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Our church supports may programs in our community, region and world with our time, funds, facilities and talents. Listed below are several organizations that give us the opportunity to give back in a variety of ways.

The Missions and Outreach Ministry coordinates all of the giving from SVPC to external charities. We support four core organizations (Souper Bowl, Thornwell Home, Richland 2 BackPack Program and Habitat for Humanity) as well as various other causes (Sistercare, Southeastern Guide Dogs, Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, etc). 
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Missions and Outreach Focus

Environmental Ministry
The Environmental Ministry explores opportunities for being better stewards of God's earth.  The NEWGreen Room (AKA 'the old kitchen') is set up as a central point for handling recycle of aluminum cans, cellphones, telephones, reading glasses, batteries, etc.  Used books can be donated as well.  If you have cardboard to recycle please leave it on the stoop outside of the Potts Hall kitchen steps.  Please recycle your newspaper and magazines at home!
Contact:  Carol Collins
 

Live Oak Counseling Center
Live Oak Counseling Center (formerly Columbia Pastoral Counseling Center) offers psychotherapy, support, education and guidance to individuals and groups in the South Carolina Midlands. The Center has operated as a non-profit organization since 1991, and its services are available regardless of a client’s religious affiliation, socio-economic level, race, or nationality. Financial support is available for clients who lack necessary funds to receive the care they need.

The Center is located at 600 King Street (on the corner of King and Blossom).  For appointments, call 803-256-1033 or visit their website. We also have copies of their brochure available in the church office.

Habitat for Humanity
For more information, click here!
 
Scout Sunday
Scout Sunday is held every year to celebrate Scouting and the relationship between the Scouts and SVPC.
Contact:  Ron Kuebler
 
South Carolina United Soccer

SVPC provides a large complex behind the church facilities for use by the FC. South Carolina United FC is affiliated with the South Carolina Youth Soccer Association and offers soccer programs for boys and girls from 3 - 19 years of age. Through the efforts and contributions of parents and sponsors, the goal is to provide the best soccer experience possible for everyone involved.   www.southcarolinaunitedfc.com

This national organization was founded at our church!  Our youth continue to participate in the annual activities. All donations collected benefit local food banks. 
Contact:  Stevie Johnson
 

 

Missions Ministry Projects

Belize Mission - Port Loyola Baptist Church partnership

In the summer of 2016, 36 youth and adults journeyed for their second time to Belize, where they worked with and through Port Loyola Baptist Church. The relationships that were forged in the summer of 2013 and 2016 continue to grow! Spring Valley is in the process of raising funds to support Port Loyola as they seek to expand their ministry. 

Contact:  Zack Roper

 

Richland 2 BackPack Food Program

We are working with the Richland 2 School District to sponsor a school, providing food for backpacks weekly. We started this outreach in the fall of 2014.  In 2016, our Strikers (3-5th grades) and Preschool are packing all of the bags. All households can participate by bringing food items (see details on the tabs to the above right).

Contacts:  Marilyn Dillon

 
Local Supply Drive
  • School Supply Drive: During the month of August, back to school supplies are collected for those in need.
  • Ongoing Donations:  We have a closet off of the Atrium where donations can be made.  Volunteer members deliver the items periodically to organizations in need. 

Contact: Marian Crum-Mack

 
Youth Missions

We try to stay involved in local missions throughout the year by serving our church members through service projects, as well as through partnerships with local organizations. Our summer mission trip rotation is set up on a 3 year rotation of state, national, and international mission trips. In 2015 we spent a week in Raleigh, NC.

Contact:  Zack Roper
 
 
Migrant Ministry Dinner 
SVPC prepares a meal and travels to Batesburg-Leesville to serve migrant workers and participate in fellowship. 
Contact:  Jane Hedden
 

 

Presbyterian Women - Missions

 
Thornwell Home for Children
 
Thornwell Home for Children is all about helping children and youth—caring for them, nurturing them, helping prepare them to become the faithful individuals God created them to be.  Founded in 1875, today Thornwell is an independent, non-profit ministry in covenant relationship with the Synod of the South Atlantic of the Presbyterian Church(USA) serving children and families throughout the three-state region—South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.
 
SVPC has been a supporter of Thornwell for many years.  In 2013 we entered into a partnership, housing a social worker Elizabeth Ogorek.  She is laying groundwork for a mission that members of the congregation can help with in the months and years to come. Find out more about Elizabeth and the program.
 

 


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