Fairfield County Food Bank
An ongoing project for us is to support the Fairfield Food Bank with some of the staples required for their clients. We collect Jiffy Corn Muffin mix, two-pound bags of flour, and two-pound bags of sugar. The Deacons also collect grits. Food may be brought to the sanctuary and placed on the left in the large baskets there. A member of the Presbyterian Women delivers the food to the Food Bank.Box for Socks
Let's Pull together for Ronald McDonald House Charities
The Ronald McDonald House in Columbia provides housing for families of children undergoing cancer treatment. Being aluminum, the tabs are recyclable and the House uses the proceeds to help keep the services available for families of these sick children.
You will find collection jugs at the front of the sanctuary.
Box for Socks
Socks of all sizes and colors are collected here for distribution to the Good Samaritan House and to area schools.
Knit for Kids
One of our talented ladies delights in knitting for children that need warm clothing where they live. She creates beautiful sweaters that are a blessing to these children in need. The Presbyterian Women support her efforts by purchasing the yarn she needs and paying for the postage to send them to foreign countries.
The Souper Bowl
We look forward to February every year because that's when we have the most delicious of all meals -the Souper Bowl! Held after worship on the Sunday of the Super Bowl, this meal showcases the most delectable soups and stews made by our talented Sion cooks. We taste and taste and taste! Tender cornbread and tempting desserts make this a favorite from year to year. We enjoy this fellowship time and we collect donations (in soup pots!) for the Fairfield Food Bank. Pictures of us enjoying this are here.
Thornwell Children's Home
Twice a year, the Women send financial support to Sarah's Cottage at Thornwell. The cottage then uses the money for the needs of the chldren living there. Our donations help with clothing, shoes and other needs. Thornwell does a good work in caring for these children whose families are in some type of distress. Look at their website to learn more about their mission.
Salkehatchie Meal for workers
"Salkehatchie Summer Service is a pioneering servant ministry at selected sites in South Carolina involving high school and college age youth, adult community leaders and persons of different cultures in upgrading housing, motivating community cooperative efforts by helping persons to help themselves, and providing all participants with opportunities for personal growth and service." (From the Salkehatchie website) Our church, along with St. John Episcopal, St. Teresa Catholic and Salem Presbyterian prepared and served lunch to the workers this July. This is a service we look forward to providing every summer. Here is more information about Salkehatchie
Operation Christmas Child
"A small shoebox can have a big impact. What goes into the box is fun, but what comes out of it is eternal. Be a part of changing children's lives all over the world in Jesus' Name through the power of a simple gift with Operation Christmas Child." (From Samitan's Purse website) This project is a favorite! It's fun for all of us but it's value is that our small boxes may just be the way that a child first learns about Jesus and learns to love Him. Click on the Operation Christmas Child logo to view this video from the Samaritan's Purse site. Look at the numbers of prepared boxes and the joyous faces of the children that receive them!
Community Harvest Festival
Joy Gift Program and Supper
We want to add more missions and reach out in Christ's name to His people. If you have suggestions, please tell Teresa or Dina.