Church Partnerships Make a Difference!
Your church’s partnership with Presbyterian Communities of South Carolina (PCSC) is very important to us. For more than 50 years, congregations across South Carolina have impacted PCSC in countless ways!
From supporting the annual Mother’s Day offering for Charitable Care to providing love and care through your frequent visits and special programs, churches have been, and always will be, important partners in our ministry.
With this in mind, we have developed a Church Partnership Guide to assist your congregation as you prayerfully consider God’s direction for your church’s mission activities. This guide is summarized below…
Ways your congregation can support our mission…
Give Through Your Church Budget
We hope your congregation will consider including Presbyterian Communities of South Carolina in your benevolent giving. Your monthly, quarterly or annual gifts are very important to our ministry. Every day, PCSC gives close to $4,000 in charitable care to residents who need assistance. This is only possible through our partnership with faithful congregations.
Support the Mother’s Day Offering
The first Mother’s Day Offering to assist with charitable care was taken on May 9, 1954. Over the years, this offering has become a tradition in hundreds of congregations across the state, and serves as a wonderful way for churches to remember some very special members who now call PCSC home!
Through our annual Mother’s Day Offering, along with many other gifts received, we have been able to provide nearly $30 million in charitable care in the past 20 years!
Select an Ambassador
We ask churches to select one member from your congregation to serve as a PCSC Ambassador. These individuals attend a meeting each Spring to hear an update on PCSC, help promote the Mother’s Day Offering, and serve as important liaisons between their churches and PCSC.
Let us Serve your Members
Promote Presbyterian Communities as OUR premiere retirement community for members of your congregation age 62 and above. As the only Presbyterian Church (USA)-affiliated retirement community in the state, PCSC has a rich history of serving members of Presbyterian churches throughout South Carolina. Of course, our communities also welcome seniors of all faiths.
Remind your members that we also offer Medicare-reimbursed post-acute/rehabilitation services. For example, we serve both residents and non-residents alike in providing rehabilitation services following knee and hip replacements.
We hope you will take the time to get to know our services and learn how we can help your members. One way you can do this is by inviting PCSC to make a presentation at your church. We are also delighted to host visits by churches who would like to bring a group to tour our communities and learn about our ministry.
Volunteer Your Time and Talents
Church groups, individuals and ministers often give of their time and talents to enhance life for our residents. This includes providing musical performances, hosting luncheons or seasonal parties, providing educational seminars and more. One-on-one encounters to read to or simply chat with a resident are also greatly appreciated. Ministers are invited to preach or lead devotionals within each of our communities.
Invite PCSC to your Church
We’d love to be a resource for your congregation anytime you need a special program on aging, dementia, or other relevant topics. As a pastor or church leader, your support and endorsement make all the difference. Any opportunity we have to share more about the mission and ministry of Presbyterian Communities is greatly appreciated.