News & Events

Celebrating adoption!

November is National Adoption Month, and the Children’s Home was honored to host an event celebrating adoptive families.*

 

The children enjoyed jumpy houses and a petting zoo outside:

Little girl and her daddy at the petting zoo

 

Toofpik the clown once again wowed children and adults alike with his balloon art:
Toofpik the clown makes a balloon animal

 

Sponge Bob balloon

 

We heard fun stories:
books

 

And had fun visitors:
George, the dog

 

little boy pets the dog from the library

 

Children could have their faces painted…
Face painting

 

Or get paintings of their faces:
Caricature artist

 

Everyone got a chance to make some music:
drummers

 

And even little ones got in on the action:
Little girls dance and sing

 

 

And, of course, there was food and time for fellowship with other adoptive families. We had a blast, and we hope all the families did too. Yay for adoption!

 

*The annual event is put on by GALAA (Georgia Association of Licensed Adoption Agencies), of which UMCH is a member.

Calling all State of Georgia employees

Are you an employee with the State of Georgia?

 

UMCH is now a part of the State Charitable Contributions Program. Use #101300 to donate easily and efficiently through payroll deductions.

 

Thank you for helping our children and families with your contribution!

Young children serve others at Agape Meals

Every Sunday evening, we eat dinner as a community while enjoying a worshipful experience. The families in Family Housing and the youth in our Independent Living and Transitional Living programs come together to share a meal and fellowship.

 

We are blessed to have had countless churches and other groups join us for these special times, called Agape Meals. From serving the meal, to cleaning up, to hosting a table by encouraging conversation and fellowship, our wonderful volunteers make the Agape Meals truly a time for feeding body and soul.

 

Many thanks to Lawrenceville Road UMC, who debuted their puppet team ministry at an Agape Meal…

 

Ben Hill Agape Meal

… and to this girls’ mission group from Ben Hill UMC, who also brought snacks for Jesse’s House and college care packages. Serving at Agape Meal was their first mission project.

 

We were delighted to have both churches participate! If you are interested in bringing your group to serve at an Agape Meal, contact Carol Younger or Jane Howland.

Hablas español? Or know how to run Pro Tools? We can use you!

Thanks to Lil Jon and his winnings on The Celebrity Apprentice for us this year, we have a new music studio with recording equipment for our young people to learn the skills required in the music industry. But we need help teaching them how to learn the equipment and software. If you are familiar with Pro Tools and would like to volunteer with our youth, please contact Julie Rogers-Martin or call 404.327.5858.

 

Lil Jon music studio

 

We also need tutors in the weekday evenings for tutors for high school subjects and foreign languages. If you are interested, you can learn more about volunteering and download a volunteer application here, or contact Jane Howland at 404.327.5832.

 

Merci beaucoup!

The 2011 Christmas Wish List is here!

It’s hard to believe that it’s time to start thinking about Christmas already, but we know many of you are making plans already for how you, your family or your church will help others during the upcoming holiday season. So we’re releasing this year’s Christmas Wish List a bit early for our website followers!

 

Click here for the printable Christmas Wish List

 

As always, the list will also be printed in our upcoming Signposts issue. If you do not already subscribe to our free magazine, click here to get on our mailing list, or to sign up for our monthly e-newsletter.

 

Thank you for all you do every year to make sure that our children and families have a special Christmas!

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