HOPE Meals (Helping Other People Eat)

This ministry prepares and delivers approximately 50 meals twice a month to homebound members and residents at a local nursing and rehabilitation facility.

Backpack Buddies

In cooperation with local churches, WMCC packs 30 bags with food and snacks and delivers them weekly to Wilson’s Mills Elementary School. On Fridays, the bags are given to children who might otherwise not have enough to eat over the weekend.

Week of Compassion

Week of Compassion (WOC) is the relief, refugee, and development mission fund of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). WOC works “around the world, around the year” to equip and empower disciples to alleviate suffering around the world. WMCC receives a special offering for WOC once a year. In addition, we also respond directly through WOC and its partners when disasters generate a need for things like hurricane clean-up buckets and school supply kits.

You can read more about Week of Compassion here.

Camp Caroline

Camp Caroline, located in Arapahoe, NC, “exists to provide a setting for ministry to help form and develop young lives into greater Christ-likeness and to provide transforming, nurturing and challenging ministry for Christian leaders for the building up of the Church and the Glory of God.”

WMCC has adopted a cabin, providing maintenance and upkeep so it can be enjoyed by campers all year. In addition, WMCC participates in Camp Caroline workdays twice a year to help keep the campgrounds in good condition. Many of our own members enjoy Camp Caroline, and we are happy to support their participation.

More information about the camp is available here.

Habitat for Humanity

WMCC partnered with other area churches to provide “people power” and financing for home-builds with Habitat for Humanity in 2017 and 2019. We intend to continue this partnership. This gives us an opportunity to do the hands-on work of building a better world right in our own backyard.

Appalachia Service Project (ASP)

We have taken two teams to Jonesville, VA to work with ASP. With the help of more than 16,000 volunteers each year, ASP’s goal is to make homes warmer, safer and drier for families in need in Central Appalachia. This ministry “provides a unique framework that fosters transformational experiences for volunteers, families served, and staff — by building relationships with each other that break down cultural, social and economic barriers.” Our teams have found our time with ASP to be filled with prayer, work, and fellowship.

You can read more about ASP here.

Johnston County Public Schools

WMCC Outreach Committee is actively involved in providing for the needs of students in our local schools. We stock food pantries and provide snacks to schools with students struggling with food insecurity. Clothing collections, holiday meals for families and hot meals served at school events are some of the additional ways we seek to partner with area schools. We are happy to know that school staff and administrators have come to see us as a resource when needs arise.

Emma's House of Hope

Emma's House of Hope is a group home run by Dr. Beverly Rowland. She provides services and housing for self-sufficient individuals with disabilities, veterans and workers eligible for assistance that need housing. She houses both men and women. She assists them with their medications, doctor appointments and training to enable them to transition to living independently.

WMCC has aided her by donating linens, non-perishable foods, cleaning supplies and toiletries.

Pack a Police Car

Each summer, Clayton Police Department collects school supplies, which are distributed to area schools. WMCC youth enjoy delivering the notebooks, folders, pens, pencils, highlighters, backpacks, and more, which have been donated by the congregation.

Blessing of the Animals at East Clayton Dog Park

Last fall, WMCC held our first Blessing of the Animals at East Clayton Community Park. Pastor Lea and church members were on hand at the Clayton Dog Park to meet some local canines and their owners. Pastor Lea provided a personal blessing and package of dog treats to all of our new four footed friends!

Friendship League

The Friendship League grew out of a friendship between our pastor, Addie Rawls (pastor of New Generation Christian Church) and Beth Burton-Williams (pastor of First Christian Church in Smithfield). In 2017, we formed the Friendship League to build relationships between our congregations that cross lines of race, gender, political party, theological perspective, worship style, and socioeconomic condition.

Throughout the year we participate in events where we can come together with no agenda other than to make friends. We are passionate about the mission of our denomination - “We are Disciples of Christ, a movement for wholeness in a fragmented world” and these friendships are a powerful witness to our surrounding community that we are indeed trying to make a difference in this broken and divided world.