One in Ministry to All the World
At Royston First United Methodist Church, our prayer is that we may be “one in ministry to all the world.” That means caring for those in our own community, our surrounding communities, across the country, and around the world. We seek to live by Acts 1:8: “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
Friday’s Child Ministry is another mission we provide, with weekend supplements of food for insecure children in our community. Volunteers prepare bags at the church on Thursday afternoon, and deliver the bags to the school to be sent home with children on Friday. The cost to support one child for the school year is $180.
ROYSTON C.A.R.E.S. (Churches Adopting Royston Elementary School)
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Royston First UMC teamed up with other churches in our community to adopt our local elementary school. Throughout the year, we have shared the love of Jesus with the first grade teachers and students by sending notes, providing gift cards, offering words of encouragement, and praying for the teachers. We are proud of our teachers and students at Royston Elementary School, and we love to let them know that!
With food insecurities high due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have partnered with Rainbow Pantry to help meet the needs of our local community. The Rainbow Pantry is located in Royston and serves over 5,000 people annually. Food distributions are usually held on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. Throughout the year, we sponsor canned food drives to collect food and items needed for the pantry. Suggested donations include bar soap, toilet paper, laundry soap (powder), baby food, diapers (small sizes) and wipes, hygiene items, breakfast items (cereals, pop tarts), and canned food. Be sure to check our church calendar for the next food collection.
Opportunities to Serve
If you or someone you know is in need of financial assistance for food, shelter, or utilities, please contact our church office. We will be happy to help you find the help needed. Royston First UMC partners with many local organizations to help individuals in dire situations. If you need help or would like to speak to one of our staff, please contact the church office at 706-245-7402.
COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE FUND
There are many individuals and families who are being impacted financially during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are working with Community Resource Services to address the financial needs of our community (rent, utilities, etc.) and Rainbow Pantry to meet the food and material needs? Will you consider making a special offering to our Community Assistance Fund? This fund will be used to help families in Royston and Franklin County as they navigate through the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic.