10 Simmonsville Road, Bluffton, SC 29910
(843) 815-6570 LPCoffice1@hargray.com
The Missions Ministry decided to send $1,500 to the Agape Family Life Center in Hardeeville to help their food pantry and other programs. Another $1,500 will be sent to the Soup Kitchen at Campbell AME Church in Bluffton. They are distributing 150 meals three times a week from their parking lot and are delivering 89 additional meals. The need is great everywhere!
Missions Ministry also encourages you to give directly to both Bluffton Self Help and Agape as they are on the front lines dealing with hunger. You can give directly to each using the instructions below. In addition, if you prefer to donate food items, you can do so through Amazon.com by sending items directly to them using their physical address supplied below. Suggested food items are beans (dried or canned), canned tomatoes, soups, pasta, pasta sauce, rice, and cereals.
Bluffton Self Help
Go to BSH’s website www.blufftonselfhelp.org and donate directly for their use to purchase needed food.
Send food via Amazon.com to Bluffton Self Help, 39 Sheridan Park Cir., Bluffton, SC 29910 (Phone number (843) 757-8000).
Agape Family Life Center
Go to Agape’s website www.agapeflc.org and donate directly for their use to purchase needed food.
Send food via Amazon.com to Agape Family Life Center, 5855 S. Okatie Hwy, Hardeeville, SC 29927 (Phone number 843-784-6008).
Calling All Mask Makers
With mask wearing a requirement for in-person worship, we will need extras for those who arrive without one. Agape Family Life Center is requiring participants in their Food Bank to wear a mask. Mission is asking for members to make masks for both and bring to the church office.
Masks may be dropped off outside the office doors in a marked bin. Please put each in a plastic bag. If you have any questions, please contact Diane Mikkelson @ 843-368-6865. Thank you in advance for taking part in this new project.
Thank you so much for remembering our neighbors in need!
Current Opportunities to Give during Covid-19
Change Can Make a Change for SEPTEMBER
Change Can Make A Change – CCMAC for September is Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA), “Out of Chaos, HOPE!”
PDA enables congregations and mission partners of the Presbyterian Church (USA) to witness to the healing love of Christ through caring for communities adversely affected by crises and catastrophic events.
The Local Missions Ministry actively reaches out to our community in many different ways. Our church buildings are used on a regular basis by charitable, not-for-profit groups and organizations such as AA, NAMI, Family Promise of Beaufort County, Hospice Bereavement Group, The Literacy Center, and many others. We share our facilities with other congregations and faiths to provide a quality place of worship for all, such as Temple Osheh Shalom and Iglesia Casa del Rey.
At worship services, we have monthly ‘Minute-for-Mission’ announcements about various worthwhile community organizations and a ‘Change-Can-Make-a-Change’ collection to be distributed to that organization. In addition, we collect non-perishable food continuously, and distribute it to food pantries in Bluffton and Hardeeville. We take part in various drives including school supplies for needy children, Family Promise, and clothing for Bluffton Self Help. We pack and distribute food for local children through the Backpack Buddies Program.
Our church is a host congregation for Family Promise of Beaufort County and we provide housing, meals and Christian hospitality to temporarily homeless families, four weeks a year. Our members offer an annual GED course to help prepare adults to take the high school equivalency exam. LPC sponsors and supports the NAMI Fund Raising Walk each year, and purchases turkeys at Thanksgiving for area food banks. We also have an Angel Tree at Christmas for area children and elderly persons in need. Finally, each year our Mission budget is used to support many caring agencies in our community by distributing funds to them. (a few are listed below).
For mission teams doing work in our local area, we offer our Fellowship Hall for lodging and meals at no charge. Our Fellowship Hall is a separate building on our campus, consisting of multiple rooms, a full kitchen, bathrooms, and two showers. Teams are responsible for bringing their own bedding, air mattresses, camping mattresses, or cots, towels, washcloths and toiletries.
Our Missions Beyond Ministry has sent mission teams to Louisiana, New Jersey, both North and South Carolina, and Haiti. Our volunteers were there to aid in the disaster recovery efforts following devastating hurricanes and massive flooding. As natural disasters continue to strike the US and our territories, we continue in our mission to help those who have been adversely affected.
For local missions and missions beyond, we currently direct our efforts and resources to supporting the following:
For Children, Families, and Seniors
Agape Family Life Center
Back-to-School Fun Day
Boys & Girls Club – Jasper County
Bluffton Community Soup Kitchen
Family Promise of Beaufort County
Habitat for Humanity
Lowcountry Legal Volunteers
Lutheran Services of Georgia (refugee aid)
Save the Children
The Deep Well Project
Financial Peace University
The Literacy Center
Lowcountry Presbyterian Church GED Program
Charleston Journey Campus Ministry
Joy Offering (PCUSA)
Kairos Prison Ministry
For Local Health
Hospice Care of the Lowcountry
For World Poverty, Hunger, Clean Water, Health, and Disaster Assistance nationally and internationally
All Hands Volunteers
One Great Hour of Sharing (PCUSA)
Partners in Health
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance
Save the Children
Water Missions International