The Engage Team is coordinating food boxes for local kids and families during the holidays. We will assemble 110 boxes for families to take home over Thanksgiving and Christmas break. The boxes and grocery lists for Thanksgiving will be available at the church on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3 and should be returned Sunday, November 17. To support this local mission email Matt Hicks at hicksm914@gmail.com, or pick up a box on November 3 in the back of the sanctuary.



Wellroot Family Services has ongoing opportunities for groups and individuals to support foster families. Volunteers would come to Wellroot’s Tucker office and do crafts, games and activities with kids while foster parents are getting training and support. Upcoming needs are:

10/26 : 10-15 volunteers : 8:30am-1:15pm
11/16 : 10-15 volunteers : 8:30am-1:15pm

For more info, email sbrewer@wellroot.org.


Honduras Mission Trip
February 15-22, 2020
$850 (meals, lodging) + airfare (fare varies)

Contact Barbara McCullough (DFUMC) at barbaramccullough@me.com or Daniel Kasbohm (NDUMC) at dkasbohm@gmail.com . You may also participate as a prayer partner, assist in craft preparation and send in monetary contributions to assist in trip costs.

DFUMC was the first church to embark on a mission trip to the Agalta Valley in northeast Honduras in 1990. Our trip in 2020 will celebrate this remarkable mission. We will be recruiting Thirty for Thirty to share in celebration.

Decatur-area Emergency Assistance Ministry-DEAM

DEAM is a ministry supported primarily by 22 area churches who seek to meet the emergency needs of the less fortunate in the community.‍ Member churches refer needy cases to DEAM, thereby reducing the stress on their ministers and staff. DEAM serves more than 250 local families a month, providing critical assistance to ease hunger, prevent utility service disconnection, provide clothes and purchase life-sustaining prescriptions for qualified residents. For more information, visit www.deamdecatur.org.


The Greater Decatur Churches have teamed up for a pumpkin patch on North Decatur UMC’s lawn. This year the sales will benefit New American Pathways in their work to support refugees in our community. Your help is needed to cover daily 2-hour sales shifts thru October 31 at North Decatur UMC. SIGN-UP HERE or reach out to Alina Crews at alina@ndumc.org.


Hagar’s House offers emergency night shelter and assessment to homeless families with children. The 5-room 30-bed shelter provides safe, comfortable accommodations for up to 90 days. Volunteers prepare and serve dinner for 15-25 people 365 nights a year. The following dates are available.

- November 26-30
- Week of Christmas

Volunteers prepare and serve dinner for 15-25 people 365 nights a year, including the weeks of Thanksgiving and Christmas.

This is a great service project for a small group, Sunday School class, or a family to take on together. If you would like to sign up to serve, contact Janice Yates at jyates@decaturfirst.org.

Decatur First, kitchen
M-F from 8am-4pm

Feed a hungry neighbor. Open Hand prepares, packs and delivers healthy meals throughout metro-Atlanta for those who might otherwise go without a meal. You can pick up meals for delivery from the Open Hand facility at Decatur First UMC. Volunteers are especially needed to deliver meals during the holidays! Call Annette Price at 770-365-6354 with any questions or visit openhandatlanta.org for more information.