What is LaAmistad Ministry?
LaAmistad is a tutoring program that meets right here on our campus every Tuesday and Thursday at 3:30PM during the school year. We have around 25 Latino students from BriarVista Elementary School who come to strengthen their academic and life skills through devotions and homework, as well as immerse them in activities to enhance their English literacy. The words la amistad mean “the friendship” in Spanish. At LaAmistad, friendships between students, students and staff, and also students and volunteers are cultivated every day, and their impacts can last a lifetime. To learn more about La Amistad, and how you can be a part of their mission, click here.
How can I help?
Pray for students and their families, BriarVista Elementary, the tutors, and the ministry of LaAmistad
Tutor students as often as works for you
Cultivate a friendship with a family
Plan special events for the students and families
Organize donations for the program or the families
Learn about the Latino community, culture and educational needs
Serve on the ministry planning team
Invite families to participate in the activities of our church
Update the LaAmistad website page
Write periodic team emails
What is Toco Hills Community Alliance?
Toco Hills Community Alliance is an ecumenical outreach that brings together multiple churches and businesses in our area to serve the homeless and needy in the Decatur area. The mission of THCA is to practice radical hospitality and love to those who are most in need. It is our neighborhood food pantry, providing groceries and emergency aid for families, as well as providing daily hot lunches. They provide tools and assistance programs that help families get back on their feet and provide opportunities for individuals and organizations to help their neighbors in meaningful ways. Click here for more information on THCA.
How can I help?
Pray for the guests, the ministry staff and volunteers
Prepare and serve the hot lunch meal
Assist shoppers with grocery shopping
Share a meal with daily guests and cultivate a relationship with them
Provide resources for financial assistance
Help clean and organize the facilities and goods
Participate in work days
Pick up food donations from local grocery stores or catering companies as needed
Learn about food and economic insecurity
Donate clothing and food
Support the financial needs of the ministry
Toco Hills Community Alliance is located behind St Bartholomew’s Church
1790 LaVista Road
Atlanta, Ga 30329