Monthly Archives: February 2014

Action Ministries Named to Annual Bulldog 100 Fastest Growing Businesses

Action Ministries was recognized as the No. 45 fastest growing business owned or led by a University of Georgia graduate during the 2014 Bulldog 100 Celebration on Jan. 25. John Moeller, President & CEO of Action Ministries, graduated from UGA

Posted in Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Feed the Hungry, Gainesville, Housing, News, Rome, Smart Lunch, Smart Kid

Overcoming Prejudices to Connect with the Homeless

Enjoy this post by guest blogger Brett D. Isernhagen, a student at Candler School of Theology and a volunteer at Welcome House, a permanent supportive community for homeless individuals with physical or mental disabilities.   It was just a few

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This Season of Lent, Remember to Live as Jesus Did — For Others

What are you giving up for Lent this year? Likely some small comfort or luxury that, while it may be difficult or frustrating, you can go without. But what if you had to give up something bigger? What if you

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The Face of Homelessness: A 9-year-old Child

“Homeless.” A number of images come to mind when we hear this word. We conjure a collage of shopping carts, cardboard boxes, and the weary, wrinkled faces that can be found under the interstate. We think of the men and

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Young Volunteers Provide Hunger Relief for Local Kids and Families

Approximately 40 volunteers from Action Ministries Partner in Service Dunwoody United Methodist Church visited our Regional Hunger Relief office on Jan. 20 to pack food boxes and make lunches for their MLK Day of Service project. They provided all the lunch-making

Posted in Feed the Hungry, News, Smart Lunch, Smart Kid

Veteran With Troubled Past Finally Finds a Home

The following is a guest blog post by Carol Anderson, former Action Ministries Housing case manager. John, a 49-year-old veteran of the U.S. Army, was staying in a North Georgia shelter when I met him.  His arms were covered with

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Feed the Hungry and Smart Lunch, Smart Kid Move to New Location

Action Ministries’ hunger relief programs — Feed the Hungry and Smart Lunch, Smart Kid — have recently moved into a new space at 2160 Hills Ave, Building 2, 2160 F, Atlanta, reported the NGUMC Weekly Conference Update today. The new

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Snowed Out and Other Holy Interruptions

For those of us in metro Atlanta, last Tuesday, Jan. 28, was a day of major interruption — to our personal schedules and agendas, our interstates, our neighborhoods, the state of Georgia and beyond. By now, I would imagine most

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Thank You, Bulldog Movers!

Many thanks to the wonderful folks at Bulldog Movers who helped us move and store items from the Action Ministries Children’s Program. Bulldog Movers is one of Action Ministries’ Partners in Service, generous organizations that have invested heavily in their local communities,

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Family that Once Battled Homelessness, Addiction Graduates Early from Housing Program

When the Jeremy and Amy Allen came to Action Ministries Housing last year, both their family and their marriage were in crisis. Jeremy, who struggled with addiction, had recently graduated from a drug and alcohol rehabilitation program. Amy and Jeremy

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