Serving others

North Decatur UMC takes seriously God's call to love others, and we participate in a variety of outreach projects in the Decatur community, and beyond. You are invited to serve with us. 

For more information about our ongoing initiatives and partners: 

Serving Our World

For information about ways you can serve right here at North Decatur: 

Serving At North Decatur

Below you'll find info on three of our community partners that have volunteer opportunities you can do while you shelter in place.

Wellroot family services

This year, Wellroot Family Services is celebrating 150 years of caring for children, youth, and families in Georgia! They will kick-off their anniversary by celebrating Founder’s Week with The Founders Day 5K & children’s Mustard Seed 1K on Saturday May 1st. Our sister church, Decatur First United Methodist, has a team led by church member and Wellroot employee Sharon Brewer, and you are invited to register as a member of our team and/or donate at this specific link: Wellroot (

Decatur Cooperative Ministry

Our friends at DCM have distributed thousands of pounds of food through our Fellowship Hall over the last 4 months! 

They need often need a few volunteers to help with food distribution on several Wednesday morning each month. Email the church office to get connected. These are the tentative dates for the first half of 2021:

January 13

February 3 and 24

March date TBD

April 7 and 28


June 9 and 30

In December 2020, our music ministry produced a virtual benefit concert for DCM's Project Take Charge. You can watch Songs of Hope now below!

songs for hope

We are proud to present Songs for Hope: A virtual benefit concert for Decatur Cooperative Ministry's Project Take Charge. You can give through our giving portal - choose "DCM" from the fund drop-down menu. Thank you for giving generously to this critical ministry to our community!

l'arche atlanta

Here are a few ways to get connected to L'Arche:

Bring dinner to the L’Arche house. This is extremely helpful as our assistants and Core Members are taking a high level of precaution so that our Core Members do not contract the COVID-19 virus. They aren’t leaving the house except for very rare exceptions. This means non-stop together time, and so a dinner delivery is really appreciated! Contact me to sign up for a day!

Deliver care packages. For our extended community of people with disabilities (about 60-70 families), we are planning to deliver Thanksgiving-themed care packages on November 7. We welcome volunteers to assemble and/or deliver these packages across the metro area.

Zoom Trivia. In addition, our community of people with and without disabilities gathers every Tuesday at 2pm on Zoom to play an hour of multiple-choice trivia. All are welcome! You can sign up here to get an email with the Zoom link:

Contact Megan Denton to learn more.