We provide a variety of programs to help our brothers and sisters in this community. If you would like more information or want to get involved, please contact us!

To download our ministry schedule, click here!

To download a list of agencies that provide additional resources, click here!

Inner-City Youth Ministry

Group photo of some of the youth members

Shares the gospel of hope with at-risk youth.
30% of teens in Athens’ public schools do not graduate on time (FCP, 2010), and many are facing challenges such as teen pregnancy, violence, abuse, and addiction.

In our weekly worship service, the students learn that God’s plan for them is to give them hope and a future (Jeremiah 29:11). Christ has called us to reach them, and by His grace we are seeing lives transformed.

Sparrow’s Nest Youth
Thursday: 4:00pm8:00pm

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Middle School Tutoring Program

Inspirational photo of one of our students

Offers tutoring, mentoring, and homework help for students attending Clarke Middle School
Students are paired with a volunteer tutor (usually a UGA student) who encourages the student to succeed in school, work, and life.

Wednesday: 4:00pm6:00pm

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Food for Friends

Several people enjoying a meal together

Helps families in crisis by providing groceries and serving hot meals on a weekly basis.
The Sparrow’s Nest purchases and distributes over 50,000 pounds of food to Athens’ most needy residents each year.

Thursday: 12:00pm2:00pm

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Free Counseling on Thursdays

Patricia Mann, Licensed Professional Counselor

Free counseling on Tuesdays.
Patricia Mann is a licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Georgia. She has a Master of Science in Human Services, specializing in Mental Health Counseling and a Master of Ministry, specializing in Leadership.

Thursday: 10:00am1:45pm

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Thursday Afternoon Chapel

People gathered in prayer

Shares God’s life-transforming truths with addicts, alcoholics, and the homeless— believers and unbelievers alike.
In this faith-filled worship service, participants receive the Word, prayer, encouragement,and fellowship.

Thursday: 12:45pm1:15pm

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Emergency Food Program

A photo of our food pantry

Provides emergency food assistance to families with demonstrated need who are unable to receive food on our designated weekly distribution day.

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Confidential HIV Testing

Provided by Advantage Behavioral Health

Free & Confidential HIV Testing,
provided by Advantage Behavioral Health.

Wednesday: 10:30am

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Homeless Services

People lined up outside the Sparrow's Nest

Offer the love of God to homeless people through the “Holy Suds Ministry”.
This includes laundry and shower facilities, coffee, doughnuts, devotions, and uplifting conversations with caring volunteers.

Monday – Wednesday: 9:00am2:00pm

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Breakfast Club

Some of our excellent cooks

Is a Saturday morning breakfast and time of ministry for the homeless.
Breakfast Club provides a welcoming environment, Bible study, worship, and individual attention to the needs of homeless individuals with the goal of transformation.

Coffee: 7:30am
Breakfast: 8:00am
Devotion/Worship: 8:45pm

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The Clothes Closet

Looking through our clothing closet

Distributes more than 2,000 pounds of free clothing to hundreds of needy people each month,
including victims of house fires, single moms, reforming addicts, former inmates, and the homeless.

Monday – Wednesday: 9:00am2:00pm

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Social Services Ministry

People signing up for services

Assesses clients’ needs and provides assistance with
transportation, prescription medications, obtaining a picture ID, addiction recovery services, jail or prison reentry services, and referrals to various other local service agencies.

Monday – Tuesday: 9:00am5:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am3:00pm

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