Down the Hill

Leave equipped to go back “down the hill” and meet the hunger of our neighbors for Christ’s love – in our town, our region, and around the world! 

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OPERATION DOWN THE HILL

One Sunday morning a year, our entire congregation worships outside the walls of our church building by serving throughout the Canton community in a variety of ways – washing windows and cleaning flower beds and streets downtown, passing out free water at ball fields and rolls of quarters at the laundromat, visiting and doing yard work for shut ins, singing and visiting at nursing homes, delivering goodies to fire, police, and mill workers, and writing cards for sick members and friends.

HOLIDAY OUTREACH

  • Parade outreach
  • Trunk or Treat
  • Agape Christmas Boxes
  • Angel Tree for Needy Families
  • Christmas Eve Offering
  • Easter EGGstravaganza

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EDUCATION

  • Our 5-Star Daycare and Preschool
  • Partnership with Canton Middle School
    • Summer Work Day
    • School Supplies
    • Teacher Appreciation
    • Proctoring
    • Lunch Monitoring
    • Backpacks for Hungry Kids
  • Rural Education and Development (READ)

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POVERTY & HUNGER

  • The Community Kitchen (serving meals on first Sunday of the month)
  • Backpack Ministry
  • Haywood Christian Ministry
  • Circles of Hope
  • United Way’s Day of Caring
  • Haywood Habitat for Humanity
  • International Mission Trips

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HOMELESSNESS

  • Carolina Cross Connection’s Homeless Outreach Mission Experience (HOME)
  • Haywood Street Congregation
  • Room at the Inn – provides shelter for families with children in Canton

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HEALTH AND DISASTER RESPONSE

  • Blood Drives with the Tye Blanton Foundation and Red Cross
  • United Methodist Committee on Relief

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CHRISTIAN UNITY

  • Working together in a Missional Network of over a dozen local churches from five denominations to coordinate Room at the Inn, Backpacks of Love, and Summer Feeding Program for needy children and families in the Canton community
  • Community Thanksgiving and Lenten services
  • Community Cross Walk and Service on Good Friday
  • Easter Sunrise Service with Canton Presbyterian Church at Crawford Ray Cemetery
  • Vacation Bible School with other area churches

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