News & Events

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!

New UMCH t-shirts for sale

We have new t-shirts for sale with our beautiful new logo imprinted on the left chest.

 

UMCH t-shirt

 

The shirts are $15.00 a piece, which includes shipping and handling. If you would like to purchase a shirt, please mail your check with a memo subject of “t-shirt” to the attention of Scott Young at UMCH, 500 S. Columbia Drive, Decatur GA 30030. Please include a note with the name and address where you would like the t-shirt mailed.

 

If you have any questions, email Scott Young.

 

All proceeds from the sale of the shirts will go to support our programs for children and families in need.

 

Party time!

Members from Silver Leaf Lodge Number 457 came out this weekend to throw a fabulous Back-to-School Party for our campus. Families from our Family Housing Program and students from Independent Living all came out to enjoy the hamburgers and hot dogs and just enjoy a great time together.

 

Child from Family Housing

 

Silver Leaf Lodge brought everything for the party – the food, the grill, and all the supplies!

 

Volunteers serve the food

 

They even brought enough school supplies to give a bag-full to every family who came, as well as stocking UMCH’s supply closet for future families.

 

Silver Leaf Lodge's donation of school supplies

 

But the best part of the party in the eyes of our children was the BOUNCY HOUSE!

 

jumpy house

 

Not only did the group bring the party, but midway through the event, they surprised us with a $500 check from CF Property Management, as well as cash donations of over $100 they had collected from members in addition to all the school supplies. Wow!

 

Giant check from CF Property Management

 

We are grateful to Silver Leaf Lodge and all their friends and family who made the party a memorable day for our children and families!

 

more jumpy house

 

Little boy from Family Housing

First “Family Night” a big hit!

With the summer camp portion of Jesse’s House coming to a close, our staff invited the children and their families from Jesse’s House to our first Family Night. Jesse’s House families came to celebrate what their children have done this summer in the program, while having an opportunity to play and interact together as well.

 

JH family

 

Little boy from Jesse's House

 

JH boy plays basketball

 

The goal for the night was for the parents and children to play together and encourage each other as a family. They played several “Minute to Win It” games together, and all of the families won gift cards for categories like “spirit award” and “encouragement.”

 

girl plays minute to win it

 

woman plays minute to win it

 

minute to win it game

 

Children and families play "Minute to Win It"

 

The Program Manager for Jesse’s House, Joy Claybrook, shared about the night of encouragement for the children and families: “We gave each child a tote bag with a stuffed animal, crayons and a book. Each child’s leader picked out a special book for them and wrote a note inside the cover. We then brought each of the children up one by one and told their parents how we have seen them grow and all of the wonderful things we have noticed in their child this summer. We then prayed a blessing over all of the children.”

 

What a special night for both the children in Jesse’s House and their parents. We are hopeful that Family Night will be an ongoing event to encourage our families!

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