LOCAL MISSIONS

Through the ministry of our congregation, FPC Aiken shares God’s love locally, regionally, and globally.  
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Locally, our congregation shares its community-centered compassion and reaches out to those within the Aiken community who might need assistance, support, or just a temporary hand-up for any number of reasons.

Through the use of our time, talents, and treasure, we partner with ACTS, Children’s Place, Christ Central, Community Medical Clinic, as well as a number of other nonprofits in the area.


We’d love to have you share in our journey. To get involved with our local Missions opportunities, we invite you to contact Mike Loftus, Chair of the Missions Committee or the resources below.

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November 13 - December 24

Agencies that are being sponsored 

this year include Children’s Place, 

Inc., Christ Central of Aiken, the Community Medical Clinic of 

Aiken County, Fellowship Camp & Conference Center, the Honduras Agape Foundation, the Presbyterian Mission Agency, and the South 

Sudan Ministry of Trinity Presbytery. Brochures are available in the 

narthex and the office hallway. 

We are excited and blessed to begin our 8th year of the Giving Together Store.  During that time, we have helped over 750 children and their parents celebrate Merry Christmases and Happy Birthdays.  We are reopening the store for birthdays (post-COVID) and will continue to have our annual Christmas shopping week December 4-9.

 

The store is located in the ACTS building on Park and Hayne.  We are in need of your contributions of gifts and money so that we can stock the store for children ages 0-18.

Parents who have a financial need will apply to shop.  Each child can receive three gifts priced at $3 each.  The store is a collaboration between our community and the parents to provide for these children.  We pray that the experience provides joy for the child and dignity for the parents. 

 

We are happy to accept donations throughout the year because the Birthday Store will be opened year round. We will have our official Christmas drive beginning November 6-27.  Boxes will be located near the office and in the Narthax to collect gifts.  We will also have boxes to collect socks and underwear that will be donated to ACTS for their client clothing shop.  In addition to large gifts, we give the clients free stocking stuffers, stuffed animals, and gift wrapping supplies, so we welcome those contributions as well. We rely a great deal on contributions of money which is needed to restock the store.  Contributions can be made payable to FPC with “Giving Together” on the memo line.

 

We need volunteers for the store.  We will be opening the Birthday Store one afternoon each week through the year and will need people to be available for scheduled client appointments.  During the Christmas Store week, December 4-9, we will need cashiers in 3-hour shifts.  If you want to volunteer, please call the church office to sign up.

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Suggested Gift (All are new and unwrapped):

Baby learning toys, Dolls, Toy cars and trucks/ Hot Wheels ramps, Balls (Basketball, football, soccer), Pumps and needles for balls, Baseball gloves, Fishing poles, Board games, Card games, Journals, Make up, hair accessories for teens, Lava lamps

Sleeping bags, Riding toys – scooters, inline skates, Tents and play tunnels, Punching bags, Sweatshirts and jeans for teens age 13-18 – all sizes

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Mission: Provides temporary and emergency aid, in the name of Jesus Christ to persons in need in the Aiken, SC area

Opportunities: Receptionist, interviewer, sorting and filling clothing orders, filling food orders, picking-up furniture, working Senior Food distribution, praying for the ministry

Thank you for your contributions!

Please leave your contributions for ACTS in the baskets in the narthex wings or at the Henderson Lane office entrance.

November: Complete canned meals

December: Soap (dish, bath, or laundry)

January: Grits, Oatmeal, and Cereal

ACTS needs volunteers!

ACTS needs volunteers in many areas: which one is right for you?

  • Help customers & cashier in the Resale Store

  • Pick up food and donations

  • Help with special events

  • Provide some refreshments for special events

  • Sort donations

  • Help prepare the newsletter for mailing

  • Be a Senior Food Home Delivery substitute driver

  • Tackle small repair projects

A special request has been made for boy's and girl's size 12-18 clothing. 

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Mission: As a therapeutic childcare center serving 110 children everyday between the ages of 2 and 6, Children's Place works toward the vision of a safe and nurturing environment for every child in Aiken County

Opportunities: Reading to the children, helping with homework after school, and answering the phone

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Mission: Dedicated to meeting the needs of the poor and disadvantaged in our community by first providing basic needs of food and clothing and then providing education and training in areas needed to secure and retain employment

Opportunities: Preschool readiness; after school mentoring of children and youth ages 5-18; GED tutoring; and introduction to vocational skills (to name a few)

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Mission: Dedicated to improving the quality of life for impoverished, uninsured residents of Aiken County by providing ongoing healthcare in a professional setting

Opportunities: Volunteer pharmacy technicians, pharmacists, physicians,nurses, receptionists, (checking patients in and out, answering phones, ordering/checking medications, and data entry)

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Mission: To help families experiencing homelessness and low-income families achieve sustainable independence through a community-based response

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Mission: Provides quality, affordable housing to partner families in need by binding together volunteers, businesses, local government, professional/social organizations, and churches

Opportunities: Various tasks associated with construction of houses, services on various committees, various tasks at the ReStore and in the office

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Mission: To help and encourage women coming out of brokenness who are committed to learning to live healthy, productive lifestyles

Opportunities: Building projects and maintenance, lawn mowing, working in the store, painting, cleaning

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