Give Greater 2019

Sunday, April 14 was the Greater Decatur Churches’

Give Greater Day and together we raised over $46,000!


To celebrate our impact in Decatur, across Georgia, and around the world, we took up one offering for all of our global United Methodist initiatives and our local North Georgia ministries. You can still give! Click here now.  


There are brochures with more details at church, and you can learn more about each ministry below. Together we can give greater! Thank you for your generosity.



UMCOR - the United Methodist Committee on Relief

When disaster strikes around the globe, UMCOR responds. Give to the United Methodist Committee on Relief to reach out through worldwide ministries of food, shelter, health, and peace. 


Community Development Grants

Strengthen United Methodist outreach to communities in the United States and Puerto Rico. Advocate for the oppressed, encourage social justice, and nurture at-risk youth.


Native American Ministries

Equip and empower Native American pastors, congregations and seminary students to authentically worship and serve Jesus within their Native American context and communities.


Peace With Justice Ministries

Enable The United Methodist Church to have a voice in advocating for peace and justice through a broad spectrum of global programs.


World Communion Scholarships

Provide scholarships for national and international graduate students of color and those in marginalized communities whom God has gifted to learn and to serve.


Gift of Hope Scholarships

Provide scholarships and loans for students attending United Methodist-related and other accredited colleges and universities.


Housing and Homeless Council Grants

Provide grants to churches and ministries that provide services and housing to poor and homeless persons through our Conference.


Wesley Woods Senior Living Foundation

Help cover the cost of health care, meals, and wellness programs for low income residents at Wesley Woods. Wesley Woods serves the health and housing needs of older adults at nine communities throughout North Georgia.


Murphy-Harpst Children’s Center

Give Georgia’s most abused children an emotional, spiritual, and physical safe haven. Murphy-Harpst transforms the lives of abused and neglected children through loving Christian care and personalized treatment programs.


United Methodist Children's Home

Giving to The Children’s Home enables them to recruit and train new foster parents; to feed, clothe, house, and educate the children and teens; and to provide transitional housing and support for homeless families. The United Methodist Children’s Home restores children and families from trauma through Jesus Christ.


Aldersgate Homes

Help persons with developmental disabilities live independent, productive, and full lives by helping with set-up of a new apartment – including deposits, furniture, household goods, and moving assistance – and providing recreational opportunities at Collinswood, a universally accessible retreat facility on Lake Oconee.


Action Ministries

Action Ministries mobilizes communities to address the challenges of poverty by focusing on hunger relief, housing, and education. Your gift will help provide safe, secure, stable housing opportunities to veterans, families, and adults with illnesses and disabilities; it will fund food boxes, community kitchens, and childhood hunger relief programs; and it will improve access to educational resources for families.


Golden Cross Grants

Provide assistance to persons who are experiencing financial difficulty due to excessive medical expenses by giving to the Golden Cross fund, administered by the Conference Health and Welfare Committee.

How to give greater

On Sunday, April 14 (Palm Sunday!), you will have the chance to bring your offering forward to the altar as a gift to God's work in the world for justice and mercy. We encourage everyone to give on April 14. 


However, if you can't be in worship that day, or if you prefer to give via credit card, you can give right now. Please change the gift drop down menu to Give Greater Day, and use the memo line to designate your gift to one of the ministries above. (Please make a separate online donation for each designation.)