Plains UMC offers a multitude of ways to make a difference in our community:

The First Saturday of each month Plains UMC serves dinner at the Canton Community Kitchen offering a hot meal to those in need. The First Thursday of each winter month Plains provides volunteers for “Cold Grace” an opportunity for homeless families to find shelter on cold nights.

We regularly partner with other community churches to distribute food boxes, weekend backpacks of food for school children and a whole host of other ways to be the Kingdom of God in Canton, NC

Plains CAREs- January-April and September-December Each Thursday we will offer a reading enrichment program for children K-3rd grade from 3-5:30pm. We are so grateful to the support of The Cruso Endowment and The Community Foundation of WNC- Haywood County Grant for supporting this ministry. If you are interested in volunteering during the school year or in other partnerships through the summer please e-mail us at