10 Simmonsville Road,
Bluffton, SC 29910
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