Local Missions

Local Missions

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…

Genesis Blesses Life Experiences

What a special time when you can actually see the people that are touched in the community by your wonderful gifts and generosity. Life Experiences, the adult work and learning facility right here in Cary, joined us at both services to receive supplies and a financial contribution. We also honored the Lucas family that are the original founding members of this organization and their daughter Margaret who has worked at Life Experiences for 35 years. What a special day! We learned how…

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…

Concert for a Cause – March 7

Saturday, March 7 3:00 p.m. Kirk of Kildaire Presbyterian Church, Cary Choral Concert featuring Genesis & area church choirs with guest clinician, Mary McDonald Donations of Food for DORCAS accepted at the door Free admission Offering received for DORCAS

Mission: Hats for Duke – February 22

HAT CUTTING MORNING plus SEWING DEMONSTRATIONS Saturday February 22 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 pm Genesis UMC, Room 212 upstairs NEW HOME SEWERS NEEDED A.S.A.P. to help provide even more hats this year for our friends at Duke Hospital experiencing hair loss due to cancer treatment. Come and see how EASY and QUICK our BEANIE and TURBAN style hats are to sew! CUT HAT PIECES are stored in room 212 cupboard. Sewers can take home as many as you are able…

Concert for a Cause – March 7

Saturday, March 7 3:00 p.m. Kirk of Kildaire Presbyterian Church, Cary Choral Concert featuring Genesis & area church choirs with guest clinician, Mary McDonald Donations of Food for DORCAS accepted at the door Free admission Offering received for DORCAS

Hats for Duke February 22

HAT CUTTING MORNING plus SEWING DEMONSTRATIONS Saturday February 22 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 pm Genesis UMC, Room 212 upstairs NEW HOME SEWERS NEEDED A.S.A.P. to help provide even more hats this year for our friends at Duke Hospital experiencing hair loss due to cancer treatment. Come and see how EASY and QUICK our BEANIE and TURBAN style hats are to sew! CUT HAT PIECES are stored in room 212 cupboard. Sewers can take home as many as you are able…

2019 Methodist Build

Genesis Build Day – Saturday November 23! Seeking at least 10 Genesis Members & Friends. Genesis has joined with  Habitat for Humanity Wake County, other UMC’s and two other coalitions to build affordable townhomes in southeast Raleigh. This year’s build is called the Trinity Build. It takes a lot of volunteers! Saturday November 23th is Genesis Build Day.   We are committed to provide at least 10 Genesis Members to help with the build on that day. If you can hold…

Angel Tree

Our Angel Tree Collection is November 16 – December 8. We are sponsoring 20 children through Western Wake Health and Family Services. Come to God’s Light Cafe at Genesis. Choose an angel and bless a child.
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