Hands of Christ
The purpose of Hands of Christ; a Duluth Cooperative Ministry is to utilize the resources of the community as a Christian Cooperative to glorify God and demonstrate Christ's love by ministering to the material and spiritual needs of those in crisis. JCPC members are involved in the mission of Hands of Christ in several different ways: serving on the Board of Directors, volunteering in the food pantry, picking up bread from local grocery stores and delivering it to Hands of Christ, and volunteering there during Mission Week.
JCPC Contact: Margie McLynn
Central Presbyterian Night Shelter
The Central Night Shelter opened on January 14, 1981. It has evolved into a winter night shelter for approximately 90-100 men, located jointly in the gymnasium of Central Presbyterian Church (capacity of 65-70) and the Church Hall of the Catholic Shrine of the Immaculate Conception (capacity of 25-30). The shelter is governed by an ecumenical group of volunteers and supported by the staffs of Central and the Shrine. The shelter is open to men who have received a referral from one of several designated Atlanta homeless service agencies or from the Central Outreach and Advocacy Center.
JCPC is involved with the Night Shelter in multiple ways - volunteers cook dinner, serve, and/or stay the night several times each year.
A Christian ministry that brings Christ's healing power to any person in crisis through programs of rescue, recovery and re-entry. The Mission serves as many as 950 men, women and children every day of the year with emergency shelter, residential recovery and transitional housing and job attainment. JCPC involvement includes having a "Turkey Drive" in November to collect turkeys for Atlanta Mission; encouraging members to volunteer at Atlanta Mission during Mission Week; providing sandwiches for Atlanta Mission.
JCPC Contact: Celia McCarty at 770-664-6671 or Ross Johnston
Beacon of Hope
A Beacon of Hope is a charitable organization whose mission is to save the lives of the unborn and promote healthy relationships while leading people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. The services offered are life-affirming counsel and care for individuals dealing with an unplanned or untimely pregnancy, adverse diagnosis during pregnancy, abortion recovery and crisis care. This includes pregnancy verification, ultrasound and options education. These services are offered to teens, women and men in the Atlanta area. All services are confidential and extended through compassion and grace. JCPC provides volunteers, and also holds a "Baby Bottle Boomerang" each year, raising funds for A Beacon of Hope.
M/W/Th, 9:00AM-5:00PM Volunteers are needed to assist A Beacon of Hope with one of the following areas: patient care (training required), administrative assistance, Baby&Me Boutique organizing, front desk assistance (training required). Consistent shift times are very helpful. Contact Dana Demetriou to volunteer.
T, 12:00PM-8:00PM Volunteers are needed to assist A Beacon of Hope with the same needs as presented above. Contact Dana Demetriou to volunteer.
T, 6:00PMEvery Tuesday (Pregnancy Center of Johns Creek), assist the Beacon of Hope by providing a meal for The Bridge classes participants.
Please go to the community website (www.friendofbeacon.com) and click on the meal preparation link to view the details for the meal and the calendar. If volunteers are willing to provide one meal per quarter it would be greatly appreciated. Contact Pam Gricius (678-893-5280) if you have questions.
Beacon Contact: Dana Demetriou at 678-893-5281
Friends website: www.friendofbeacon.com
Patient website: www.pregnancycenterofjohnscreek.com
JCPC Contact: Ross Johnston
Every minute of every day, someone needs blood. That blood can only come from a volunteer donor, a person like you who makes the choice to donate. When you make a blood donation, you join a very select group. Currently only 3 out of every 100 people in America donate blood. From its beginning, Life South has formed a community of service, of generous, strong and decent people bound by beliefs beyond themselves. Life South comes to JCPC approximately once a quarter.
JCPC Contacts: Tina Bradley, Tommy Assad, and Andy Williams
Compassion International exists as a Christian child advocacy ministry that releases children from spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enables them to become responsible, fulfilled Christian adults. Sponsoring children in need is breaking the cycle of poverty. Members of JCPC sponsor children, and our youth sponsors two children. Click here to meet the children we sponsor.
JCPC Contact: Nicole Strader at 678-546-1677