Since 1954, Presbyterian churches in South Carolina have marked Mother’s Day with an offering to support the ministry of Presbyterian Communities of South Carolina to older adults. Unfortunately, these churches will not be gathering on Mother’s Day 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
As an alternative, PCSC is asking SC Presbyterians to visit this page, learn about its ministry to older adults, and then make a gift to support the Mother’s Day Offering.
Presbyterian Communities operates six retirement communities across the state that over 900 seniors call “home.” Each location provides a full range of accommodations and services from independent and active living to healthcare and memory support.
Living at a Presbyterian Community, residents find everything they need to live life to its fullest. They are empowered to “grow old,” and not just “get old.”
And yet, after years of living at their community, some will find their financial resources dwindling, perhaps due to a costly medical crisis or to extreme old age.
Thankfully, the Presbyterian churches who founded this ministry continue to sustain it, so that residents who have outlived their life’s savings can continue to call PCSC “home.” One way they do this is through the Mother’s Day Offering, which is used solely to provide charitable care for residents who can no longer pay for the full cost of their care. Along with the Offering, a special card featuring artwork by a resident is distributed in the churches. Please a moment to enjoy the card at left. The sunflower was painted by Mrs. Betty Youngs of The Clinton Presbyterian Community.
Because the cost of charitable care can run to $1.5 million or more, it is truly a blessing that generous Presbyterian churches and their members help to shelter and care for each and every one of these through the Mother’s Day Offering.
Please give generously – thank you!!!