Missions

Helping people in need

People in today’s world are faced with many challenges. At Shandon, you’ll find concerned people of all ages dedicated to putting their faith into action and making a positive difference in the lives of others.

Missions is a key ministry area through which we reach out to our neighbors – down the street and around the world. Our mission involvement is wide-ranging: providing assistance to local homeless shelters, building Habitat for Humanity Houses, supporting local and regional agencies, reaching out to those who need a second chance, and providing hands-on assistance for missions in our state, our country and around the world.

For more information about how you can make a difference, contact Rev. Shannon Bullion at sbullion@shandon-umc.org.

Share God’s Love: Click here to find ways to share God’s love through your time and talents.

Missions Events

Jun
6th

Outreach Prayer Opportunities

Outreach Prayer Opportunities

Sanctuary | 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Outreach is now offering a prayer focus and meditation time each month.  There will be one afternoon (12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.) each month when the Sanctuary will be reserved for you to spend 20-30 minutes in prayer.  The prayer focus will be the staff and recipients of one of the missional agencies supported by Shandon or an activity involving volunteers / members from Shandon during that month.  You do not need to register – just come for prayer time.  For your security, enter through the Bruner Building.  There will be information about the prayer focus available in the Sanctuary to help guide your prayer time.
Prayer Vigils

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Jun
13th

Live on the Green Concert with Scott Rankin

Live on the Green Concert with Scott Rankin

Shandon UMC – 3407 Devine St. | 7:00 p.m.

The Evangelism Committee invites you to our Summer Concert Series. We will host some of Columbia’s greatest bands – LIVE ON THE GREEN at Shandon UMC on the East Lawn (by the fountain)! Join us on the second Tuesdays in June, July, and August at 7:00 p.m. We will kick off with Scott Rankin on June 13. We hope you will bring a chair, your entire family, and some friends, neighbors, and co-workers for this evangelism event series. All you have to do is invite them to see some live music for free. All are welcome!

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Jul
16th

2023 Youth Mission Project

2023 Youth Mission Project

Hollywood, SC

We are thrilled to announce preparations for the return of Youth Mission Project (YMP) in 2023. This mission project is designed for Shandon UMC students who have completed by this summer any of the 9th -12th grades. We will serve together from Sunday, July 16 through Saturday, July 22 to serve the Petersfield Community in Hollywood, SC.  (Please note that we will meet at the church to pack for the trip on the morning of Saturday, July 15.)

We hope your student will join us as we take on home repair projects from roofing, painting, cleaning, and leading a VBS for the community as well as worshiping each evening with our group.

Registration is a commitment by the student to participate in the full work week of YMP.  The cost of this trip is $175, which is used to pay for lodging, meals, and other expenses for our group.  A $100 deposit is required at the time of registration and the remaining balance is due May 14.

All students that participate must attend one of the pre-trip Parent/Participant meetings with their parent/guardian.  The two options for these meetings (Sunday, April 23rd @ 4:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 7th @ 4:00 p.m.) are listed in the registration as well. 

This year we will partner with Home Works of America as they assist us in identifying homes in need of repair and vetting homeowners.  Home Works will also support us logistically with regard to materials and equipment.  Each student and his/her parents will need to sign a waiver as required by Home Works at the aforementioned Parent/Participant meeting.

Wesley Memorial UMC in Hollywood, SC, will be our host church offering us accommodations for the week in their gymnasium.  Their gymnasium facility includes a kitchen, restrooms with showers, and space that we will divide into areas to sleep males separate from females as well as designating a separate dining area for our group. Participants will provide their air mattresses for the week.  More details will be shared at the Parent/Participant meeting but participants should anticipate this experience to be one that requires a servant’s heart, joyful attitude, and patience as well as a concern for those whom we serve as well as those with whom we serve.

Space for YMP is limited and registrations at this time are only accepted from Shandon UMC students.

Additional questions or concerns may be directed to Andy Morris, Director of Student Ministry, at amorris@shandon-umc.org or 803-256-8383.

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Jul
25th

Outreach Prayer Opportunities

Outreach Prayer Opportunities

Sanctuary | 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Outreach is now offering a prayer focus and meditation time each month.  There will be one afternoon (12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.) each month when the Sanctuary will be reserved for you to spend 20-30 minutes in prayer.  The prayer focus will be the staff and recipients of one of the missional agencies supported by Shandon or an activity involving volunteers / members from Shandon during that month.  You do not need to register – just come for prayer time.  For your security, enter through the Bruner Building.  There will be information about the prayer focus available in the Sanctuary to help guide your prayer time.
Prayer Vigils

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Aug
11th

Garage Sale “Missions Possible”

Garage Sale “Missions Possible”

Gym | 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Friday, August 11 from 8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. & Saturday, August 12 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Dunn Smith Ministry Center

The Shandon United Methodist Women and many volunteers work to put together Shandon United Methodist Church’s annual garage sale. Every penny raised is used to support various shelters and missions throughout South Carolina. CASH ONLY

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Aug
12th

Garage Sale “Missions Possible”

Garage Sale “Missions Possible”

Gym | 8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Friday, August 11 from 8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. & Saturday, August 12 from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

The Shandon United Methodist Women and many volunteers work to put together Shandon United Methodist Church’s annual garage sale. Every penny raised is used to support various shelters and missions throughout South Carolina. CASH ONLY.

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Aug
22nd

Outreach Prayer Opportunities

Outreach Prayer Opportunities

Sanctuary | 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Outreach is now offering a prayer focus and meditation time each month.  There will be one afternoon (12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.) each month when the Sanctuary will be reserved for you to spend 20-30 minutes in prayer.  The prayer focus will be the staff and recipients of one of the missional agencies supported by Shandon or an activity involving volunteers / members from Shandon during that month.  You do not need to register – just come for prayer time.  For your security, enter through the Bruner Building.  There will be information about the prayer focus available in the Sanctuary to help guide your prayer time.
Prayer Vigils

More info

Sep
26th

Outreach Prayer Opportunities

Outreach Prayer Opportunities

Sanctuary | 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Outreach is now offering a prayer focus and meditation time each month.  There will be one afternoon (12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.) each month when the Sanctuary will be reserved for you to spend 20-30 minutes in prayer.  The prayer focus will be the staff and recipients of one of the missional agencies supported by Shandon or an activity involving volunteers / members from Shandon during that month.  You do not need to register – just come for prayer time.  For your security, enter through the Bruner Building.  There will be information about the prayer focus available in the Sanctuary to help guide your prayer time.
Prayer Vigils

More info

Oct
24th

Outreach Prayer Opportunities

Outreach Prayer Opportunities

Sanctuary | 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Outreach is now offering a prayer focus and meditation time each month.  There will be one afternoon (12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.) each month when the Sanctuary will be reserved for you to spend 20-30 minutes in prayer.  The prayer focus will be the staff and recipients of one of the missional agencies supported by Shandon or an activity involving volunteers / members from Shandon during that month.  You do not need to register – just come for prayer time.  For your security, enter through the Bruner Building.  There will be information about the prayer focus available in the Sanctuary to help guide your prayer time.
Prayer Vigils

More info

Nov
28th

Outreach Prayer Opportunities

Outreach Prayer Opportunities

Sanctuary | 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Outreach is now offering a prayer focus and meditation time each month.  There will be one afternoon (12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.) each month when the Sanctuary will be reserved for you to spend 20-30 minutes in prayer.  The prayer focus will be the staff and recipients of one of the missional agencies supported by Shandon or an activity involving volunteers / members from Shandon during that month.  You do not need to register – just come for prayer time.  For your security, enter through the Bruner Building.  There will be information about the prayer focus available in the Sanctuary to help guide your prayer time.
Prayer Vigils

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Dec
19th

Outreach Prayer Opportunities

Outreach Prayer Opportunities

Sanctuary | 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Outreach is now offering a prayer focus and meditation time each month.  There will be one afternoon (12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.) each month when the Sanctuary will be reserved for you to spend 20-30 minutes in prayer.  The prayer focus will be the staff and recipients of one of the missional agencies supported by Shandon or an activity involving volunteers / members from Shandon during that month.  You do not need to register – just come for prayer time.  For your security, enter through the Bruner Building.  There will be information about the prayer focus available in the Sanctuary to help guide your prayer time.
Prayer Vigils

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Homeless No More provides emergency shelter and housing, food and hope to homeless families with children. In addition to emergency services, they provide transitional and affordable housing to move each family toward a permanent, self-sufficient solution and help parents and their children achieve lasting independence.

Epworth Children’s Home provides a safe Christian community for nurture, education, counseling, medical care and spiritual enrichment to children, ages 12 and up, from severely stressed family systems. Their aim is to break the destructive cycle of abuse, neglect and shame and replace it with an opportunity for each child to live a life of self-respect, responsibility and productivity.

Missions Supported Annually

Hands-on and/or Financial

  • El Salvador
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Harvest Hope Food Bank
  • The Cooperative Ministry
  • Petersfield Community in Hollywood, SC
  • Homeless No More / The Family Shelter
  • Epworth Children’s Home
  • Medical Clinics/Children’s Home in Jeremie, Haiti
  • Family Promise
  • Seeds of Hope Farmers Markets
  • Lighthouse for Life
  • Aldersgate Special Needs Ministry
  • Homeless Transition Center
  • Bethlehem Center
  • Oliver Gospel Mission
  • Helping Hand Hand Middle After School Program
  • Killingsworth Home for Women
  • Alston Wilkes Society
  • The Women’s Shelter
  • National Alliance for Mentally Ill
  • Epiphany Ministry at Department of Juvenile Justice
  • Methodist Student Network (MSN) on the University of South Carolina Campus
  • United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM)