What Is community engagement?
Community Engagement encompasses the mission and service with our local community partners and the Common Ground Network (Fresh Expressions) at Mount Pisgah. Community Engagement puts hands and feet on what it means to Love God, and Love People. Our mission is both an embodiment of our faith and a witness to our community of God’s love. Through community engagement we meet people where they are, just as they are and put a face on the God who loves them unconditionally.
local outreach partners:
Emergency Response Team
The Mount Pisgah Disaster Response Team is trained, equipped, and ready to respond when disaster hits our area. To learn how you can be part of the Mount Pisgah Disaster Response Team, email Brett Ray at firstname.lastname@example.org
Habitat for Humanity
Each year Mount Pisgah joins with other churches and community partners to build a home for a deserving family through Habitat for Humanity. Though COVID delayed the 2020 Ecumenical Build to 2021, we will build our 28th house for a deserving, low-income family that has never had the blessing of owning their own home. We begin in February. To volunteer or to learn more about Mt. Pisgah’s Habitat for Humanity ministry contact Jim Wilson (email@example.com) or Cindi Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org).
HomeStretch gives homeless parents and their children a safe and comfortable place to live while simultaneously helping them address the root causes of their situation and return to a life of self-reliance and stability. When they graduate from HomeStretch, the families have a strong grasp on their finances, have reduced insurmountable debt and have accumulated savings. Many have even increased their income through job skills training and improved employment. They are always looking for family and budget mentors as well as many other volunteer opportunities. For more information visit Homestretch.org
The Drake House
The Drake House is a crisis residential assessment center for homeless women and children in the North Fulton area providing immediate housing combined with an empowerment program designed to provide stability for the children and assist the family in working toward self sufficiency. Volunteer in the following areas: office, food pantry, tour/orientation for new residents, child care, special event assistant, donation coordinator, tutors and teachers for life skills classes. For more information, visit thedrakehouse.org.
North Fulton Community Charities
The NFCC mission is to build self-sufficiency and prevent homelessness and hunger in our community by providing emergency assistance and enrichment programs. Opportunities to serve include volunteering in the food pantry, the thrift store, or at the donor door for the thrift store. Annually Mount Pisgah participates in the Back-to-School supply drive, Coat Drive and Santa Shop while also collecting supplies for the pantry. To check on current needs visit the website https://nfcchelp.org/