Local Missions

Local Missions

Calling for Christmas Shop Donations and Volunteers

Genesis’ largest outreach of the season is coming on December 1 & 2nd! The Kingswood Family Christmas Shop helps families identified by the Kingswood staff with Christmas gifts, clothing and gift cards so that they may enjoy a memorable Christmas. Here is how you can get involved: TOY DONATIONS There are several items still needed. Check the link below and give generously! Bring donations to Genesis UMC by November 26. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0A4AABA62B0-kingswood#/ CHRISTMAS SHOP HELPERS It is time to sign up…

November Toy Drive

Genesis will hold a TOY DRIVE in November to fill the annuual Christmas Shop for families of our Congregations 4 Children School, Kingswood Elementary. Each year, we partner with Kingswood Elementary to set up a Christmas Shop for low-income families whose children attend their school. Parents will come to the shop and pick out free gifts for their children. We also provide activities for their children, so that parents can shop while the children play or do crafts. How can…
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Outdoor Toy Collection

Genesis UMC is collecting outdoor toys for Kingswood Elementary and Genesis Preschool! Drop off items at Genesis UMC in the collection box near the front entrance from now through September 10th! Here are the items we are collecting: Genesis Preschool Kingswood Elementary

An Update from Dorcas Ministries

Dorcas Ministries is a Mission Partner of Genesis UMC. A BRIEF MESSAGE FROM THE DORCAS MINISTRIES CEO Hello Dorcas Community! Wow. It’s truly amazing how much good there is to celebrate each month! As always, I want to thank you for your support. Whether you volunteer, give financially, donate to the Thrift Shop and/or Food pantry, shop with us, show up for us on social media, or share all things Dorcas with your friends and family … in whatever way…

Youth Mission: Ronald McDonald House

February Youth Mission: Ronald McDonald House Unleashed Youth are holding a collection for the Ronald McDonald House in Durham, NC during the month of February. Your participation is key to success! Help bless this organization with your donations of items below. Donations are being accepted at Genesis through Sunday February 26 at noon. Consider helping by donating: individually wrapped snacks, easy mac or other microwavable meals, cereal, clorox wipes, paper towels, facial tissues, or feminine hygiene products.
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Adopt a Teacher

We need 24 families who are willing to adopt a teacher at Kingswood Elementary for the 2022-2023 school year.  You will be asked to send an encouraging note and maybe some treats at least one time a month during the school year.  You may email your teacher, send cards in the mail to the school or drop off gifts at the front desk during the school day.   Kingswood Elementary is Genesis’ Congregations for Children school (C4C) Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805044eaca6238-adopt

Methodist Build Home Dedication

The dedication of the 2021 Habitat for Humanity Methodist Build Home in Cary took place Monday, June 20, 2022. This is the day after Juneteenth. It’s fitting, as there has been an increase in the number of AMEZ, AMEC and AME churches involved. Genesis UMC is one of the proud sponsors of this build. The home is located in Hannah Place, at 125 Trimble Ave in Cary. The Methodist Build brings Raleigh Area Methodist area churches together strengthening relationships while…

Dedication of Methodist Build Home

The dedication of the 2021 Habitat for Humanity Methodist Build Home in Cary will take place on Monday, June 20th @ 6:00 p.m. Genesis UMC is one of the proud sponsors of this build. The dedication will take place in the driveway of 125 Trimble Ave in Cary. Pastor Craig Ham and Jeff Cooper will be speaking. Come, pray for and celebrate with the new home owner.

Hope for Alexis

Update March 29, 2022 Update on Alexis Lopez-Pena. First of all, the family’s finances were fully funded for the year! Thank you to all who donated to help with this.  Alexis came home early from the hospital because Medicaid would not pay for a long hospital stay.  His parents received training on how to take care of him at home and have been doing a great job.  Dad drives Alexis 3 times a week to UNC hospital for testing –…

Genesis Christmas Shop Impact

Hi Genesis families, I wanted to provide you with an update on the Christmas Shop that was held at Genesis in December of 2021. We partnered with our C4C school, Kingswood Elementary, to set up a Christmas Shop for low-income families of Kingswood students where the parents picked out free gifts for their children. With amazing support from the congregation, the Christmas Shop was a huge success, serving 46 families and 110 children. Each child was able to receive multiple…
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Super Bowl SOUP Collection

Genesis Unleashed Youth are serving the Cary community once again. Unleashed is sponsoring a Super Bowl Soup Collection to benefit the Dorcas Food Pantry! From now through February 13, bring cans of soup to Genesis UMC and place them in the cart in our new HUGE Gathering Hall! The cart will be marked, and located near the front entry. Let’s keep our neighbors well fed and warm with lots of soup this winter!
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Love Neighbor at Dorcas Food Pantry

Those in need in our community need YOU to volunteer 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. You can sign up for one or both shifts. The Genesis team works alongside other churches in Cary to keep the pantry open. The sign up link has…

The Christmas Shop

This year, we are doing something a little different for our Christmas giving. We are partnering with our C4C school, Kingswood Elementary, to set up a Christmas Shop for low-income families of Kingswood students. Parents will come to the shop and pick out free gifts for their children. This will make your Christmas giving more personal. This is how you get involved! First, participate in the November toy drive to fill the Christmas shop. The shop will be December 3,4,…
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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,…