MISSIONS: LOCAL OUTREACH

The Witness & Mission committee of St. Giles sponsors a variety of mission and service ministries serving our local community.

If you have questions or would like to learn more about how you can participate in these ministries, please contact Rev. TJ Remaley (Associate Pastor for Family Ministry & Discipleship) or anyone who serves on the Witness & Mission committee.

 

mission_greer Greer Community Ministries
Greer Community Ministries is a faith based organization with the philosophy that “no elderly, homebound or disadvantaged person in the Greater Greer area will go hungry.” GCM operates an active Meals on Wheels program, hosts a food pantry and clothing bank, and a dining and fellowship ministry for area senior citizens. For more information, visit the Greer Community Ministries website at www.greercommunityministries.com
mission_habitat Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry. This mission seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world. Locally, Habitat for Humanity works with churches like St. Giles to build houses together in partnership with families in need. For more information, visit the Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County website at www.habitatgreenville.org
mission_indwellings InDwellings
InDwellings was established several years ago by a group of concerned Christians who felt that every child of God deserves a safe and loving home. In addition to financial and volunteer support, St. Giles also provides office space for InDwellings on our campus. Their mission is to help provide community-based residences for adults with special needs where they can strive to achieve their greatest potential while participating actively in community life. For more information, visit the InDwellings website at www.indwellings.org
mission_mattoon Mattoon Presbyterian Church
On the first Sunday of each month, the congregation of Mattoon Presbyterian Church – our sister congregation – opens its doors to homeless and hungry in the surrounding downtown area. Guests are welcomed in Christ’s name and served a hot meal by caring Christians. Four times a year, youth from St. Giles join members of Mattoon for worship, fellowship, and service to others. “Without a question, a time to meet our neighbor (Luke 10:29).”
mission_mow Meals on Wheels of Greenville County
Meals on Wheels delivers meals to clients who are unable to prepare their own meals. Meals are delivered Monday-Friday with the Friday deliverer taking food for the weekend. Many hungry families are fed by these disciples of Christ. The contact with the clients is as important, if not more so, as the meal; this is the only contact that some clients have each day. For more information, visit the Meals on Wheels website at www.mealsonwheelsgreenville.org
mission_triune Triune Mercy Center
Triune Mercy Center is a non-denominational mission church where a diverse population worships, shares, and serves together those who live in comfortable homes and those who are homeless and hungry. St. Giles supports the Triune Mercy Center because we believe in the importance of caring for and lifting up the homeless and hurting people who live right here in Greenville. It’s desperately important to them, and it’s an opportunity for us to share Christ’s love by serving these folks in need. For more information about Triune Mercy Center, visit their website at www.triunemercy.org
United Ministries
United Ministries provides life changing opportunities for people in our community who lack education and/or employment skills, who are in financial crisis, or who are homeless. The Learning Center/adult education helps students to prepare and take the GED and Work Keys. Employment Readiness helps with readiness training, job training, and job placement. Emergency assistance provides families help with utilities, rent, heat, and food. The Place of Hope is the day center for the homeless. It provides many services and case management while building relationships with our participants. United Ministries offers many opportunities for volunteers (335-2618).Greenville Area Interfaith Hospitality Network (GAIHN) recently merged its ministries with United Ministries! The mission of United Ministries’ GAIHN program is to assist congregations by sharing hospitality with homeless families, and to help those families achieve self sufficiency and self-fulfillment. St. Giles hosts the GAIHN participants four times each year for a week-long stay at St. Giles. There are endless opportunities to volunteer with GAIHN.

For more information about United Ministries, visit their website at www.united-ministries.org