St. Michael’s has a long history of service to those marginalized by poverty, hunger, illness, and disaster.
Emmaus House is a program of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta which offers approximately 100,000 hours per year of vital programs and services, serving people of all ages and directly addressing the staggering prevalence of poverty in the neighborhood south of the state Capitol in Atlanta. St. Michael’s parishioners of all ages donate, wrap and deliver useful and delightful Christmas gifts for the children and grandparents of Emmaus House.
The Hunger Walk raises funds for the Atlanta Community Food Bank which serves tens of thousands of people in North Georgia. The annual event held in March includes a large group of Episcopalians from across our diocese. St. Michael’s walkers and sponsors have raised tens of thousands of dollars over the years for this life-giving work.
Stone Mountain Interfaith Cooperative was begun through the leadership of a former rector of St. Michael’s. We have a representative on the board and many parishioners who bring food for the pantry every Sunday. Once month per year we staff the Coop walk-in center.
The Friendship Center at Holy Comforter Episcopal Church is an inclusive community that promotes the mental, physical, and spiritual well being of adults marginalized by mental health challenges and by poverty. St. Michael’s has prepared and served a delicious Wednesday night supper following the weekly prayer services.
Episcopal Relief and Development is our denominations national and international charity. Through partnerships with existing church agencies and affiliates, and supported by our gifts of money at Easter time and in times of special needs, ERD transforms despair into hope.
Appleton Episcopal Ministries in Macon is a re-imagined ministry of our diocese. Its mission is to share God's love by partnering with parishes in the Macon Convocation of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta to promote the health, safety, education, and well-being of children and families. Each year St. Michael’s gives our Thanksgiving offering to support Appleton’s work with our sister parishes to the south.
Episcopal Charities Foundation of the Diocese of Atlanta was Created in 1982 under the leadership of the late Rt. Rev. Bennett Sims, the sixth bishop of the Diocese of Atlanta and continues to respond on behalf of the Diocese of Atlanta to the Christian imperative that the hungry be fed, the naked clothed, the homeless housed, and the poor be sharers in the good news of the Gospel. In food pantries and family shelters, in health clinics and prison cells, in job centers and community gardens, ECF makes the love of Christ incarnate and tangible. A major focus currently is rebuilding Good Samaritan Health & Wellness Center in Jasper, GA. Part of St. Michael's annual tithe to the Diocese of Atlanta supports this wonderful work.
St. Michael’s also has a long history of opening our place to a variety of groups and programs. In past years we hosted an International Children’s School, After School Program and Pre-School.
Currently with share space with the following programs which offer support and opportunities for personal growth.
- Alcoholics Anonymous
- Marijuana Anonymous
- The Rock
- The Friendship Center Arts Program
- Girls Scouts of America
- Boy Scouts of America
- Tai Chi
For information on how to connect with these programs, please contact Muriel Diguette, Parish Administrator by phone 770-469-8551 or email.
To serve in worship: Serving in Worship.
To serve within the church: Inreach.