Cannon loves partnering with our community. Opportunities to serve and share vary, however we have a monthly churchwide focus with one of our local partners that include PRAY, SERVE, and GIVE options. In addition we partner with the Southeast Gwinnett Co-op and Lawrenceville Methodist for “Gather at The Table Community Dinner” every 3rd Thursday at 6 PM. Below you will find this month’s focus along with additional information about our local partners if you or your small group is interested in serving in our community.
Mission of the Month for February is the United Methodist Committee on Relief or UMCOR. UMCOR is the global disaster response arm of the United Methodist Church and a first responder on the scene of both natural and human disasters. You can find out more about their response to disasters here in the states and around the world here.
We will be collecting items for 6 cleaning buckets that are used in UMCOR’s disaster response.
PRAY that that the communities that benefit from these supplies in a time of chaos would know they are seen and loved by God.
SERVE by donating items to complete the 6 Cleaning Buckets or put together one complete bucket to add to the 6. Sign up to donate items here or if you want to put together your own bucket instructions are here.
GIVE-You can make a financial contribution to UMCOR here
Family Promise Gwinnett
Contact: Heather Jallad
Family Promise of Gwinnett County is a community based response that brings existing local resources together to help homeless children and their families regain their housing and their independence, while maintaining their dignity through mobilizing congregations of faith, community volunteers, and social service agencies. Through intensive case management and counseling, we address the underlying causes of homelessness. Together we are ending homelessness – one family at a time. Cannon provides volunteers to provide evening meals at Promise Haven, serve as overnight hosts on weekends, assist the office staff at the Day Center, and put on special events. For more info: https://familypromisegwinnett.org/
Gather at The Table Community Dinner at the Southeast Gwinnett Coop
Church was not always done the way we do it. There was a time when Christians gathered around tables, included the strangers and the poor, ate together, and talked about Jesus. This form of church occurred mostly during the first three hundred years of Christianity, and was highly effective in bringing lost people to Jesus. While the church of today is very meaningful to Christ-followers, it is failing to help our lost neighbors find their way to the Savior. That is no small concern for Jesus’ churches, all of which are called to be in the rescue business
Cannon, Lawrenceville First UMC, and the Co-op share the cost of our monthly meals. All financial contributions are welcome to offset the cost of each meal. Please prayerfully consider a donation. You can give online at the link below on the “dinner church” line.
We gather every third Thursday, 6-7:30 pm to share a meal, a Jesus story, and foster relationships with our neighbors. If you are interested in serving on the team every month or coming occasionally to help out, contact Pastor Heather for more info: email@example.com
Gwin Oaks Elementary School (GO Team)
Contact: Susan Capps
Summer days are long and the pool is still inviting – but teachers are already thinking about “Back to School”. It’s just around the corner and Gwin Oaks Elementary needs YOUR help!
Southeast Gwinnett Cooperative
The Southeast Gwinnett Cooperative Ministry is a clearinghouse that offers food, clothing, and monetary support to individuals in need in the Snellville/Grayson area. Responsibilities may include sorting and dating donated food, packing food boxes, restocking shelves, and helping clients with groceries. For more info: http://segwinnettcoop.org/wordpress/
Mondays – 9am-1pm and 2-7:30pm
Tuesdays and Thursdays – 9am-Noon
Wednesdays and Fridays – 8:30am-Noon
Saturdays – 10am-Noon
Book bags for DFCS
Contact: Sue Elser
Bookbags and school supplies are needed for Gwinnett children in foster care and protective services. You can help these kids have book bags and school supplies for the upcoming school year by donating book bags filled with school supplies, purchasing and donating additional school supplies and/or empty book bags, or donating monetarily. For 2023-24 School Year supplies are being collected June 25-July 16. Blessing of the Backpacks will take place on July 16 in worship.
Get the supply list here.