A Place to Serve

make a difference in Lamar County

Ramps of Love

Barnesville First United Methodist Church provides temporary modular aluminum ramps to Lamar County residents. Ramps are usually installed for up to three months. This can get a family through a difficult period. 

 

You don’t need to be member of the church to receive a ramp, or to serve in the ministry. 

 

Contact the church office for more information or to join the ramp team.

 

Click on the image to the left. The Ramps of Love video shares the story of how this ministry began, and a recent installation.

a ministry to care givers

John's Place

John’s Place provides respite for caregivers who are taking care of an elderly person. Caregivers are able to have a couple of days a week to themselves, giving them a break.

 

Show God’s love to those who are aging, especially those with memory loss. You’ll be receiving more than you ever give!


Click on the video (left) to hear stories from those who serve in this ministry. Or read more here.

ministry with

Shut-Ins

The Shut-In Team gathers on Thursday mornings, and puts together a meal, flowers, or dessert for shut-ins. It’s more than delivering a sweet…these are times to chat and enjoy time together.

 

Not available on Thursday mornings? You can volunteer to visit at another time, with or without a goodie bag. Or you can provide flowers, cookies, or magazines for the team to share.

 

How to Connect: Meet in the kitchen (outside the Fellowship Hall) on a Thursday at 10:30. Or email the church office to serve at another time.

Christ caring for people through people


Stephen Minsters


Stephen Ministers provide one-to-one Christ-centered care to people experiencing a difficult time in life, such as grief, divorce, job loss, chronic or terminal illness, relocation, or separation due to military deployment. These compassionate people meet with a person each week for about an hour, for as long as there is a need. They listen, encourage, and provide support. 


The Stephen Ministers have been through a substantial training program in preparation to “be there” for you. Stephen Ministry is confidential. The identity of those receiving care and all conversations are private. If you or someone you know could benefit from the confidential, one-to-one care and support of a Stephen Minister, please talk with one of our Stephen Leaders, Jan Sherwood and Fran Boggs.