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GED Prep Classes in Athens Help Break Down Barriers to Overcoming Poverty

One of the ways that Action Ministries helps those in the Athens community is through our GED preparation classes. These classes are designed to assist our client-partners in preparing to take the GED or to just become more confident in

Posted in Athens, Blog

How a Church Fire Sparked Congregational Growth

The Rev. Lisa Caine has some advice for church leaders looking to fill their pews. “If you want to grow a church,” she said, “burn it.” Hers is the voice of experience. On April 15, 2013, an electrical fire torched

Posted in Athens, News

Your Fest Supports Childhood Hunger Relief in Athens

Athens came out to Terrapin on Saturday, Aug. 20, to eat pizza, drink Terrapin, and listen to performers like Wrenn, all for a good cause: to help end childhood hunger and raise awareness for Action Ministries’ Smart Lunch, Smart Kid program.

Posted in Athens, Blog

Rise and Shine: Second Annual Life-Changers Breakfast Set for Oct. 14

Purchase tickets here! Join us for the second annual Rise and Shine Life-Changers breakfast on Oct. 14, 2016, from 8 until 10 a.m. at the Georgia Railroad Freight Depot. The keynote speaker will be Sen. Johnny Isakson, and facilitating the event is

Posted in Athens, Atlanta, Covington, Event, Gainesville, Rome

Your Pie to Host First-Ever Your Fest Celebration in Athens, Georgia

When Drew French founded Your Pie, his mission was simple: Do every small thing with passion and greatness. That’s why, for years, French had always dreamed about giving back to a community that had supported and embraced his brand from

Posted in Athens, News

YourFest to End Childhood Hunger Set for Aug. 20 in Athens

Mark your calendars! On Saturday, Aug. 20, at Terrapin Brewery in Athens, Action Ministries invites you to Your Fest, an event that celebrates our community, beer, pizza and the arts! A portion of proceeds will go to support the Action

Posted in Athens, Event

For Kids in Athens Area, There is a Free Lunch

They say there’s no such thing as a free lunch, but if you’re a kid in Clarke or surrounding counties, lunch really can be free this summer, reported the Athens Banner-Herald on June 13. Thanks to the U.S. Department of

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North Georgia UMC Annual Conference Kicks off June 7

The Annual Conference of the North Georgia United Methodist Church kicked off today, June 7, at The Classic Center in Athens. The conference will continue through Thursday. Action Ministries has an informational booth at The Classic Center, and the nonprofit

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

Creature Comforts Brewing in Athens to Host Fundraiser for Action Ministries on Wednesdays in April

Action Ministries in Athens is partnering with Creature Comforts and Your Pie on the Get Comfortable campaign. Every Wednesday in April, Creature Comforts is donating 100 percent of the profits from its Wednesday brewery tours to the Get Comfortable campaign and Action Ministries in Athens.

Posted in Athens, Event

No-cost Income Tax Prep Available in Athens through April 6

At Action Ministries in Athens, we offer no-cost tax preparation through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Individuals who made less than $54,000 during the 2015 tax year qualify for the program. Our tax preparers are local volunteers who

Posted in Athens, Event