Action Ministries to Soon Merge with Hope Atlanta to Launch New Non-Profit


Action Ministries, Inc. will turn the page to a new chapter in its history on February 26. The organization will dissolve and become a part of Travelers Aid of Metropolitan Atlanta (known as Hope Atlanta), another non-profit dedicated to fighting homelessness and food insecurity. 

The North Georgia Conference has been in ministry with and through Action Ministries for more than 50 years, seeing many changes across the decades. This most recent change is perhaps the most substantive as Action Ministries will technically no longer exist. The team at Action Ministries will soon carry out the organization’s mission under the umbrella of a new organization and will no longer be a related agency of the North Georgia Conference.

Advance Specials set up for Action Ministries, Inc. will no longer be operative after February 26. Funds received by the Conference after February 26, 2021 designated for Action Ministries will be returned to the church. Financial support for the new organization may be made directly to Travelers Aid of Metro Atlanta (doing business as Hope Atlanta and Action Ministries). 

The 2021 North Georgia Conference budget includes a subsidy for Action Ministries. The Conference Council on Finance and Administration will discuss any ongoing support of the new organization with respect to the Conference budget at its February meeting. 

Action Ministries, Inc. was founded in 1963 by The United Methodist Church as Urban Action, but it has long operated as a separate non-profit by an independent Board of Directors.

We rejoice for the people who have moved out of poverty thanks to the work of Action Ministries and we honor the gifts and time of North Georgia United Methodists over these years. The North Georgia Conference’s commitment to ministry with the poor and disadvantaged neighbors continues.

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