SERVE OUR COMMUNITY
Sharon UMC has become known as the "community church" - and we can't think of a better nickname. Check out areas to plug in to be Christ in the Holden Beach community and surrounding areas.
Those seeking a way to plug in and make a difference in our local community and district should connect with a member of the Missions & Outreach T.E.A.M. or contact the church office at (910) 842-2929. Here are a few ways our church family is making a difference.
Sharon’s Volunteers in Mission – Sharon UMC is blessed to have the district trainers for the United Methodists Committee on Relief (UMCOR) as active members leading many missional outreaches in our community in our Volunteers in Missions efforts. It’s a busy crew between building handicap ramps, mucking out houses during hurricane relief efforts, providing minor repairs for those in need, coordinating flood buckets, and other projects that arise.
One CAN Food Pantry – With One can we CAN….one can at a time!
We invite everyone to participate in making a real difference in our local community by bringing a can of food to the church and placing it in the non-perishable food item in one of the mini red grocery carts located at either entrance.
The Rose of Sharon – The Rose of Sharon Thrift Store, staffed with Sharon volunteers and located on the east side of our campus, is one of the key projects of Sharon UMC’s Missions & Outreach efforts in our community. It not only funds various missions throughout the year, but also helps many people in the Holden Beach area and region in times of need. The store accepts donations on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00 AM -1:00 PM. The store’s hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM. Know someone in need? Want to volunteer? Contact the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (910) 842-2929.
Prayer Shawl Ministry – Sharon’s Prayer Shawl Ministry, launched in 2008 by Mrs. Pat Masker, has been a profound ministry which started with a thought that led to a conversation which led to love in action. The ministry has provided hundreds and hundreds of handmade shawls, lap blankets, scarves, hats, and preemie baby blankets and caps through the years to area and regional Hospice centers, hospitals, NICUs, assisted living facilities, and homeless shelters. All of these have been lovingly created and prayed over on our altar. Infants baptized at Sharon UMC also receive a beautiful homemade white blanket. Join the knitting team on Thursday at 1:00 PM and know the generous yarn and monetary donations for supplies are appreciated!
Vacation Bible School – If you ever experienced VBS as a kid, then you know how much summer fun it is for youngsters. If you never participated, you still have the opportunity – as a volunteer! Call the church office to volunteer in an area for this year’s VBS. And if you know of a child who’d love to attend, contact the church office at email@example.com or (910) 842-2929 for the info/link to register.
Sharon’s Headwinds Ministry - it’s all about the possibilities! What a privilege for our church family to lock arms with folks in our community who have different abilities and challenges, those who navigate life a little differently. What began as a quarterly outreach in our community quickly grew into special VBS classes, events, and a transportation ministry for our Navigators. If you have a special gift you’d like to share (i.e., art, music, crafts, CDL to be a driver), let us know and we’ll make a plan. Volunteers are always needed!
Additional areas to serve – Throughout the year and with seasonal fundraisers, Sharon UMC supports other ministries such as Methodist Homes for Children, the Waccamaw Boys and Girls Home, and outreaches to those without shelter locally and in Wilmington.