designated for this worldwide effort.
Sponsor a Child
While there is still a need, we will always care for the children in the nation of Georgia. A one-time cost of $365 sponsorship (only $1/day) provides nutritional meals, medical and dental care, coats, boots, and loving care. Our annual sponsorship campaign takes place each spring and is in cooperation with our mission partner, International Support for Georgian Youth (ISGY).
It’s never too early to cultivate the deep compassion that comes from mission work. We are proud that so many of our Youth commit to facing great needs and dive into this hard but rewarding work each summer. Each Youth Sunday, we have the opportunity to support their efforts, their personal growth, and their love of others by giving to their mission initiatives.
At the beginning of Lent, we are asked to set aside a designated amount each day or week as a spiritual discipline. These small, symbolic acts are meant to share in the sacrifice of Christ. At the end of the 40 days, we bring our collected offerings to the church on Easter Sunday in gratitude and for the glory of God. The collection is given to the 17 Atlanta outreach agencies that we are proud to partner with year-round to the benefit of our community.
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. Caring volunteers are paired up with clients to shop, enjoy refreshments, and wrap and load selections.
Every Thanksgiving we are able to provide hot, nourishing meals to the families served by Buckhead Christian Ministry and Hollis Innovation Academy. Donations purchase traditional Thanksgiving dinners of turkey and accompanying side dishes for the working poor families of these communities.
Wesley Woods Mother’s Day Offering
Wesley Woods offers safe and supportive living for low-income senior adults in Georgia. By assisting with shelter, healthcare and other necessities, elderly residents are given a decent and dignified life. This offering ensures that residents, regardless of income, can continue to live in a Wesley Woods home.
Murphy-Harpst is a safe-haven for abused and neglected children, providing for basic needs, as well as emotional and spiritual support. This UMC ministry is often the saving grace of children who have nowhere to turn. Murphy-Harpst offers specialized treatment, foster care and programs to serve youth and their families.
Wellroot Family Services (formerly United Methodist Children’s Home)
Wellroot Family Services is dedicated to the welfare of children and families. Programs guide young people through foster care, transitional and independent living, and help families maintain shelter and stability in the face of homelessness.