GROUPS
 
Joyce Rogers Mission Group
Contact: Joyce Rogers deskofjoycerogers@gmail.com
 
Mission Engagers
Contact: Ann Jones ajones1873@sc.rr.com
 
Girls In Action/Royal Ambassadors/Mission Friends
Contact: Amy Hatchell Ahatchell@calvarycares.com 
MISSION OPPORTUNITIES

Mission Engagers will meet at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, September 21, at the home of Ann Jones, 1873 Partridge Circle. Come join us!

Coming back together, the Joyce Rogers Women on Mission group will meet on September 21st at the home of Mary Hayes, 2411 Mosswood Drive at 2:00pm. Please make every effort to attend this “coming back together” meeting.

Season of Prayer for State Missions, Janie Chapman Offering is September 12-19.  Calvary’s goal is $3,000. The state goal is $1,700,000. Janie Chapman was the first president of SC WMU and served for 22 years. The first Season of Prayer for State Mission began in 1908 while Janie was President. In 1919 she encouraged SC WMU to try to raise $1,100,000 in five years for the 75 Million campaign. They gave $1,487,647. In 1937 the state missions offering was named the Mrs. J. D. Chapman Offering for State Interests; it was later changed to the Janie Chapman State Missions Offering. Her personal motto was 1 Cor. 15:58—So my dear brothers, stand strong. Do not let anything move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord.  You know that your work in the Lord is never wasted. (ICB)

Mission of the Month 

September’s Mission of the Month:

September Mission of the Month: Ministry Health Kits. The mission of Ministry Health Kits is to meet the physical needs of those in our community. The following items should be placed in a 2-gallon zipper bag:

1 toothbrush

1 washcloth

1 toothpaste (6 oz.)

1 bath towel

1 soap (4.0-4.5 oz.)

1 comb

There will be boxes behind the sanctuary for your donations of entire kits or individual items for the kits.

 

SUPPORT

When you are involved in a Mission SUPPORT project, you are helping to support a mission project by giving money or providing needed materials, but you are not going outside the church to DO it.  The following are Mission Support projects:

 

A Choice 2 M8K

A Choice 2 M8K started from the tremendous need to help women and men in crisis in the Pee Dee. It is the only independent pregnancy resource center in the Florence area.

Established in 2009, the heart’s desire of this non-profit organization is to provide a safe haven for women and men who are experiencing an unplanned pregnancy. A Choice 2 M8K offers non-condemning, non-judgmental counsel by showing God’s love and forgiveness to everyone involved with the pregnancy.

A Choice 2 M8K donations generally include baby wash, baby lotion, baby shampoo, wipes, and diapers.

 

BCM Welcome Back Packs

Francis Marion Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM) gives out “Welcome Back Packs” to new students arriving on campus in the fall.  It has proven to be a way for the BCM students to reach out to other students on campus.  It serves as a tool to begin a relationship with new students and to invite them to their BCM activities. 

These items are placed in a quart-size zipper bag: 1 pack of crackers, 1 pack of Pop Tarts, 1 Tic Tacs or BreathSavers, 2 mechanical pencils, and 2 packs of gum.

 

Help 4 Kids

The mission of Help 4 Kids is to fill the weekend hunger gap for the children in Florence County elementary schools receiving free or reduced breakfast/lunch during the week and who are identified as being “food insecure” on the weekend.  Items needed to prepare food bags each week include single-serve Ramen noodles, applesauce, fruit cups, juice, pop tarts, and Jello, as well as pop-top cans of ravioli, spaghetti, soup, Beanie Weenies, and Vienna sausage.

 

Honduras Mission Team

Baptist Medical & Dental Mission International (BMDMI), established in 1974, is a missionary organization that specializes in short-term mission trips focused on providing medical and dental care to remote areas of Central America & South Asia.

Calvary has several members who journey yearly to Honduras to minister to the poor in a variety of ways.  In addition to medical and dental care, patients are provided with clothing and hygiene items.  Two of those hygiene items are soap and washcloths.  Every patient is given soap and a washcloth. Calvary partners with the team by collecting soap and washcloths.

 

Lighthouse Ministries

Lighthouse Ministries is a faith-based nonprofit that provides assistance to Florence County residents in financial crisis.  Lighthouse Ministries partners with local agencies in order to be able to provide more efficient services, specifically to low-income families that are at risk of becoming homeless and to the homeless population of Florence County, by helping coordinate the First Friday Homeless Connect Event held at Poyner Adult Education on Dargan Street. This event involves a minimum of 28 agencies/organizations that work with this population.

Calvary collects food, diapers, fans, blankets, and children’s books for Lighthouse Ministries.

 

McLaurin Elementary

McLaurin Elementary School is Calvary’s adopted school.  School supplies are collected before the beginning of each school year and delivered to McLaurin.

Needed supplies include the following:

black and white marble notebook (not spiral), clip boards,pencil sharpener with holder for shavings, #2 pencils, children’s scissors, packages of cap erasers, ruler (metric and standard units), large pink erasers, pencil pouches with holes, wide-ruled notebook paper, crayola colored pencils, hand sanitizer, 24-pack Crayola crayons, Kleenex, Crayola washable markers, Clorox & Lysol wipes, and glue sticks.

 

Ministry Health Kits

The purpose of Ministry Health kits is to meet the physical needs in our community.  They are distributed by the Florence Baptist Association to minister and witness to workers and families in various ministries, such as the Fair Ministry, homeless ministries, Red Cross, and Chrysalis Center.

Contents placed in a 2-gallon zipper bag include 1 toothbrush, 1 toothpaste (6 oz.), 1 bar of soap (4.0 or larger), 1 bath towel, 1 washcloth, and 1 comb. 

 

Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, an international relief organization. The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to provide local partners around the world with shoeboxes filled with small toys, hygiene items, and school supplies as a means of reaching out to children in their own communities with the Good News of Jesus Christ. These simple gifts are shipped outside the United States to children affected by war, poverty, natural disaster, famine, and disease, as well as to children living on Native American reservations in the U.S.

 

Prisoner Packets

The Christmas Packets for Prisoners project began in 1976. It is a joint project of SCBC and SC WMU.  Many men, women and youth have no one who cares for them. They have no visitors, nor do they receive gifts at Christmas. You make Christmas special for them through this ministry and provide hope and love. As a result, some have received the true Christmas gift: coming to know Christ.  Every single Prisoner Packet gets delivered, and every single packet contains a Message of Hope-the story of Christ’s love and forgiveness.

It is VERY important that the items be EXACTLY as indicated. These are Federal regulations and must be followed to the letter.

Items placed in a one-gallon zipper bag include
1 non-retractable pen (no wire clip; BLACK ONLY),
1  5.8 oz. or larger toothpaste, 1 adult toothbrush (factory sealed; no multi-packs), 1 4.0-6.0 oz. bar of soap, 1 junior legal writing tablet (no larger than 5 ½ x 8; no wire bound), 5 first-class
stamp-embossed #10 envelopes (purchased at US Post Office),  and 2 rolls of candy (LifeSavers, Mentos, BreathSavers type—no Tic Tacs).
 

 

ACTION

Mission ACTION is the other type of mission.  With these projects, you are hands-on, giving of your time and talent to see a project to fruition.  These are projects that go outside the walls of your church to reach out to people in your community, in your state, in another state, and possibly in another nation. 

Here are some suggestions of ways that either individuals or groups can become involved in mission action:

 

Volunteer at Francis Marion University’s Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM)

Prepare a meal and serve it to the BCM students at Francis Marion.

If your mission group, Sunday School class, etc. is interested in participating in this project, contact Baptist Collegiate Ministry, 290 S. Evander Drive, Florence, SC 29506.

Phone: (843) 665-1958; Email: florencebcm@gmail.com.

This project does involve financing the meal, but, more importantly, it involves preparing the meal, actually GOING to the BCM building, serving the meal, and interacting with the students. 

 

Volunteer at Help 4 Kids

Pack weekend bags of food for “food insecure” children in Florence County elementary schools.

Each Friday, children at risk of being hungry get sent home with a bag of food items for the weekend.  The goal of Help 4 Kids is that these children return to school on Monday rested, fed, and ready to learn.

Volunteer information

Packing by individuals: Tuesdays from 5:30 – 6:30 pm; Thursdays from 10:00 -11:00 am.

Packing by organizations: Tuesdays from 4:30 – 5:30 pm; Wednesday 10:00 – 11:00 am, 2:00 – 3:00 pm, and 5:30 – 6:30 pm; Thursdays 11:00 am. – 12:00 pm, and 5:30 – 6:30 pm.
Please email Elaine Trant at elaine900@aol.com to schedule a packing time.

Sorting of food received from food drives: Please call 843-580-4111 to arrange a time and date.

 

Volunteer at House of Hope

House of Hope of the Pee Dee is a Christian Ministry serving the homeless by providing a helping hand. House of Hope’s primary goal is to provide relief to people in crisis, but the ultimate hope is that each resident finds salvation and commits his or her life to Christ.

Please call the shelter directly and ask for their current volunteer opportunities.

Contact information: 1020 West Darlington Street, Florence, SC 29501
Telephone: 843.667.9000; Fax: 843.667.5013

 

Volunteer at Nursing Homes

  • Heritage

515 Warley St. 843-662-4573

  • Elmcroft

3006 Hoffmeyer Rd. 843-418-0694

  • Presbyterian Community

2350 W Lucas St. 843-665-2222

  • Commander

4438 Pamplico Hwy. 843-669-3502

  • Bethea Baptist

157 Home Ave. 843-393-2867

  • The Manor

2100 Twin Church Rd. 843-664-0700

  • Carriage House of Florence

739 S Parker Dr. 843-661-6655

 

Volunteer at OM Ships

OM Ships International is the organization behind Logos Hope, a 12,500 ton ocean-going vessel that serves as a platform for bringing knowledge, help and hope to the people of the world.  There is a Ministry Center in Florence, where pallets with boxes and boxes of literature resources come in that need to be sorted, repacked, and made ready to send to the ship.  Most volunteers will perform physical tasks such as sorting and boxing books. This requires periods of standing, walking and some lifting. Other volunteer opportunities are available depending on your particular skills.  Work hours and days are flexible. You can come whenever you have some free time. Youth and church groups are welcome. 

Contact information:
Phone: (843) 679-1862; Address: 779 St. Andrews Road, Florence SC 29501

Volunteer to participate in a state, national, or international mission trip.