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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*

SMPC members may provide desserts for dinner at the shelter! 

December and January 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, 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

Join us on Sunday, October 16, 2:00 p.m. (walk starts at 2:30 p.m.) for the 2022 CROP Hunger Walk. We will 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).  Join the team or donate.


Contact: Bob Cushman, rtcushman@yahoo.com

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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.

 

This year is no exception. Throughout October, SMPC will be collecting canned and dry goods for the food pantry. The shelves are currently empty at the food pantry, so they NEED OUR HELP! The following is a list of items the pantry requests:

  • Boxed mac n’ cheese

  • Grits

  • Rice

  • Beans

  • Soup

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

  • Canned fruit

  • Oatmeal

 

Please do not include any glass bottles or containers. The bags will be available to pick up outside the sanctuary on October 9th, 16th, and 23rd. Please place your donations of non-perishable food items in these bags and return to the church by no later than October 30th. That is the day they are being loaded up to go to the food pantry. Thank you in advance for your food donations. Please note that financial donations are also accepted. Please make checks payable to SMPC and indicate "Loaves & Fishes" in the memo line. Please drop it by the church office or in the offertory plate.


Contact: Jane Royther, jroyther@gmail.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