Shallotte Presbyterian Church Missions Projects
InterChurch Food Pantry
The Interchurch Council operates a food pantry each Saturday of the year to supplement the food stamp program. SPC operates and pays costs for this pantry once a quarter. We supply volunteers, purchase food that is to be distributed and solicit donations of meats, frozen food products, bread and cakes from the grocery stores in the area. In addition, for their designated Saturdays, SPC arranges to pick up food from the central food pantry warehouse in Wilmington. An average month the food pantry will serve about 800 to 900 individuals whose ages range from birth to 80.
Presbyterian Counseling Center
Each year financial support for the Counseling Center, located in Wilmington, is put into our budget. Since 2006, SPC has housed a satellite office for the Counseling Center in our Library.
Meals for Shut-ins
The Women of the Church operate a program for delivering prepared meals to shut-in members. This is a volunteer program and is operated by Church members who donate a prepared dish and deliver the meals to individuals in need of the service.
Communities in Schools
SPC supports the Communities in Schools program through a sub-committee of the Missions and Benevolences committee. SPC has a contract with one of our local schools to assist the CIS program with the items needed by Teachers and Students to improve conditions or provide recreation.
Local Group Home for mentally challenged
SPC operates a special Sunday School class for members of a local Group Home. Mentally Challenged members of this class are given special attention and attend part of the Morning Worship service as a group. They are instructed in reverence during worship and given the opportunity to express themselves through Sunday school work.
Pastor’s Discretionary Fund
SPC budgets an amount each year for disbursement at his/her discretion to people in need of emergency funds. At times this fund is used to pay for heat or transportation.
Local and Presbyterian Missions
SPC budgets money for and support is given to the following mission projects:
Cape Fear United Way
American Cancer Societies – Relay for Life
Brunswick Family Assistance
Operation Christmas Child – Christmas Shoe Box project
One Great Hour of Sharing Easter offering
Presbyterian Theological Educational Fund
Barium Springs Children’s Home (through Food Lion Shop and Share program, register your MVP Card to benefit local Barium Springs Home)
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance offerings
Christmas Joy Offering Program for benefit of retired ministers and spouses
Blanket Sunday for Church World Services
Elon Home for Children
Souper Bowl of Caring offering
Two Cents-a-meal Hunger fund through the Presbytery (Cents-Ability)
How Two Cents funds are distributed:
65% International as follows:
40% St. Barnabas Agricultural School in Haiti
25% Other International Hunger Projects
25% Local Ministries: Agencies must complete a grant application, be endorsed by the Session of a Presbyterian church and approved by the Hunger Subcommittee of the Presbytery of Coastal Carolina. In recent years, Presbytery funds have come back to Brunswick County to help BFA projects.