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Your opportunities to be the hands and feet of Christ...through

Missions Ministries

Galations 5:13-14 You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. ...serve one another humbly in love. For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”

Ways you can at home and throughout the world

Victory Home Helping Hands, Inc.

Contact: Kerry Skinner, 770-532-9391

Every 2 months, we take a lasagna dinner , including lots of desserts, to prepare for the men at Victory Home. We share a meal with the men and have a chapel service or listen to testimonies. It’s a great blessing of fellowship.

Orphanage Emmanuel

Contact: Kerry Skinner, 770-532-9391

Located in Guaimaca, Honduras, this Christian orphanage is home for more than 500 children. Donations of clothes or other goods are shipped every 6-8 weeks. Child Sponsorship is available for $35.00 monthly. Yearly mission trips for handson work occur in the Fall of each year.

Family Promise of Hall County

Contact: Debbie Flanagan, 770-900-6244

For one week, twice a year, we will open our doors to provide shelter for homeless children and their families overnight and provide them with dinner, a cold breakfast and sack lunch for the next day. This is a great time to fellowship with our neighbors, help kids with homework, play, talk, or hold a hand.

South Hall Food Pantry

Contact: Danny Reed,

We support the South Hall Food Pantry with monthly food donations. Last year the pantry fed more than 3000 people. The pantry is open Monday afternoons, Thursday mornings, and Saturday mornings .

Thrift Store

Contact: April Warnock,

Open the 1st Saturday of each month. Our goal is to recycle our unwanted items to those who might have use for them. The Thrift Store can be a fundraiser for any group. The group manning the store keeps the profits.

Wake Up Wednesdays

Contact: Cathy Drerup 770-654-4926;

Open the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month—6:30—8:00am. We encourage our neighbors driving down Popular Springs to join us for a FREE cup of coffee and a smile.

Good Samaritan Fund

Contact: Celeste Sayre, 770-536-5164

Donations are accepted anytime. We encourage you to donate a dollar or two when you go to the altar for communion. This money is given to needy families at the pastor’s discretion — just a little something to get them through. Those receiving funds are told about the food bank and other help that is available.

Henderson Settlement

Contact: Nancy Morgan,

This outreach ministry in Frakes, KY, serves counties in KY and TN, offering assistance to one of the lowest income areas in the US. The mission is to meet basic needs of the community through the love of Jesus Christ. Throughout the year, we collect staples—flour, sugar, oil, etc. for Nancy to take to the residents. A yearly mission trip is also scheduled for September.

Boy Scouts of America, Troop #203 & Pack #203

Contact: Anita Glover, 678-936-9240

BSA encourages scouts to grow spiritually while learning to be good citizens and civic-minded leaders. Redwine has provided meeting space for the scouts for over 30 years. Troop #203 has had FOUR young men advance to the rank of Eagle Scout (Boy Scouts highest rank). In the last year, more than 20 of these scouts earned their religious emblem.

Kids n’ Christ PMO

Contact: Denise Frier,

A Parent’s Morning Out program that provides a loving, caring and learning environment for children ages 2 to 4 years old. Our class routine prepares the children for school. Typical activities include learning ABC’s, colors, numbers, free play time, arts and crafts, and most important, teaching from the Bible.

Under the Bridge Ministry

Contact: Debbie Flanagan, 770-900-6244

We collect warm clothing and blankets in the winter to provide for the homeless in the Gainesville area. Other donations occur during the year.

The Micah Project

Contact: Kerry Skinner, 770-532-9391

Based in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, this organization has two group homes for young men and boys, an outreach to street children and a variety of other ministries to the neediest people in the city. The young men are learning to become Christian leaders.

Gainesville Aid Project

Contact: John Hutchinson

GAP is an opportunity for our youth to serve our community through work assignments helping to do home repairs and other physical work. It also provides fellowship time with other groups from around Georgia. This is a great experience for our youth and adult chaperones.

My Sister’s Place

Contact: UMW, Barbara Dysart, 770-965-6879

The UMW collects toiletries for the women at My Sister’s Place, a local shelter for women and their children. Donations are collected on the shelves in the Fellowship Hall.

For His Kingdom

Contact: Kerry Skinner, 770-532-9391

Reed and Kim Skinner are missionaries in Honduras and we help with several areas of ministry: Toulipon Indian Mission; Suyapa Single Mom’s Mission; and the Micah Project.

Faith By Hearing

Contact: Kerry Skinner

We provide audio bibles for the missions of “For His Kingdom.” Many other opportunities also exist with this ministry.

Evening School

Contact: Missions Committee

Each year we hold a Christmas party for the students at Lanier Career Academy. We provide a dinner for the family, gifts for the students and children, and even a visit from Santa.

Backpack Love

Contact: Denise Frier,

Children who receive free meals through Hall County Schools often go home on the weekends to face hunger. Contributions of listed foods provide meals for children and their families for a weekend.

Caroling Outreach

Contact: Erin Woodsmall,

During the Christmas season, the choir and other church members visit nearby nursing homes and individual families to bring joy through singing.


Matthew 25:35-36,40 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

The United Methodist Church asks its members to provide the church with Prayers, Presence, Gifts, Service, and Witness. There are many ways to serve others through our Church. Please consider some of these ministries as you decide where and how you will work for our Lord. In the words of our church founder, John Wesley, each of us should:

"Do all the good you can,
By all the means you can,
In all the ways you can,
In all the places you can,
At all the times you can,
To all the people you can,
As long as ever you can.”
― John Wesley

Church at Orphanage Emmanuel

The Beautiful Church at the Orphanage Emmanuel in Guaimaca, Honduras