Serve the Community
"Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven." Matthew 5:16
The Clowns visit patients each month at NHC HealthCare in Garden City, SC, bringing cheer to the ill and lonely. They make and give out bookmarks for Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
South Strand Helping Hand (Food BANK)
Funded by local churches, the United Way of Horry County, annual fund raising projects, civic groups, businesses, and individuals, aid is provided to area residents who find themselves facing a time of need. Delivery of meals is the most frequent form of assistance provided. Other forms of assistance include help with utility bills and rent, help with medical, dental, and prescription needs, travel expenses, and referrals to other agencies.
Mobile Meals of the Grand Strand
The purpose of Mobile Meals is to provide meal service to the ill, elderly, disabled, shut-in, and other persons in the Grand Strand area who are handicapped in their ability to obtain adequate nutrition for themselves. Nutritious meals are packaged in insulated containers to keep them warm and delivered between 10:00 am and around noon time Monday through Friday. Funding for this ministry is provided by the churches and meal payments from clients who have the ability to pay, as well as funds from civic groups, Chapin Foundation, Ocean View Memorial Foundation, United Way and FEMA. Mobile Meals of the Grand Strand is a United Way partner. Volunteers from our church drive the Mobile Meal vans, pack the meals, and deliver them to the recipient's door.
Summer Joy School for Disabilities
The J.O.Y. School is a summer program designed to provide an enriching day of activities for children with Intellectual Disabilities. Classes in music, art, academics, adaptive physical education, drama, and swimming are taught during June and July. Murrells Inlet Presbyterian Church volunteers help to prepare and deliver lunch meals.
Thornwell Home for children
Located in Clinton, SC, the Thornwell Home for Children is a non-profit organization supported by the Presbyterian Church (USA). The home provides care for children in difficult family situations, ranging from toddlers to young adults. The campus spans 35 acres and includes a working farm and 13 residential cottages. Murrells Inlet Presbyterian Church donates clothing, including a "sock tree", and other gifts.
Collections from Special offerings are donated to:
- Presbyterian Homes
- Presbyterian Agency for the Developmentally Disabled
- Summer Joy School for Disabilities
- Thornwell Home for Children
- Backpack Buddies
In addition, Presbyterian Women donate to various charities each month including Coats for Kids and Backpack Buddies.
Community music concerts
The Church hosts music concerts throughout the year. These are free concerts and the public is invited. The concerts feature a variety of musicians/music groups and a range of types of music including jazz, standards, Broadway, patriotic, holiday, and classical.