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South Mecklenburg Presbyterian Church offers many opportunities to serve within our community.  All talents are celebrated and appreciated!  Need advice on finding the perfect place to serve?  Contact Leisa Lackey, Chair, Missions-Outreach Ministry,


Bread Ministry

Every Thursday, an organization called The Food Recovery Group, drops off day old bread items from Panera to SMPC. SMPC delivers the bread to our neighbors at the Dilworth Soup Kitchen. Volunteers are needed to deliver the bread on Friday mornings. Delivery should be made before 10:00 a.m. as the Dilworth Soup Kitchen opens at 10:30 a.m.  If you’re interested in feeding the hungry, then the Bread Ministry is a brilliant way to lend a hand.

Student volunteers may contact Lisa Gilleland at for service hours submissions.


Click here to sign up to help with delivery.

Contact: Lisa Gilleland,


Desserts for Center of Hope

The Second Sunday of Each Month*

SMPC members may provide desserts for dinner at the shelter! 

slots are still available. Sign up to bring a dessert here

Please bring desserts to SMPC just before the 10:00 a.m. worship service. 

Contact: Terry Gaines,


Bag Lunches for Roof Above

Looking for a way to help our neighbors in need? Join us in providing bag lunches for 70 of our neighbors experiencing homelessness who receive support from Roof Above (formerly The Urban Ministry and Men's Shelter of Charlotte).  Collect lunches outside the Palmer Building at SMPC from 9:30 a.m.-9:45 a.m.


Click here to sign up to provide bag lunches.

Contact: Shelby Ullman,


Shelter Ministry

Our Shelter Ministry meets the second Thursday of each month at 9:00 a.m. in Mecklenburg Hall to fill repurposed medicine bottles with laundry soap, body wash, and shampoo for Roof Above.  Donations of product and discarded prescription bottles can be left in the Missions closet outside Mecklenburg Hall.

Contact: Carol Morgan,


American Red Cross Blood Drives

SMPC offers several blood drives each year. 

To set up your appointment, contact Tierra Sandeen below, or CLICK HERE.

2023 DATES:  

March 11

May 6

August 12

November 4


Please remember to bring your Red Cross Donor Card or photo ID.

Contact: Tierra Sandeen,


Amazon Wish Lists

Many of SMPC's supported agencies have rotating needs beyond the scope of our normal ministries.  Please peruse their lists and donate if you are able. 






CROP Hunger Walk

Each year we participate in the CROP Hunger Walk as a church family. We walk a 3.5-mile route from the church. All are invited to walk. The Walk is a mission outreach activity designed to eliminate hunger and poverty locally (CLT) and worldwide. Walkers demonstrate their commitment to reducing poverty by walking the distance persons with food insecurity need to walk each day to get clean water (3.5-4.1 miles). 

Contact: Bob Cushman,


Loaves & Fishes Food Drive

For over 15 years, SMPC has been collecting canned and dry good for the St. Giles Loaves & Fishes food pantry. In that time, we have donated over 65,000 pounds of food for our neighbors who struggle with food insecurity.


Throughout October, SMPC collects canned and dry goods for the food pantry. The following is a list of items the pantry typically requests:

  • Boxed mac n’ cheese

  • Grits

  • Rice

  • Beans

  • Soup

  • Canned pasta with meat (such as ravioli or spaghetti with meatballs)

  • Canned fruit

  • Oatmeal


More details on the 2023 Loaves and Fishes Food Drive will be posted soon.

Contact: Jane Royther,

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Alternative Gift Market

Each year during Advent.

Held during the Advent season, the Alternative Gift Market is a wonderful opportunity for year end giving, purchasing  A GIFT THAT MAKES A DIFFERENCE honoring loved ones and friends in the form of contributions to worthy local and global missions. 

Contact: Donna Brown,


Dinner: Salvation Army Center of Hope

SMPC prepares a spaghetti dinner the first Saturday of each month for the women and children living in the Salvation Army Center of Hope.

   This ministry is temporarily suspended due to COVID.

Please consider signing up to donate desserts to the Center of Hope above!

Contact: Terry Gaines,


Breakfast: Salvation Army Center of Hope

SMPC prepares a full breakfast the third Saturday of each month for the women and children living in the Salvation Army Center of Hope.

   This ministry is temporarily suspended due to COVID.

Contact: Terry Gaines,


Spoon it Up Offering

The Spoon It Up offering for Roof Above is collected the fourth Sunday of each month.

Contact: Leisa Lackey,

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