This Sunday, September 23rd
8:30am, 10am, & 11:30am
We’re kicking off a new series called, “Losing My Religion” from the book of James. It’s all about putting our faith into action. And so to put our faith into action on that day we’ll have tents & trucks outside on our campus where you can give blood to the Red Cross, bring food for our Food Bank, bring Toys/Supplies for Operation Christmas Child, and bring old household items for Habitat for Humanity Restore. Again, that’s Sunday, September 23rd – start praying now! We’re having 3 services that day (we’re changing our services times that day only): 8:30am, 10am, & 11:30am!
Habitat for Humanity Restore
The Sea Island Habitat for Humanity ReStore raises funds and awareness for our mission of building safe, affordable houses for families in need on James and Johns Islands, through re-selling donated furnishings and construction materials. The goods you give help fund affordable housing in a safe, stable environment with interest-free mortgages. Sea Island Habitat for Humanity, the third-oldest Habitat for Humanity affiliate in the world, is an independent, nonprofit, ecumenical, Christian housing ministry that has served its community as an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International since 1978 and has provided housing for over 320 local families.
- Furniture: living, dining, bedroom and office
- Appliances & electronics: (clean and in working condition) ranges, washers, dryers, refrigerators, dishwashers, stereo equipment, coffee makers, toasters, microwaves
- Housewares: dishes, pots, pans, utensils, paintings, lamps, books
- Building materials: kitchen cabinets, bathroom vanities, doors, tile, etc.
- Sorry, no car parts, toilets, mattresses (unless new!), used cans of paint, hazardous or toxic chemicals
Operation Christmas Child
Since 1993, Samaritan’s Purse has partnered with local churches around the world to deliver 157 million Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts to children in need in 160 countries. Each one—packed full of fun toys, school supplies, and hygiene items by a family or individual—is sent with prayer that the child who receives it will experience God’s love through their simple gifts. These shoebox gifts are an opportunity to share the Gospel and “declare His glory among the nations, His wonders among all peoples” (Psalm 96:3).
Toys & Supplies
- Hot Wheels cars, children’s jewelry, small balls, stuffed animals, books, noise makers, yo-yo’s, travel size games, cards, small craft kits, stickers
- flashlights with batteries
- brushes, combs, toothbrushes, hairbands
- school supplies: small notebooks, pencils, pens, erasers, solar powered calculators, markers, crayons, colored pencils, pencil sharpeners, rulers, glue sticks, and pencil bags
Coastal Food Pantry
Donations to the Coastal Food Pantry not only feed the hungry/hurting people here in our surrounding community, but donations are also taken out in a mobile food pantry during Saturday Serve to feed the homeless and hungry in North Charleston during our monthly tailgate service project.
Non-perishable Food Items
- Canned soup & pasta with a pull top
- “Just Add Water” instant meals & mixes
- Canned meat & chili
- Canned beans
- Pasta, rice & dry beans
- Shelf stable milk
- Canned fruits & vegetables with a pull top
- Boxed cereal and instant oatmeal
Red Cross Blood Donation
Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood. It is essential for surgeries, cancer treatment, chronic illnesses, and traumatic injuries. A single donation can save up to three lives. In addition to facilitating the life-saving donation of blood, the American Red Cross responds to an emergency every 8 minutes. From small house fires to multi-state natural disasters, the American Red Cross goes wherever needed, so people can have clean water, safe shelter and hot meals when they need them most.
Blood Donation Sign-up & Disaster Relief
- Find out what it takes to donate blood, choose a date to give blood, and save up to three lives.
- Talk to a Disaster Relief Specialist and learn about volunteer opportunities in our community
Oakland Elementary School
You can make an impact in the lives of young kids by serving at Oakland Elementary School. All it takes is 30 minutes-1 hour of your time, once or maybe twice a month. We’re looking for people who would be willing to sit with a class during lunch (to help provide a duty free lunch to teachers), volunteer in a classroom, or read with students.
Volunteers will be able to:
- Read to kids
- Sit with kids at lunch to give teachers a “duty free” lunch break.
- Assist teachers with any classroom preparation
- Assist in the school library
Note: All volunteers will need to complete a background check and sign up at: http://www.ccsdschools.com/community/volunteering