Genesis UMC partners with several Cary based organizations to serve our local community.
Kingswood Elementary School, our C4C partner
Bishop Hope Ward began the Congregations for Children initiative to join the local church to schools in their community that have needs the church could meet. Genesis chose to partner with Kingswood Elementary school, a downtown Cary STEM magnet school. We currently help each week by packing fresh produce for their Feeding Friends program, as well as collecting and delivering food items they need weekly to pack weekend food for over 30 families in their school. We also donate grocery store gift cards to be given to these identified families to help with food purchases during the winter and summer breaks.
We have adults serving as teacher helpers in the classrooms on a weekly basis and our youth ministry has a weekly tutoring session for children in grades 3rd-5th that have been identified by their teachers as needing a little extra help. We also provide 2 special lunches for the staff each year and we have a birthday “fairy” that not only puts treats in the staff boxes that are celebrating but also puts treats in the teacher’s lounge for all to enjoy.
For more information about how you can be involved, contact the mission coordinator:Contact the Church Office
The mission of Dorcas Ministries is to provide residents in the Cary, Morrisville and New Hill areas emergency assistance for their essential human needs. This includes:
- Medical Care
This care is enhanced with childcare, and educational assistance scholarships are available.
Genesis UMC volunteers run the Dorcas Food Pantry every Saturday. Help feed our community by signing up to join the food pantry team or:
- Stock the Genesis baking shelf
- Shuttle food to Dorcas
Servants are also needed at The Dorcas Shop.
We have a team of volunteers who partner with Dorcas Ministries to serve those who are in need of home repairs in the Cary area. Dorcas staff will refer someone to our Partners In Christ Outreach (PICO) volunteer coordinator who will go meet with the people, evaluate the needed repairs, plan for time and cost, and then will reach out to the PICO group to set up dates and times to get the work completed.
If you are interested in being a part of the Dorcas team, contact the Mission Coordinator by clicking the button below:Contact the Church Office
Western Wake Family Services
The Wake County Family Services mission is to partner with to community to anticipate and respond to the public health, behavioral health and the economic and social needs of Wake County residents. They will coordinate and sustain efforts that assure safety, equity, access and well-being for all.
Genesis UMC is a community partner with Western Wake Family Services in the following ways.
- Back to School Buddies: Genesis UMC provides children with the tools they need to succeed by donating backpacks with school supplies.
- Thanksgiving Meals: Food items for family Thanksgiving meals are provided to WWFS each year.
- Angel Tree: Genesis’ Angel Tree provides gifts for individuals in our community each Christmas.
If you would like more information about this mission, you can contact the Western Wake Mission Coordinator by clicking the button below:Contact the Church Office
Genesis has joined with the Fairway and Capital Districts of the Eastern North Carolina UMC conference to partner with Habitat for Humanity Wake County to build a house in east Raleigh. Genesis joins forces with eight other Methodist Churches to help provide a family with a place they can proudly call home. No experience is required, only a desire to live out our core values of loving God, loving neighbors and serving others. Who knows, you may even learn a new skill!
Anyone 16 years or older can join in the fun. Projects are usually scheduled for the fall.
For more information about how you can be a part of building hope for a family, click the button below to reach the project coordinator.Contact Genesis UMC
Hats for Duke
Our sewing ministry cuts and sews hats for Duke and port pillows for Rex hospitals for their patients undergoing Chemotherapy. Volunteers meet at Genesis several times a year in the evening to cut out pattern pieces. Sewing angels pick up the cut pieces and sew the items at home. Donations of stretch fabric, Velcro and stuffing are always needed.
For more information on how you can get involved, you can contact our Sewing Mission Coordinator by clicking on the button below.Contact the Church Office
Chatham Commons Assisted Living
Genesis UMC serves seniors at Chatham Commons Assisted Living by hosting a monthly Bingo game and other seasonal activities.
For more information, please contact our Chatham Commons Mission Coordinator by clicking below:Contact Lynn Mull
Brookdale Assisted Living
On the second Sunday of each month, a group from Genesis UMC bring a time of worship and Communion to the residents of Brookdale. This mission provides a rewarding way to reach out to those who are unable to attend church services.
If you think you might be interested in participating, please contact our Brookdale Assisted Living Mission Coordinator by clicking below:Contact the Church Office
Kairos Prison and Discipleship Ministry
We are looking for people who want to take seriously Jesus’ command to visit those in prison. The Kairos Prison and Discipleship Ministry will be helping with Kairos monthly reunion events, helping with retreats, and providing opportunities for prisoners to participate in Disciple Bible studies.
If you want more information or are ready to jump in, click below!Contact the Church Office
The Carying Place
We are beginning a new mission in the Cary area by partnering with The Carying Place. This year we will be serving on our Great Day of Service at the homes that the Carying Place uses as short term housing for their families. We will be doing yard maintenance for them that day. We are looking for ways to partner with The Carying Place as we see their mission of helping care for the homeless as something we want to be involved with!
Click on the link below to find out more about our work with The Carying Place:Contact the Church Office