Marietta First Christian Church Ministries

    Doing good work in the community is the main concern for Marietta First Christian Church.  We have a large variety of ministries to help those in need  and that make a true difference in the community.  Whether you need help or want to volunteer, contact us.  See each ministry below for specific contact details.  Together we can make a difference.

Food Pantry

  "Even as you do unto the least of these, my brethren, you do it unto me."  Mathew 25:40  

  First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) operates a large food pantry serving Cobb County Georgia, directed by Sherwood Smith. In the past 12 years under his direction, the food pantry has given out an amazing 2 million pounds of food to those in need.  Featured in the Marietta Daily Journal and on Atlanta TV Channel 46 (CBS), the Disciples Mission Food Pantry is a place where families in Marietta and throughout Cobb County come when they have nowhere else to turn.  

     If you are a resident of Cobb County that needs food, please come see us on Saturday or Monday (9:00 am to 12:00 pm), bring a picture id, your social security number, and the social security numbers of any other members of your household that will benefit from the food.  We will help you.

    The Food Pantry is open on Monday and Saturday from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. We are always looking for volunteer help especially since the need for our service has risen so much in the last few months.  Contact the church to volunteer or make donations. You may email or call 770-428-3125.

    The contributions of food go to help approximately 600 families per month. A staff of 22 shops for food, stocks the storerooms, picks up contributed breads and sweets, repacks foods, prepares frozen food bags, registers clients, keeps records, and assists clients.  Other volunteers stuff grocery bags Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays.  For more information or to get involved, email us at or call us at 770-428-3125.

Food Pantry Needs and Wish List:

  • Volunteers on Saturday & Monday
  • Clean plastic grocery bags & brown paper grocery bags
  • Bibles
  • Non-perishable food items
  • Financial contributions are always welcome

    Marietta First Christian Church is an active participant in the Cobb Assistance Program (CAP).  This alliance of churches and agencies was organized to provide assistance to homeless and other disadvantaged persons in Cobb County.  CAP assists disadvantaged persons with food, clothing, transportation, rental and utility assistance, temporary lodging, and referral to other essential services. 

Alcohol and Drug Recovery

    Recovery A-Live is a Christian Recovery Group for alcohol and drugs under the leadership of Warren Taylor, a licensed recovery minister.  Meetings occur on Wednesdays (Lighthouse Recovery Group) at 5:00 pm meeting at Marietta First Christian Church.  We've been hosting these meetings since September 7, 2005 to allow persons struggling with addictions to find help from a Christian perspective using the Twelve Step Program.

  If you would like to be involved in this program, it is open and free of charge. Names of participants are kept on a first name basis and information revealed in the group is not shared outside of the group setting.  

    To get more information on this program see or come to one of our meetings.

Gamblers' Anonymous 

   Gamblers' Anonymous meets on Wednesday nights at 7:45 pm.  The Gamblers Anonymous Group at Marietta First Christian Church in Cobb County, GA is one of only 8 groups that meet in the entire Atlanta area. Because of the serious need, First Christian Church of Marietta began offering these meetings.

    If you or someone you know is in need of support from gambling abuse, come to one of these meetings. It could be the support that you need.

Christian Education 

   Christian Education is the team at Marietta First Christian Church that plans Sunday School programs for children and adults. There are classes available for everyone in the family, no matter the age. For a complete list visit the Frequently Asked Questions page.

    There are several exciting and new Christian Education Programs that are offered here at the First Christian Church of Marietta.  The Sunday School rooms have been remodeled.  In addition the Youth program is undergoing big changes.   

   If you are a member interested in teaching or helping out with Sunday School, please email the church office with your information and availability.  We are always looking for more volunteers who want to help with this important church ministry.

Youth Program 

      Our youth program is undergoing dramatic changes now.  We are creating a dynamic, contemporary program that will speak to today's youth.  Our goal is to give young adults (6th grade through 12th grade) a safe Christian environment to explore their faith and develop fellowship.  The youth participate in the planning  of activities.  Previous activities have included a Christian Music Concert at Stone Mountain, a water balloon fight, and an afternoon of Pictionary.  

     Marietta First Christian Church is always seeking more members for our youth group.  All are welcome!

Healing Service 

   The healing service provides a special opportunity for people to offer their brokenness and woundedness to God and to invite God as the source of all healing to work through and within them and others to bring wholeness.  

    Lead by Rev. Donna Kremer and Rev. Chris Goss, the service offers a safe setting for individual or corporate prayer.  It is a gathering of compassionate people seeking to share the love of God that strengthens us all.  Together we are the comforters and the comforted. 

    The healing service can be a time to talk, pray, laugh, cry, share burdens, and seek forgiveness in a quest for physical, emotional, and/or spiritual wholeness.  Those who come to the service may simply sit quietly in private, personal prayer and meditation.  Individuals may choose to approach a leader or the team for corporate prayer and the laying of hands and/or seek communion.

    We offer recorded music, corporate prayer, scriptural reading, and ritual to aid the healing experience. We believe that God, in God's infinite wisdom and mercy calls us all to wholeness. We strive to be "rays of God's Son" working together to taste of that wholeness.