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 over $4,000 in charitable care to residents who need assistance. This is only possible through our partnership with faithful congregations.
Church Partnerships Make a Real 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 frequent visits and special programs, churches and their members have been, and always will be, important partners in our ministry.
With this in mind, we have developed the suggestions below to assist your congregation as you prayerfully consider God’s direction for your church’s mission activities.
Ways Your Congregation Can Support Our Mission
The first Mother’s Day Offering to assist with charitable care was taken on May 9, 1954. Today the offering is used to provide charitable care for our neediest residents. 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!
We ask churches to select one member from their 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.
Learn more about our Ambassador program.
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, and all other faiths, throughout South Carolina.
Remind your members that we also offer Medicare-reimbursed post-acute and rehabilitation services. For example, we serve both residents and non-residents alike in providing short-term 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, enjoy a complimentary lunch, and learn about our ministry.
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.
Rev. Dr. Franklin Fant, PCSC’s Director of Foundation Services and Church Relations, is also available to supply preach and assist in leading worship in Presbyterian churches across the state.
Church groups, individuals, and ministers often give of their time and talents to enhance life for our residents. These volunteer opportunities include 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.