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 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 is a nonprofit network of interfaith organizations working together to end homelessness, one family at a time.
We provide temporary assistance, hospitality and case management for families with children experiencing homelessness.
We recognize that poverty is a multifaceted problem that requires a multifaceted response. Our interfaith, nonsectarian network brings the faith community together to help our community’s families regain housing, independence and dignity in a time of need.
How can you become involved?
Mount Pisgah United Methodist Church – NOV 7th
Suburban poverty is on the rise, while not always easy to see. Atlanta’s suburbs have seen 129% growth in poverty in just 5 years.
What does financial vulnerability look like in North Fulton? What are the challenges facing the underemployed or unemployed?
Why are open jobs staying vacant for so long in our area? How much does it really cost to get by in our neighborhoods? How can I help?
Benefit Concert for Family Promise – Sunday November 17
The choirs of St Lukes and Mt Vernon are performing a joint concert at St Luke’s Presbyterian Church. Do plan on attending!
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