A.C.T.S. is a ministry of Oconee County churches to help individuals and families in need. As a participating congregation, we provide regular contributions of food, clothing and financial support as well as volunteers to operate the collection and distribution center. Briarwood serves on the first Friday of February, April, June and August.

The distribution center is located at 200 South Thompson Street in front of the Bogart Library next to the Bogart Baseball Complex. Hours of operation are Tuesdays and Fridays, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. A referral is required for assistance and must come from an A.C.T.S. church or by Oconee County Social Service Agencies, such as DFACS and ACTION.


Mercy is a volunteer-based 501(c)(3) non-profit Christian health center providing care for the uninsured in the Athens community. Mercy Health Center is about carrying out Christ’s healing ministry in our community and sharing His love with our neighbors by providing medical, pharmacy and dental care. Briarwood Sunday School classes support Mercy Health volunteers by providing a light meal on the fourth Tuesday of each month. Learn more at


A missions organization for women to conduct mission activities at all levels and lead the church in supporting missions through prayer, gifts, and education. Women on Mission helps women grow spiritually toward a missions lifestyle participating in the work of the church and the denomination. Meets monthly at various locations.


Jail Ministry: Briarwood provides a devotion at the local jail every Saturday morning of the month.
State Missions Auction: Annual churchwide auction to raise funds for mission work in Georgia.


Mission trip opportunities are planned every year. Recent places that we have served are Nicaragua, Zambia, San Francisco, New York City, Wisconsin, New Orleans, Indianapolis, and Louisville. 

Upcoming Mission Events 

Restoration Trip

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