Missions

Cayce UMC reaches out to its congregation, visitors and the community through its Missions program. Volunteers and leaders within the church help us in conducting and designing programs that not only allow us to share the love and caring of Christ, but are entertaining and uplifting as well. Volunteers for our Missions program have often expressed the joys of the spiritual blessing they received by helping others.  You might want to visit our What Are My Strengths Page to access your interests.

Children

Operation Christmas Child 120x400Cayce Sends 200 Boxes to Operation Christmas Child
Since 1993, more than 100 million boys and girls in over 130 countries have experienced God’s love through the power of simple shoebox gifts from Operation Christmas Child. Samaritan’s Purse works with local churches and ministry partners to deliver the gifts and share the life-changing Good News of Jesus Christ.  Members of Cayce UMC  sent 200 boxes to children this year, bringing the love of Jesus Christ into their lives.   For more information click here.

Davis Elem.2Cayce Feeds Children of Davis Elementary
Through the dedicated  efforts of Cayce UMC members, we will continue to collect food and pack weekend bags for 40 children of Davis Elementary who would otherwise go hungry during the weekends.  A grant that sustained Cayce UMC’s backpack program was discontinued several months ago.  Our children quickly pitched in collecting quarters and challenging all of us to do our part.  Our congregation responded with various activities and in just a few short months more than $10,000 was raised to continue this program, while showing these children God’s love.

Park 2[1]Youth

Salkehatchie Summer Service.
Youth are introduced to the uplifting experience of helping others through a construction project targeting the less fortunate.  Cayce UMC youth travel to Lake City, SC to join others from surrounding Methodists churches in rehabbing houses for low income and elderly.

Feeding the Homeless in Finley Park.
Cayce UMC youth meet twice a month to feed the homeless in Columbia’s Finley Park.

Bags of Grace Ministry.
At least twice a year, the Cayce UMC youth collect toiletries and water to place in bags that are distributed to the homeless in Columbia’s Finley Park.

Adults

Habitat for HumanityHabitat David
Cayce UMC is a participant in the Lexington Coalition of Churches Habitat for Humanity program, supplying a construction team for 4-hour shifts in local home rehab projects. Cayce UMC, which became a participate in this popular program five years ago, recently assisted in completing a home rehab project on New State Road. The Cayce UMC team members, working on Saturdays, took on building projects in this rehab from digging footers, hanging cabinets to painting. The Habitat for Humanity program helps restore homes for qualified low-income and elderly recipients. The recipients must also help in the home rehabilitation project. Cayce UMC cordially invites church members and visitors to participate in this noteworthy mission.

God’s Helping Hands
God’s Helping Hands is a ministry of love and concern. Called to action by God, we are to be sensitive to the needs of society and the church. To this end, God’s Helping Hands supplies food, clothing and rent and utility bill financial assistance to those in need. This is a religious-based organization and many Cayce UMC members volunteer to help at the God’s Helping Hands center. Some church volunteers serve on the organization’s administrative board.


United Methodist Volunteers In Mission UMVIM

United Methodist Volunteers In Mission (UMVIM) is a grassroots movement designed to provide an official channel whereby Christians, both lay and clergy, may offer their skills and talents for Christian service at home and around the world.  More on Methodist Missions.