Local Missions

Local 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.

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…

Food Drive for Kingswood Elementary

Kingswood Feeding Friends is taking collections at Hustle Fitness Studio (158 E. CEDAR STREET CARY). They need the following: Canned: meat (tuna, chicken, chili), beans, vegetables, pasta sauce, fruit. Boxed: pasta, mac n’ cheese, oatmeal packets. Snacks: granola bars, pretzels, popcorn, raisins, crackers. Hopefully the stores still have some stuff left! Let me know if you have questions or need help donating! Michele Hundley, missions@genesis-umc.org Kingswood is our Genesis Congregations For Children (C4C) School.

Samaritan Dinner

Saturday, March 21 at 5:30 – 7:00 pm in God’s Light Café Do you enjoy meeting new people at Genesis and visiting with old friends?  How about serving your community through acts of kindness?  Come to the first ever Samaritan Dinner…a Potluck Dinner with a Cause!!  We will have delicious food and fellowship with others.  A Samaritan is a helpful or charitable person, and in that spirit, you are going to help us assemble 40 Easter baskets for the Kids…

This Lent: Add Instead of Giving Up!

Many people make a Lenten promise to give up something during this season. Other people make a Lenten promise to add something to their lives during this season. This can be done in conjunction or in place of giving something up –and is another great way to worship as a family during the season. This year we want to offer you the choice to add by donating baking items to Dorcas to the point of becoming a Lent season sustainer…
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