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.

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.

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.

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)