Collins Memorial UMC

Collins Memorial United Methodist Church


Collins Memorial United Methodist Church's chief purpose is to help people find a closer relationship to God.


Collins Memorial is located in a residential area in northwest Atlanta and is racially diverse.

Unique Opportunities in Ministry

Opportunities include: working with children and youth as the director (assisted by the Children's Coordinator); participating with children and youth on Sunday mornings through Sunday School and Children's Church (the church has teachers for both of these); and occasionally leading worship. There is also opportunity to participate in the Food Pantry Worship, and in the food distribution, as well as helping stock the pantry on Fridays, Mondays and Tuesdays. The church has volunteers for these activities but the student is welcome to participate as well.

Site NameCollins Memorial UMC
DenominationUnited Methodist Church
Location TypeUrban
Worship Attendance70 - 200
Worship Times

Sunday: 11 am

Distance from CandlerApproximately 14 miles
Accessible to persons with disabilities?Yes
Acessible via public transportation?Yes
Can women be ordained?Yes
What role do women play in leadership?Women hold leadership roles in all areas and aspects

Weekly Schedule

  • Sunday:
    • Sunday School: 9:30 am
    • Worship service: 11 am
    • Youth: 4 pm
  • Monday:
    • Stocking Food Pantry: 9 am to 12 pm
  • Tuesday:
    • Stocking Food Pantry: 9 am to 12 pm
  • Wednesday:
    • Worship: 8 pm
    • Food Line: 9 am to 12 pm
  • Thursday:
    • Choir Practice: 7 pm
  • Friday:
    • Stocking Food Pantry: 9 am to 12 pm

The largest mission is the Wednesday Worship and Food Pantry.

Meeting the Five Areas of Ministry

Administration: The student will have plenty of administrative duties as the Children & Youth Director. The student will manage the program (average attendance currently is 10 and we target older elementary and middle school - but younger brothers and sisters frequently come).

Liturgy (Worship and Preaching): The student will participate in Children's Church (there are already leaders, but the student would be an extra one). Other opportunities include involvement in Sunday Worship as well as 8:00 am Wednesday Worship. As Youth Director, the Sunday evening Youth meetings may include worship according to the student's planning. There will be occasional preaching opportunities on Sundays, and periodically on Wednesday mornings.

Mission and Outreach: The student can get involved with the food pantry, which is a large mission to the community.

Pastoral Calling and Congregational Care: The student will have an opportunity to explore pastoral calling in a small church setting. Also, the pastor will include the student in opportunities of congregational care, including visitation of the sick, and in praying for people. (Often, people on Wednesdays will come up to students seeking prayer and it can be very meaningful to them to have someone lift them up in prayer).

Teaching: The ministries at Collins Memorial involve putting faith into practice. Actual participation in missions and building faith in youth give the student practical experience that will stay with him or her for the rest of their ministry. It will fit in well with seminary instruction, and with congregational realities.

Collins Memorial UMC
Rev. Randy Walworth
2220 Bolton Road
Atlanta, GA 30318
Phone: 770.654.9614

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