We are committed to serving the Lord in every area of life. What we call “mercy ministries” are many and varied acts of service and caring with which we are involved both inside and outside the church. The Bible reminds us so often to look after the needs of others:
“Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, and the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.” James 1:27
The deacons oversee Mercy Ministries. They administer the funds, and oversee and assist with special needs. As a church we give time, financial aid and other resources to many different ministry opportunities.
A few of the mercy ministries that we are involved with are:
Signature Healthcare of Buckhead – a rehabilitation facility just across the street from our church
Shepherd Friends – an outreach to patients and their families at Shepherd Center, a nearby brain and spinal hospital
Peachtree Highrise – a low-income apartment complex down the street
Buckhead Christian Ministry
Summerhill Community Ministry – an outreach to neighorhood children
Atlanta is a richly-resourced city. The United Way has published a directory of ministries and organizations that are equipped to provide assistance in finding
- transitional housing
- rent and utility bill support
- health services
- and clothing
Please feel free to use the resources in the directory at this link: critical-needs-guide_2014.pdf.