Local Missions

Local Missions

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,…
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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…