Local Missions Elder Diane Mikkelson, Chair - firstname.lastname@example.org 843 368-6865
Missions Beyond Elder Anne Redlus, Chair - email@example.com 609 828-1970
Members: Donald Allison, June Allison, Sandy Benninger, Carol Hissom, Janit Maguire, Dale Wilkes
We support local missions and missions beyond. Our support is given through in-person volunteering, financial donations, and (in non-pandemic times) use of our church buildings.
Organizations that use our buildings are charitable and non-profit. Some examples are AA, Family Promise of Beaufort County, Bluffton Self Help, Hospice Bereavement Group, NAMI, and Neighborhood Outreach Connection (NOC)
We also share our facilities with other congregations and faiths to provide a quality place of worship for all, such as Temple Oseh Shalom and Centro Victoria Church.
We highlight an organization each month to support our “Change-Can-Make-A-Change” program, which accepts financial donations, as well as periodic drives for school supplies, shoes, and clothing.
Our Missions Beyond Ministry has sent mission
teams to Louisiana, New Jersey, both North and South Carolina, and Haiti to aid in the disaster recovery efforts following devastating hurricanes and massive flooding.
Change Can Make a Change offering for the month of May will be for Greater Bluffton Jasper County Volunteers in Medicine (VIM)
In 2010 a group of concerned citizens designed a Mission to provide free medical care in a compassionate and professional manner to the uninsured of Greater Bluffton and Jasper County with an emphasis on preventative medicine and health education. VIM has two locations, one in Bluffton and one in Ridgeland. Today the all-volunteer free medical clinic provides medical exams, counseling and nutritional services as well as preventative disease education to over 2,000 eligible uninsured residents in our area. The clinic is staffed by caring and generous local physicians and nurses who donate their time and expertise. The office and administrative positions are filled by volunteers. In all, approximately 75 volunteers make the day to day operation of the clinic possible.
The Mission Ministry Team recommends several agencies that are working on the ground to aid the Ukrainian people.
CARE – Ukraine Crisis Fund - care.org
UNICEF - UNICEF.org
World Central Kitchen – provides meals to communities in need - wck.org
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance - pda.pcusa.org
You can make your donation to any of these Non Profits online or write a check to LPC earmarked Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) and drop it in the offering basket or send your check to the church office.
Food may be dropped off at the Church through the week.
Food items may also be dropped off at Bluffton Self Help on Mondays from 10 am to 2 pm or monetary donations can be made on their website at https://blufftonselfhelp.org.
Food for Agape Family Life Center may be taken to Donald & June Allison at their home at 24 Schooner Lane, Riverbend, 843-707-7671. Food can also be dropped off at Sandy Benninger’s house at 30 Rose Sage Walk, Sun City. Monetary donations can be made on the Agape website at https://agapeflc.org.