Welcome: Outreach



Missions and Outreach

Hunger Offering

As a PCUSA Hunger Action Congregation, Eastminster supports a Special Collection taken up by the children of EPC every 3rd Sunday which helps to fund our Hunger Ministries, particularly, Rise Against Hunger. This organization is alleviating hunger throughout the world by feeding entire families, not simply individuals.
Souper Bowl of Caring
This national event takes place every year on Super Bowl Sunday.  On this day, we collaborate with our Youth to collect monetary donations to help feed those in our community who are hungry.
Ukrainian Support
This year we supported the Tabernacle of Salvation in Inman, SC that was providing aid to the Ukraine Relief. Members of this church have family members and personal connections in Ukraine and were shipping supplies to them out of the port in Charleston. We collected non-perishable food and bedding this summer and helped cover some of the shipping costs. The first container arrived in Poland in March and went to Kharkiv, Kyiv, Mariupol’, Mykolaiv, Kherson, Odessa, Poltava and the surrounding areas.  So far they have been able to fill and send 6 shipping containers.
Blood Drives
Throughout the year we host Blood drives for our local Blood Connection.

Cafe Justo

Eastminster offers coffee for sale as part of the PCUSA’s mission to support farmers who sell Fair Trade Coffee. Cafe Justo directly supports Mexican coffee growers and roasters by eliminating the layers of costs between these people and the consumers as nearly every dollar spent is returned to the producers. Cafe Justo keeps farmers on their land and, by sending the profits back to Mexico, helps alleviate poverty south of the border.

Alternative Gifts Fair

During the Christmas season, we offer an Alternative Gifts Fair, which allows people to purchase unique hand made items, make donations to various organizations in someone’s name and buy gifts from crafts people in our congregation and in the community. A  portion of the profits support our various Ministry programs.

Angel Tree

Our Angel Tree will support students from Communities In Schools of South Carolina with Christmas gifts. CIS is a school based non profit that serves students and their families with resources and support programs. Members of the congregation sponsor students by providing basic needs and Christmas gifts. 

Summer Food Drive

Since 2019 the EPC congregation has engaged in an annual food drive during the months of June and July.  Contributions of shelf-stable, non-perishable food items and canned goods are donated to community agencies working to reduce food insecurity and hunger among our neighbors in need.