Local Missions Elder Diane Mikkelson, Chair - email@example.com 843 368-6865
Missions Beyond Elder Anne Redlus, Chair - firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
The Thanksgiving food drive was extremely successful!
1,156 food items were collected, including 52 bags of fresh fruit, 261 cans of veggies, 125 cans of chicken and tuna, and 52 bags of fresh vegetables! It barely fit in two vehicles! Dale, Sandy, Tom and Jan could hardly keep up with the cars that drove through.
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.