ECUMC is committed to showing God's love to the community of East Cobb through:
ECUMC Community Food Pantry
The Community Food Pantry is open on the first and third Sundays of each month from 12:30 to 2:00 PM. Food is distributed at other times by appointment only. To help out, bring non-perishable, non-expired food items and place them on the cart outside the church office to help us fill the pantry. You can also give of your time to put out and take up the signs on 1st and 3rd Sundays, to hand out food on Sundays, to check donations for expiration dates, organize, pack boxes, etc. Contact the church office to get involved.
Current Pantry Needs:
$10 Grocery Stor Gift Cards
Family Promise of Cobb County
East Cobb UMC is proud to partner with Family Promise of Cobb County to host families who are experiencing times of transition without housing. Several times a year, ECUMC hosts families for 1 week at a time, providing meals, fellowship, and a place to stay. Servant leaders are always needed to prepare our space for guests; to cook, serve, and host meals; and, to stay with guests overnight. Our next host dates are Nov. 4-10. Sign up here to serve. Questions? Contact the church office.
ECUMC partners with MUST Ministries in several ways. Each month, we provide lunch and dinner at the Elizabeth Inn shelter in Marietta. We'd love some new volunteers...no prior experience necessary. We're also looking for donations for these meals (food or money to buy food) as well as non-perishable, non-expired food items to help MUST restock their food pantry. The latter should be placed in the MUST barrel near the Church office. In addition, ECUMC hosts "Sandwich Sundays" each July to pack lunches for the MUST Summer Lunch Program. Learn more about MUST ministries, and stay tuned to see how you can help.
Dec. 16 and Dec. 23 we are celebrating Undies Sundies by collecting donations of underwear and socks to be given to MUST Ministries! NEW, packaged underwear or socks (any gender and any size) may be placed under the tree with silver and blue decorations in the Gathering Place. These articles of clothing are often the gifts that do not appear on Christmas lists, but, if you are homeless or struggling financially, these basic garments may be the luxury that not only provides comfort and warmth but also personal dignity this holiday season. Join us in helping those in need!