Local Missions

Providence’s largest local mission ministry is through Providence Children’s Center. This is a major mission outreach to our community through Christian education, scholarships, and Christ-centered guidance and care of local children and their working parents. 

Other local mission ministries we support are:

Christian Heritage Breakfast
Deep Well (Thanksgiving Meals and Food Closet)
Fellowship of Christian Athletes (South Coastal)
Good News Club at Hilton Head I.B. Elementary (Child Evangelism Fellowship)
Men of the Church College Ethics Symposium
Military Ministry at Parris Island (Campus Crusade for Christ)
Pregnancy Center & Clinic
Providence Presents for Christmas
Souper Bowl of Caring Offering
Week of Champions

 

Christian Heritage Breakfast began in April 1997, when Providence member John Scott lead the Presbyterian Men of the Church to sponsor a breakfast for men and young men to hear an inspirational Christian message from a Christian professional golfer. Through the years, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Golf Ministry has assisted with many great speakers. MOC invite friends and hundreds of young athletes and students from local area schools to join with their coaches and teachers for food, fellowship, fun and Christian testimony. Providence Missions funds enable some of our students and other needy area students to attend.

missionsDeep Well, each year in October, gives Providence the names and addresses of over 50 of our community’s needy families and we provide bountiful Thanksgiving meals for them. Throughout the year, Providence members are asked to place food items in the “Deep Well” plastic bin outside the Narthex. These donations are used to stock Deep Well shelves for the hungry all year long. Providence members Rita Jones serves as Deep Well assistant director, and Ruth Germany serves as a Deep Well board member. Contact either, the church office, or go to: http://www.deepwellproject.org/   for additional information.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes South Coastal serves Beaufort, Jasper and Hampton Counties using the vehicle and presence of sports to reach young people with the Gospel. Go to www.southcoastalfca.com for more information.

Good News Club at Hilton Head IB Elementary School meets every Tuesday after school at 3:30 to teach the Bible through songs, memory verses and stories. Children also enjoy snacks and games during the afternoon. Good News Clubs are a ministry of Child Evangelism Fellowship staffed by volunteers from local community churches. Providence supports this club with funds for curriculum and began this club in the fall of 2007.

Men of the Church have sponsored a Symposium on Ethical Decision Making and Moral Values for college seniors one fall weekend every year since 1977. 

During the weekend, a team of one professor and four seniors from at most 20 selected colleges meet for an in-depth exploration of ethical decision-making. The Symposium focuses on a series of case studies, based on real-life situations, that challenge students to share ideas about contemporary moral and ethical issues in small groups with students from other schools.   The heart of the Symposium is the small discussion groups facilitated by LCMOC (Low Country Men of the Church) and the interaction with students in LCMOC homes for meals, lodging, and other social activities. 

Participants have an opportunity to experience an accepting Christian community while grappling with thorny issues of rights and wrong that come from real-life experiences in the world of business. LCMOC serve as positive role models by demonstrating that it is possible to be successful in both one’s professional and daily lives while at the same time espousing ethical values.

Providence men are involved in this symposium and our facilities are used to host this event. (Until 2011 LCMOC was known as Hilton Head Presbyterian Men of the Church.) Contact Providence member Phil Smith at philsdock@roadrunner.com or 843-301-3474  for more information or if you would like to get involved.

Military Ministry at Beaufort’s Parris Island Marine Base includes recruit Chapel services, the recruit prayer ministry, and Bible study for female recruits led by Providence elder Charlotte Willis, an affiliate staff member with Campus Crusade for Christ.  Charlotte assists CCC team members Ted and Christine Edwards who assist base chaplains. Contact Charlotte if you would like to pray daily for the recruits.
 

pregnancy centerPregnancy Center and Clinic exists to encourage and help women with pregnancy by providing education and support. To this end, the Clinic offers free pregnancy testing, prenatal care through 16 weeks and limited obstetric ultrasounds. The clinic also provides sex education where abstinence is stressed as the best deterrent to pregnancy. The Clinic is located on Cardinal Road and has a mobile unit that serves clients in outlying areas of Beaufort and Jasper counties.  Learn more at: http://www.pregnancycenterhhi.org

Through Providence Presents for Christmas, during the month of December, Providence members donate new unwrapped children’s gifts for Deep Well’s Christmas Shop where parents of needy families (as identified by Deep Well) can “shop” for Christmas gifts for their children.

SC Presbyterian Communities for Retirement & Care are located in Clinton, Columbia, Easley, Florence, and Summerville. A special offering is taken every Mother's Day for our Presbyterian Communities. Every penny of this offering is used to assist Presbyterian residents of these communities who no longer have the resources to fund their monthly living expenses. For more information, go to http://www.preshomesc.org

The Souper Bowl of Sharing Offering is collected by our youth every year on Super Bowl Sunday. This offering goes to help meet the needs of the hungry and has been given to support the food closet at Lakeshore Baptist Church in Mississippi, Deep Well, Haiti’s Faith in Action International, and Ministry of Hope.

Week of Champions was started in 1979 by a local couple to bring children in our community together with professional athletes who share their Christian faith and athletic skills. During one week in June, clinics are held for baseball, basketball, cheerleading, football, golf, soccer, and tennis. Athletes also speak in local churches at Sunday services. Each week includes an evening banquet for a time of food, fun, fellowship, Christian inspiration, and fund raising with a featured guest speaker/athlete.    For more information see: http://www.weekofchampions.org

Local Mission Fellowship and Service Days were initiated in 2011 by Providence local mission deacons to give members service opportunities on the church campus and in the community assisting folks in need.  

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