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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 ...



Far More Ministries: Connecting People to Life, Hope, Purpose, and Wholeness

2/25/2015
By Ansley Brackin Communications Specialist Rev. Terry Hunter is not quite sure how Far More Ministries of Williamson UMC originally started, because it was born from bits and pieces: ideas inspired by other ministries, and sermons that called to the super hero inside every congregant. Hunter is a big fan of comic books and often references them in Sunday morning messages, but he believes there are greater powers in the real world than can be found within illustrated pages. “We all have a ...



Action Ministries to Host Food and Book Drive on MLK Day

1/15/2015
Action Ministries’ Smart Lunch, Smart Kid will host a MLK Day of Service on Monday, January 19, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. A team from AmeriCorps VISTA will lead the community effort to make and deliver 500 sack lunches to local children who receive free or reduced-price lunch at school, and who often go without when school is not in session. Available volunteer slots are full, but Smart Lunch, Smart Kid still needs donations of children’s books to deliver along with lunches and the non-perishable ...

Volunteer Opportunities: Action Ministries Makes the Holidays Brighter

12/11/2014
Are you looking for a way to serve others during the holiday season? Action Ministries is doing drives and distributions for gifts, household items and personal care kits, as well as feeding families in need in several places in the North Georgia Conference. Action Ministries' purpose is to mobilize communities to address the challenges of poverty by focusing on hunger, housing and education. Action Ministries' clients often do not have enough to eat or a place to call home during the holidays,...



Guest Blogger Week: Creating a World Free From Hunger

11/9/2014
Read Post #1: The Gnawing Stress of Hunger in Georgia  Read Post #2: Hunger Relief and The Human Touch Build Community  Read Post #3: Gas South, A Proud Partner of Action Ministries  Read Post #4: Volunteers Give of Themselves So No One Need Go Hungry  Read Post #5: Blessings and Promises of Hope Disguised as a Simple Sack Lunch  Read Post # 6: What About the Moms Who Can't? Read Post #7: Why I’ll Never Look at a Bar of Soap the Same Way Again Nov. 10-16 is Guest Blogger Week at ngumc.org. The ...



Serving Together: United Methodist Connection is Strong in Athens

9/10/2014
By Rev. David Wofford   “How good it is when God’s people live together in unity!” -Psalm 133:1    On April 15, 2013, the Oconee Street UMC building caught fire and burned to the ground. It is said that before the old church bell fell to the ground beneath that hillside steeple, it rang and rang while being pelted by firehoses dousing the incineration. The entire city could hear her bell tolling alarmingly. Though the fire has been surely difficult for the people of Oconee Street UMC, they have ...



Action Ministries Announces Smart Lunch, Smart Kid Exceeds Goal for Third Straight Year

8/29/2014
Program Exceeds Goal of Serving 200,000 Healthy Meals to Children During Summer Months Leaders of Action Ministries have announced that, thanks to widespread community support, the nonprofit’s Smart Lunch, Smart Kid program that had hoped to serve 200,000 healthy lunches to Georgia’s children was instead able to exceed its goal and serve 219,515 lunches this summer.   More than 2,000 volunteers donated 23,000 volunteer hours with a market value of $477,710 to the community to make and serve the ...



Action Ministries to Begin Third Year of Smart Lunch, Smart Kid

6/4/2014
Volunteer Opportunities Now Available with Program that Provides  Healthy Meals to Children of Georgia During Summer Months    Leaders of Action Ministries have announced that they have officially kicked off the third year of Smart Lunch, Smart Kid, the organization’s child nutrition and educational enrichment opportunity program. Created to help the thousands of Georgia children at risk of hunger, the program that will start on June 2nd gives children in communities all across the state access ...



Smart Lunch, Smart Kid Fights Childhood Hunger

5/29/2014
By Rev. John Moeller   Hunger is not a problem most of us closely associate with the United States, judged around the world as the “land of plenty.” Few of us know what it’s like to put children to bed hungry or undernourished, and few know the feelings of defeat and hopelessness that come with being unable to provide all of our children’s basic needs. But many of our north Georgia neighbors do know! Hunger is a battle they fight daily.  The impact of hunger, especially on children, is serious...

UM Connectional Federal Credit Union Teams Up With Action Ministries' Smart Lunch, Smart Kid

4/3/2014
United Methodist Connectional Federal Credit Union is partnering with Action Ministries to ERASE HUNGER This Summer. In response to the theme, Earn. Save. Give., credit union members and other giving Georgians will have the opportunity to sponsor lunches with the Smart Lunch, Smart Kid program. "This is about collaborative efforts," said Keith Pritchard of the UMCFCU. "We thank God that Action Ministries is one of the resources we can use to help others." In 2013, Smart Lunch, Smart Kid ...

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