Acworth United Methodist Church offers several groups and ways to fulfill the mission of our congregation which is to COME, CONNECT, GROW and GO. You can COME by attending worship services with us Sunday Mornings at 8:30am, 9:30am or 11:00am, we'd love to see you! You can CONNECT by joining a group the meets in a bit more social capacity than a studious one. We have groups for just getting to know our church family better so that you can quickly feel at home here at AUMC. You can GROW by joining a Sunday Morning Bible study group or one of the many other study and faith groups that meet throughout the week. And finally, you can GO by joining in with one of the many service groups that reach out to the community with the love of Christ. We have groups for both local and foreign missions, your passion for helping other is certain to fit somewhere! We are always ready to serve the community in new ways as well if you have a passion we haven't captured. Come join us as we grow closer to one another and to Christ!
Beginning in 2015, this experiential class will cover practical church leadership basics. Students will gather for 20hrs of development. Sessions will include discovering your personal gifts, conflict management, how to get healthy decisions made, and biblical models of leadership. There will be some assignments between classes. If you are curious or would like to be a part of the next Acworth Academy, contact Rev. James Gwin. Childcare will be made available upon request.
Support for persons diagnosed (or who believe they may have) a mood disorder - includes support for their friends & family members. New participants are welcomed and encouraged. For more information: http://dbsaumcacworth.weebly.com/ This group is to provide peer-led group shares information and mutual support to participants with bipolar or depression.
This group was developed in 2005 to help provide for the needs of cancer patients and their families. We deliver meals and assist with transportation to and from treatments. We send cards of encouragement, have a lending resource library, and provide patients with a medical binder notebook to help them organize their medical notes and reports, doctors' information and other treatment related material. Our group meets bi-monthly and we welcome your participation in this worthwhile ministry.
Early Response Team This group is made up of people who are (or are interested in becoming) approved serve on an Early Response Team. In the event of a disaster (tornado, flood, hurricane, fire, etc . . . . ) members of this group (who are able) would be invited to go assist in disaster relief. Not counting transportation, a ERT team works no more than three days in a disaster area. Sometimes an ERT needs to be "self sufficient" which means we bring our own food and sleeping arrangements with us so as not to further stress a system impacted by a disaster. Interested? To serve you must be over 18yrs old, be able to travel, be up-to-date on shots (teatnis, Hep A and Hep B). To join, you only have to ask. We can get you the training schedule. (Note: additional training/certification is required to lead a group, use a chainsaw, etc . . . . ) The members of this group who have completed the ERT training and background checks are listed as either an Assistant Leaders or the Leader.
The Hometouch weekly letter is sent to people, who are homebound or in assisted living. Click to request adding yourself to this group. Call the church office to add someone else.
This group is the prayer engine of Acworth UMC. Anyone may be a part of this "online" group which will receive prayer concerns that come into AUMC. Upon receiving a prayer request - each group member is asked to stop for a moment and lift up a one sentence prayer for the specific request. (More than one sentence is definitely allowed.)
The Sagar Brown center is located in Baldwin, Louisiana. From this depot, United Methodist relief is distributed all over the world. Teams come to perform the daily tasks required to check, pack, load, and distribute relief packets.
For people going through difficult seasons in their lives, Stephen Ministry provides a trained person to "come along side you." Each Stephen Minister has completed over 50 hours of training and is available to provide free, confidential, distinctively Christian care - just for you. To know more about receiving care or becoming a Stephen Minister, contact one of the AUMC Pastors.
This person assists the pastor(s) in leading AUMC worship. You can sign to help with the 8:30a worship, 11a worship, (or both) on a specific Sunday. On rare occasions, your help may be requested with readings, welcomes, sacraments or other random acts of worship merriment.