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 our community partners that have volunteer opportunities for summer and fall 2021.

Wellroot family services

We are collecting school supplies for children served by Wellroot Family Services. Kids start back school at the beginning of August, so we're starting the collection early this summer! You can bring them to in-person worship on Sundays, during VBS in June, and we'll have on evening drop of time in June, too. Click here for the list:


School Supply List

l'arche atlanta

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


Bring dinner to the L’Arche house. The L'Arche house team is in need of some support with dinners! We have some folks who are taking much needed time off for the first time since COVID began, so we are incredibly appreciative of your help. Meals are for 6-7 people and need to have gluten-free and vegetarian options. Please do not include a dessert with the meal, although we are happy to receive fruit in lieu of dessert! Due to COVID precautions, we are not hosting guests for dinner; we are asking for porch drop-offs for meals. Here is the link to sign-up.


Help Host An Outdoor Community Event L'Arche is hosting two outdoor community events this summer: one on July 10 from 7:30pm-10pm (with set-up starting at 5:00pm) and one on July 24 from 6-8pm, with set-up starting at 5pm. They need help with set-up, hosting (e.g., handing out popcorn, ice cream, drinks), and clean-up for each event. With your help, we can create inviting places where people with and without disabilities can come together for fun & fellowship! If you are available for an hour or more on either of those dates (you don't have to stay the whole time), please contact Megan Denton: megan@larcheatlanta.org.



Contact Megan Denton to learn more. 

project transformation

ONE-TO-ONE READING WITH KIDS (IN PERSON)

Where: North Springs UMC and Stone Mountain First UMC

When: Monday-Thursday 9:15am - 11:00am


The literacy component of Project Transformation is an exciting opportunity for volunteers to interact with our children in a one-to-one setting. Reading volunteers listen to each child read for 30 minutes. After

reading, the pair engages in discussion and comprehension activities about the story. The reading component takes place at our day camp locations on Monday-Thursday from 9:15-11:00am. The Reading

Program is June 14 - July 28. We welcome both individuals and groups- please only sign up if you have been vaccinated. Each reading volunteer is required to have a background check on file, but don't worry

we can easily walk you through the process.

tinyurl.com/volunteerptng


FRIDAY YOUNG ADULT MEALS

Where: Stone Mountain or Sandy Springs

When: Fridays at 11:30am


You are invited to bring a meal or purchase a meal for our 14 staff. On Fridays we take time for our young adults to explore their vocational call and worshiping together. You are invited to love on them through a nice (homemade or catered) meal.

tinyurl.com/volunteerptng



BOOKS AND SUPPLIES DONATIONS

Supplies Wish List: tinyurl.com/wishlistPTNG

Book Wish List: tinyurl.com/PTNGbooks


For help, contact us at 770-469-9767 ext 13 or volunteeringptng@gmail.com

Fall 2021 - Pride Parade

North GA Conference Marching for Love & Inclusion in October


NDUMC will march with other United Methodist churches, reconciling communities, and individuals in Atlanta's 2021 Pride Parade which will take place in October. Together and in great numbers, we will march to express the love of Christ for all members of the LGBTQ+ community, advocate for equality in all facets of society, and call for full inclusion in the life of the United Methodist Church.


This Sign-Up is not mandatory to participate in the parade, but it is helpful to the organizers of this collective effort to know how many churches and/or individuals can be expected. As more details and logistical plans emerge from Pride ATL, they will be posted to the Facebook page for this event and shared in the NDUMC Facebook group

Candler Formation Community

This fall we will be building a relationship with one of Candler's Formation Communities - intentional faith formation housing for seminary students. Stay tuned for more details!

Decatur Cooperative Ministry

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


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. 


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!