our mission partners

NDUMC Partners with a number of organizations to carry out the Church's mission of making disciples for the transformation of the world. Find out more about our local, national, and global mission partners here:


In this first section, you will find local ministries which NDUMC partners with, including information on how to volunteer.


Ways to Volunteer with L'Arche:

Build community with us. Our community events and Connexions groups extend our mission beyond our home to the many families in Atlanta that include adults with disabilities. Want to help create a place of welcome for these families? We always need help with set-up, hosting, and clean-up at our events.

Offer a specialized skill. Over the years, we’ve found that specialized skills can be key to helping others belong. From serving on a Board of directors to capturing photographs to making electrical repairs, we invite you to inquire about how your skill could advance our mission.

Join us for a meal. Love cooking? We invite you to share a home-cooked dinner with our house. We deeply appreciate our monthly cooks — and the joy of welcoming them to our table.

Garden with us. Have a passion for plants? Us too! We recently acquired four garden beds, and would love to work alongside you to maintain them.

Contact Megan Denton, Director of Development & Communications, to learn more. 

D.E.A.M. (Decatur Emergency Assistance Ministries)

Through food donations and in our church budget, NDUMC provides food and financial assistance to our Decatur-area neighbors in need through DEAM. 

For more info, visit deamdecatur.org


Three times a year members of the Church prepare dinner and share it with between fifteen to forty men that are turning their lives around at Trinity House. 

For more info, visit  tcmatlanta.org

Global United Methodist Initiatives

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

(also called Human Relations Day offering)

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

(also called United Methodist Student Day offering)

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

North Georgia Conference Affiliated Ministries

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.

Wellroot Family Services

Giving to Wellroot (formerly the United Methodist 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. Wellroot restores children and families from trauma through Jesus Christ. Visit the Wellroot website for more info.

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.

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.

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