Local Missions

Local Missions

Hope for Alexis

Update October 21, 2021 Alexis will have his dialysis this week and his final blood transfusion will be on November 9.  He will be admitted to the hospital November 9 and have the bone marrow transplant on November 10.  Alexis’ brother, Antonio who is the donor, will be admitted the the hospital on November 10 and will stay in the hospital a couple of days to recoup. Alexis, along with his dad, will be in UNC hospital for up to…
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Love Neighbor at Dorcas Food Pantry

We need YOU to volunteer for a few hours each month at the Dorcas Food Pantry Genesis Volunteers serve in 2 hour shifts (10 am-12 pm, or 12 pm to 2 pm) in the Dorcas Ministries Food Pantry on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Saturdays of each month. Dorcas Ministries is located at 187 High House Road, Cary NC. The Genesis team works alongside other churches in Cary to keep the pantry open. Genesis core values are to Love God,…
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Adopt a Teacher

Kingswood Elementary is Genesis’ adopted C4C School. Let’s adopt those teachers! Sign up to send cards, treats and prayer through the school year. Adopt a teacher today! Scan the QR code or go to this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSevTjBd5tOv8cjfu0i8c8_Vmk6IR-kh9kPP3xCFtRRv1IAW5g/viewform

Hope for Alexis Update

Thanks to all who have donated to help Alexis and his family as they wait for his bone marrow surgery!  We mailed a check to Dorcas last week for this family for $12,550! I wanted to give everyone an update on where things are to date. This family needs to have a total of $39,000 (a year’s living expenses for this family of 6) saved before the hospital will schedule the surgery. Dorcas has committed $10,000 towards this goal to completely…
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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.…

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.

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…

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,…

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…

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.

Hats for Duke / Port Pillows for Rex

Genesis’ Hats for Duke mission cuts and sews hats for Duke and port pillows for Rex hospitals for their patients undergoing Chemotherapy.  In March the representative for the Duke Hospital Cancer Patient Support Program said that, during the current pandemic, we could not deliver the hats we had ready. We were therefore inactive for two months – that is – all except for our wonderful senior home sewer Charline Emens,  who immediately requested a supply of materials and to date…

Pile the Porch Food Drive

Dorcas Food Pantry anticipates an increase in families seeking food assistance in the coming weeks. Help us keep their pantry stocked by participating in the PILE THE PORCH Food Drive Monday, May 18- Thursday, May 21. These are items the Food Pantry is in most need of: Saltines/crackers Canned Mix Vegetables Canned Carrots Meat – ground beef, ground turkey, chicken Canned Meat Salt Cake/Baking Mixes Cooking Oil Instant Potatoes Chef Boyardee meals Toothpaste Toothbrush Diapers – size 6 Paper Towels…

Dorcas Ministries Update 3/26/2020

March 26, 2020 Friends: I want to first thank you for the tremendous amount of support we have already seen from our community.  The top priority of  Dorcas Ministries is serving our clients and we would not be able to do that without you.  Our Client Services staff is working hard to ensure food is provided and crisis financial assistance is given to our neighbors in need. Residents of Cary and Morrisville are encouraged to apply online to request help. We have…