Our church has a wonderful history of reaching out to those in need, in our local community as well as abroad. Our congregation has assisted families left homeless by Hurricane Katrina; sustained vital programs close to home, such as Los Niños Primero, the Community Action Center, and Clifton Sanctuary; and helped establish a sister church and school in Lusaka, Zambia. Our church is blessed to be a strong, constant presence both in our own community and across the world.
Los Niños Primero (“Kids First”)
Los Niños Primero Welcomes Summer 2019
This year, Los Niños Primero celebrates 19 years of serving the Latino population. The Summer Academic Program will begin on the 3rd of June and end on the 28th. This year, we will be have five locations; Mount Vernon Presbyterian, Holy Innocents’ Episcopal school, Mimosa Elementary, Vickery Mill Elementary and Hapeville Elementary school.
The Los Niños Primero family invites the Mount Vernon Presbyterian congregation to witness how the church’s support impacts the life of Latino Children on Tuesday the 18th or Wednesday the 19th of June from 9-10am at the Mount Vernon Preschool’s Kirk Center. Our annual Celebration Sunday will be on the 23rd of June, where our children give thanks to the congregation.
We hope to see you this summer!
Family Promise of North Fulton DeKalb works to provide shelter and sustenance to families who for a variety of reasons find themselves homeless. We are able to provide this service in partnership with a group of 14 congregations of different denominations, in our area. Some provide physical shelter, some are support churches who although their campus is not suitable for the families to sleep in, share organizational support, financial support, meals, and, of course volunteers.
Volunteer opportunities include being a host as the families return from work and school to have dinner. In many congregations families all come together to be hosts. Each evening volunteers provide meals for our Families and volunteers, either home cooked or delivered from a local restaurant. Others sleep overnight and help with breakfasts.
Aside from spending time with the families we need volunteers to set up and break down the rooms, do the laundry, and provide Target gift cards (for any supply needs throughout the weeks) foodstuffs and toiletries. We also ask for volunteers to provide gift cards, for the Regal Movie Theater and for Stars and Strikes.
What an extraordinary experience we have had with our Family Promise guests and volunteers for our July session! Please look out for more news as we continue to support our families and prepare to sign up for our Christmas week.
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Garden Presbyterian Church and School
Church members travel annually to meet the teachers and visit with students in the first through sixth grades at Garden Presbyterian School in Lusaka, Zambia. Our church supports this school by funding the teachers’ salaries and providing materials. While in Lusaka, church members also visit Crisis Nurseries and observe many other programs of the Alliance for Children Everywhere (ACE). www.childreneverywhere.org
Community Assistance Center (CAC)
CAC responds to the emergency needs of local residents. This interfaith co-operative was founded by MVPC and housed here for its first 18 years. It is supported by 28 member congregations in the Sandy Springs and Dunwoody area.
Assist in the office, food pantry or thrift store, or volunteer to teach an adult education class.
Visit the CAC website here.
Tel. Business Office 770-552-4889 Helpline 770-552-4015
AMIS (Atlanta Ministry with International Students)
Befriend a foreign college or grad student for a year or host one in your home during Christmas vacation. www.amis-inc.org
Clifton Night Hospitality
Prepare and/or serve dinner to the homeless on the third Sunday evening of the month. For more than 25 years the doors of Clifton Sanctuary have offered a place of rest, shelter, healing and support to the homeless men of Atlanta. www.cliftonsanctuary.com