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, Hospice Bereavement Group, The Literacy Center, NAMI and mission teams doing work in our area.
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 Iglesia Casa del Rey.
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.
Agape Back to School Food Drive
Sunday August 22nd -11:30-1:00pm
The Mission team is planning a drive thru food collection for Agape Family Center. Agape sincerely appreciates all our help stocking their pantry! Please bring your donations to LPC, Sunday, August 22nd between 11:30 and 1:00pm and we will happily unload your vehicle. If you are attending church that day please drive through to unload after the service.
Most requested and needed items:
apples and oranges, sweet and white potatoes, and onions, healthy after school snacks, maseca (flour to make tortillas), dry and canned beans, and rice, canned fruit and vegetables, peanut butter and jelly, canned chicken and tuna, baby food, cereal, pasta and pasta sauce, and soup.
We hope to see you on August 22nd! Thank you for helping us Support Agape! If you have questions please contact Jan Catanese (248)766-0402.
August Change Can Make A Change is for Lift Up the Vulnerable (LUV)
This is an ecumenical Christian mission, based in New York that prevents the trafficking and oppression of vulnerable women and children in warzones. In conflicts such as Sudan and South Sudan, which are marked by violence and extreme poverty, the most vulnerable are kidnapped as child soldiers and trapped in forced labor. LUV provides protection, education and economic development to eliminate the exploitation of vulnerabilities, provide freedom and restore hope.
Volunteer for Habitat Build
We have been invited to participate in the 2021 Habitat For Humanity Faith Build at
48 Alex Patterson Rd., Hilton Head Island. Our volunteer dates are: Saturday, August 14th from 7:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and Saturday, September 11th from 7:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. You may participate by providing refreshments, taking pictures or rolling up your sleeves and grabbing a hammer or paint brush. No special skills are required, just a willingness to help. It’s a lot of fun and rewarding to know that you are helping a local family own their own home. There are sign up sheets located in the Narthex or you can contact Sandy Benninger at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Here are a few of the many organizations we support:
A List of Organizations LPC Supported in 2020:
Agape Family Life Center
Back to School Program
Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce
Bluffton Self Help
Boys & Girls Club - Jasper County
Bluffton Community Soup Kitchen
Deep Well Project
Family Promise of Beaufort County
Habitat for Humanity
Hospice Care of the Lowcountry
Kindles for Kids Beaufort County
The Literacy Center
Lowcountry Legal Volunteers
LPC GED Program
Red Cedar Elementary Teachers
Missions Beyond Recipients
All Hands Volunteers
Chatham Savannah Authority for Homeless
Equal Justice Initiative
Inspiritus formerly Lutheran Services of GA
Medical Benevolence Foundation
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One Great Hour of Sharing
Partners' in Health
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance
Save the Children
Water Missions International