Regional Missions

Transforming the world through regional outreach

For those looking to spread the reach, love and faith of God beyond our Upstate community, Advent offers many regional opportunities. Get all the information you need about our regional partners below.

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.

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.

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 the Christian community.

Advent provides:

  • Financial support of Kairos
  • Homemade cookies for Kairos weekends
  • 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!

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. UMCOR allows supporting conferences and church ministries the opportunity to be the hands and feet to 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.

There are children and elderly individuals throughout the Upstate for whom the holidays are not a time of magic and joy.  Those without families and those who have fallen on hard times can feel lonely and left out of holiday cheer.  The Advent Angel Tree aims to provide gifts to those who could benefit from a little love during the season of giving.


For more information or to get involved with any of our mission opportunities, contact us.