The purpose of the Second Presbyterian Missions Committee is to provide support beyond the walls of the Church, meeting local, national and global organizations at their point of need and inviting them into a dynamic relationship with Christ. Our goal is to reach people at all ages and stages in their journey with Christ, both in the Church and with the organizations we support.
Missions work is grounded in scripture. Matthew 25:35-36 recounts: For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat; I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink; I was a stranger and you invited me in; I needed clothes and you clothed me; I was sick and you looked after me; I was in prison and you came to visit me.
Second Presbyterian Missions directly supports the following organizations and activities:
The Colin McKay Grant Home
Coastal Crisis Chaplaincy
Hands of Christ
Medical Benevolence Foundation
Presbyterian Mission Agency (PCUSA)
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance
Sea Island Hunger Awareness Foundation
The Shaw Center
Star Gospel Mission
We are especially pleased to support a missionary through the Presbyterian Mission Agency, Leisa Wagstaff in South Sudan.
In addition, our congregation supports four Presbyterian Church-wide special offerings and two sponsored by the Charleston Atlantic Presbytery and Second Church:
One Great Hour of Sharing
Peace and Global Witness
Presbyterian Homes of SC
Thornwell Home for Children
In 2015, Second Presbyterian became the downtown distribution center for Hands of Christ, whose mission is to bring Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations together to meet the basic needs of children showing them Christ’s love. Distribution of school uniforms and school supplies at Second with the help of Zion Olivet and First (Scots) Presbyterian took place on August 10-11, 2015. 157 families and 396 children received the outpouring of love from Hands of Christ, thanks to over a hundred volunteers from local Presbyterian churches. This year’s distribution will take place on Monday and Tuesday, August 8 and 9 at 5 PM. Please consider volunteering during this incredible activity.
Please join us as we extend God’s reach beyond the walls of Second Presbyterian. Thank you for your support!