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SERVING OUR COMMUNITY

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, Leisa.Lackey@atriumhealth.org

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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 LSC13@cornell.edu for service hours submissions.

 

Click here to sign up to help with delivery.


Contact: Lisa Gilleland, lsgilleland@gmail.com.

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Desserts for Center of Hope

The Second Sunday of Each Month*

*Dates:

March 13, April 10, May 8, June 12

SMPC members may provide desserts for dinner at the shelter! 

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

 

Click here to sign up to provide desserts.

Contact: Terry Gaines, terryg@carolina.rr.com.

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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, shelby.ullman@gmail.com

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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, morgancc43@aol.com

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American Red Cross Blood Drives

SMPC offers several blood drives each year. 

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

2022 DATES:  

March 5

May 7

July 9

November 12

 

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

Contact: Tierra Sandeen, tierrad@hotmail.com.

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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. 

 

ROOF ABOVE

 

BRIGHT BLESSINGS

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CROP Hunger Walk

Every Fall!

SMPC walks to end hunger!


Contact: Bob Cushman, rtcushman@yahoo.com

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Loaves & Fishes Food Drive

SMPC holds a huge food drive every fall to benefit our neighbors served by Loaves & Fishes.

 

Last fall the SMPC canned food drive included a request for books featuring children of color.  St. Giles Loaves & Fishes has partnered with Promising Pages.  Promising Pages is a nonprofit organization that collects new and donated books and shares them with children living in the Charlotte Area Book Desert, homes with few if any books.  60,000 children in the Charlotte Area live in a book desert.  Please help encourage a lifelong love of reading by visiting our Amazon book wish list.  Research shows the most successful way to improve the reading achievement of low-income children is to increase their access to print. 

FOOD DRIVE REQUESTED ITEMS:

canned meat, canned fruit, canned or dry pasta, cereal, canned vegetables, corn muffin mix 

 

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE BOOKS FOR PROMISING PAGES FROM OUR AMAZON WISH LIST

Contact: Jennifer Basquin, jbasquin@carolina.rr.com

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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, donnamatt89@gmail.com.

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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, terryg@carolina.rr.com

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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, terryg@carolina.rr.com

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Spoon it Up Offering

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

Contact: Leisa Lackey, 
Leisa.Lackey@atriumhealth.org