OAPC supports a variety of helping agencies in our community and around the world through its individual members and the Missions Committee.

Our Benevolences for This Year Include:

  • Adult Enrichment Center/Rock Hill (formerly Park Avenue Adult Day Care)
    provides medical, respite, Alzheimer's, and social care for the elderly

  • Affinity Health Care (formerly Catawba Care)
    provides medical care and support for people living with HIV/AIDS

  • Alternative Gift Fair, Sun., Nov. 17, 2019, noon-2:30 p.m., Activities Center (504 Oakland Ave.), lunch, auction, crafts. A yearly event held in late Nov. to encourage purchasing Christmas gifts that will benefit people served by OAPC's mission ministries.
    Alternative Gift Fair Catalog -- Simplify your Christmas giving and honor a loved one by supporting our Mission Partners, who reach out to care for our community and others throughout the world.
    Greenery Order form (watch for information closer to the AGF)
    Auction items, (watch for a list closer to the AGF)

  • Children's Attention Home
    provides emergency residential shelter for abused and neglected children

  • Dorothy Day Soup Kitchen
    interdenominational hot meal lunch program Mon.-Sat. OAPC serves on 3rd Tuesdays and 5th Saturdays.

  • Family Promise (formerly Interfaith Hospitality Network)
    a program that provides food, shelter, and training for homeless families

  • Haven Men's Shelter
    shelter and a meal for homeless men

  • HOPE House
    Helping Other People Effectively ministers to those in need by providing groceries and partial payments for utilities and medicines.

  • HOPE Garden
    OAPC members plant, tend and harvest crops to donate to Project H. O. P. E. Ministry. Contact: Sue Smith, 803-328-8681

  • Just Coffee
    is a coffee cooperative developed by our Missionary Team in Agua Prieta, Mexico

  • NAMI
    National Alliance for the Mentally Ill is an education and advocay group for people with brain disorders. Support Groups meet on the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays at 6:15 p.m. in rooms 202/203; an open Education Meeting meets quarterly at 7:30 p.m. on the 2nd Tuesday of March, June, Sept. and Dec. in Fellowship Hall.

  • Pilgrim's Inn
    offers five programs to assist individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless

  • Safe Passage
    supportive service for families living with abuse

  • Saluda Center
    counseling services for a variety of needs such as for the emotionally troubled, families, and clergy training.

  • STAR (Student Tutorial And Recreation Program)
    provides after-school assistance with homework to 1st-5th graders from Ebenezer Elementary School

Groups we support through special campaigns and participation in quarterly or yearly events:

  • Crop Walk -- Sun., Nov. 3, 3 p.m., WU Dinkins Front Lawn (Registration at 2 p.m.)

  • Habitat For Humanity (OAPC partners with a Faith Build yearly; next work date to be announced.)

  • Red Cross (quarterly Blood Drives: usually the first Monday of March, June, September, and December -- 2019 dates: June 3, Sept. 9, Dec. 2

PC(U.S.A.) Institutions we support:

Non-Profit Groups we support through use of our facilities:

  • AA -- meets at 5:30 p.m., Mon.-Fri., Presbyterian Student Center

  • Al-Anon --meets at Noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays, room 202

  • Chemically Dependent Anonymous -- meets at 10 a.m. Saturdays, Presbyterian Student Center

  • DBSA (Depression/Bipolar Support Alliance) -- meets 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:15 p.m., Presbyterian Student Center

  • NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) --  General Educ. meetings are held quarterly (March/June/Sept./Dec.) 2nd Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m., Fellowship Hall; Connections and Family Support groups meet 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 6:15 p.m., room 202 education wing; family classes meet when scheduled.

Last Published: July 24, 2019 3:27 PM