Need Help?

Saxapahaw UMC has several resources available for those in need including a Financial Assistance Plan, Pastor’s Discretionary Fund, as well as a list of community resources that are available. Click the links below for more information. 

Embracing Unity in the Community

S.A.F.E

Southern Alamance Family Empowerment is a ministry that started from the community of Saxapahaw UMC and has blossomed into a life of its own. With 2 locations SAFE is able to provide food and other resources to all of Alamance County. 

Stone Soup Ministry

Stone Soup Ministries- Provides meal for people that are home bound and in need. Groups meet at Swepsonville UMC and prepare and pack meals to be delivered on Thursdays. Find them on for more information Facebook  for more information

Other Alamance County Resources

More food insecurity resources for Alamance County click here

Alamance County Meals on Wheels- click here to learn more 

For more resources for housing, financial assistance, health, legal assistance, and more click the links below

Resources Directly from Saxapahaw UMC:

Pastor's Discretionary Fund

Saxapahaw United Methodist Church has a Pastor’s discretionary Fund for smaller needs and emergencies; typically these are one-time financial obligations Often these funds are used to pay part of an electric bill (so power will not be turned off) or pay for a necessary medication. Typically these requests are between $30- $150. 

If you, or someone you know, has a need, please contact Pastor Billy directly at wsander@nccumc.org or 919-988-0616 (please leave a message).

Together we can enrich the lives of all in our community!

Micro Loan Program

Programa de Micro-préstamos

The Mission of this program is to empower individuals and families to make a change in lives by connecting them to relational and financial resources. The congregation at Saxapahaw United Methodist Church, in seeking to build strong mutual relationships with one another, began offering zero-interest micro-loans in 2019 to help church and community members pursue a dream or fill a gap.

UNDER NORMAL CIRCUMSTANCES, the person seeking financial assistance must meet the following basic criteria:

  1. The need is not an emergency. There must be time to discern, explore options, and choose the best path.
  2. The person seeking assistance is in the midst of a life transition. Without financial support, they will not be able to pursue their dream or take the steps needed to overcome a current challenge.
  3. The amount of money requested can realistically be paid off within one to two years.

DURING THIS PANDEMIC THE FIRST CRITERION HAS BEEN WAIVED. In addition, the loan amount must be between $250 and $2,500.If you are seeking assistance, please fill out the application. Each application will be reviewed by Pastor Billy Sander and the Finance Team at Saxapahaw United Methodist Church. All information is completely confidential. Funds disbursed will depend on the generosity of the community in supporting this program. Our goal is to help as many individuals and families as possible.

Please be patient! You will hear back from us as soon as possible.