Ongoing Mission Project


As we all know, Newnan was recently hit by an EF-4 tornado. The response of the community was inspiring. Our church has had many volunteers, some with chainsaws and others to help remove debris. There have also been many well trained and organized UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) teams deployed. As the clean-up continues, volunteers will be needed for the foreseeable future to help the community rebuild. The need for recovery teams will be starting soon and may take a year or more to help rebuild/repair homes that were damaged.


This is our call to action. 


We are looking for people to form our own Newnan First UMCOR group which will consist of trained ERT (Early Response Team) and Long-Term Recovery Team volunteers. 


  • ERT teams provide clean-up and remediation (i.e., tarping roofs, mucking out flooded houses, chainsaw team). 

  • Recovery teams assist with rebuilding (i.e., roofing, siding, flooring, sheet rocking, other general construction needs).


Our objective is to gather volunteers and start with safety and skill building workshops then achieve ERT training when it is available. We feel having trained volunteers will keep us SAFE and make us more effective. Anyone willing to work and in good health can be a valuable asset to a team.


Once we have an ERT/Recovery Team in place at our church, this will allow us to respond with trained individuals available on short notice to assist with needs in our local area and beyond. We may be called on to assist UMCOR (be an UMCOR team) when they become involved in areas that are affected by natural disasters; hurricanes, tornadoes, flooding and fires. UMCOR teams, are known to be one of the first groups to arrive and the last to leave.


Please prayerfully consider volunteering for this much needed mission. Not only are you helping someone in need, you will also be nourishing your spirit.




  • Donated $15,000 to Bridging the Gap for Lent

  • Donated over $22,000 to the Tornado Relief Fund

  • Donated over $1600 in Grocery Gift Cards

  • Provided church space for Inspiritus Volunteers to shower and rest.

  • Volunteered with Newnan City Church to make sandwiches for the community

  • Mobilized cleanup crews, provided generators and tarps, water, and meals on Saturday

  • Mobilized cleanup crews and fed Sprayberry's BBQ to the community on Sunday

  • Gave space to Mark Jordan to mobilize his BBQ Food truck

  • Partnered with Central Baptist and Newnan Presbyterian to establish an Emergency Cold Shelter



The Bags of Hope mission project was started as a way to let patients undergoing chemotherapy  treatments know that we are praying for them and their families. Each bag contains special treats and essentials to brighten their day and a special note of encouragement from the Newnan FUMC.  We are sending 100 bags a month to the Cancer Treatment Center of America here in Newnan thanks to your help!  During this time of isolation this small gift of Hope is so important.  Please join the efforts of our missions committee by donating any of the following items to help fill these bags!

  • Small hand lotions

  • Small hand sanitizers or hand wipes

  • Chap sticks

  • Small boxes or travel size  Kleenexes

  • Small note pads

  • Pencils or pens

  • Word Searches or anything fun to pass the time

  • Hard individually wrapped candy

  • Suckers

  • Spearmint gum

  • Cereal bars

  • Small bags of pretzels, animal crackers, goldfish crackers, plain chips... nothing too spicy!

  • Water

There will be boxes set up in Parish Hall and Gathering Room (105). You can make a cash donatation on line by going to newnanfumc.org/give and selecting Bags of Hope as your option for the memo. If you are in a bind and need someone to pick up items OR have additional questions contact Betsy Conoly at 770-301-6360.