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

Oct
2nd

MORE Justice “House Meeting”

MORE Justice “House Meeting”

Player Hall – Dunn-Smith #3 | 4:00 p.m.

Please join us for the annual MORE Justice “House Meeting” which will be held at the church on Sunday, October 2 at 4:00 p.m. in Player Hall. We will listen to each other and share our concerns about our local community. Shandon UMC participates in the community-wide justice ministry known as MORE Justice (Midlands Organized Response for Equity and Justice). This ministry addresses local problems identified in conversations in over 25 congregations in the Columbia area. We are entering the sixth year of involvement with this important ministry, and each other and share our concerns about our community. Childcare will be available that afternoon from 4:00–6:00 p.m. (registration is required at shandon-umc.org/register if you desire to use childcare services). We hope to see you there!!

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Oct
5th

Schedule Photos – Church Photo Directory

Schedule Photos – Church Photo Directory

church code: sc261 and the password: photos

Shandon UMC will begin hosting photoshoots for our upcoming hard-copy and digital directory. The dates are October 5-8 and October 18–22. For a complete listing of times and to sign-up, please visit https://ucdir.com/schedule/login.php and use church code: sc261 and the password: photos

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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)