The James Island Presbyterian Church provides a variety of mission and service
opportunities throughout the year.
Examples of local mission activities include the Meals on Wheels program that uses volunteers to serve a noon meal, Mondays-Fridays, for homebound persons living on James Island or serving as a host for visiting work groups staying in our Mission House. There are also monthly service projects such as preparing and serving the evening meal for guests at the Charleston Family Shelter or bringing breakfast foods to guests staying at the Ronald McDonald House.
Examples of seasonal volunteer opportunities include working with migrant farm workers and their families living on John’s Island during the planting and harvest months, helping to build a Habitat for Humanity home on James Island, helping to assemble a water filtration system with Water Missions International, tutoring elementary-age children in our after school program, reading to children in our child care center or helping to supervise children in our summer day camp programs.
Every-other-year we plan a mission trip to Merida, Yucatan, Mexico where volunteers conduct week-long Vacation Bible Schools and help in a renovation or construction project with the Corpus Christi Presbyterian Church.
Members of the James Island Presbyterian Church occasionally have opportunities to join a mission or service trip sponsored by another church or organization. Scholarship funds are available to enable members to participate in these trips. Examples of such mission trips attended by members of our congregation include: medical and dental teams working at rural clinics in Port-au-Prince, Haiti; Habitat for Humanity home building projects in Ghana, Africa: assisted living facility construction project in Cali, South America; dental teams serving in Quito, Ecuador; home repair projects in Roatan, Honduras.