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.


June Focus- Murphy Harpst Children’s Home

PRAY: Pray for the children living at Murphy Harpst and for the staff that support them. Pray that the children there will find hope and healing and family and know they are loved by God.

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs.”                                                                                                                                  –Matthew 19:14

GIVE: Our Communion Offering this month is for Murphy Harpst. Find out more about Murphy Harpst here. Give here by designating “Communion Rail Offering” or make a check out to Cannon and write Murphy Harpst in the memo line.

SERVE: Donate individual snack size treats for the incentive-based “Point Store.” This serves the children that are residents at Murphy Harpst.

Chips, Crackers, Cookies, Candy in any amount are appreciated. Please place in the donation bins by or before June 30.

July Focus-South East Gwinnett Co-op

Save the Date for Cannon’s “Week at the Co-op” July 8-12.

We will be handing out dinners to clients in the drive through pick-up line Monday Night and/or you can join the staff playing games in the “Greene Room” with the children of clients on Wednesday morning from 9-12 pm.

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!

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. Check out this video to learn more and hear from our team.

Provide dessert for dinner church! We gather monthly and serve around 100 guests. Love to bake? Contact Beth Willis Beth Willis at to provide dessert for one of our next dinners!

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.

Give here.

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:

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:

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:

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.