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Benevolences

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:

  • Affinity Health Care (formerly Catawba Care)
    • provides medical care and support for people living with HIV/AIDS
  • Alternative Gift Fair Catalog, please submit your order with payment by Dec. 30, 2018.
    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.
  • Alternative Gift Fair, Sun., Nov. 18, 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.
    • Greenery Order form (due Nov. 4), click here;
    • Auction items, click here;
  • Children's Attention Home
    • provides emergency residential shelter for abused and neglected children
  • Dorothy Day Soup Kitchen
    • interdenominational hot meal lunch program Mon.-Sat.
  • 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.
  • Adult Enrichment Center (formerly Park Avenue Adult Day Care)
    • provides medical, respite, Alzheimer's, and social care for the elderly
  • 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:

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; support groups meet 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 6:15 p.m., room 202 education wing; family classes meet when scheduled.
Last Published: November 29, 2018 12:31 PM