Ways You Can Serve

Whatever your calling, you can join us in service!

Assembling

The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) responds to disasters and humanitarian needs throughout the U.S. and the world. Each June during Annual Conference, our North Georgia United Methodist Women spearhead efforts to supply one of the three specific types of kits to support UMCOR’s readiness. This year we’ll pool our resources to bring school supply kits. Learn how you can help.

Parking

OSUMC and U-Lead students park cars every UGA home football game. No experience necessary! All proceeds go to U-Lead students for college scholarships. Contact Lew Allen lewallen@uga.edu to sign up.

Cooking

OSUMC serves lunch at Our Daily Bread on the second Monday of every other month beginning in January. Help prepare the meal from 10:00-11:30, or serve the meal from 11:45-1:00 at First Baptist Church. Contact Gail Hanula at hanujg@bellsouth.net to sign up.

OSUMC members can volunteer to provide dinner for guests of Interfaith Hospitality Network of Athens (IHNA). Contact IHNA Service Director Collisa Lankford at serve@ihnathens.org ​or 706-425-1881.

Bring dinner to the fellowship hall on a Thursday night at 6:00 for hungry U-Lead students and mentors! Contact JoBeth Allen jobethal@gmail.com to sign up.

Hosting

Interfaith Hospitality Network of Athens (IHNA) volunteers provide oversight with 2-3 families. Shifts include evenings 5-8 pm, overnight 8 pm-8am, or weekend days. Drivers to school/job sites and help moving furniture on Sundays are also needed. Contact IHNA Service Director Collisa Lankford at serve@ihnathens.org ​or 706-425-1881.

Buddying  

Buddies help families in crisis due to detention or deportation to navigate social services, legal assistance, finances, food and rent, etc. You will receive training on how to gain trust, provide support by connecting with various organizations, and address any legal issues that you and/or your buddy might encounter. Contact JoBeth Allen at jobethal@gmail.com.

Celebrating

Join in at First Fridays for food, games, and fun engaging with racially and economically diverse communities from 6-8 p.m. on the first Friday of the month, June through August at the East Athens Community Center, 400 McKinley Drive. Contact Natalie Smith at nataliejosmith@gmail.com.

Giving

The Ark: United Ministry Outreach Center

Special Mission Fund: Allows the Mission Committee to respond to needs beyond those allowed through the annual church budget. 

U-Lead Scholarship Fund

Annual Holiday Benevolence Market: Shop for symbolic gifts through Athens area non-profit organizations. Held every December.

Food2Kids: Bring child-friendly and child-specific foods that are easy to open, nutritious, and do not require any cooking for weekend distribution to kids in schools. Basket outside the sanctuary. Requested for January 2019: peanut butter or poptop ravioli.

Little Free Pantry: Needs non-perishable food items to be stocked outside 717 Oconee Street.

Building

Oconee Street United Methodist Men spearheads periodic small projects to benefit local homeowners. Contact Chase Cook at fccook@hotmail.com

Traveling

Recent international mission trips to serve have focused recently on Central America. Discuss your mission trip interest with Hope Cook at hope.cook@gmail.com or any Mission Committee member.

Tutoring

U-Lead needs tutors in math, science, English, social studies for students studying for high school and college classes, and studying for the ACT/SAT exams. We especially need College Coaches who can work 1-1 with the same student all year to help them apply for colleges and scholarships. Contact JoBeth Allen jobethal@gmail.com to sign up.

Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement End the School to Prison Pipeline Program provides tutoring and test preparation for at-risk youth.  Contact