Cashiers United Methodist Church 2012 Ministry Highlights Sent two Building Teams to Eastern NC with a third planned for October. Completed children’s wing renovations with all volunteer labor. Hardwood floors were installed, closets were created and rooms were painted, making the area more warm, welcoming and healthy. Through a partnership with MANNA Foodbank with Asheville, provided free lunches to local children in June and July. Hosted the Gitobus, a Kenyan-born family of United Methodist missionaries who serve in Cambodia. We’re making plans to add them to the 2013 budget as the fourth missionary team we support. Launched a new ministry of fellowship and hospitality with international students and guest workers from the Philippines, Taiwan, China and Poland. Provided English-as-a-Second Language classes on Thursday nights. Continued offering midweek programs that involve families from our church and the community. The new session of Wonderful Wednesdays we launched in August involves more than 50 children from Ages 3 through 5th Grade. Celebrated the ordination of Associate Pastor Matt Smith. Welcomed Dusty Brockhouse, our 12th Pastoral Intern from Duke Divinity School. Enjoyed special music from the choir including the Palm Sunday Cantata and the Summer Choir Concert. Awarded $12,000 in scholarships to two promising young students with financial needs. Welcomed former Associate Pastor Amy Spivey and family to preach for our Homecoming Service and celebrated a covered-dish dinner afterward. Hosted over 70 children and youth daily during Vacation Bible School, involving more than 30 volunteers. Offered studies this summer such as Disciple, Women’s Summer Bible Study, and an Andy Griffith Bible Study.
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