Our mission is to connect our community with Jesus to transform lives.
One of our primary values at Mountain Park UMC is life-changing service. We believe as followers of Jesus we are called to “go to serve and love all people in Jesus’ name,” which requires us to put our faith into action. We do not just proclaim God’s love to the world, but we share and live it every day. Imagine when we, as children of God, seek to intentionally go and show up in our community to bless others, welcome and affirm them, and invite them into God’s growing family of salvation and redemption. God’s Kingdom is built one life at a time as faithful followers of Jesus see, serve, and love all the people God has called us to reach.
Our Church serve teams
Two times a year our church hosts homeless families for an entire week. We transform classrooms into bedrooms, provide meals, play with the kids, and spend the night at the church with our guests.
Leaders: Cheryl Mitchell and Nichole Hollis
A group of handy men, who provide repairs and light construction for church members or locals. In addition, they work with a Gwinnett Seniors Organization to help with home repairs, ramps, etc.
Leader: Phil Slaton
An annual eight day mission to serve the people of Honduras through light construction and providing Bible School lessons.
Leader: Phil Esswein
MPUMC started Mountain Park Academy in Kenya in partnership with the Kenya Project providing education and meals to 900+ children. Sponsor a child for $30 per month to cover school fees, uniforms, and two meals per day. The trade school just opened for children who do not pass the 8th grade & for high school graduates. Annually the team engages in education and health service.
Leaders: Ann Kennedy and Gideon Robi
Lilburn Cooperative Ministry
Our partnership helps provide assistance with food, clothing, rent, and utility assistance.
Leader: Sharon Foster
Lunches of Love
In partnership with Action Ministries’ Smart Lunch, Smart Kid program, we make hundreds of lunches each morning during the summer and deliver them to children in the Stone Mountain area, who receive free/reduced lunches during the school year. In the last 6 years we have served over 100,000 lunches to children in need!
Leader: Cheryl Mitchell
In partnernship with Action Ministries, we serve twice a year to serve 250 meals for men experiencing homelessness in downtown Atlanta at Trinity UMC. You can serve by making a bucket of chili or to-go bags
Leader: Dan Settle
Our youth go on a one week-long, in-country mission trip during the summer (middle and high school students), as well as serve locally several times throughout the year.
Leader: Rachel Hockman