Part of the DNA of Sugar Hill Church is to serve others outside the walls of our church building. A few years ago we asked the question, “If Sugar Hill Church were to cease to exist, would the community and the world know? Would they notice?”
Serving is a really big deal to us both in our community and around the world. Missions and serving isn’t about a program, it’s about people.
As Christ followers we want to share His love through word and deed. We count it an honor to serve others in need and in His name. Below you will find some of the work we are doing in our community and around the world. Join us as we seek God’s calling to partner with him in the apartments across the street to the villages around the world.
If you would like more information on any of these service opportunities, contact Susan Roebuck at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BACKPACK FOOD PROGRAM
We partner with local schools to provide backpacks filled with food for students that have a need. These backpacks provide food to eat each weekend of the school year. We currently provide backpack to 7 schools. We have a team that meets and fills the backpacks with food that individuals donate.
Boxed Mac-n-Cheese Pop Tarts
Flavored Rice or Noodle Pkts
Ramen Noodles Oatmeal (individual) Chef Boyardee Grits (individual) Peanut Butter
Jelly (Squeeze Bottles) Granola Bars
Canned Chicken Cheeze-Its (individual) Canned Tuna
Peanut Butter Crackers Vienna Sausages
*Gift Cards will be used to re ll items and/or purchase fresh fruits.
CARE FOR AIDS
Care for Aids serves 26 Kenyan churches helping them minister to those that are battling HIV and AIDS. So far they have helped more than 5,000 families and have 2,000 families currently in the program. They have seen more than 1,200 professions of faith.
Through short term mission trips and financial support, we support a Nyalenda Baptist Church in Kisumu, Kenya. Because of our partnership, they are able to feed, train, equip and provides hope for 90 families each year.
There are hundreds of family in need within miles of our church. Each year we sponsor children from our community to help them enjoy christmas.
CHRISTIAN LIBRARY INTERNATIONAL
Christian Library International distributes christian books and bibles in US prisons and disciples to prison inmates. God uses this ministry to change the hearts and lives of inmates.
CITY OF SUGAR HILL
We love our city and love serving the people in it. We partners with our city by providing volunteers, parking, and support for citywide events. Click here to see some of the upcoming events in Sugar Hill.
Compassion International releases children from poverty in Jesus’ name. Our church sponsors more than 225 children, primarily in the Dominican Republic and Haiti.
GWINNETT CHILDREN’S SHELTER
The Gwinnett Children’s Shelter has been serving our kids in a loving and nurturing environment for more than 27 years. Their program helps single mothers and their children, as well as youth who “age-out” of the foster care system, achieve the necessary life skills training they NEED to successfully thrive outside their program, for the rest of their lives. By partnering with the shelter, we have the unique opportunity to end the cycle of homelessness TWO generations at one time.
Sharing His love through loving and caring for children in orphanages around Port-au-Prince, construction projects, and future medical missions.
LIFT is a missions ministry of love, designed to care for and assist teenagers carrying a child. LIFT allows these precious young women to see the love of Jesus rather than the condemnation of man. The hope that someone really cares about these children and the children they are carrying Provide some of the items listed below that will assist young moms care for their baby. The kind and gracious touch of Jesus. Read Ashley’s Story.
In addition to Blessing in a Back Pack and mentoring programs we partner with local schools upon request to help with work days, clean up projects, lunchroom monitor duty, teacher appreciation, etc. We love our local schools!
NORTH GWINNETT COOPERATIVE
Throughout the year we collect canned goods, food, clothing, Christmas gifts and more to assist those living in our community needing assistance. Please be on the look-out for the donation stations throughout the church buildings. Every single day, we serve people through the North Gwinnett Cooperative. You can volunteer, give, clean, serve…you can invest in making a difference.
NURSING HOME MINISTRY
Join us every Monday morning as we visit one of the nursing homes in our community. We meet at the church parking lot at 9:30am and return by 11:30am. Each week we visit one nursing home and sing, teach and encourage the senior adults in North Gwinnett and our surrounding community.
There are multiple challenges facing children growing up in mobile home parks but the most pressing challenge is the high school dropout rate. In mobile home parks, there is often a culture of “it’s okay to drop out of high school.” We’ve seen dropout rates in some parks as high as 80%. This is a crisis. Children who drop out of high school are more likely than their graduating peers to be incarcerated, live their entire life in poverty, and experience unemployment. We can end this with strong positive relationships and education. This is why we partner with Path Project.
We partner with Samaritans Purse for Operation Christmas Child. Our church helps with assembling, packing and shipping shoeboxes to children around the world filled with christmas items. Each year we pack and ship hundreds of shoeboxes.
Based out of Clarkston, GA, this non-profit serves the global population of Clarkston through jobs, job training, social networking, and commerce.
The UN resettles 2,500 refugees in Clarkson each year. TIME Magazine calls it “the most diverse square mile in the country.” Jobs are scarce. Clarkson could easily be called a collection of PTSD sufferers since over half of their citizens fled there from violence.
“We see Refuge as a place where refugees move from survival to livelihood, becoming healthy economically, socially, spiritually and emotionally. Through Refuge, our hope is that the Clarkston community is healed and becomes a healthy community.”
SALT & LIGHT PROJECTS
Serving those in need semi-annually with congregational workdays to assist elderly, community partners and others in our community with yard cleanups, light repairs, etc. Salt and Light ongoing – Organize a small groups to keep the Salt and Light outreach active 24/7/365.
TEACH MY PEOPLE
Teach My People provides year round high quality, organized programs that are spiritually driven and “no-cost” to our families. Through the expertise of highly trained and educated staff, along with the loving support and dedication of over seventy community volunteers, they are able to provide academic assistance, character development, cultural and spiritual enrichment, and physical activity daily to ensure that our students succeed in school and succeed in life.