Community Involvement


 

Triune Mercy Center

Church Liaison: Julie Meredith

Triune is a non-denominational mission church to the homeless which seeks ďto share Christís love while meeting physical needs and providing life-changing opportunities to the disadvantaged.Ē  Fourth Presbyterian Church volunteers serve dinner at Triune four times each year and volunteer in other areas as  needed.

 Please contact Julie via email or phone (864-316-0287) if you'd like to help!

Sterling Partnership

Church Liaison:  Jared Davis

The mission of the Sterling Partnership is to build bridges of friendship and understanding as Fourth partners with the residents of the Sterling Community to provide a fun & safe environment for children, youth and adults to meet recreational needs of the community. This is done through after-school programs, scouting groups, basketball leagues, and community special events. Fourth Presbyterian works with The Greenville County Recreation Department to promote a positive environment for Sterling Children, adults and seniors.  We are presently emphasizing education and mentoring for the children.  If you would like to participate in Fourth Presbyterian Church's ministry in the Sterling Community, we need your help.  Below are types of volunteer opportunities at Sterling along with a person to contact if you feel called to do so. 

 

Opportunities

Contact Person

Contact Information

Tutors

Leonard Fields

864-230-6875
lbfields@ ymcagreenville.org  

Field Trip Leaders  

Tim  Taylor  

864-979-7652
tmtaylor@ greenville.k12.sc.us   

Sterling Hope Center Board & Committees
 

Joe Pulliam  

864-630-2454
Pulliam.joe@ gmail.com

3 on 3 Basketball  

Leonard Fields 

864-230-6875
lbfields@ ymcagreenville.org

Senior Activities

Laurie Quattlebaum  

864-230-7641
quattle@ charter.net

Career Activities

Leonard Fields

864-230-6875
lbfields@ ymcagreenville.org

Financial Support

Marvin Quattlebaum

864-230-4908
marvin.quattlebaum@ nelsonmullins.com  

 

Also, learn about our efforts to help build an urban farm at Sterling.

Habitat for Humanity

Church Liaison: Ed Loftis

Chartered in 1985, Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County is dedicated to providing affordable home ownership opportunities to low-income families in Greenville County.  HFH of Greenville County is a non-profit Christian organization affiliated with Habitat for Humanity International.  As of 2006 our local affiliate has built more than 200 homes in Greenville County.  Fourth Presbyterian Church traditionally builds one house every three years in partnership with other congregations.

United Ministries/GAIHN

Church Liaison: Kathryn White

The mission of United Ministries, formerly the Greenville Area Interfaith Hospitality Network (GAIHN), is to assist local congregations to share hospitality in the form of emergency shelter and meals with homeless families, as well as to help those families achieve self-sufficiency.  We currently host families at Fourth Presbyterian Church three weeks each year. Volunteer opportunities during these hosting weeks include preparing and serving supper, serving as overnight hosts, setting up before families arrive, and tearing down at the end of the week.

United Ministries provides life changing opportunities for people in Greenville County who lack education or employment skills, who are in financial crisis, or who are homeless.  UMís three areas of service are:

  • Place of Hope, A day shelter for the Homeless, including a mailing address, phone access, showers, laundry, identification papers, and transitional housing
  • Learning Center, GED preparation/test, College Course work, college supplies Certification Classes, Job Placement, Job Upgrades
    • The Adult Education program at United Ministries prepares adults to take the GED exam.  The program uses a large number of volunteers who assist the students in areas where they are having problems.  It is up to the volunteers to help in the area where they are most comfortable.  Some volunteers assist with math only, and some assist with writing skills only.  You may work with students in the areas where you are most comfortable.  The program is open Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00 am until 7:00 pm and on Wednesdays from 8:00 am until noon. It is closed on Fridays.  Most volunteers come one day a week for several hours.  It is entirely up to the volunteer. Please email Claire Winkler, or call her at 864-335-2618.
  • Emergency Assistance, food assistance, food stamp applications, utility, medicine and rent assistance

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance

Congregational Disaster Response Coordinator: Gene Krcelic

Fourth Church regularly takes groups on short-term mission trips to areas affected by natural disasters, most recently to the hurricane ravaged Texas coast.

 

Two Cents A Meal

Church Liaison: Volunteer Opening

An educational and awareness raising program directly benefiting hunger programs in Greenville and upstate South Carolina.  Participating congregations design and implement a program that suits their particular situation and sensitivity.  The purpose of Two Cents A Meal is to keep the needs of the hungry in our community before us as those of us who are seldom hungry share a meal at home or in our congregation.  The proceeds of the program are divided equally between the local congregation (Fourth Presbyterian Church) and the Hunger Task Force of Foothills Presbytery.

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