Regional Missions

“...and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and even to the ends of the earth”
- Jesus, Acts 1:8

We are called to share God’s love with the world. That means the people next door, across the state, and on the other side of the globe.

When it comes to sharing God's love, we don't stop with our immediate neighbors. We participate in several missions across South Carolina and the Southeast. You can read more about these regional mission efforts by clicking the tabs below. Those tabs with (*) are Cornerstone Missions.

* Salkehatchie

Salkehatchie

Salkehatchie Summer Service is a pioneering servant ministry in the South Carolina United Methodist Conference. High school students (age 14 and older), college students and adult leaders give a week of their time to work to make homes drier, safer and warmer. For more information on Salkehatchie, please contact Leigh Randall or visit the Salkehatchie website.

Epworth Children's Home

Epworth Children's Home

Epworth Children's Home was established in 1985 by the South Carolina Annual Conference of the Methodist Church and chartered by the Act of South Carolina General Assembly as Epworth Orphanage. Epworth is located on 30+ acres in Columbia, SC. Advent provides financial support and serves at Epworth through Middle School Missions and the Angel Tree Ministry.

For more information, contact Carlie Peden, Angie Zachary, Joy McKinney, or Peter Stoffelen. To learn more about Epworth Children's Home, visit their website at EpworthChildrensHome.org.

Kairos Prison Ministry

Kairos Prison Ministry

The Kairos Prison Ministry offers to prison residents, their families and those who work with them, the opportunity to receive God's forgiveness and to grow in their faith and servanthood in Christian community. Advent provides financial support of Kairos, homemade cookies for Kairos weekends and servants who lead Kairos weekend. The homemade cookies are a tangible expression of Christian love. A typical Kairos Weekend will go through hundreds of dozens of cookies, which are distributed to inmates, correction officers, support staff and yes, even team members!

To learn how you can participate, please contact Kirk Vogt. To learn more about the Kairos program, visit their website.

Emergency Response Team

Emergency Response Team

The Emergency Response Team (ERT) is a mission ministry of the United Methodist Committee On Relief (UMCOR). UMCOR equips United Methodists to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters, supporting conference and church ministries on disaster response so that they can be the hands and feet of Christ in a hurting world. Early Response Teams (ERTs) fill a specific need in the early days after a disaster to clean out flood-damaged homes, remove debris, place tarps on homes, and otherwise help to prevent further damage, while providing a caring Christian presence. ERTs are not a first-response group of emergency workers, nor are they recovery, rebuild, or repair teams.

ERT Members must complete training to serve. For more information, contact Leigh Randall or Nathan Welch.