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Strategic Ministry Partners

Organizations that the church directly focuses on supporting.

Lawrenceville Elementary School

Lawrenceville Elementary School is a title 1 school located 1/2 mile from FUMCLV

Some events and programs we sponsor:

  • Kid’s Hope USA Mentoring Program
  • Bags of Hope
  • Fall Festival
  • Ice Cream Social
  • Angel Tree

Kid’s Hope USA

Kids Hope USA is a national mentoring program that partners one church with one school.  FUMC Lawrenceville has established a partnership with Lawrenceville Elementary School.

The church trains volunteer mentors that are paired one-on-one with an at-risk child referred by the school.

By meeting one hour (during the school day) each week, a mentor is able to develop a relationship with a child and provide meaningful attention.

  • Kids Hope USA was started in 1995.
  • In 2010, there were 20,350 volunteers in 613 church/school partnerships in 31 states.
  • FUMC Lawrenceville was one of the first churches to collaborate with Kids Hope USA in Georgia.
  • Each mentor/child partnership has a prayer partner.
  • It is a proven intervention that applies the power of love and costs the school nothing.

Those interested in volunteering for the program should contact Zach Fitzpatrick or Debe Tanner.

Click here to learn more or download a printable volunteer application. Visit the national Kids Hope USA website.

Lawrenceville Co-Op

A large outreach of FUMC Lawrenceville is the Lawrenceville Cooperative Ministry, or Co-Op. We regularly host fundraiser events, gather donations and accept tithes and financial gifts in support of the Lawrenceville Co-Op.

The Co-Op serves residents of Lawrenceville and Dacula, assisting those in need by providing food and limited emergency financial assistance for utilities and prescription drugs. They also offer assistance by connecting those in need with various helping sources in the community. The Co-Op seeks to help clients identify ways to achieve self-sufficiency.

From time to time, we will feature information on this page on how church and community members can help support the Lawrenceville Co-Op with their time, talents and resources.

For more information on the Co-Op or if you would like to seek assistance, visit www.lawrencevilleco-op.org.

Family Promise

Family Promise is a partnership of host churches and other supporting congregations that help meet the needs of homeless families in Gwinnett County.

Each church rotates hosting up to four families or a maximum of 14 people for a week at a time. Family Promise offers a supportive environment in which these families can regain self sufficiency. FUMC Lawrenceville hosts Family Promise three to four times a year. There are many ways to volunteer during those weeks.


Zach Fitzpatrick:

To learn more about Family Promise, visit their website at www.familypromisegwinnett.org.

Habitat For Humanity

FUMCLV partners with Habitat for Humanity for A Brush With Kindness. A Brush With Kindness is a program designed to assist low-income homeowners with basic property maintenance.


Hope Clinic

The Hope Clinic is a Christian non-profit, internal medicine clinic. They provide the highest standard in medical care to the uninsured, underinsured, and indigent in Gwinnett County.


FUMCLV Mission Ministries

Programs that support our community.

Lawrenceville Assistance Project

Lawrenceville Assistance Project (LAP) is a ministry in the Gwinnett County area involving high school youth and adult volunteers who serve persons in need by providing house cleaning, yard work, carpentry and painting.

This project consists not only of physical labor, but also a much needed time of sharing and fellowship between participants and their clients. Because all participants are provided with opportunities to serve others in need, LAP is one way to respond to Jesus’ call for us to love our neighbor.

During the day, teams of youth and adults serve throughout the community to help those in need who are not physically or financially able to take care of basic repairs. In the evening, the teams return to the campground for an evening meal, fellowship time and worship.

The youth and adults spend the night at the campground. LAP concludes on Sunday morning as LAP volunteers lead morning worship at FUMC Lawrenceville.

Prayer Blankets / Shawls

The Prayer Blanket and Prayer Shawl Ministries allow us to share God’s love, comfort and healing with those who are going through difficult situations in life.

In each ministry, ladies meet together to share Christian fellowship while creating blankets, shawls, afghans, lap robes, chemo caps, preemie caps and other items to be given to those experiencing challenging circumstances, such as hospitalization, grief, chronic illness, or other difficult times.

All of the items are prayed over and are a tangible reminder of God’s love and the support of the church. There are several ways you can get involved:

  • Join the Prayer Shawl Ministries when they meet on Wednesdays to help sew, knit or crochet items.
  • Sew or knit a blanket or shawl at home if you can’t make it to the Wednesday meetings.
  • Donate fleece, yarn or supplies for sewing, knitting and crocheting.

Meeting Times:

Prayer Shawl Ministry:

  • Tuesdays, Room 311, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Wednesdays, Rooms 308/309, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.


Children’s Summer Lunch Program

Volunteers from FUMCLV pack and distribute meals to community children (who may not have access to a healthy lunch) 5 days a week throughout the Summer.

Contact Carlene Bell

University of Georgia Wesley Foundation

The UGA Wesley Foundation exists to enable students to encounter God & become disciples of Jesus Christ. UGA Wesley provides weekly opportunities for worship and discipleship on the University of Georgia campus. Staff member Jessica Taylor and Intern Will Goodwin are members of FUMCLV and are supported by the church. ugawesley.org

Nothing But The Truth

Nothing But the Truth ministers to the community by providing weekly Bible studies, children’s activities and monthly outreach events at “Truth’s Place”, a ministry center near downtown Lawrenceville, a weekend back pack program providing food for elementary school students in need, ESL classes and Bark-n-the-Park outreach events. nothingbutthetruth146.org


Lawrenceville Employment Assistance Program

The Lawrenceville Employment Assistance Program, or LEAP, is a ministry whose mission is to help those who are unemployed, under-employed or mis-employed find the career that aligns with God’s plan for their life. LEAP is affiliated with the Crossroads Career Network.

To learn more, visit the LEAP page.


Other Mission Opportunities

Organizations the church does not directly partner with, but whose cause we approve of and endorse.


Eric & Santa Owen

Central & South America. Providing language translation for mission groups.


Egypt. Operates an orphanage in Cairo.

Carlos Moncada

Honduras. Pastor to a local congregation.

Sarah & Robert Mondlane

Mozamique. Works with Masana, a family reunification program.

Kelsey Gay & Will Goodwin

Athens, GA. University of Georgia Wesley Foundation.

Tom Balog

Lawrenceville, GA. Director of the Lawrenceville Co-op.

Jessica Taylor

Kennesaw, GA. Kennesaw State Wesley Foundation.

Allen Hoskyn

Lawrenceville, GA. Community Missionary: FCS Urban Ministries.

To sign up for service or find out more information, contact our Zach Fitzpatrick