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Action Ministries to Launch Sixth Year of Smart Lunch, Smart Kid

5/25/2017
Volunteer Opportunities Now Available    Next week Action Ministries will officially launch the sixth year of Smart Lunch, Smart Kid, the organization’s nutrition and educational enrichment opportunity program for Georgia’s kids. Created to help children who are at risk of hunger when school’s out for the summer, the program provides children in communities all across the North Georgia Conference with healthy meals and academic enrichment.   Since 2012, Smart Lunch, Smart Kid has served more ...



WITH Conference to Connect Churches Called to Ministry 'With the Poor'

5/4/2017
Save the date! On Saturday, Aug. 26, the first-ever WITH Conference will take place at Dunwoody UMC. The conference, sponsored by Action Ministries and the Housing and Homeless Council, is a grass-roots event organized by North Georgia United Methodist clergy and laity and designed for churches called to ministry with those struggling with poverty in local communities. The conference will be a time to learn what it means to be in ministry WITH the poor as opposed to “to the poor” or “for the ...



Moeller to Depart Action Ministries Next Month

1/19/2017
The Board of Action Ministries has announced that president and CEO Rev. John Moeller will leave the organization next month. See a letter below to North Georgia United Methodists:   Dear friends, I would like to announce that John Moeller, President & CEO of Action Ministries will be leaving the organization February 14 to accept the position of CEO of Lutheran Services of Georgia. The Board of Directors has named Kelley Henderson, the current Chief Operating Officer as the Interim President &...



Action Ministries Sunday is December 4

11/30/2016
Action Ministries is excited about this special annual opportunity to tell its story and engage the churches of the North Georgia Conference with neighbors in need. On any given night, there are hundreds of families with children living in extended stay hotels that dot the north Georgia landscape. There are thousands more who are one paycheck, health crisis or car repair bill away from homelessness. In Georgia, we have the second highest rate of homeless veterans in the U.S., and we are in the ...



Rise and Shine: Second Annual Life-Changers Breakfast Set for Oct. 14

10/6/2016
Action Ministries will host its second annual Rise and Shine Life-Changers breakfast on Oct. 14, from 8 until 10 a.m. at the Georgia Railroad Freight Depot. Facilitating the event is Action Ministries’ long-time friend and supporter, legendary NFL player and coach, William “Bill” Curry. ?The keynote speaker will be Sen. Johnny Isakson. Two university sports chaplains, who have dedicated their careers to changing the stories of Georgians in need, will join the conversation. For more information...



Action Ministries to Relocate Two Offices to United Methodist Center Building

2/4/2016
The North Georgia Conference will soon welcome Action Ministries staff to 1700 Century Center. A related-agency of the Conference, Action Ministries mobilizes communities to address the challenges of poverty by focusing on hunger relief, housing and education.    The organization will sub-lease the lower floor of the building which houses the United Methodist Center and Bishop's Office on the upper level.    The lower level of the building is currently empty and office space will be constructed ...

Calling All NGUMC Life-Changers: Action Ministries Sunday is Dec. 6

12/3/2015
Action Ministries is excited about this special annual opportunity to share the stories of hope and engage the North Georgia United Methodist Conference with their neighbors in need. Did you know that in Georgia, we have the third highest overall poverty rate in the nation? We rank sixth for food insecurity, and we have the tenth highest homeless rate for children. The homeless, hungry and vulnerable are literally our neighbors. The mission of Action Ministries is to lead people out of poverty....

Lightenin’ John Moeller to Throw First Pitch at Friday’s Braves Game

10/1/2015
John Moeller, known as Action Ministries  president and CEO to most, but “Lightenin’ John” to some, will throw the first pitch when the Atlanta Braves take on the St. Louis Cardinals Friday, October 2, at Turner Field. Fans of Action Ministries, and of the Atlanta Braves, are invited to get in on the action and make a pledge of $1 per mile per hour of the speed of Moeller’s pitch.   The dollar amount you enter equals your prediction of the speed of Lightenin' Moeller's pitch. In other words, ...



Action Ministries to Bring 'Life Changer' Programs to Newton County

5/21/2015
Generous Bequest Enables Congregations to Partner with Action Ministries   Leaders of Action Ministries have announced that, starting in June 2015, it will be offering its signature hunger relief, housing and education programs to the people of Newton County.     Thanks to the generous bequest of the late Mrs. Jean Davenport, a long-time Newton County resident who worked at Sears, Roebuck & Co. and later enjoyed a 35-year career at Life of Georgia insurance company, two congregations seeking to ...



Smart Lunch, Smart Kid to Kick Off Summer Lunch Program June 3

5/14/2015
Smart Lunch, Smart Kid will return to North Georgia on June 3! This summer thousands of volunteers will donate their time and money to make and deliver lunches to local children in need. The program is an excellent and meaningful way for volunteers to invest in the lives of families in their own communities. Whether your group, congregation or family can help weekly or just a few times this summer, there is a place for you!   Area coordinators have been announced. Churches and individuals can ...



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