"He must be greater, I must become less." - John 3:30
In a nutshell, this is our mission prayer at Martha Bowman United Methodist Church. As we look out into a broken world, it is more than just helping, it is more than just feeding, and it is more than just kindness: How can we become less of ourselves, so that Jesus can become greater in our world?
Interested in serving? We are so glad you are!
The following is a list of local ministries that people at Martha Bowman UMC are connected with. If you would like to learn more about these ministries or how to get involved, please click the point person's name to send them an email.
Out of Darkness: Meredith Griffin
Out of Darkness is the anti-trafficking ministry of Atlanta Dream Center, Inc., a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Our mission is to reach, rescue and restore all victims of commercial sexual exploitation, that the glory of God may be known. For more details about this ministry please click here.
Backpack Ministry: Jo Ann McCall
The BackPack Ministry serves over 1,200 children in Bibb, Monroe and Twiggs county schools by distributing snacks and small food items to help kids get through the weekend without school breakfasts and lunches. There are a variety of ways to get involved in this great ministry and it's all based around your schedule.
Food Pantry: Ann Loyd
Clothes Closet: Ann Schultz
Since 1971, Macon Outreach has worked cooperatively with churches, area services, and volunteers to address the needs of those living in poverty in Central Georgia. They serve hot, nutritious meals daily from their downtown kitchen, distribute groceries from our Grocery Pantry and offer gently used clothing from our clothing closet.
Neighborhood Christmas Project: Lydia Sutherland
What began as a small Bible study taking a few gifts and snack lunches to a neighborhood in need over eight years ago has turned into a community-wide program providing gifts, lunches, groceries, and much more to over one hundred kids and families.
Mentors project: June O'Neal
The Mentors Project provides role models for encouragement and motivation to eligible Bibb County Public Middle and High School students who need additional support outside their family and to assist them in reaching their full academic, social, and personal potential.
Martha Bowman has been partnering with Spectrum Ministries out of Tijuana, Mexico for over 15 years. That means roughly 125 youth and adults from Martha Bowman have been impacted by this incredible ministry and have invested in the lives and stories of hundreds of kids and families living in Tijuana. In 2019, we felt God leading us to go "deep" spiritually with this partnership. We had a staff mission team serve in Tijuana in February, we have 12 youth and adults serving in June and a family/adult mission experience scheduled for October. If you would like to learn more about this incredible ministry, check out their website here. For more information about the family/adult mission trip in October, please contact Elizabeth Hammock.