Methodist Church
Winder My ChurchLife First United


June 2017

“Don’t just go to church…be the church.”.


The Mission Committee has many opportunities

for everyone to get involved in the service of Christ.  

VBS “On the Move”

 Under the leadership of Dwight Oakes (Director of Education & Programs), and with the help of Anthony Smith (Director of Children’s Ministries) and many others, Winder First will host a Vacation Bible School at the Winder Trailer Park the last week in June. Stay tuned for more information about how YOU can help.

Calling All Woodworkers

 Linda & Dick King, volunteers with Hospice, are in need of anyone who could help build wooden memory boxes for children attending a special camp that helps these children deal with the loss of a loved one. To find out more, please contact the Kings at 770-265-4172.

Church of the Month in August

 Our church is the designated Church of the Month during August.  Throughout the month, people in our community may come to us for assistance with utility bills, food and clothing needs. This year-round program is primarily funded through the Barrow County Cooperative Benevolence Ministry as well as our own Community Relief Fund. Volunteers are needed to help with interviews and other tasks. For more information, please contact Jan David (770-614-5939) or Ellen Petree (770-868-0815).


  In addition, our church is responsible for staffing  the Community Food Bank during August.  A sign-up sheet is located outside the Office suite. For more information, please contact Pam Sharpton at


Animal Shelter Needs

 We are called to care for ALL of God’s creation, and there are many needs at the Barrow County Animal Shelter -- a list is below. Please bring your donations to the Mission Bins (marked “Animal Shelter”). For more information, please contact Pam & Tabitha Rippy at 770-867-5472.

  Bleach   Cat Carriers   Dog Crates

  Dish soap  Paper Towels   Laundry Detergent

  Dry Dog Food Wet Cat Food (Pate only) Dry Cat Food

  Hand Sanitizer Dog Treats   Non-clumping cat litter

  Blankets/towels Dog Leashes   Kitten/Puppy milk replacer

On-Going Projects - Volunteers Needed

Sandwich makers for Boys & Girls Club (Pam Sharpton: 770-617-7560)

Tuesday meals for the NE Georgia Homeless Veterans Shelter (Jan David: 770-614-5939)

Clothes Closet helpers (Gwen Hill - 770-867-6546)

Opportunities to Serve