Service Projects / Cooperative Ministries
Urban Promise Upper Academy
So much can be said for Atonement’s partnership over the past 20 years, building relationships and support in many small and big ways. Atonement loves what Urban Promise is all about: the hope of Jesus for families and children in the inner city context with monthly hot lunch and breakfast donations. Christmas 2021 stocking for students with much to be said for our partnership over the years. Student interns sponsored for summer camps, building facility made available for staff and training meetings, housed “missionaries” from Christian colleges for Urban Promise summer workcamps, tutoring help (prior to Covid), annual monetary support… and may God continue to bless Urban Promise Schools.
Gideon’s International are men of faith who freely distribute small, pocket-sized New Testaments to towns and cities all around the world. Together with Atonement, the Gideon’s have made Claymont and North Wilmington their mission field, too. So far, they have distributed almost 5,000 New Testaments in Claymont at revivals and parades in Claymont. Visit their web site at www.gideons.org to learn more!
Knollwood Afterschool Program
Since 2013, Atonement Methodist Church has offered after school help with students at the Knollwood Community Center. Students also have a weekly Bible study with Pastor Amy, which includes music, art, and drama. Kids from Kindergarten to high school have grown in their faith learning from the Bible how to follow Jesus with praying, Bible memory, and living out what we believe. One entire hallway at Atonement Church is covered with art work of all ages as they have illustrated what they were learning each week. And thanks be to God!
Knollwood Summer Sport Camp week
Since 2014 Atonement has sponsored a week of VBS, we call it Sports Camp. All kinds of activities, including Bible study, Bible memory, and refreshment time. Knollwood kids love basketball, soccer, volleyball, baseball, football- and we bring all into their big backyard at the community center.
Sponsoring Knollwood Summer Book Fair
Atonement Church contributes $2,000.00 towards purchase of books for elementary students to shop and buy summer reading books.
Coat Drive for Knollwood kids and teens
In time for winter, free coats, hats, and gloves for children and teens are given away through the community center with funding from Atonement Church.
Knollwood’s Adopt a Families and Adopt Senior Citizens for Christmas
Thanks to missional monies donated to our church, many senior citizens and three families in Knollwood can have a little more celebration of Jesus’ birthday! Pastor Amy and helpers brighten the season with the reminders of God’s love and grace through God’s gifts to these special people.
Atonement Church is hosting an opera singer, Elizabeth “Joy” Kelly, who has an amazing soprano voice! As partners, Elizbeth and other artist colleagues, performed a Christmas Concert of Carols at Atonement Church, which was such a treat for many! With Atonement’s support, she is doing an “Artist in Residence” workshop for Urban Promise Upper Academy. Yea, God!
Outreach & Missional Support
- Able Ministries – Wayne Hendrickson
- Claymont Fire Company
- Door of Hope
- Gideons International
- Knollwood Community Center
- Ministry of Caring
- Neighborhood House
- Camp Pecometh
- Salvation Army
- Samaritan’s Purse
- Sunday Breakfast Mission
- Urban Promise
- West End Community Center
- Marantha Ministries – Kenny Davis