Our Current Ministries
Sunday Evening Service
A non-traditional praise worship service is held on Sunday evening with about 75 members attending weekly. A hot meal is provided and served after each service by families from our participating churches.
GAP serves an average of 105 clients each week who are provided with canned goods, fresh breads and produce, frozen meat, and hygiene products each Thursday from 10:30AM-1PM. The stock comes from Golden Harvest Food Bank and from donations from churches, individuals, Atlanta Bread Company and Fresh Market. As an act of hospitality clients may shop from the shelves for foods they enjoy.
GAP has trained nurse volunteers who assist an average of 30 clients per week who need medical assistance. Pharmacy cards are provided to obtain non-narcotic prescriptions. Individual packets or OTC pain relief are also supplied on an as needed basis. The nurses also provide help in finding long-term solutions for health needs.
Without a photo ID, a person cannot find work, apply for housing or social assistance, or even get into some shelters. GAP volunteers transport clients to the Department of Driver's Services each Thursday to obtain photo ID's, and pay their fees. An average of 29 clients per month are provided with a photo ID.
To obtain a photo ID or social security card, a birth certificate is needed. To get a birth certificate without an ID requires ingenuity and persistence. Many of our clients do not have birth certificates or the funds to obtain them. GAP assists in completing and mailing the applications to the state where the client was born. All fees are absorbed by GAP. GAP helps to obtain about 35 birth certificates each month.
Every Thursday morning, there is a Bible Study led by volunteer preachers, during which all are invited to share their praises, songs, experiences and testimonies, and prayers.
Every summer about 30 children from at-risk families come together at St Andrew Presbyterian to learn about the Bible, create crafts, have fun together and expand their horizons at GAP Camp. A highlight of the week for counselors and campers is a trip to the YMCA Water Park.
Gap's oldest ministry is providing snacks for youth attending counseling and education sessions at the Department of Juvenile Justice. This simple hospitality helps encourage the youth to be more receptive to their training.