SPC’s congregation supports the following local ministries with our time, our talents, our financial support, and our prayers.
CHRISTMAS FOR DSS CHILDREN – Managed by a beloved member of our congregation for years, members of the congregation ask for a profile of one or two needy children provided by the DSS, and do personal shopping for the child. We have supported over 45 children each Christmas through this program!
DAYS FOR GIRLS – This group is for sewing enthusiasts. It is an international group founded to provide reusable sanitary items for young women overseas who sometimes lose schooling due to the inability to attend during their menstruation.
ESSENTIALS FOR SAFE HARBOR – Collections taken up for this abused women’s shelter along with monetary donations.
FRONTERA DE CHRISTO – Our church supports a Mexican owner-grown and operated coffee producer in Mexico. Every first Sunday of the month, we are able to choose from a wide assortment of this delicious coffee, with the proceeds returning to the growers.
GOLDEN CORNER FOOD PANTRY – Many of our congregation volunteer at the food pantry, serving on the board, sorting food, interviewing, and helping to box and deliver food to clients’ cars.
GOOD SAMARITAN FUND – This is a church-based budget item that is used to supplement a need for a client from Oconee County Ministries, and is also used at the discretion of the minister to assist a member of the congregation.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY – Our church has many volunteers working for this organization, and occasionally holds a monetary collection.
MISSIONARIES – A line item in the Mission budget provides for support for missionaries which are rotated yearly.
OCONEE UNITED MINISTRIES – An organization formed in 1981 by the county Presbyterian Churches, Oconee United Ministries assists residents of Oconee County in crisis by paying utility bills, rent, and prescriptions. The organization is housed rent-free in our church’s Chapter House and is a United Way agency. Funding comes from local churches, yard sales, individual donations, golf tournaments, and grants.
OUR DAILY REST – Partially founded by one of our congregation, the homeless shelter is situated across from the Our Daily Bread. We have congregation members on the board and serving as counselors. Occasionally, a circle will prepare a meal for the residents.
RIDE TO WORK – This is a line item in the Mission budget. The organization provides rides for people with no transportation to get to and from their jobs. A small fee is required.
RIPPLE OF ONE – Seneca Presbyterian is the home base of this great organization that “adopts” families, and through the process of mentoring and financial counseling, this organization empowers families to move beyond government assistance.
WEEKEND FOOD FOR ELEMENTARY CHILDREN – Our church supports the Backpack Program through our Souper Bowl collection and has also delivered food to families with children in a depressed area throughout the summer months.