Summer Outreach Opportunities
With most of our regular church activities in summer recess, now is the perfect time to think about other ways to fill your time! Add the following events to your calendar, and then think about other ways you can serve the community and our home missions ministry partners by yourself or with your family and friends!
June 27: Red Cross Blood Drive (noon to 6:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall)
Donate blood and/or help with registration, snacks, etc.
Make an appointment to donate blood Volunteer at the drive
July 22: St. Philip’s Day at Water Mission (10:00 a.m. to noon, 1150 Molly Greene Way in North Charleston)
Bring your family and friends for a tour, scavenger hunt, and empathy exercise––learn about the global water crisis in order to be a part of the solution. This event is designed for 5th graders and older, but all are welcome. Email Becky Barber to register.
August 5: St. Philip’s Day at Hope to Home (8:45–11:45 a.m.)
Opportunities include delivering furniture to previously homeless people moving into their first apartment, organizing donations in the H2H warehouse in North Charleston, putting together kitchen and linen kits, repairing/refinishing furniture, decorating Bible verses to go in frames, and more! Email Sandra Anderson to register. Volunteers 12 and older, please.
Date TBD: Star Gospel Mission Workday
Make a plan to serve on your own!
Families: What better way to spend family time than to model for your children what it looks like to love and serve others. You may want to take tours of some of our local mission partners to educate yourselves and your children about the ways to get involved in our community and then brainstorm what you as a family might do to help. Get creative!
Foyer and Bible Study Groups: No need to lose touch with your friends over the summer––plan an outreach project! What a great way for fellowship and to serve others at the same time. Brainstorm with your group and get started.
Individuals: Summer is often the time that our routine commitments change up a bit, opening a little free time for something new. Take advantage of this and try out a few of the outreach opportunities listed above. You may find a place that grabs your heart as well as a place to spread the love of Christ.
Explore Home Missions Summer Opportunities:
Lowcountry Fellowship of Christian Athletes ~ lowcountryfca.org
St. Philip’s Rep: Jill Settle, (843) 697-0818
Basketball camp registration help, summer camp basketball coaches or spiritual huddle leaders.
Lowcountry Pregnancy Center (LPC) ~ lowcountrypregnancycenter.org
Please call (843) 863-1510 and ask for Cheryl Lewis for questions or to register to volunteer.
St. Philip’s Reps: Jennie Richardson, (843) 364-2912; Ashley Davis, (843) 813-0853
Star Gospel Mission ~ stargospelmission.org
St. Philip’s Rep: Gantt Folline, (843) 991-9418
Learn about Star Gospel: Tours offered every Monday 4:00-5:30 p.m. or private tour arranged by Dr. Marion Platt, (843) 779-9596.
Call (843) 722-2473 or email email@example.com to discuss volunteer options such as:
*Handyman projects: painting projects, refinishing, and repairs for 30-year-old building and transitional apartments
*Meal preparation and food plated for 20-25 men
2pm-4pm every Tues, Wed, Thurs (Food items provided by agency)
*Food donations: Star Gospel will pick up leftover food from dinner parties (immediately refrigerated).
*Phone calls to follow-up on prayer requests
*Handwritten postcards thanking donors
*Instruction for classes such as financial management, job interviews, etc.
*Organization (pantry, donations)
Water Mission ~ watermission.org
St. Philip’s Rep: Becky Barber, (843) 224-2259
Learn about Water Mission: Individual and group tours offered every Tuesday 10:00 to 11:00. Register at watermission.org.
* Education initiative led by St. Philippian Jeni Gardner is in need of individuals to work with school groups visiting Water Mission for education programs (contact Jeni at firstname.lastname@example.org)
* Have a lemonade stand to raise money for Water Mission with brochures about Water Mission and the Global Water Crisis.
*For individual volunteer opportunities at Water Mission (age 16 and above) register online.
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