“Lenten Lift” Helps Support
Southport Elementary Supply Needs List

A “Back to School” Drive is traditionally held during the Lenten Season and is sponsored by the Mission Ministry to help teachers replenish many classroom supplies to carry them through the end of the year. A supply needs list is in the Narthex or download here. These needs can be purchased at Walmart and/or The Dollar Tree. Please place purchased items in the plastic bin in the Narthex, which is usually set up in November.

Winter Sheltering

One of the many mission projects supported by SPC include the annual Southport-Oak Island Interchurch Winter Sheltering initiative. See details in the Stateportpilot.com 2020 article.
Look for details in our weekly e-blast or contact the church for details about this year’s project.

Pictured to the left are SPC volunteers who packed up donated meals for the 2020 Winter Sheltering clients.

Since there will never cease to be some in need on earth, I therefore command you,
Open your hand to the poor and needy neighbor in your land.” Deuteronomy 15:11

Through our Mission Committee, Southport Presbyterian Church maintains a commitment of financial support and active service within the following community agencies and special offerings.
We need your continued help through prayer, work and giving.

Children’s Hope Alliance is the result of a merger in 2014 between Barium Springs and Grandfather Home for Children, with a history of child advocacy and welfare for over 125 years. Children’s Hope Alliance helps more than 3,500 children across North Carolina, providing a caring home for abused or neglected children, as well as early childhood development for low income families, counseling services, and foster family programs. Programs and services create hope for hurting children and families in three ways: healing the hurt, providing a safe home and encouraging a healthy start.. Visit   www.childrenshopealliance.org

Hope Harbor is a domestic violence shelter in Brunswick County, providing a caring and comfortable refuge where women and children can feel safe, find support, and use goal-setting techniques to plan for the future. Basic assistance is offered for needs like medicine, food, clothing, baby supplies and emergency transportation. Contact (910) 754-5726, or visit https://www.hopeharborhome.org.

Lower Cape Fear Hospice provides healthcare, assistance and education to support patients and families facing the challenges of a life-limiting illness. Individualized care offers compassion, dignity, comfort, respect, and someone to call for assistance day or night. Contact (910)796-7900, or visit www.hospicandlifecarecenter.org.

Matthew’s Ministry is a private, non-sectarian children’s food Backpack Program serving 26% of Brunswick County’s children that are food insecure. The Backpack Program provides weekend food in a backpack for children who do not know where they will find their next meal. It is an all volunteer organization. Contact (901) 457-9459 or visit www.matthewsministry.com .

New Hope Clinic provides basic medical and dental care, diagnostic services, and prescription drugs at no cost to low income, uninsured residents of Brunswick County. Director Sheila Roberts and dedicated volunteer professionals are committed to enhancing the quality of life, while preserving the privacy and dignity of every patient. Contact (910) 845-5333 or visit www.newhopeclinicfree.org.

Providence Home offers a nurturing atmosphere of safety, food, clothing, and shelter to youth who are in need of a short term, safe haven. It is open for youth from several counties in southeast North Carolina who cannot remain with their families due to their high-risk environment. Contact (910) 457-0440 or visit https://www.providencehomenc.com/.

Southport/Oak Island Interchurch Fellowship is the ecumenical ministry of churches in our area, led by pastors and lay people, providing mutual fellowship, worship and service to our community. Services include:

Food Pantry, located in Boiling Spring Lakes, provides food for those in need.

Human Needs Fund provides emergency financial needs including housing, utilities, and medicine.

SPC Participates in the Following Community Missions:

Brunswick County Habitat for Humanity is a local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a non-profit ecumenical Christian housing ministry that partners with community members to build and renovate homes in Brunswick County. Contact   (910) 454-0007 or visit https://www.brunswickcountyhabitat.org

Fellowship Walk offer financial aid for hunger relief in our community. Adult and  children volunteers join our annual Walk Team and encourage the congregation to support them with donations.

Southport Presbyterian Church Missions:

Amani Children’s Foundation supports infants orphaned by poverty and AIDS. Hand-painted ceramic beads crafted by Kenyan artisans are purchased to make jewelry. 100% of proceeds support New Life Home Orphanage in Kenya. We participate in world mission by supporting Drs. Jane & Chad Stephens, who opened the bead factory in Kenya, and help run the New Life Home Orphanage .

Angel Tree provides Christmas gifts for two families with ongoing care and support for teen shelter residents at Providence Home.

Back to School Supply Collection provides school supplies to our local elementary school children.

SPC Backyard Mission helpers do repair, care and improvement projects of the home or yard for church and community members.

Dosher Nursing Care Devotions are shared for one month with senior citizen residents.

Giving Tree is an annual event to purchase summer reading books for local elementary school children.

Hospice Meals are provided once a month to our Lower Cape Fear Hospice Center for families of patients to have fresh home-cooked meals and baked goods.

Knitting Ministry meets regularly to knit prayer shawls, given to those who are sick or grieving as well as premie-baby caps that are donated to hospitals.

Meal Ministry is an ongoing ministry to provide home-cooked meals for those recovering from illness, surgery or other life struggles.

Denomination and Wider Church Offerings:

Christmas Joy Offering, received during the Advent/Christmas season, is shared by the Presbyterian Board of Pensions and Presbyterian Racial Ethnic Schools/Colleges.

One Great Hour of Sharing , received on or near Easter Sunday, makes the love of Christ real for individuals and communities around the world who suffer from human and natural disasters.

Peacemaking Offering, received on World Communion Sunday, the first Sunday of October, supports peacemaking efforts of the church locally, nationally and globally, witnessing to God’s gift of peace in the world.

Presbyterian Theological Fund (TEF), part of the ministry budget of Southport Presbyterian Church, provides financial aid to students in PC(USA) seminaries.

Souper Bowl Sunday Offering, impacts our communities by collecting money and food on Super Bowl Sunday. 100% of the collections are donated directly to the Food Pantry.