Cashiers United Methodist Church
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
+ Christ has no hands but yours +
At Cashiers United Methodist Church
we share the love of Christ in tangible ways every day.
  Impact Community Day is always a huge success. In past years, we've handed out over 120 baskets filled with baked goodies and fruit to local businesses.  These random acts of kindness showed God's love in action.  All those who worked on prep day and helped deliver will tell you that we had a great day IMPACTING THE COMMUNITY!   This is a special day of showing God's love to our community.
Here are some pictures from a prep day and Impact Community Day.  
Meeting the needs of children
Scholarship Program:  Cashiers United Methodist Church (CUMC) makes limited scholarship grants to Cashiers area graduating seniors each year.  The Scholarship Committee of CUMC determines the number of scholarship to be awarded, conducts interviews of selected applicants, and then awards the scholarships.  A fully completed scholarship application form and supporting documents must be received by the church scholarship administrator by the posted date.
CUMC's Congregations 4 Children team is partnering with Blue Ridge School to help earn school equipment including computers, sports equipment, science equipment, etc. just for shopping at Ingles. You can log onto and complete the form there.  All you need is your Ingles Advantage Card number and you will be helping BRS. We are also collecting Box Tops for Education in addition to Labels for Education by just clipping the approved Box Tops and Labels and dropping them off at the church.  There is a great display in the Commons on how you can help support one of our local schools.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cashiers is looking for mentors to children, children who very much need a caring adult to be their friend.  The hour each week you spend with the child/youth will focus on his/her interests.  The benefits to the child are improved self-confidence, relationship skills, school performance, and more.  For more information or to volunteer, contact Howard Meister at 743-6095.
Our 2017 Scholarship Recipients are April Arnst (12th), Karla Magana-Almanza (13th), Jesse Nelson (13th), Ashlee O'Dwyer (12th), Bethany Quinn (13th), and Brianna Quinn (12th) who all graduated from Blue Ridge Early College (BREC) and will be attending Western Carolina beginning in the fall.  Estefano Ramirez (12th) graduated from BREC and will be attending UNC Chapel Hill.  Sara Franz graduated from Smoky Mountain High School and will be attending Western Carolina University. The scholarships this year are one time grants for the first semester.
 Reaching our neighbors from around the world
 The International Students is a ministry we have been involved in for the past five years partnering with a few of the local resort clubs where the students work during the summer.  This has been a favorite activity for many CUMC members and certainly a way to show the love of Christ throughout the world by reaching out to these students.
 UMCOR (the United Methodist Committee on Relief) update:
UMCOR is the well-respected relief arm of the United Methodist Church.  Learn more about The United Methodist Church is doing to relieve suffering around the world and close to home by clicking here.  From time to time, we take a special offering for UMCOR, but donations are welcome anytime during the year.  Make your check payable to CUMC and earmark it UMCOR and we will send it onto UMCOR.  We received $1,535 for our 2017 UMCOR Sunday special offering.