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Action Ministries: Smart Lunch, Smart Kid Summer Feeding Program

 

For the Action Ministry website click here.

Les Harper, Action Ministry Liason

 

If you would like to sign up for SMART LUNCH, SMART KID click here!

 

Contact: Missions at Simpsonwood 


 

Disaster Relief

For the UMCOR website click here.

Jim Sampson, Disaster Relief Liason

Contact: Missions at Simpsonwood


 

Foster Care Support Foundation

For the Foster Care Support Foundation website click here.

Melissa Clary or Monica Metz, Foster Care Support Foundation Liasons.

 

Volunteers are needed at the 115 Mansell Place Foster Care Support Foundation Center on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 10am to 2 and on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 am to 1. Special project days may be arranged with notice.

Volunteers also needed at the Fostering Hope Bargain Resaleat 1425 Market BLVD, Roswell, GA to help organize, tag, hang and place items for sale to the public. Wednesday and Thursday 10 am to 2, Friday and Saturday 10am to 2 or 1 to 5.

Volunteers will do some or any of the following depending on the task at hand for the day.

· Sort clothing, size or restock the center for easy selection by foster children,

· Play with babies and toddlers in the nursery while foster parents select their needed items (no diaper changing or trips to the bathroom with children allowed by  sitters: best way to babysit), foster parents must do this.

· Wash, put together or take apart infant equipment to make sure all is safe and in excellent condition to be used by a foster child,

· Sort toys and make sure all pieces are there (puzzles, games, etc,). Regular volunteers can learn the process of sorting and distribution to children and help in the toy room.

· Battery checking toys to make sure they work

· Cleaning outside toys, checking bikes to make sure tires and brakes are good

· Mowing grass and doing yard work to keep up outside appearance

· Moving bags to/from storage for access

· Pick an available date to do crafts with foster children ages 4 to 10. If you are bringing a craft, you must sign up and have it approved first. 

· Load bags of clothing and toys and bikes into foster parents cars on appointment days

Contact: Missions at Simpsonwood


Good Samaritan Health Center of Gwinnett, Inc.

For the Good Samaritan Health Center website click here.

Gary Czajkowski, Good Samaritan Health Center Liason

This ministry is committed to caring for the uninsured, working poor in our community. It is the aim of Good Samaritan Gwinnett to not only meet physical needs but to also address the spiritual needs of our patients through prayer and biblical counseling.  Our statement of faith includes we believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God and that for the salvation of lost and sinful men, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.  We are open each weekday except Thursday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. 

Our volunteer opportunities include Medical- Physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, medical and nursing assistants, and soon to be offered dental; Front and Back office- Medical records, accounting, secretarial; Counseling- Licensed Counselors (LPC, LMFT, other), lay counselors, interns; Translators- Persons fluent in a second language -- Spanish, Korean, Portuguese.  

Contact: Missions at Simpsonwood


Habitat for Humanity

For the Atlanta Habitat for Humanity website click here.

Jim Sampson, Habitat for Humanity Liason.

Simpsonwood will be helping Dunwoody UMC from April 16 through the 23rd with a blitz build of a Habitat Home. That's 7 consecutive days (minus Sunday) that help is needed on the order of 30-35 people each day. No special skills or tools needed, but must be 16 or older and have a desire to serve. This could be an excellent opportunity to bring a team from your place of busisness for a day off to give back. You can sign up by clicking here.

Please email Jim Sampson with the date(s) you sign up at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

 

Contact: Missions at Simpsonwood


HOPE Ministry

Jann Roeder, HOPE Ministry Liason

This heart-to-heart mission lends the proverbial hand up to neighbors in our own zip code. We are currently sponsoring 6 families that consist of 7 adults and 16 children. Many generous people have answered the call with financial support and donations and together, we're building stability, community, and hope.  You can see it in the smiles of the children and their mothers that we meet with on a monthly basis.   Contact Jann Roeder  if you would like to help spread more hope in our community.

 

Contact: Missions at Simpsonwood


Member Assistance Fund

Johnny Johns, Member Assistance Fund Liason 

Contact: Missions at Simpsonwood


Norcross Cooperative Ministries

For the Norcross Cooperative Ministry website click here.

Jim Sampson and Susan Bardi, Norcross Coopertive Ministry Liasons

NCM is a faith-based, non-profit, ecumenical ministry dedicated to providing food clothing and emergency assistance to needy families in Norcross and surrounding areas of Gwinnett County.

There are numerous volunteer opportunities available at the Coop.  These include:

INDIVIDUALS

· Receiving Donations, 1-4 M-F – receive food, clothing and household items into warehouse

· Reception - greeting clients and visitors during regular client hours

· Interview Clients – Conduct intake interviews of clients to determine needs and eligibility

· Translate – Serve as translators for Hispanic clients

· Food Pantry – Fill client orders for food during regular client hours

· Clothes Closet – Work with clients to select clothes from clothes closet

· Exit Table – Record food and clothing disbursements of clients

· Building Maintenance – General cleaning inside and maintenance of building grounds

GROUPS

· Food Drives– Neighborhoods, scouts and other groups can conduct food drives

· Christmas – Have a toy drive, raise funds for food/toys, help at Co-op with organizing and distributing food and toys

· School supplies – Conduct school supply drive, collect funds for schools supplies, help distribute school supplies

· Day School – Provide activities for clients’ children during regular client hours

Contact: Missions at Simpsonwood


Operation Christmas Child

For the Operation Christmas Child website click here.

Carol Gilliand, Operation Christmas Child Liason

Contact: Missions at Simpsonwood


Rainbow Village

For the Rainbow Village website click here.

Jann Roeder, Rainbow Village Liason

Rainbow Village is a transitional housing community for homeless families with children. Most of the heads of household at Rainbow Village are women who have fled lives full of domestic violence and poverty.

Rainbow Village embodies the phrase “it takes a village.” We’ve set in motion a true “village” model where homeless families with children can find refuge, recover, and learn to rebuild their lives with the love and support of a community-based family surrounding them. Instead of a quick fix in times of crisis, Rainbow Village’s program offers a long-term solution through support services for the whole family. 

Our goal is to break the cycles of homelessness, poverty, and domestic violence. We teach adults and children to believe in themselves again, charting a new course towards a lifetime of self-sufficiency.

SUMC serves dinner to approximated 50 women and children once a month who are involved in the after school program. 

Contact: Missions at Simpsonwood


ReChrist Ministries

For ReChrist Ministry website click here.

Charles Battle, ReChrist Ministry Liason

ReChrist Ministry reaches at-risk youth and their families (persons with no relationship to Jesus Christ) through evangelism and enrichment mentoring. Opportunities include tutoring during the after school program for K-5thgraders one day per week during the school year, classes in English, Bible study and QUARTERLY EVENTS such as on site worship services, block parties, fall festivals, etc.  It’s as simple as helping a child with his homework or pouring juice for a healthy snack.  We serve at Valencia Park Apartments located on Jones Bridge Circle near JR’s restaurant.  It is also the mission of RE-CHRIST MINISTRIES to be a conduit for the established church to have a vehicle to engage the community and for the community to become engaged within the local church. 

We need help for weekend QUARTERLY events.  

Come join our current group of volunteers from SUMC serving and experience the joy of establishing a relationship with a child and sharing the love of Christ.

Contact: Missions at Simpsonwood

 


SafeHouse Outreach

For the SafeHouse Outreach website click here.

Scott Adams, SafeHouse Outreach liason.

SafeHouse Outreach is an urban outreach committed to affecting real change in the lives of those in the margins of society, by providing a hand up, not just a hand out.  SafeHouse provides practical, emotional, and physical assistance to those living in the margins, and help integrate them back into society – to lead healthy, functional lives.

Over the past 25 years, SafeHouse has been instrumental in impacting lives and changing communities. Recognized by city mayors, governors, and the President, Safehouse offers a hand up not just a hand out and is active in finding a solution to those in crisis.

Each night of the month, a different church, organization, small group, as well as individuals bring food, music, compassion and hope to over 200 homeless. It’s a good time for families as well. Some people prep the food. Some serve. Some sing. On average 18 volunteers each night for 31 days are volunteering. That’s a total of 558 people a month just serving dinner!

Simpsonwood UMC is responsible for the first Thursday of every month! How can you help our church serve this mission each month?

  • Bake Cookies, brown chicken and cook rice    -   Thursday morning ( complete by 1pm )
  • Prepare casseroles and salad  - Thursday at 1pm
  • Participate at Safehouse: Includes handing out food, short worship service, and fellowship
    • Meet at church by 5pm to carpool down
    • Meet at Safehouse by 6:15pm
    • Depart Safehouse for home between 8 and 8:30 pm

Contact Scott Adams at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for information and to get on the monthly email distribution.


Salvation Army

 For the Salvation Army Atlanta website click here.

Mark Willis, The Salvation Army Liason.

Contact: Missions at Simpsonwood


Trinity House-Big Bethel

For the Trinity Community Ministries website click here.

Trinity House-Big Bethel assists homeless men in a two year long rehabilitation program. The recovery program is Christ centered assisting with their spiritual, mental and physical growth needs.  Trinity House-Big Bethel is a 36-bed transitional facility serving homeless men with chronic alcohol and drug-dependency issues. While the program targets African Americans, it does not exclude any homeless man with chronic addiction issues. The program strives to prepare its participants for reintegration into society through counseling and job acquisition assistance which will enable them to become full, contributing members of society.

Today, because of the combined efforts of thousands of volunteersfrom churches and other concerned organizations throughout Atlanta, TCM continues to serve the homeless community. With God’s help, Trinity Community Ministries will continue to provide outlets for churches and others to connect with and assist the hungry and homeless in our community.

Simpsonwood families may consider volunteering for their T.E.A.M.dinners which are held Sunday through Friday evenings. You provide a dinner to feed approximately 15men plus your family. As you share dinner together, the residents share their background that lead them to Trinity House along with their praises to God for the changes He is making in their lives. Its a very moving and inspirational time together where God's grace is experienced by all

To find out more about Trinity House- Big Bethel and additional ways to support this program, please check their website at tcmatlanta.org

Contact: Missions at Simpsonwood


Trinity Soup Kitchen (Trinity Table)

For the Trinity Table website click here.

Glenn Ver Steeg, Trinity Table Liason

Trinity Table is the oldest, large-scale, Sunday-only soup kitchen in metro Atlanta. Located at Trinity United Methodist Church in downtown Atlanta, this established program gives volunteers  an outlet to express their compassion through service to the poor. Trinity Table begins serving at 12:30 PM. on any given Sunday. They serve over 300 people who come to the table for food to sustain them and kind words to help them during their current state.

Trinity Table serves its homeless guests in four half-hour stages throughout the afternoon. Volunteers are given the opportunity to not only offer food, but spiritual support as well. The guests sit eight (8) to a table while two volunteersserve bowls of soup, baskets of bread, butter and crackers, or hot meals and refreshing beverages. Guests are given the opportunity to offer a blessing themselves or receive one from the volunteers

If you would like to donate but cannot come to the Soup Kitchen to serve there are also opportunities to help prepare the 80-100 gallons of soup, 1500+ sandwiches that are prepared in advance

We serve at the kitchen annually each August.

Contact: Missions at Simpsonwood


United Methodist Children's Home

 For the United Methodist Children's Home website click here.

Marilyn Mraz, United Methodist Children's Home Liason

Contact: Missions at Simpsonwood


Victory Home

 

For the Victory Home website click here.

Rich Paczowski, Victory Home Liason

Contact: Missions at Simpsonwood


Women's Community Kitchen

 

For the Women's Community Kitchen website click here.

Melissa Clary and Monica Metz, Women's Community Kitchen Liasons.

We provide lunch for homeless women and their children, at the Action Ministries facility housed at Grace UMC in downtown Atlanta..  We prepare the lunch, deliver and serve it to these ladies.  

All Simpsonwood members are invited to serve from 9:30 am - 1:00pm. We car pool together.

Contact: Missions at Simpsonwood