Methodist Children's Home South GA

Methodist Children's Home South GA In response to Christ and the Church, the mission of The Methodist Home for Children and Youth is to be a model agency that restores childhoods, strengthens families and cultivates a people-building organization.

The Methodist Home is more than a home for children, it is also a home for a host of children and family programs and services. With six sites across South Georgia (Macon, Americus, Valdosta, St. Marys, Columbus and Waverly Hall), we have a range of more than 15 services. For those who want or need to know more about the Methodist Home, this site is a wealth of information. For over 140 years, we

The Methodist Home is more than a home for children, it is also a home for a host of children and family programs and services. With six sites across South Georgia (Macon, Americus, Valdosta, St. Marys, Columbus and Waverly Hall), we have a range of more than 15 services. For those who want or need to know more about the Methodist Home, this site is a wealth of information. For over 140 years, we

Operating as usual

Humbled to be with the people of Mt. Zion this morning.
10/31/2021

Humbled to be with the people of Mt. Zion this morning.

A cloudy, cool day didnโ€™t damper the fun at our fall festival in Macon.  Our kids enjoyed football, tug of war, pumpkin ...
10/30/2021

A cloudy, cool day didnโ€™t damper the fun at our fall festival in Macon. Our kids enjoyed football, tug of war, pumpkin bowling, field tic tac toe, pumpkin painting, music and a wonderful picnic.

10/29/2021
Every Praise is to our God ๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ’›

Listen to this video to hear the sweet sound of our kids praising God through song! ๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ’› Many of our young people participate in weekly choir practice and love learning new worship songs!

Several of our youth toured Savannah State University, led by one of our very own Methodist Home alumnae!! They loved ge...
10/26/2021

Several of our youth toured Savannah State University, led by one of our very own Methodist Home alumnae!! They loved getting a glimpse into college life and future opportunities! ๐Ÿคฉ

Several of our youth toured Savannah State University, led by one of our very own Methodist Home alumnae!! They loved getting a glimpse into college life and future opportunities! ๐Ÿคฉ

Photos from Methodist Children's Home South GA's post
10/23/2021

Photos from Methodist Children's Home South GA's post

Photos from Methodist Children's Home South GA's post
10/23/2021

Photos from Methodist Children's Home South GA's post

Our Eagleโ€™s Nest families had a blast today! ๐Ÿงก
10/22/2021

Our Eagleโ€™s Nest families had a blast today! ๐Ÿงก

Evening of Hope was truly a night to remember!! ๐Ÿ’› Sonny and Judy Deriso received our 2021 Heroes, Saints, and Legends aw...
10/21/2021

Evening of Hope was truly a night to remember!! ๐Ÿ’›

Sonny and Judy Deriso received our 2021 Heroes, Saints, and Legends award!
Coach Mark Richt shared a touching message about the importance of hope in our lives, and Anika, a wonderful alumnae, told us how The Methodist Home gave her hope for her future.

We are SO grateful for our faithful supporters and friends for making this fundraising event the best one yet! We are humbled by your generosity and God's abounding grace. Restoring childhoods and strengthening families takes a village, and we are immensely blessed with ours!๐Ÿ’›

If you would like to give, thereโ€™s still time! Just click this link: https://app.mobilecause.com/e/w_qqYQ?vid=moxpz!

THANK YOU to our wonderful Evening of Hope 2021 sponsors!!! ๐ŸŒŸWe are so grateful you chose to partner with us in restorin...
10/20/2021

THANK YOU to our wonderful Evening of Hope 2021 sponsors!!! ๐ŸŒŸWe are so grateful you chose to partner with us in restoring childhoods and strengthening families! ๐Ÿ’™
Cherokee Brick Griggers Wealth Management Breco Realty and Auction Company Phil Brannen Ford of Perry Kens Audio Video Car Stereo OrthoGeorgia Cadence Bank Georgia United Methodist Foundation AmeriHealth Caritas Waste Management

THANK YOU to our wonderful Evening of Hope 2021 sponsors!!! ๐ŸŒŸWe are so grateful you chose to partner with us in restoring childhoods and strengthening families! ๐Ÿ’™
Cherokee Brick Griggers Wealth Management Breco Realty and Auction Company Phil Brannen Ford of Perry Kens Audio Video Car Stereo OrthoGeorgia Cadence Bank Georgia United Methodist Foundation AmeriHealth Caritas Waste Management

How we feel swinging into Evening of Hope tonight!!๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ’— We are so excited to welcome Coach Mark Richt and many of our wond...
10/19/2021

How we feel swinging into Evening of Hope tonight!!๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ’— We are so excited to welcome Coach Mark Richt and many of our wonderful supporters as we enjoy a time of fellowship together in honor of all God is doing at TMH!

How we feel swinging into Evening of Hope tonight!!๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ’— We are so excited to welcome Coach Mark Richt and many of our wonderful supporters as we enjoy a time of fellowship together in honor of all God is doing at TMH!

Did you know you can impact the youth we serve in two ways via Amazon?? ๐Ÿคฉ1) Link your Amazon account with Amazon Smile (...
10/14/2021

Did you know you can impact the youth we serve in two ways via Amazon?? ๐Ÿคฉ
1) Link your Amazon account with Amazon Smile (https://smile.amazon.com/) and select "Methodist Home of The South Georgia Conference" as your organization and a percentage of your purchases will go to The Home!
2) Check out our Amazon Wish List and help us restock the toiletry closet for our kids via this link: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/6259LL66VAKS?ref_=wl_share!
Thank you for your support!!!๐Ÿ’™

Did you know you can impact the youth we serve in two ways via Amazon?? ๐Ÿคฉ
1) Link your Amazon account with Amazon Smile (https://smile.amazon.com/) and select "Methodist Home of The South Georgia Conference" as your organization and a percentage of your purchases will go to The Home!
2) Check out our Amazon Wish List and help us restock the toiletry closet for our kids via this link: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/6259LL66VAKS?ref_=wl_share!
Thank you for your support!!!๐Ÿ’™

Macon, GA - Our kids kicked off fall break with a day of service! Here are a few of our guys who got up bright and early...
10/12/2021

Macon, GA - Our kids kicked off fall break with a day of service! Here are a few of our guys who got up bright and early to pick up trash around campus. โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿงก

Macon, GA - Our kids kicked off fall break with a day of service! Here are a few of our guys who got up bright and early to pick up trash around campus. โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿงก

LIMITED SEATS AVAILABLE! ๐ŸŒŸ Join us next Tuesday for our annual Evening of Hope Fundraising Event, featuring Coach Mark R...
10/11/2021

LIMITED SEATS AVAILABLE! ๐ŸŒŸ Join us next Tuesday for our annual Evening of Hope Fundraising Event, featuring Coach Mark Richt! Contact Tracy Lore at [email protected] to reserve your spot now.

LIMITED SEATS AVAILABLE! ๐ŸŒŸ Join us next Tuesday for our annual Evening of Hope Fundraising Event, featuring Coach Mark Richt! Contact Tracy Lore at [email protected] to reserve your spot now.

Happy World Mental Health Day! ๐Ÿ’š Lighthouse for Families, serving Macon, Columbus, and the surrounding areas, is meeting...
10/10/2021

Happy World Mental Health Day! ๐Ÿ’š Lighthouse for Families, serving Macon, Columbus, and the surrounding areas, is meeting the mental health needs of our community! For more information, visit https://www.themethodisthome.org/lighthouse-for-families/.

Happy World Mental Health Day! ๐Ÿ’š Lighthouse for Families, serving Macon, Columbus, and the surrounding areas, is meeting the mental health needs of our community! For more information, visit https://www.themethodisthome.org/lighthouse-for-families/.

Below is a special story that our chaplain, Rev. Josh Gale, sent to TMH staff via email. We just knew we had to share it...
10/07/2021

Below is a special story that our chaplain, Rev. Josh Gale, sent to TMH staff via email. We just knew we had to share it with our friends! ๐Ÿ’™

6 Buttons & A Puzzle
Locked in a cabinet of the chapel on the Macon campus lives an old floppy disc drive system, cleverly named "Liberty Bell," which controls the bells of the bell tower above our chapel. On the front panel, there are 6 black buttons, a series of green LEDs with small type next to them, and a digital clock display. There's no user manual...just 6 buttons and a puzzle. (Later, I did call a technician and he said, "Lordy! I haven't had a call for one of these things in 15 years, but that was hot tech back in the day!")

With the leadership team's blessing, I thought it might be nice once or twice a day to hear the bells play familiar hymn tunes across the campus--especially on such dreary weeks like this one!--so I took it upon myself to try and kick it back into gear. Fumbling around the switches, I figured some things out but couldn't for the life of me get the bells to just PLAY, even as a test. Somewhat annoyed, I called it for the day and moved on to lunch.

Yesterday while I was off-campus, I got a call from Dr. Lawrence saying, "Josh! Are those BELLS I hear ringing?" I asked him what he was talking about, and so he put me on speakerphone. Sure enough...bells playing Holy Holy Holy, A Mighty Fortress Is Our God, and whatever else came to their digital minds rang pleasantly in the background. Proudly, I put a check on the bell system.

There was one problem...we couldn't figure out how to get them to STOP playing. An hour and a half later I was able to get back to the Liberty Bell puzzle and mute the output, which brings the timeline of things up to where we are now. Currently, bells are playing around the clock above the chapel (but muted) until I can figure out the scheduling puzzle. ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿป

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I know that story is long, but I think about the words of a hymn we used to sing as child, closing out our Sunday evening church services (back when that was a thing):

And that's how it is with God's Love,
Once you've experienced it,
Your spread the love to everyone
You want to pass it on.

We breathed a little life into those bells, and once they got going you couldn't STOP them from singing the Lord's praise. Like a Psalm, they were proclaiming the goodness of God from the highest place around. But unlike the Psalms we have suburban neighbors and so they're currently on mute...

I'm grateful that the heart of my praise doesn't have to be put on mute. I'm also grateful that it isn't locked behind a panel of 6 buttons and a puzzle. Not unlike the care we extend to our kids, God's grace is offered to us 24/7, and once you begin to live with a consciousness of gratitude, it's hard to stop taking notice of the love that's all around. And it's free to us, but it came at a great cost.

For myself--just this week--I'm grateful for attentive and caring staff, for Dr. Lawrence's willingness to laugh off the bell situation with me, for Bruce's listening ear, for Ms. Daisy and Mr. Golden's tender heart and powerful vocal chords. The list could go on...it's hard to stop once you start. My heart chimes are singing just thinking about it.

So, what is it that you're thankful for? It's easy to be dreadful and resentful--the world is full of darkness. And there's a time to cry out of those things, especially here, but first...what's being locked in the backroom of the temple of your heart, the praise that God has put in you that is begging to be released? That wants to sing and dance like King David in the Psalter? Let it out. And pray it over our kids--that they, too, can feel the peace of God's praise.

The love of Jesus is extended to you, and that's just too good to keep for yourself.

Below is a special story that our chaplain, Rev. Josh Gale, sent to TMH staff via email. We just knew we had to share it with our friends! ๐Ÿ’™

6 Buttons & A Puzzle
Locked in a cabinet of the chapel on the Macon campus lives an old floppy disc drive system, cleverly named "Liberty Bell," which controls the bells of the bell tower above our chapel. On the front panel, there are 6 black buttons, a series of green LEDs with small type next to them, and a digital clock display. There's no user manual...just 6 buttons and a puzzle. (Later, I did call a technician and he said, "Lordy! I haven't had a call for one of these things in 15 years, but that was hot tech back in the day!")

With the leadership team's blessing, I thought it might be nice once or twice a day to hear the bells play familiar hymn tunes across the campus--especially on such dreary weeks like this one!--so I took it upon myself to try and kick it back into gear. Fumbling around the switches, I figured some things out but couldn't for the life of me get the bells to just PLAY, even as a test. Somewhat annoyed, I called it for the day and moved on to lunch.

Yesterday while I was off-campus, I got a call from Dr. Lawrence saying, "Josh! Are those BELLS I hear ringing?" I asked him what he was talking about, and so he put me on speakerphone. Sure enough...bells playing Holy Holy Holy, A Mighty Fortress Is Our God, and whatever else came to their digital minds rang pleasantly in the background. Proudly, I put a check on the bell system.

There was one problem...we couldn't figure out how to get them to STOP playing. An hour and a half later I was able to get back to the Liberty Bell puzzle and mute the output, which brings the timeline of things up to where we are now. Currently, bells are playing around the clock above the chapel (but muted) until I can figure out the scheduling puzzle. ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿป

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I know that story is long, but I think about the words of a hymn we used to sing as child, closing out our Sunday evening church services (back when that was a thing):

And that's how it is with God's Love,
Once you've experienced it,
Your spread the love to everyone
You want to pass it on.

We breathed a little life into those bells, and once they got going you couldn't STOP them from singing the Lord's praise. Like a Psalm, they were proclaiming the goodness of God from the highest place around. But unlike the Psalms we have suburban neighbors and so they're currently on mute...

I'm grateful that the heart of my praise doesn't have to be put on mute. I'm also grateful that it isn't locked behind a panel of 6 buttons and a puzzle. Not unlike the care we extend to our kids, God's grace is offered to us 24/7, and once you begin to live with a consciousness of gratitude, it's hard to stop taking notice of the love that's all around. And it's free to us, but it came at a great cost.

For myself--just this week--I'm grateful for attentive and caring staff, for Dr. Lawrence's willingness to laugh off the bell situation with me, for Bruce's listening ear, for Ms. Daisy and Mr. Golden's tender heart and powerful vocal chords. The list could go on...it's hard to stop once you start. My heart chimes are singing just thinking about it.

So, what is it that you're thankful for? It's easy to be dreadful and resentful--the world is full of darkness. And there's a time to cry out of those things, especially here, but first...what's being locked in the backroom of the temple of your heart, the praise that God has put in you that is begging to be released? That wants to sing and dance like King David in the Psalter? Let it out. And pray it over our kids--that they, too, can feel the peace of God's praise.

The love of Jesus is extended to you, and that's just too good to keep for yourself.

We are so grateful for Salem Community Church, a United Methodist congregation in Pennsylvania, for their generous donat...
10/06/2021

We are so grateful for Salem Community Church, a United Methodist congregation in Pennsylvania, for their generous donation! Partnering with God's people in different areas of the country to continue our mission of restoring childhoods is so special to us. ๐Ÿ’› Russ and Millie, two wonderful members of Salem Community Church, have blessed the children and staff of The Methodist Home with their service and support for years. We are so thankful for their friendship!
Pictured left to right: Diane Gilliam, Coordinator of Resource Development; Russ Enslin; Millie Matthews; Alison Evans, CEO/President

We are so grateful for Salem Community Church, a United Methodist congregation in Pennsylvania, for their generous donation! Partnering with God's people in different areas of the country to continue our mission of restoring childhoods is so special to us. ๐Ÿ’› Russ and Millie, two wonderful members of Salem Community Church, have blessed the children and staff of The Methodist Home with their service and support for years. We are so thankful for their friendship!
Pictured left to right: Diane Gilliam, Coordinator of Resource Development; Russ Enslin; Millie Matthews; Alison Evans, CEO/President

We are so grateful for the Foresters group's generous donation of toiletry and everyday items for our girls in Valdosta!...
09/30/2021

We are so grateful for the Foresters group's generous donation of toiletry and everyday items for our girls in Valdosta!! ๐Ÿ’› What a blessing!

Vienna, GA. Enjoyed a sermon by Jonathan Beckum at Dooley Campground tonight. Jonathan Beckum reminded us to tell the tr...
09/26/2021

Vienna, GA. Enjoyed a sermon by Jonathan Beckum at Dooley Campground tonight. Jonathan Beckum reminded us to tell the truth as we share with others about Jesus and change the world together

Vienna, GA. Enjoyed a sermon by Jonathan Beckum at Dooley Campground tonight. Jonathan Beckum reminded us to tell the truth as we share with others about Jesus and change the world together

Macon, GA - Walking down to the field and seeing our kids having fun together and enjoying their childhood will never ge...
09/21/2021

Macon, GA - Walking down to the field and seeing our kids having fun together and enjoying their childhood will never get old! ๐Ÿ˜Š #RestoringChildhoods

09/17/2021
The Methodist Home Sunday 2021

The Methodist Home Sunday is THIS Sunday! ๐Ÿฅณ Check out this special message from our chaplain, Rev. Josh Gale, and some of our kids!!๐Ÿค—
Please share this video and encourage your church family to partner with us in restoring childhoods and strengthening families! ๐Ÿ’›

Our kids enjoyed a fun Labor Day cookout today! We are SO grateful for our wonderful team at The Methodist Home. ๐Ÿ’› They ...
09/06/2021

Our kids enjoyed a fun Labor Day cookout today!
We are SO grateful for our wonderful team at The Methodist Home. ๐Ÿ’› They truly make our mission of restoring childhoods and strengthening families possible!

Macon, GA - Thank you, Prevailing Woman Ministries, inc, for a special day filled with jewelry-making and encouragement ...
09/02/2021

Macon, GA - Thank you, Prevailing Woman Ministries, inc, for a special day filled with jewelry-making and encouragement for our girls! The theme was โ€œReclaiming Your Crownโ€ and the message inspired our young ladies to remember that God has placed a special crown on each of them and they were born with a unique purpose. ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ’œ

We love our HOPE foster parents and the children they serve!
08/26/2021

We love our HOPE foster parents and the children they serve!

From one of our AMAZING foster parents:

You know whatโ€™s hardโ€ฆthrowing everything youโ€™ve ever known about parenting out the window because it doesnโ€™t work with this little one and their life experience. Trying something different and completely upside down from what youโ€™ve known and done for the last 17 years is hard.
But whatโ€™s harder is realizing you shouldโ€™ve tried something different a long time ago. Having daily battles is much harder on you both and everyone in your home.
But whatโ€™s hardest is EVERYTHING sheโ€™s been through and finding the humility to undo what youโ€™ve always done to adapt to her needs.
Weโ€™re a work in progress, always in progress with so far to go, but by the grace of God weโ€™re learning because sheโ€™s worth it.
#tbri #hopefostercare #fostercare #notforthefaintofheart

Address

304 Pierce Ave
Macon, GA
31204-2422

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30am - 5pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 5pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 5pm
Thursday 8:30am - 5pm
Friday 8:30am - 5pm

Telephone

(478) 751-2800

Products

We are always in need of the following items. To donate, call 478-751-2800 or email [email protected].

Toiletries
Moisturizing Soap/Bath Gel
Multi-Ethnic Shampoo and Conditioner
Hand and Body Lotion
Body Wash
Mousse and Styling Gel
Non-Aerosol Hair Spray
Boys and Girls Deodorant
Hair Brushes (Bristle and Wire)
Moisturizing Lotions โ€“ Cream of Nature, Olive Oil or Motions
Non-Aerosol Holding Spray โ€“ any brand
Setting Lotion โ€“ Pink Moisturizer
Hair Grease (boys) โ€“ Any type 2 in 1 shampoo and conditioner
Wave Capes (boys)
Spray Bottles
Boys and Girls hairbrushes

Other Supplies
New pillows
Twin size sheets
Towels, wash rags

Clothing
Socks, especially dress socks (boys)
Boys Clothes (sizes 10, 12, and 16)
Boxers and Undershirts/Older Boys (size large)
Rain Coats (all sizes)
Umbrellas

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HISTORY

In 1856, The Bibb County Widows and Orphans Home was established โ€œoutside the city of Macon.โ€ In the years after the Civil War, citizens in Middle Georgia suffered along with the rest of the region from lack of jobs, income and food. Rev. Jessie Boring, a Methodist Civil War chaplain, worked to establish a place of refuge for needy children and youth. In 1872, Bibb County sold this Home to the South Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church for one dollar.

The organization began its journey from an orphanage to a residential treatment and foster care provider. The Methodist Home shelters children while nourishing and enriching each childโ€™s life to prepare them to transition into productive, healthy adult members of society. The Methodist Home in Macon has evolved from a 92-acre working farm with a few small buildings to a beautiful residential campus, which provides hope and happiness to at-risk children and youth.

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Since I received your letter of needs, I was touched. I am praying for everyone My response is on the way.
We made our GOAL! Thanks to all of you that donated, I couldn't have asked for a better present. ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ
I see why you and Russ love this place! WONDERFUL pictures!~ Betty & Merle
Is there anywat I can visit to see which buildings are left?
Thank you Pleasant Hill Baptist Church from Cadwell GA for the sheets, washcloths and towels! We are all so thankful for YOU!