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Congregation Directory

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A key aspect of the CareForTheTroops Initiative is building a support structure for military members, veterans, and their family members in each and every community. Congregations and congregation based programs are essential to getting this accomplished. Building Military Ministries in each Congregation is our goal.

Synagogue ImageBelow is a list of Congregations that have signed up to build Military Ministries. Each is a Veteran Friendly Congregation (VFC) and some have taken on the role as a Lead Congregation. Please refer to the highlighted links to learn more about VFC and Lead Congregations.

Mapped Directory

We have mapped our current Veteran Friendly Congregations which we hope helps you more easily locate congregations nearby to your location than the listing shown under the map, though some may find this helpful also.

              View Veteran Friendly Congregations in a full screen map.


Operation Sandbox at
Good Shepherd, Covington

Below is a picture from Operations Sandbox. Good Shepherd created 160 stockings that got stuffed and distributed to the deployed troops from the local National Guard Unit. Pictures are Virginia Pearson the co-founder of Operation Sandbox, Pat Fernety, and Sgt. Brooks of the 48th Nation Guard unit from Winder.

Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, Covington GA during Operation Sandbox

Blue Star Group at
St Thomas Aquinas, Alpharetta

The Blue Star Group at St Thomas Aquinas(STA) is well established and very active in their support activities of the military and their families.

Pictured below (clockwise) are: STA meet and greet activities with the USO at Hartsfield Airport; Congregation members signing a Banner of Support for deployed troops; and one of STA's banners displayed in Afghanistan. You should note in the photo, several soldiers holding packages and those were the packages of personal care items STA collected and sent with the banner. This unit did not have a PX nearby so these items were a big help.

St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church Blue Star Group Activities

Dobbins AF Base Chapel Renovated

The East Cobb Covenant of Churches, which includes several VFC congregations, worked together for many months to organize and actively renovate the old Chapel at Dobbins that was moved to this new location on Base. Work was done outside and inside the Chapel.

Dobbins Air Force Base Chapel

Good Shepherd, Covington
At It Again

These are pics of their visit to the VA Dec 13th. Good Shepherd sewed and filled over 140 stockings for the patients and 7 of them went around to the various patient floors and clinics to hand out the stockings. The visit was a wonderful experience for all and they feel will be something they will build upon in the coming months as well as next year.

Good Shepherd, Covington at the VA Hospital in Atlanta

St Peter and St Paul, Marietta
Operation Matthew

Operation Matthew has been set up as a part of the Military Mission of St Peter and St Paul Episcopal. The name was chosen based on the gospel of Matthew 6:3: “But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing.” Their first project has been helping a family find a home, move them into it, and assist them as they get settled into the community. This has been done with the help of the men's group named Brotherhood.

St Peter and St Paul's Operation Matthew

Church of Our Saviour, Augusta
Veteran Memorial Garden

The Church of Our Saviour Episcopal Church in Augusta has a recently established a Military Ministry group. This group has put in place a Veteran's Memorial Garden which will vary by season and veteran holiday.

Church of Our Saviour Episcopal Church Veteran Memorial Garden

Our Lady of Lourdes, Greenwood, SC Donates Sign to VA Center

John Paul II Assembly 3100 of the Knights of Columbus, where the Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church VFC is led, recently gave an electric sign to the Greenwood County Veterans' Center. The Assembly comprises members who have attained the Fourth Degree, which has patriotism as its defining purpose. Its chief officer, Navigator Robert Figueira, explained that charitable giving to patriotic causes and the sponsorship of patriotic events (such as the annual Greenwood Flag Day commemoration) are central to the group's purpose. "It is a special thrill to have two of our Assembly's World War II veterans -- Alex Harris and H.D. Peters -- present this gift in honor of veterans everywhere." Pictured are, from left to right, H.D. Peters and Alex Harris.

World War II veterans -- Alex Harris and H.D. Peters

First Baptich Church, Augusta
Veteran's Day Service

The Veteran's Day Service at First Baptist Church in Augusta.

FBC Augusta Veterans Day Service