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Welcome to Perimeter
We are pleased that you have chosen to visit our web site and we hope you will come and visit us in person as well. As you explore our site you'll notice that we have a lot to offer the families and individuals in our community, including things for children of all ages as well as adults, no matter what their age or stage of life (single, married, divorced, widowed, whatever). Perimeter is a truly a come as you are church. It's a safe place to explore the truths of Christianity and it's a great place to experience growth and community.
Our services feature a blend of traditional hymns with contemporary praise songs, and will often feature drama, personal testimonies, and dance - providing a dynamic and impacting time of worship. We were all created to worship and at Perimeter Church our desire is to help you worship well.
Saturday:5:00 PM (Hanger Auditorium in the Bricks)
Sunday:9:00 AM (Sanctuary, Chapel) 10:45 AM (Sanctuary, Chapel, Hanger Auditorium in the Bricks)
(Kindergarten-5th Grade)Saturday Night Kids: Saturday: 5:00 PM KidsQuest: Sunday: 9:00 & 10:45 AMChildcare (0-5 yrs old (Pre-Kindergarten)):Sunday: 9:00 & 10:45 AM
Outreach & Volunteer
Reaching the City
A Beacon of Hope runs two women's clinics, one in Johns Creek and one in Decatur. The mission of the organization is to empower women and families through pregnancy diagnosis, decision support, and sexual health education by providing compassionate medical, emotional, and long-term care that specializes in hope, healing and recovery.
Both clinics offer early detection pregnancy verification, limited ultrasound for qualifying patients, options education, adoption referrals, parenting classes for qualifying patients, sexual health education, and more. Both clinics are in need of volunteers who would like to join us as we fulfill the vision God has placed before us: to be the first resource chosen for unplanned pregnancy and sexual health decisions; saving the lives of the unborn and leading people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.
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The mission of Beaver Ridge Elementary School is to develop life long learners achieving academic and personal excellence. It is located in Norcross.
Corners Outreach seeks to be a catalyst in our community to change lives by building meaningful relationships between individuals and families across all races, nationalities, and socio-economic classes in Peachtree Corners, Berkeley Lake, Norcross, and Duluth. They provide homework clubs for children and ESL classes for the parents in the communities they are serving.
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The purpose of the Hands of Christ Duluth Cooperative is to utilize the resources of the community as a Christian Cooperative to glorify God and demonstrate Christ's love by ministering to the material and spiritual needs of those in crisis. Hands of Christ is open to the public Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM.
These classes are offered for anyone in the community who wants to practice English. If you have a heart for people of different ethnicities, then being a teacher or helper is a great way that you can serve.
Our purpose is to demonstrate the love of Christ in word and deed by providing quality health care services for the indigent, homeless and working poor of Gwinnett County who are without health insurance.
Hi Hope Center (for the developmentally disabled) offers housing, personal, social and spiritual support and opportunity for mentally disabled and handicapped adults so they can live with greater independence. There are lots of opportunities to meet relational needs and be a blessing to the residents and their families.
The purpose of Home Repairs is to reach out to people and families in our communities and demonstrate the love of Jesus Christ to them by satisfying a physical need: that of home maintenance and repairs. Any homeowner knows that there never seems to be enough time for all of the home repairs and maintenance a house requires. For most of us this is an overwhelming, but attainable, job. But for widows, single moms, and the elderly or handicapped this is an impossible job due to lack of funds, skills or knowledge.
The vision and mission of this ministry is to glorify God by igniting a movement at Perimeter Church and our community that will help end sexual exploitation and trafficking in Atlanta.
Our public schools are the hubs of our communities. If we want to positively influence and bless our communities, it starts with our schools. The needs are great and the opportunities to serve are abundant. The public schools want our help! We believe that Kids Hope USA is the most effective and impactful mentoring program for churches to engage and invest in one on one relationships with students in our local public schools.
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Movers and Shakers shares the gospel of Christ by providing essential furniture to individuals and families making a fresh start.
Norcross Co-op provides assistance to over 10,000 local families who come each year for food, clothing, money, Christmas gifts, and help in finding employment.
Take a look at the Norcross Co-op at work:
For information about serving in local prisons contact Jim Cook (email@example.com) for men’s ministry and Lynda Stargel (firstname.lastname@example.org) for women’s ministry.
Promise 686 is a dedicated to serving the needs of "the fatherless" both here and abroad. We are committed to inspiring and equipping families in the North Atlanta area to foster and adopt with the goal of placing children in loving, permanent, Christian homes. We believe this is God's heart and have taken the name of the ministry from the promise found in Psalms:68:6a.
Rainbow Village ministry helps provide healing for families in crisis and encourage them to become independent, mature followers of Jesus Christ. They are a transitional housing program that promotes self-sufficiency and desires to break the cycles of homelessness, poverty, and domestic violence.
Home Sweet Home Gwinnett seeks to reach out to newly homeless families or those at risk of imminent homelessness from the Gwinnett county area and lead them not only to stable housing and self-sufficiency but also lead them to Christ.
Street GRACE is an alliance of churches, community partners, and volunteers dedicated to supporting, enlarging, and allying with those individuals and organizations working toward eliminating the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC). Street GRACE mobilizes the resources within the community - financial, human and material - toward those organizations and individuals who have demonstrated effectiveness in battling CSEC in the areas of advocacy, aftercare and mentoring.
Summerour Middle School will ignite academic excellence and character building by creating opportunities for all students to be successful in a multicultural world. Summerour Middle School, in keeping with principles of the International Baccalaureate Organization, is committed to developing motivated learners who are able to apply cross-curricular, intercultural knowledge and skills to life in both the local and global communities.
Victoria's Friends is an outreach and support group for women leaving sexually-oriented businesses. Our staff and volunteers befriend women who are trapped in the degrading and hopeless lifestyle of Atlanta's "adult entertainment" industry.
Wellspring Living exists to create restorative environments for victims of childhood trauma. Our vision is to see victims step out of their pain and begin to rebuild their lives.
Wellspring for Women offers a safe place where motivated women (averages ages 20 - 35) can receive hope and healing from childhood sexual abuse and other destructive behaviors. Wellspring provides a low-cost, residential program for women, consisting of six months in an intensive, therapeutic environment followed by six months of supported transition.
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Whirlwind Missions is dedicated to "Taking the Church, To the People." This is based on developing one-on-one relationships with volunteers from evangelistic churches and secular organizations around America and individuals living in apartment complexes and neighborhoods. Emphasis is given to hands-on missions experience in the community.
The Vision of this ministry is to "reach the lost with the gospel of Jesus Christ by meeting real needs in the community through developing relationships with people living in the community."
World Relief is a refugee resettlement agency that partners with local churches to help refugees adjust to life in the United States. Every year, thousands of people around the world flee their homes to escape persecution. When there is no other option for them, our government grants some permanent residence here in the US. When they arrive, they usually come with one bag, know nothing about life in the US, and know no one who can help them. Their circumstances provide churches with an excellent opportunity to demonstrate God's love.
These are nonprofits we have a relationship with or who have received Kingdom Investments grants. Also included are places where members in your parish are serving.
Norcross High School
Please check back soon to see where other members are serving!
Our vision is a community in which individuals and families experience spiritual, personal, social, and economic well-being through the demonstration of Christ's love.
Our mission is to provide volunteer resources and serve as an intercessor on behalf of organizations serving the poor and marginalized in our community.
By focusing our efforts into four areas: Education, Poverty, Justice & Families, we will be able to have greater impact in the community by providing for immediate needs (Compassionate Relief), to create strategies to break down cycles of poverty and injustice (personal empowerment) and to be a catalyst for transforming culture (Community Development).
Relief is the most common response to the great needs we encounter on a regular basis in our community. It involves the immediate and direct support and assistance to the pressing physical, material, emotional and economic needs of our neighbors. Jesus promised that even a cup of cold water given to relieve thirst would be rewarded by Him. Further, Jesus teaching on the Good Samaritan (Luke 10) provides ample encouragement for God's people to love all of our neighbors, to look at the distress around us and allow that looking to lead to compassion, which leads to action.
Examples of Compassionate Relief are serving food at homeless shelters, food and clothing drives for organizations on the frontlines of addressing poverty in our community, fundraising for disaster relief requests, providing income for rent payments or temporary shelter, providing free or low cost medical or professional counseling services, encouraging and assisting singles moms, supporting the elderly, and providing protection for those suffering from domestic abuse and other forms of violence.
We encourage everyone to look for opportunities to extend mercy to their neighbors. We encourage every Journey Group to rally around the various needs of any of its members. Finally, we encourage [Neighborhood] Communities to regularly work together to provide relief to an urgent need in the places where we live.
In following Jesus' teaching to provide relief, we meet the most basic urgent needs before us and experience instant short-term results but often fail to make the lasting impact needed to move an individual forward in life with growing strength and security.
Personal Empowerment, or investment, is far less common then showing Compassionate Relief. In empowerment, we help individuals, and in some cases families, move beyond dependency on relief towards economic self-sufficiency. Empowerment is far more complex and time consuming and requires the investment of multiple people over a long period of time. Although the desired results are not immediate the impact is far more lasting. Most of Jesus' Miracles are examples of healing that brought about Personal Empowerment.
Examples of empowerment are funding, or subsidizing, education pieces for individuals to pursue better jobs, training job search and interviewing skills, providing financial counseling, tutoring and providing parenting and life skill training. As important as it is to give the hungry food we need to be empowering our neighbors to provide for themselves.
Community Outreach partners with many organizations that meet these types of needs every day. Some of these partners include "Rainbow Village", "The Salvation Army", "Wellspring Living", "World Relief", and "Norcross Co-op". These organizations have vision to see their clients recognize their own value and the abilities God has given them to provide for themselves, their families, and others. Each of these non-profits have great needs for professionals in all areas to come alongside their clients and provide training, coaching, and mentoring.
Community Development, or Justice, is the least common form of care provided by the church today. It moves beyond compassionate relief and personal empowerment by seeking to alter, change and transform the societal structure and conditions that trigger or exacerbate dependency or injustice in our community. Community development requires a tremendous amount of patience, wisdom and fortitude to endure the small incremental changes that lead to the greater community and have tremendous lasting impact on the lives of many individuals. Community Development involves understanding the community, advocating for those who do not have a voice in the power structures of their community, and doing community and economic development.
Community Outreach partners with many organizations that meet these types of needs every day. Some of these partners include "Victoria's Friends", "Street Grace", "Promise 686", and "Wellspring Living". These organizations are on the front lines of rescuing women and children from desperate situations. Each of these non-profits have great needs for others to come and fight alongside them in prayer and in action.
God cares deeply for cities, and he cares about our city. Our work as Christians should contribute to our community's well-being. City Renewal is about restoration. Renewal takes ministries of mercy, compassion, justice, place-making, vocation, and calling...seriously. In fact, "renewal means to be restored like shalom." Shalom refers to God's kind of peace, a peace where human flourishing is made possible. God's people are called to be agents of restoration and renewal in the city. We see an Old Testament example of this in Jeremiah 29:4-7. The people of God are told to seek the shalom of ancient Babylon, even while they were strangers in a foreign land: "But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the LORD on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare." (v.7) The flourishing of God's people was symbiotically connected to the flourishing of the city.
God's work of renewal in us restores us to be the hands and feet of Jesus, wherever he sends us, so that we can be about God's restorative work - his mission - in the world and in our communities. As we grow in Christ, our renewal propels us to bless and serve our communities in creative and meaningful ways through our families and through our vocations. In fact, churches have the opportunity to serve many needs of the city: to help restore relational, emotional, and physical needs; not merely "spiritual" needs. This is part of what it looks like to be about city renewal. It has been suggested that one of the most powerful ways "to show people the truth of Christianity is to serve the common good." When our works don't line up with our speech, people tune out and our credibility is questioned. Vocation, service, mercy, justice - all of these actions, or deeds, flow from hearts that have been captured by Jesus and compelled by his love.
As Christians, we are called to serve the common good in genuinely meaningful ways because we are disciples of Jesus.
If you get rid of unfair practices, quit blaming victims,
quit gossiping about other people's sins,
If you are generous with the hungry and start giving yourselves to the down-and-out,
Your lives will begin to glow in the darkness, your shadowed lives will be bathed in sunlight.
I will always show you where to go.
I'll give you a full life in the emptiest of places-firm muscles, strong bones.
You'll be like a well-watered garden, a gurgling spring that never runs dry.
You'll use the old rubble of past lives to build anew, rebuild the foundations from out of your past.
You'll be known as those who can fix anything, restore old ruins, rebuild and renovate