Mission Needs

Mission Needs

Click on a mission to respond to current needs.

Local Missions

Regional Missions


The Carying Place

Genesis partners with The Carying Place.  This organization serves the needy in our area by helping them transition from homelessness to independent living. Watch for updates and needs.

Dorcas Ministries Food Pantry

How can our family help? 

  • Purchase non perishable food items during regular grocery shopping, either on line or in person. 
  • A list of Food Pantry needs is located at https://dorcascary.org/donate-2/#Food-Donations
  • Drop the items off at Dorcas Ministries – do NOT bring them to Genesis as we have no way to collect and deliver.
  • You may visit the Dorcas Ministries website and click on their Amazon Wish List to purchase items online and have them shipped directly.   

What should we purchase?

  • It is up to you. Any non-perishable food item is appreciated. 
  • Genesis sponsors the baking shelf so you can focus on baking items if you wish. 

Where do we drop off the food? 

  • Food donations should be delivered directly to the pantry, which is located at the front of the Dorcas Plaza, to the right of the thrift store. There’s a donation cart there on Mon-Fri from 9am-3pm and Saturday 10am-2pm for no contact drop-off. 

Volunteers Needed! Dorcas Ministries is dependent on Genesis UMC Volunteers to keep the food pantry open on one Saturday a month. Consider volunteering. You will work in the pantry with others to sort food and greet shoppers.

Here is the link to the signup: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0E4FA5AD2E5-genesis2

Questions? Contact Miss Inglis, dorcaspantry@genesis-umc.org.

Down East Relief

Join us on the next Down East Relief trip on the third Saturday of each month. Assist with home repairs or build homes with Habitat for Humanity. downeast@genesis-umc.org

Hats for Duke

Sew Hats for Cancer Patients! We are always in need of sewers. Pickup cut out hat patterns from Genesis along with sewing instructions. Hats are for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy at Duke Hospital.  For more information, contact Olwyn Oxenham at hats4duke@genesis-umc.org 

Kingswood Elementary

Genesis UMC supports the teachers and families at Kingswood Elementary throughout the year.

Adopt a Teacher

Each August, you may Adopt A Teacher by signing up to send cards, occasional treats and prayers throughout the school year.

The Christmas Shop

Genesis partners with our Congregations for Children school, Kingswood Elementary, to hold a Christmas Shop for qualified families of Kingswood students. Parents will come to the shop and pick out free gifts for their children.

Participate in the November toy drive to fill the Christmas shop. Help us stock the shelves! Sign up at this link:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0a4aaba62b0-kingswood

Helpers are needed to run the shop. Come and Love on our neighbors at Kingswood! Three days, many positions. Choose one shift or more! Set up, Greet, Gift Wrap, Shop help, Children’s Area help. Many hands make light work! Sign up! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0a4aaba62b0-christmas

For more information email missions@genesis-umc.org.

Methodist Build

Each Fall season, Genesis joins forces with other Methodist Churches to construct a Habitat for Humanity home that a family can proudly call their own. Watch for volunteer sign ups at vhub.at/methodist. Contact methodistbuild@genesis-umc.org for more information.