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Go the 2nd Mile for local
and Global Mission Partners

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Local Mission Partners

North Fulton Community Charities (NFCC)

Volunteer to Help the Homeless in North Fulton 

 
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Are you interested in volunteering to help the homeless in North Fulton? North Fulton Community Charities has partnered with local churches, civic groups and individuals to activate a warming center for homeless adults in North Fulton when the weather creates safety issues for those that are unprotected in our community. Warming Centers are set up all over the country in churches, civic buildings and others as an emergency measure. Because they are only used in emergency situations, the decision to open is generally made on a daily basis. When North Fulton Community Charities determines the weather is unsafe and an alert is sent to the community that it will open that night. They are looking for volunteers who have the availability to get the message that day and be ready that evening to volunteer.

The first volunteer shift works from 5:30-9:30pm getting guests checked in, serving dinner and helping clean up. The second shift works from 8:45pm-7am. This overnight shift will help check guests into sleeping quarters, monitor hallways and prepare a grab and go breakfast. Volunteers on the overnight shift will rotate so that everyone gets a chance to get a few hours of sleep. We also need volunteers who are interested in preparing the meal for the night.  


Food Pantry Needs of NFCC

These items are needed most: canned tuna chicken and meat, cereal and oatmeal, dried beans 1 lb bag, all types of pasta, pasta sauce, tomato sauce, tomato paste, meals in can, jelly/peanut butter, mac n cheese, flavored rice/pasta, ramen noodle packs, canned beans, black beans, refried beans, garbanzo. All toiletries; toothpaste, shampoo, soap, etc. families can not use food stamps for these so the need is high. 

Not needed: Green beans, corn, peas, soups, pumpkin, gravy, white beans and kidney beans

Please place these items in the bins outside the church office or you may drop them directly at NFCC at 11270 Elkins Road, Roswell


North Fulton Community Charities (NFCC) is the primary human services agency for residents in North Fulton County. NFCC has a client choice panty; their clients go to the computers in their lobby and choose the food their family needs so this is a list of the current NFCC needs. 

Location: 11270 Elkins RD, Roswell, GA 30076

The Drake House

Would you like to walk alongside a Drake House mom, or one of her children, while they reside at The Drake House?

This personal relationship provides support and encouragement during the family’s stay. Male and female advocates are needed for children ages 5-18, as well as female mom advocates.

If interested please complete the volunteer application at www.thedrakehouse.org and RSVP for Advocate training on either April 9 at 10:00 am or May 14 at 4:00pm, to dberry@thedrakehouse.org.


The items that are in strong need currently at the Drake House are the following:
hand sanitizer, umbrellas, salt and pepper picnic shakers( found at the Dollar Tree), ziplock freezer quart bags, paper towels, coffee filters, size 5 and 6 disposable diapers, children's toothpaste, and tall kitchen bags.
If you would like to donate items please label them Drake House and put them in the bins outside the church office.


The Drake House After School Program is in need of Volunteers
The Drake House after school program is in need of male tutors, from 2:30-4:30 or 4:30-6:30 Monday-Friday.

If you are interested fill out the volunteer application or contact Nooshin Nadle


The Drake House provides short-term crisis housing, education and empowerment programs for homeless single mothers and their children in North Fulton. Immediate  housing combined with an empowerment program are designed to provide stability for the children and assist the family in working toward housing self sufficiency.

Location: 10500 Clara Drive, Roswell GA 30075

HomeStretch

Run the River 10K/5K

HomeStretch needs volunteers to work the
upcoming Run the River 10K/5K Road Race.
WHEN
Saturday, April 6,
LOCATION
St. Andrew Catholic Church
on Riverside Road in Roswell.
TIME
Volunteers needed from 6:00am-9:30am.

Interested?
Contact Laura Zimmerman at
770-642-9185 ext. 120 or
lzimmerman@homestretch.org


1. Program Material Preparation
Spend some time in the HomeStretch office assisting the Program Director by updating and assembling New Family Welcome Books and Mentor Training Manuals. Schedule is flexible. 

2. Office Assistance
Volunteers are needed to staff the reception area, organize supplies and archive files. This is generally an on-going commitment a few hours each week but one-time help is also needed. 

3. Data Entry Assistance
Help the HomeStretch staff enter data into their internal systems. Training provided and the work is simple for anyone comfortable using a computer. Schedule is flexible.

4. Event Committee Member
Join the group of staff and volunteers who plan the Road Race held in March. Many roles are available to suit any time and talent you have.

To volunteer for one of the opportunities listed contact: Susan Busch, or Donna Brodsky


HomeStretch is looking for a weekly volunteer to help the Facilities Staff with furniture donation pick-ups. This individual needs to be able to lift heavy and awkwardly shaped items.

Please contact Laura Zimmerman at HomeStretch for more details.
Call 770-642-9185 ext. 120 or email lzimmerman@homestretch.org .


HomeStretch guides homeless families toward permanent housing and lasting stability. We help families achieve: Stable Finances, Stable Employment, Stable Families, Stable Housing.
Location: 89 Grove Way Roswell, GA 30075

Aspen Pointe Community

Chess Club
Time: 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.
When: Thursdays
What: Leaders to teach the game of critical thinking

SSOC (Students Serving Our Community)
Time: 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.

When: Thursdays
What: Middle School and High School mentors

Location: 1300 Gran Crique Drive Roswell
(Located in leasing office)


To volunteer at any of these locations please contact:

Dr. Clara Herrera,
Director of Neighborhood Action
770-649-4535

Donna Brodsky,
Ministry Assistant for Mission Outreach
770-649-4524

Groveway Community

The Learning Center
Time: 3:00 to 4:00 p.m
When: Tuesdays
What: Homework helpers for elementary students

Senior Citizens Day
Time:
10:30 to 1:00 p.m.
When:

Location: 199 Groveway Roswell
(Community Room)


To volunteer at any of these locations please contact:

Dr. Clara Herrera,
Director of Neighborhood Action
770-649-4535

Donna Brodsky,
Ministry Assistant for Mission Outreach
770-649-4524

River Crossing

English Classes
Time: 10:00 - 11:30 a.m
When: Wednesdays
What: Teach English to residents.

Location: 1450 Raintree Way Roswell
(Leasing Office)


To volunteer at this location please contact:

Dr. Clara Herrera,
Director of Neighborhood Action
770-649-4535

Donna Brodsky,
Ministry Assistant for Mission Outreach
770-649-4524

For more information, contact: 

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Mission Outreach
Neighborhood Action Ministry
Mission Partners
Mission Outreach Blog

Serve at RPC

Worship
Congregational Care
Children Ministries
Youth Ministries

Communion Guild

The communion guild is responsible for preparing the elements for communion for three services on the first Sunday of each month and for special times such as Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Women's Advent Service, and Christmas Eve. Volunteers prepare the elements on Saturday Morning, set up each service on Sunday, and clean up afterward. The schedule allows everyone to work when it is convenient for them.
Contact:  Pam Verma or Betsy Homer, Director of Worship and Arts, for more information.


Flower Power Ministry

Volunteers needed to serve on Mondays. Arrangers break down the Sanctuary and Narthex flowers and make individual small arrangements. These arrangements are taken by the deliverers to members who are listed on the Prayer Concerns list. Consider doing this with a friend and enjoying fellowship.
Contact: Carol Gansser or Sarah Kish


Ushering

The Usher Team is always looking for friendly, smiling faces to join this program. Ushering is easy, fun and spiritually rewarding. No experience required; we will train you on everything you need to know. You will be working with a team of people dedicated to helping people feel at home at Roswell Presbyterian Church.
Contact:


Audio/Visual Team

Volunteers are needed in our sound and video booth for Sunday morning worship and special worship services/events. Experience is a plus but not a requirement.

Volunteers are also needed to run the slides and sound board for rpc@eleven

Contact: Betsy Homer 770-649-4505 betsy@roswellpres.org

 
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For more information on Worship Volunteering, contact:

Exploring RPC and New Member Breakfast

Contact:
Stephanie Jacobs,
Director of New Member Connections
770-649-4522
stephanie@roswellpres.org


Becoming a Stephen Minister

If you have gifts for caring, encouragement, and listening, please prayerfully consider being a part of this supporting ministry of Roswell Presbyterian Church.

Willingness to give of oneself and servanthood is vital. The level of one's education is not important, but the level of commitment to Christ and one's desire to really care for others are very important.

For more information, contact:
Tony Samaltanos
770-650-9276
678-232-6122
Glenda Thomson


Prayer Shawl Ministry

Volunteers meet weekly on Tuesday afternoons to knit or crochet shawls, blankets, and lap robes. Knitting and crocheting is mostly done in fellowship with other RPC members, but individuals may bring finished items to the group. After a prayer by name, a prayer shawl is delivered to those recently sick or in surgery. Roswell Presbyterian Church members may request that one be delivered.

Staff Contact: Rev. Julie Ferguson
Contact: Carol Sears


Funeral Guild

Volunteers prepare and deliver food (cookies, sandwiches, brownies, punch, etc.) needed for each funeral reception at RPC, and/or help to host (prepare punch, plate food, clean up) receptions in the Narthex - often on short notice - to meet the needs of an RPC family.
Staff Contact: Esther Holiday or Dr. Randy Jackson
Contact: 
Heather Bartenfeld


Transportation Ministry

One of the goals of the Transportation Ministry is for members of Roswell Presbyterian Church, who are already coming to church on Sunday, to provide rides for people to attend worship who cannot drive themselves.

Volunteers are needed as Sunday Worship drivers.
Please fill out the online form to be on a Transportation Team to either bring a member of Roswell Presbyterian Church to a worship service, to take a person home from that same worship service, or to drive the person both ways.

Staff Contact: Dr. Randy Jackson
Coordinator: Jean Weber


Food for the Soul

An online meal calendar for a specific RPC member following surgery or a short-term pastoral need - this is for evening meals for members of the family. Volunteers must be able to deliver meals to the home. A coordinator touches base with the family to check for allergies and determine number of meals per week.

Staff Contact: Rev. Julie Ferguson
Contact:
Canita Allen-Flint

 
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onCore Parents/Volunteers

The participation of parents is critical to the success of onCore. We require at least one parent from each family participating to volunteer with the program. This not only provides the staffing necessary, but it also demonstrates the parents’ belief in the importance of Christian nurture. There are lots of ways to help out: Table Parents, dishwashers, dinner servers, Bible teachers, choir helpers, shadows, and electives leaders.

• August 22, 2018 is the first full night of the Fall Term of onCore.
• At least one parent from each family participating is required to help with the program.
•Prices for onCore apply to children age 3 as of September 1, 2018 through Grade 5
•Free childcare and dinner is offered to children birth thru 2 years old, when the parents volunteer for onCore.

Contact: Ashley Perry, Associate Director for Children’s Ministry 770-649-4538 ashley@roswellpres.org


Pre-K Through 5th Grade Sunday School Teachers

Summer Sunday School Volunteers

Sunday school year kicks off in August, if you are interested in joining a teaching team please consider volunteering for this enriching opportunity.

Contact: Ashley Perry, Associate Director for Children’s Ministry 770-649-4538 ashley@roswellpres.org

Youth/ryeX

Breakfast

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We will continue to offer food for our students Sunday Mornings as long as we are able.

All purchases can be reimbursed! Simply give your receipts to one of the youth staff and we’ll make sure it gets covered