"Come, follow me" Jesus said, "and I will send you out to fish for people." Matthew 4:19 (NIV)
Thank you for your desire to become a better fisherman or fisherwoman, whether you're new at this or a seasoned one! May God send you out in His Name to proclaim in many ways His goodness and His love for all.
4M Mission Mailing: June 17
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Beaver Ridge Elementary School Summer BookMobile
One of the goals Beaver Ridge has for this summer is to encourage the children to read. The school received a grant to enable them to set up a Summer Book Mobile. There are two ways you can help:
To volunteer, contact Beaver Ridge Elementary School: 770-447-6307.
Spring Clean for Missions
Are you cleaning out your children's closets and drawers to get ready for spring? Your donation of children's (and juniors') clothes, shoes and toys, clean and in good condition, can help someone go on a mission trip when sold at local consignment sales. Simply bring items to the church and place in the collection bin in the Welcome Center vending area or or contact:
SaltLight Center Volunteer Training
Saturday, July 13 | 10AM-Noon
Lawrenceville Church of God Building G,
329 Grayson Hwy, Lawrenceville 30046
Come learn about our different service opportunities: Evening, Overnight and Morning Host, Providing Meals for our Guest.You only need to attend one training. For questions or to RSVP for training contact Carol Karpf:
SaltLight Center is an emergency shelter for women and children that is under the umbrella of Family Promise. These are screened women who find themselves homeless and the shelter offers an emergency place for them. For more info, visit their Facebook page.
Click here to view training flier.
Norcross Cooperative Ministry
Clothing Closet - Help sort and distribute items
M-W-F: 10AM-4PM Tuesday: 10AM-1PM
To volunteer, contact Shirley or Leslie at the Co-op:
TAKE ALL ITEMS DIRECTLY TO CO-OP, 2275 Mitchell Road, Norcross, GA
In 1988, our church, along with several other local churches, joined together to form the Norcross Cooperative Ministry with a mission to provide services to low income and homeless families in our community. The Co-Op opened its doors in May 1988.
Over the last 18 years the needs in our community have changed drastically. As the needs have changed and increased, so have the Co-Op. They now serve 50 to 70 families per day from a 12,000 square foot facility. Their services have expanded to include food, clothing, financial assistance, ESOL classes, job ministry, small support groups and referrals. They also work closely with local agencies to help meet the many needs of our clients and to develop better ways to serve the community.
Norcross First UMC is a host church for Family Promise. The Mission of Family Promise of Gwinnett County, Inc. is to mobilize communities of congregations that partner with social service agencies to end homelessness - one family at a time.
Norcross First is hosting families in our church in July and November of this year. These families need love and support to help them get back on solid ground.
For more info:
The United Methodist Children's Home provides redemptive healing services that bring meaningful change to the lives of children and families. Grounded by scripture and the tradition of the church, the United Methodist Children's Home seeks to bring the wholeness of God's love to persons through Christ.
Rainbow Village provides families with children in Metro Atlanta in domestic or economic crisis a healing environment to rebuild their live through a transitional housing program that promotes self-sufficiency.