Missions

Missions

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Genesis DORCAS Mission Needs YOU!

Genesis UMC congregants have enabled the Dorcas Food Pantry to remain open on Saturdays since 2011. Volunteers serve on Saturdays to enable those clients who cannot make it to the food pantry during the week to do their shopping on Saturdays. Without Genesis, the pantry would not be able to operate on Saturdays and families in our community would go hungry. We need YOU! Genesis is low on volunteers. We need to replenish our volunteer base for this local mission.…

Hope for Alexis

Genesis family, Our Feeding Friends partners at Kingswood Elementary and Dorcas Ministries have brought to our attention a family in our community in need of assistance. A family of six is facing a year fully quarantined following a bone marrow transplant for their 12 year old son Alexis. Antonio, Alexis’ older brother, will be the donor. The entire family including the parents Elfegeo and Maria must be quarantined with their four children for one year, a year without working. Further,…

Serve in the Dorcas Food Pantry

Genesis UMC volunteers work in the Dorcas Food Pantry on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Saturdays of each month, enabling the pantry to be open on Saturdays. Consider volunteering once or twice a month. You will work in the pantry with others to sort food and greet shoppers. Shoppers do not enter the pantry. The signup link has been updated for July – December 2021. Click on this NEW link:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0E4FA5AD2E5-genesis2 Questions? Contact Miss Inglis, dorcaspantry@genesis-umc.org.
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Mission Needs

Click on a mission to respond to current needs. Local Missions The Carying Place Chatham Commons Dorcas Ministries Food Pantry Down East Mission Hats for Duke Kingswood Elementary Methodist Build Regional Missions Down East Relief Serve NC Genesis is beginning a new mission in the Cary area by partnering with The Carying Place.  This organization serves the needy in our area by helping them transition from homelessness to independant living. Watch this space for updates and needs. Due to Covid-19, we…

C4C : Kingswood Elementary 2020-21

Genesis UMC adopted Kingswood Elementary school in Cary, NC several years ago as our Congregations for Children (C4C) school. Genesis supported Kingswood Elementary in the 2020-2021 school year by donating Walmart and Food Lion gift cards for their Feeding Friends program. The cards were given to families who are food insecure. We provided 22 bags of food which were distributed at Genesis UMC in December to families identified by the staff at Kingswood. Each bag contained canned and dried goods…

Methodist Build Dedication

Even in a pandemic our participation with Habitat for Humanity continues! Because of your generosity, we were able to make our financial contribution to the Methodist Build project for 2020.  The photos and video below show the work that your gifts have made possible.  We are very excited to announce that this year Genesis will once again make a financial contribution to Habitat for Humanity, and we will be able to join in with our Methodist brothers and sisters as well…

Thank You from Dorcas Ministries

Genesis partners with Dorcas Ministries on High House Road to provide services to our community. Here is the most recent report from Dorcas Ministries Development Director, Rose Cornelious; Executive Director, Howard Manning; and Director of Client Services, Jill Straight. May 10, 2021. I’d like to thank you for your support.  Since 1968, Dorcas Ministries has addressed the needs of struggling people in Cary and Morrisville.  Together, we put food on tables, help people avoid eviction, assist with educational pursuits, ensure…

Love Neighbor, Bring Hope

Assist with home repairs or build homes with Habitat for Humanity on the next Genesis Down East Relief trip – Saturday March 20. Bring your tools, lunch and water. Join our email list for details of our schedule and work assignment. Contact downeast@genesis-umc.org

40 Days of Lent, 40 Items to Donate

While Lent may look different for us this year, we still have an opportunity to come together as a church family and serve our neighbors. Now more than ever before, many in our community are struggling to make ends meet. Dorcas Ministries Food Pantry needs our donations. The Mission team is challenging each of us to donate 40 food items to the pantry between now and Easter Sunday.  How can our family help?  Purchase the items during regular grocery shopping,…

Down East Mission

Join us on the next Down East Relief trip Saturday February 20. Assist with home repairs or build homes with Habitat for Humanity. Bring your tools, lunch and water. To be added to our email list and for further details of our schedule and work assignment, email downeast@genesis-umc.org

Methodist Build Update

Each fall season, Genesis joins forces with other Methodist Churches to provide families with a Habitat for Humanity home they can proudly call their own. Rev. Christina Parrish, Faith Relations Coordinator for Habitat for Humanity of Wake County, gives us an update on the 2020 Methodist Build Home in Raleigh. Don’t miss the photos below! Hello Methodist faith coalition,A lot has happened since my last update!  The house is sheet rocked and is currently being trimmed out (flooring, fixtures, etc.).  The…

2020 Genesis Missions Review

2020 was a challenge, but thanks to your generosity, we rose up to meet it. Here is a small overview of some of the many ways we loved on others this year because of your time, gifts and service!

Down East Mission

Join us on the next Down East Relief trip Saturday December 19. Assist with home repairs or build homes with Habitat for Humanity. To be added to our email list and for further details of our schedule and work assignment, email downeast@genesis-umc.org

Call to Serve: Fall Mission Trip

Calling all able bodied person’s to participate in this fall’s disaster recovery mission trip! Why participate? To lift God’s name on high. Loving and serving others points them to Christ! Join us Sunday, October 25th through Friday, October 30th, as Genesis’ mission team travels to Washington, NC to assist in recovery from hurricanes that have impacted the area over several years. All able bodied persons who can handle a tool are invited. We will work out of the Washington Center…

Dorcas Food Pantry

Volunteers Needed!  Genesis UMC volunteers work in the Dorcas Food Pantry on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Saturdays of each month, enabling the pantry to be open on Saturdays. Consider volunteering once or twice a month. You will work in the pantry with 2-3 others to sort food and greet shoppers. Shoppers do not enter the pantry. Dorcas has prepared a 12 minute video below that shows responsibilities of a volunteer and safety measures in place during the pandemic. Sign up…

Chatham Commons Pen Pals

Write a note or card to your Chatham Commons pen pal once a month to encourage them! Any age may participate. Once you sign up, you will be assigned a name. Genesis UMC loves others at Chatham Commons as one of our local missions. Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0F49ACAA23A57-chatham. Questions? Contact our mission leaders at missions@genesis-umc.org.