The Missions Committee provides a variety
of opportunities for becoming involved in Avalonís outreach.
Love Thy Neighbor is our food and
clothing ministry, operating from a warehouse building on Walnut Street.
Open Wednesday, Thursday, and
Saturday mornings, this ministry serves over 10,000 people each
year. Since its inception in 1993, over 40,000 families have
been helped with bags of food and articles of clothing, holiday
turkeys and hams, and school supplies.
Financial gifts to
missions support missionaries through The Mission Society,
Wesley International, One Mission Society, and our Love Thy
We support efforts of Lifeline
Ministries with building projects in
and their shoebox ministry to the Navajo reservation in New Mexico.
Four times each
year, we have the privilege of partnering with Albany First UMC
in their weekly Sunday Evening with Our Neighbors (S.E.W.N.)
We serve about 200 of our
cities poor or homeless, then join with them in worship and
Other mission events include Souper Bowl
of Caring (a special offering of food and money for Love Thy
Neighbor) on the date of the annual Super Bowl football game,
Missions Emphasis Sunday in May, collecting backpacks for Vashti
students in July, and a spring collection of personal toiletry
items for The Methodist Home for Children and Youth.
Mission agencies of
the South Georgia Conference of the United Methodist