Serving in Our Church & Community
Community Leader: Cathy Snider - Email Cathy
Due West offers many ways to get involved to meet the needs within our church family. Each year we church members gather for our Great Day of Service in which we participate in service throughout the church and within the community. We also have a wonderful LifeCare Ministry who offer support in many areas for families in crisis. Our Stitchin' Sallies uses the art of quilting and other sewing techniques to create lap quilts and other items for families in crisis.
Take a moment to see the many ways you can become involved within our church. We would love to have you join us.
Great Day of Service
SAVE THE DATE ~ October 14, 2017
Come and join your church family in serving both church and community needs. There are projects for all ages. Bring your work gloves, yard tools and a servant’s heart. Join us in the Family Life Center as we come together for the Great Day of Service! Look for information regarding activity sign-ups coming in the next newsletter. If you have questions, Email Mark Hellman with questions.
LifeCare Ministry is devoted to helping provide our church family and community with a variety of care outreach.
Baskets of Blessings
For those recuperating from hospitalization or illness. Baskets for children or adults are filled with puzzle books, devotions, etc.
Provides light refreshments for Due West UMC funerals.
The binders are used to keep paperwork and documents organized while patient is undergoing treatment.
Are you loving someone through Alzheimer’s or some other dementia related disease? Please join us:
Spouse Support Group
Are you loving a husband or wife through Alzheimer’s, dementia, or a debilitating disease? If so, please join us three Wednesday mornings a month. On the 2nd & 4th Wednesday (September 6 & 20) we will meet at the Burnt Hickory Lakes Clubhouse (5416 Thornapple Lane, Acworth) for coffee from 9:00-10:30 am. On the 3rd Wednesday (September 13) we will have a Brunch Meeting at the home of Sheila Welch (870 Cross Fire Ridge, Marietta).
Alzheimer's/Dementia Family Support Group
For anyone loving someone through Alzheimer’s or some other dementia-related disease. Our next meeting will be on Thursday, September 28 from 7:00-8:30 pm at the home of Sheila Welch (see above). Please RSVP to Sheila (information below).
Caregiver's Workshop, Thursday, October 12, 2017, 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Ministering to Families Facing Alzheimer’s and related Dementias: A Workshop for Ministers,
Clergy, Church and Community Leaders
Do you know of another church who might like to build it’s own Caregivers’ Ministry?
Please help us spread the word about a very exciting workshop coming to Due West in October! Contact Sheila (info below) to register for this workshop!
Contact: Sheila Welch at 404.642.6027 or Email Sheila
Prepare Sunday’s alter flowers in smaller containers and deliver to those who need encouragement due to being shut-in, illness or death of a family member.
Provides yard maintenance, small repairs around the house and carpentry needs.
Nursing Home Ministry
We work with Shady Grove Manor, an assisted living facility in Kennesaw. We also have a Bingo Ministry at Ross Memorial Nursing Home on the 3rd Saturday of the month from 2:30-4:00 pm.
Send cards of encouragement and pray for those on our church prayer list.
Established in 2001 by Linda Laughlin and several ladies (experienced and un-experienced) who wanted to use the art of quilting to help others.
To honor God and demonstrate His love using the traditional art of quilting and/or other sewing techniques. To create lap quilts, turbans, teddy bears, caps, etc. to help comfort individuals and families in crisis.
Meeting Time and Place
Every Tuesday morning
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Due West UMC South Campus ~ Room 242
Contact: Terri Kilpatrick at 770.422.8532
For questions about any of these groups in our church and community, contact Cathy Snider at the information above.
Serving in Cobb County
Due West is very active with several ministry partners in the Greater Atlanta area including:
The Garden serves as a home for women and children 7 nights a week. It is always open to the public and welcomes volunteers to help drive, cook, serve meals and teach. This is a wonderful opportunity to provide and serve an evening meal. We will be serving dinner to approximately 100 women and children. Set-up starts at 4:00-4:30 pm (they have a Bible study around 5:00 pm and dinner following). The home is located at 2840 Plant Atkinson Road, Smyrna, GA 30080. To get directions to the home, CLICK HERE. This is perfect for small groups or Sunday School classes. Our next opportunity to serve is TBD. If you would like to participate, contact Holly Barnick at the email above.
Church Food Pantry
We are collecting specific items to stock our Food Pantry. You may pick up a complete list and instruction sheet around campus. Only the items on the list will be accepted. One completed bag will feed a family of 4 for two days or a family of 2 for four days. You may drop off your completed bag in the Admin 1 church office, Monday-Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
CLICK HERE to print the complete list and instruction sheet to fill a bag!
KSU Wesley Foundation
The KSU Wesley Foundation was started by the Kennesaw United Methodist Church to serve students at our state university. Our Wesley Foundation is also supported by the Methodist annual conference as one of their extension ministries and missions but most of our funds are raised through donation. For more information, Email Ron Hoover or visit the KSU Wesley Foundation's website.
MUST Ministries is a faith-based organization which is dedicated to providing services to persons and families in crisis while maintaining their dignity. They address the basic needs of individuals, families and children in the Marietta, Smyrna and Canton/Cherokee country communities. MUST brings people of many faiths together to respond to God's challenege to minister to others with compassion and love, without judgement of the beliefs, background or circumstances of those who serve or of those being served.
Due West is committed to serving dinners at MUST on the 31st of January, March, May, July, August, October & December.
We also provide clothing, school supplies to the homeless and summer lunches to kids around Cobb County.
2017 MUST DINNERS
January 31st ~ Adult Choir
March 31st ~ Stepping Into the Bible
May 31st ~ Open Doors Sunday School
July 31st ~ The Harvesters Sunday School
August 31st ~
October 31st ~ Alpha Omega Sunday School/John Wesley Sunday School
December 31st ~ Four Seasons Sunday School
MUST Ministries Summer Lunch Program
Many thanks to all the wonderful volunteers who provided supplies and prepared lunches this summer. We were able to provide over 1800 lunches to children throughout the summer. Thanks for your part in making this program such a success!
Over 16 million children live in homes without enough food.
Research indicates that hungry children do poorly in school and have lower academic achievement because they are not well prepared for school and cannot concentrate.
Due to these facts, Due West started Project Backpack, a partnership with Clarkdale Elementary & Frey Elementary Schools. We are currently providing weekend meals for 75 children each week. This is how it works: after lunch on Friday, the students pick up their backpack full of food for over the weekend. They return the backpack to school the following Monday. Research has shown that the children participating in this ministry have improved attendance, grades, concentration and behavior.
We would like for everyone at Due West to be involved in this ministry. Here's how you and/or your group (Sunday School Class, Small Groups, Bible Studies) can get involved.
Duties of Backpack Team
Clarkdale Elementary at 4725 Ewing Road, Austell, GA (770) 819-2422
Frey Elementary at 2865 Mars Hill Road, Acworth, GA (770) 975-6655
Wednesday or Thursday - Pack the bags with the food for the next weekend. This is done on campus at any time the church is open.
Friday - Deliver the bags to the schools. They must be delivered by 1:00 pm so that the students can pick them up before dismissal.
For questions about any of these groups in the Greater Atlanta areas, Email Mark Hellman.