Mountain Park UMC

Mountain Park United Methodist Church

Mission

The church's mission is to make passionate disciples for the transformation of the world by extending the church's reach together.

Description

The church is a thriving and reviving congregation of diverse ages and stages situated in suburban Atlanta. The church has an established ministry to children and youth that includes a large pre-school and after school care program, Scouting and sports ministries, and youth and children's groups and classes. There are three worship services celebrating traditional, contemporary, and modern forms of music, liturgy, and artistic expression. The church is presently emerging as a missional church by extending the church's reach outward to relieve suffering and welcome newcomers. Midway UMC has a creative and collaborative staff and lay leadership team and welcomes innovative and driven interns to join the team to help the historic church, founded in 1832, leap boldly into the post-modern future.

Unique Opportunities in Ministry

One of the unique opportunities at Midway includes the worship arts ministry. Artistic expression is important and Midway and the student will be invited to use their creative gifts in worship.

Site NameMountain Park UMC
DenominationUnited Methodist Church
Location TypeSuburban
Worship Attendance200
Worship TimesTraditional Worship: 8:30 AM
Sunday School: 9:45 AM
Traditional Worship: 11:00 AM
Contemporary Worship: 11:00 AM
Stipend?No
Distance from CandlerApproximately 15 miles
Accessible to persons with disabilities?Yes
Acessible via public transportation?No
Can women be ordained?Yes
What role do women play in leadership?Women hold leadership roles in all areas and aspects

Schedule

Traditional Worship: 8:30 AM
Sunday School: 9:45 AM
Traditional Worship: 11:00 AM
Contemporary Worship: 11:00 AM

Missions at Mountain Park UMC

How has the church impacted the world outside of these walls? How can you make a personal impact in our community and around the world? Listed on this page are some of the many, many mission and outreach projects Mountain Park UMC services with on a yearly basis!

Community Garden

The goal of the Garden is to provide fresh vegetables to the Lilburn Coop.  Last year we harvested 350 pounds (or 1750 servings) of vegetables and donated them to the Lilburn Coop.  If you would like to help with the Garden please contact Dorothy Kopp, dorothykopp2@yahoo.com.

Kenya Project

MPUMC established Mountain Park Academy in Kenya that provides education and meals to over 800 children. Housing for orphans has recently been added. Annually, a group of volunteers travels to Kenya to engage in education and health missions. You can help by pledging $25 a month to sponsor a child which covers school fees, a uniform, and two meals a day. You can help by donating funds for supplies, or join us on the next mission trip to Kenya. We are always in search of nurses and other medical personnel to perform annual health checks for the children of Mountain Park Academy in Kenya.

Honduras Outreach

This is an eight-day trip where volunteers are involved in light construction and providing Bible School. You can help by donating funds for supplies, or you can come join the Honduras mission team.

Youth Missions

The youth participate in approximately three full weeks of mission work every year. They take two weeklong mission trips during the Summer for middle and high school youth, as well as several mission day activities throughout the year for local mission work.

Family Promise

Our church provides a safe and comfortable place to sleep for up to 14 homeless adults and children for one week, twice a year. Three meals a day are also provided when our church is hosting these guests. Volunteers are needed to turn classrooms into bedrooms, move in families, host and prepare meals and sleep overnight at the church.

Heaven’s Helpers

Heaven’s Helpers works with Gwinnett County Seniors Services as well as friends and neighbors in our community who need assistance with home repairs. Anyone with a desire to help others is welcome to join Heaven’s Helpers. You can work once a month or once a year, no time commitment is required.

Lunches of Love / Smart Lunch / Smart Kid

This program provides free lunches during the Summer, for kids who receive free/reduced lunches during the school year. Over the last two Summers, we have provided over 35,000 lunches to children in the Stone Mountain area. This program continues year round with special deliveries during times of need. The key to this mission’s success is the relationships built between the volunteers and the families we serve. We need volunteers to help with making sandwiches, putting together lunches, planning activities for the kids, driving, making special treats and more! Monetary donations are also always helpful.

Lilburn Co-Op

The Lilburn Co-Op provides assistance to those in need in our area including food, clothing, rent, and utility assistance. You can help by making donations of food, clothing, household items, and money. Volunteers are also needed to work at the co-op.

Trinity Soup Kitchen

This outreach ministry provides and serves 300 meals for homeless men at Trinity Church twice a year. How can you help? Provide ham and cheese or PB&J sandwiches, or chili. Volunteers are also needed to serve meals.

Mobilized for Ministry

Once a year our church gathers for a day of service in our community. There are typically 15 different outreach activities available for volunteers.

Clipping for a Cause

Through this ministry, food and other items are purchased at a much reduced cost and given to organizations like the Lilburn Co-Op, Family Promise, Lunches of Love, Salt Light Women’s Shelter, and our youth. You can help by saving coupons from the Sunday Paper, clipping and organizing coupons, and shopping.

UMCOR

The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is a prominent worldwide emergency relief organization. A nonprofit agency of the United Methodist Church, UMCOR reaches worldwide to provide relief in five core areas: Hunger, Health, Refugees, Emergencies, and Relief Supplies. Since 1940 UMCOR has served people in almost 100 countries around the world. The organization is designed such that 100% of all donations are channeled directly to the earmarked project or relief effort.


Mountain Park United Methodist Church
1405 Rockbridge Road SW
Stone Mountain, GA 30087
Phone: (770) 921-8512
Fax: (770) 381-1739

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