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

Feb
7th

Triple T – Tim’s Tuesday Takeout

Triple T – Tim’s Tuesday Takeout

Main Parking Lot | 11:00 a.m.

Triple T Meals for February 2023

Order your lunch online by Monday evening, then pick up your meals in the parking lot Tuesdays between 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Menu

Tuesday, February 7: Cold Plate – Chicken Salad, Pasta Salad, Fruit Salad, Bread and Dessert

Meals are $8 each. To order, visit shandon-umc.org/register

More info

Feb
8th

Wednesday Manna

Wednesday Manna

Player Hall | 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday Manna takes place in Player Hall. Food service is from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., and pre-registration is required, to order, visit https://shandonumckitchen.square.site/

Childcare in the gym is available from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Menus are planned but may change based on the availability of food supplies.

HOT BAR:

Wednesday, February 8: Breakfast Casserole, Pancakes, Sausage, Fruit

COLD BAR: Prepared Mixed Green Salad with Grilled Chicken Breast

CHILDREN’S MEAL OPTION (includes dessert)
1st & 3rd Wednesdays – Turkey & Cheese Wrap, Plain Potato Chips, and a Clementine

2nd & 4th Wednesdays – Cheese Quesadilla, Chips, and a Clementine

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

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Feb
10th

Valentine’s Dinner Theater

Valentine’s Dinner Theater

Gym (Dunn Smith Building #3) | 06:30 p.m.

Reserve your spot now for our Valentine’s Dinner Theater on Friday evening, February 10, 2023, at 6:30 p.m.  The dinner menu includes Beef Tenderloin, Shrimp Kabobs, Au Gratin Potatoes, Veggies, Salad, and Dessert.  Following dinner, we will have a performance from The Columbia Operatic Laboratory. We hope you will attend and invite your family, friends, and neighbors. Tickets are $15 per person. Register online at shandon-umc.org/register or contact Shannon Bullion at 803-722-1032 for more information.

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Feb
12th

Souper Bowl of Caring

Souper Bowl of Caring

Sanctuary | After All Services

This year we are supporting MeadowFeed of Meadowfield Elementary School as we collect donations for the nationwide Souper Bowl of Caring collection on Sunday, February 12.

MeadowFeed currently assists 32 families through their food pantry and they rely on the support of community organizations and churches.

On February 12, Shandon students will be stationed with buckets at exits after all worship services. We ask that you prayerfully consider donating to the MeadowFeed program.

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Feb
14th

Triple T – Tim’s Tuesday Takeout

Triple T – Tim’s Tuesday Takeout

Main Parking Lot | 11:00 a.m.

Triple T Meals for February 2023

Order your lunch online by Monday evening, then pick up your meals in the parking lot Tuesdays between 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Menu
Tuesday, February 14 – Roast Beef, Oven Roasted Vegetables, Vegetable, Roll and Dessert

Meals are $8 each. To order, visit shandon-umc.org/register

More info

Feb
15th

Wednesday Manna

Wednesday Manna

Player Hall | 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday Manna takes place in Player Hall. Food service is from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., and pre-registration is required, to order, visit https://shandonumckitchen.square.site/.

Childcare in the gym is available from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Menus are planned but may change based on the availability of food supplies.

HOT BAR:

Wednesday, February 15: Balsamic Chicken, Rice Pilaf, Vegetable, Roll and Dessert

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

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Feb
16th

SUMC Book Club

SUMC Book Club

Bruner Building | 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Now on 3rd Thursdays in person!

This month’s book is “The Orchid Tattoo” by Carla Damon

Discussing what you read is an easy enjoyable way to get to know people on a deeper level and to expand your thinking and faith. Come join the conversation!

The SUMC Book Club meets on the third Thursday of each month, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Rm. 221 (2nd fl. Bruner Bldg.). The books are in a broad range and chosen six months out at regular meetings. Newcomers are warmly welcomed any time.

To be on the mailing list and receive reminders, contact Anne Cox at anne41450@aol.com

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Feb
21st

Triple T – Tim’s Tuesday Takeout

Triple T – Tim’s Tuesday Takeout

Main Parking Lot | 11:00 a.m.

Triple T Meals for Wednesday 2023

Order your lunch online by Monday evening, then pick up your meals in the parking lot Tuesdays between 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Menu
February 21: Lemon Chicken, Rice Pilaf, Roasted Vegetables, Roll and Dessert

Meals are $8 each. To order, visit shandon-umc.org/register

More info

Feb
22nd

Wednesday Manna

Wednesday Manna

Player Hall | 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday Manna takes place in Player Hall. Food service is from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., and pre-registration is required, to order, visit https://shandonumckitchen.square.site/.

Childcare in the gym is available from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Menus are planned but may change based on the availability of food supplies.

HOT BAR:

Wednesday, February 22: BBQ Pork, Baked Beans, Rolls and Dessert

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

More info

Feb
24th

UWF Clothing / Book Sale

UWF Clothing / Book Sale

Gym | 9:00 a.m.

United Women in Faith Annual Clothing / Book sale is coming March 24, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m -7:00 p.m., and March 25, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

We will be collecting clothing, accessories (to include jewelry) and books on March 21 and 22, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. in the gym.

Please submit hanging clothes on hangers. Volunteers are needed all week. Also needed are prom dresses, large empty boxes, yard trash bags and flat metal bookends.

For more information, please text Bobbie Moore at 803-728-7255.

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Feb
28th

Triple T – Tim’s Tuesday Takeout

Triple T – Tim’s Tuesday Takeout

Main Parking Lot | 11:00 a.m.

Triple T Meals for February 2023

Order your lunch online by Monday evening, then pick up your meals in the parking lot Tuesdays between 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Menu
Tuesday, February 28: Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes, Sweet Peas, Roll and Dessert

Meals are $8 each. To order, visit shandon-umc.org/register

More info

Mar
26th

March For Meals – Meals on Wheels

March For Meals – Meals on Wheels

Let’s Join the March Shandon!

Celebrating the Older Americans Act Nutrition Program

Each year, the March for Meals celebration commemorates the historic day in March of 1972 when President Nixon signed into law a measure that amended the Older Americans Act of 1965 to include a national nutrition program for seniors 60 years and older. This legislation supported the rapid growth of the nationwide network of senior nutrition programs – commonly referred to as Meals on Wheels – that collectively serve more than 247 million meals to 2.8 million seniors each year.

Throughout the month, the Meals on Wheels network is joining forces for the awareness campaign to garner the support needed to ensure these critical programs can continue to address food insecurity and malnutrition, combat social isolation, enable independence, and improve health for years to come.

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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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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)