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Canton Missional Network

If you're interested in getting involved with Reading Buddies or Haywood County's Literacy Initiative, please contact Pastor Nicole Jones at Plains UMC will be looking for volunteers with their after school program in January 2020.

The BEAR (Baby Equipment and Resource) Closet at Francis Cove UMC appreciates you passing the word along to families with infants. They are open on the first and third Thursdays from 2:30-5:30 pm. You can reach them at 828-476-8502.

Volunteers are needed to work with Haywood Habitat for Humanity on building a new home for the Canton family that's been living in Central's Haven House. Contact Habitat at 828-452-7960 to schedule workday (Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm). Mention you want to work on Pam's house so she can get credit toward her sweat equity. 

Haywood Pathways Center's shelter for women and children is now open. Canton pastors are invited to tour the facility next Wednesday, August 28, at 11:30 am. There are still rooms available for moms with kids. The Canton Missional Network is encouraging all churches that collected funds for "Room at the Inn" to now direct money toward Haywood Pathways Center.

There will be a First Responders Appreciation Day Brunch on Wednesday, September 11, from 10 - Noon at the Canton Armory. Churches are being asked to drop off a brunch item by 9:45 am for the first responders to enjoy. A brief ceremony will begin at 10:30 am. 

The Cruso Endowment has funds available for projects that benefit the economically disadvantaged, as well as for recreation and beautification projects in the eastern part of Haywood County (Pisgah School District). The Canton Missional Network hopes to make a request that will benefit the Community Kitchen and the Backpacks of Love program. Contact Pat Smathers for more information at

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