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 service opportunity is Jan. 27 - Feb. 3. If you are interested in helping out then please sign up here.
Questions? Contact the church office.
Share A Little Love
Share a Little Love is a project of multiple ministries of the church. Congregants are asked to write a Valentine or Thinking-of-You card to any one or multiple of the homebound/in-need members/friends of East Cobb UMC listed below. The cards can be hand-made, store-bought, or the school exchange type. Please address each card and sign your name. Bring the cards back and place them in the box outside the main church office on or before Feb. 3. New Dawn Women’s Ministry will sort the cards and coordinate delivery to those on the list provided by the Congregational Care Team. All groups are encouraged to participate. We distributed 1,200 cards in 2018 and our goal is to beat that number in 2019!
MEMBERS/FRIENDS TO RECEIVE VALENTINES:
Betty Bennett, Larry Bishop, Marlene Bishop, Sue Bonstein, Wilma and Virgil Conrad, Esther Davis, Blanche Fuller, Arline Garrell, Janet Greene, Malissa and Al Hart, Barbara Knight, Vicky Mainville, Peggy Marko, Robbie McLendon, Jimmie Anne Miller, Nancy and Mike Perry, Norma Ray, Paula and Anthony Robinson, Joan Simpson, Jane and Andy Smith, Nancy Straughan, Gwen Tuthill, JoAnne Williams, Doris and Chris Vail, Kit Winstead
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.