ALL SERVICE MINISTRIES

Athens Nurses ClinicATHENS NURSES’ CLINIC – The clinic is in desperate need of hygiene items for the under served people in the Athens area – many of the clients are from Jackson County.  It would be helpful if the items are placed in a plastic Ziploc bag (washcloth, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, socks, deodorant, shampoo, hand lotion, razor, shaving lotion, nail file, combs & brushes). However, any of these items are accepted without being kitted. Travel sizes are nice for our clients.

 

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FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH FOOD BANK – This ministry has become a much needed resource for ever increasing numbers of people especially those with large families.  The hours for the Food Bank are M-W-F from 1-3pm.

 

 

GainesvilleUMCGAINESVILLE DISTRICT OFFICE OF THE UNITED METHODIST CHILDREN’S HOME – The purpose of this office is to provide financial aid, parenting classes, and counseling services for families with children. It is located in the New Holland United Methodist Church in Gainesville.  The workers there screen families and provide a one-time assistance to them. The areas they serve in include the 11 county area around Hall County including Jackson and Banks. Examples of needs include blankets, clothing, particularly baby clothes and diapers, furniture, food, etc. The contact number is 770.531.3063.

 

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OUR DAILY BREAD – Our Daily Bread is a monthly meal ministry where members of JFUMC prepare and serve a meal at the First Baptist Church in Athens. Approximately 120 persons are fed through this ministry.  Contact the church office for more information, or if you’d like to volunteer.

 

Kairos ministryPRISON MINISTRY – Martha Crisler continues to help with this project serving in a Kairos Ministry.

 

 

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JAMAICA MISSION – ACE – AMERICAN-CARRIBEAN EXPERIENCE is a Christ-based outreach ministry dedicated to community transformation in the parish of St. Mary, Jamaica through strategic initiatives in education, enterprise, healthcare, and discipleship.  This is a great mission trip for high school youth, young adults, and adults! If you’d like to check them out, visit the link page.

 

Red_Bird_Mission2RED BIRD MISSION – This is a Methodist supported work camp that provides varied services for the Appalachian people. Our church has had construction teams and dental groups provide help for the people over the past several years. This is a great mission trip for all ages: youth (with a parent), young adults, adults! There are many ways to serve at Red Bird. If you’d like to check them out, visit the link page.  Save your Campbell Soup Labels as these are important to the Red Bird Mission. They are able to purchase many items with these labels including passenger vans.

 

relayforlifeRELAY FOR LIFE – Relay for life is an annual event in early Summer for the American Cancer Society in our county. Our church team invites you to become involved to help the fight against cancer. Contact the church office for details.

 

 

 

meals_on_wheels_2MEALS ON WHEELS – Help deliver meals to community members.

 

 

intl mission -world map(2)(1)INTERNATIONAL MISSION TRIPS – Travel with a small group of individuals on an international mission trip to possible locations such as Honduras, Jamaica and Nicaragua.

 

backpack2BOOK BAG MINISTRY & BACK-TO-SCHOOL CLOTHING – Donations of backpacks and/or listed supplies are assembled for distribution to school children in Jackson County.

 

 

umc_logoUMC DISTRICT MISSION EVENT – Taking part in the annual Gainesville District Mission Event.  Past events have included Stop Hunger Now and iServe food truck.

 

 

NOW_logo_2_w_kidsNUTRITION ON WEEKENDS

 

 

 

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THE ARK OF JACKSON COUNTY – The Ark is a 501(c)3 organization that serves eligible Jackson County residents who suffer an emergency loss of income with possible financial/other assistance.

 

 

 

Pumpkins PUMPKINS WITH A PURPOSE – The proceeds from the Pumpkin Patch help support our youth and children’s ministry programs throughout the year, and also introduces others in the community to JFUMC through visiting the “Patch”. All the pumpkins are grown in Northern New Mexico on land leased from the Navajo Indian Reservation by Pumpkin Patch Fundraisers. The crops are planted, cared for and harvested by the people in the Navajo community, providing employment that helps them support their families. Pumpkins are shipped all over the United States to churches and organizations with no up front payments. When the fundraiser is concluded and final sales are calculated, the church keeps a percentage based on the sales.

thanksgiving-food1THANKSGIVING MEAL MINISTRY – Every Thanksgiving Day, JFUMC members, and other volunteers, provide cooked turkey and sides, fill the meal boxes and deliver 300 – 400 meals to families in the surrounding community.

 

 

Operation-Christmas-Child-logoOPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD – Since 1993, more than 100 million boys and girls in over 130 countries have experienced God’s love through the power of simple shoebox gifts from Operation Christmas Child. Samaritan’s Purse works with local churches and ministry partners to deliver the gifts and share the life-changing Good News of Jesus Christ.

 

54713-Very-Beary-ChristmasBEAR MINISTRY- God Loves Us Beary Much!  Donated 12″- 14” stuffed bears are collected and given to local police, firefighters and emergency responders to provide comfort to children in traumatic situations.

 

 

AngelTree_copy ANGEL TREE – Names on the JFUMC tree are received from both the Jackson County Family Connection and the Jackson County Solicitors Office.  The Jackson County Family Connection list contains the names and gift wishes of  selected children living in Jackson County.  The Jackson County Solicitors Office list contains the names and gift wishes for children of inmates who are housed at the Jackson County Correctional Institute.  The week before Christmas, the donated wrapped gifts are distributed to the children’s families.

Christmas hamCHRISTMAS MEAL MINISTRY – Every Christmas Day, JFUMC members, and other volunteers, provide cooked ham and sides, fill the meal boxes and deliver 300 – 400 meals to families in the surrounding community.