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Missions


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Missions


Carolinas Cornerstone is dedicated to our community, our country, and our world. We have many opportunites to reach out to other people outside of our church.

Summer Mission Week


Summer Mission Week


 Setting up at Twin Lakes for a fun filled mission week!

Setting up at Twin Lakes for a fun filled mission week!

 
 

Mission Week 2018

When: Wednesday, August 1 – Saturday, August 4

Where: Red Springs Mission Camp, Lumberton, NC

What: The purpose of Red Springs Mission Camp is to provide affordable short term mission options. You will be helping with rebuilding lives that were devastated by Hurricane Matthew. We will be doing construction on homes which include light construction, handyman projects, painting and yard work. Ten (10) ladies will have the opportunity to work in a soup kitchen.

We will work together during the day, gather in the evening for supper, fellowship, singing and games. Yes, there is air conditioning and showers ! Three (3) meals will be provided each day.

Accommodations: Red Springs is 2 hours and 20 minutes from the church. We will carpool. You are welcome to drive your own car, there is parking on site. There are also RV campsites available, but you must reserve them ahead of time. There are 7 dorm rooms with bunk beds inside (96 beds). There are 2 large trailers outside with 80 beds.

Sign- ups begin March 4th, ending on April 11th in the church foyer. You may pay by check or credit card. Payment has to be made by April 11th. The total cost is $83 a person, this includes lodging, meals, supplemental insurance, a donation for building supplies and a t’shirt. Funds are available if you need assistance, please see Pam in the church office.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This trip is for ages 13 and up because of Red Springs’ policy and insurance restrictions. 

Thank you, this should be a great trip!

Questions? Conatact barry@carolinascornerstone.org

Recap:

Sign-ups March 4th – April 11th in the church foyer

Total Cost $83 per person

Ages 13 and up only

 
 

Grief Share


Grief Share


Led By: Elaine Muffett. Elaine has a Masters degree in Counseling and Nursing at Liberty University. She enjoys helping and caring for people, and is always ready to listen.
Who: This group is open to anyone, whether you're part of the church, a visitor, or have never been here before. Drop ins are always welcome. Please consider attending at least 3 meetings before deciding if it is right for you. 
What: GriefShare is a group of caring people all going through similar experiences. Grief. Grief of a friend, family, pet, spouse, or child. Learn to share and cope with your grief, and learn to heal. Don’t go through your grief journey alone. 
Cost: $15.00 for optional book
Where: Classroom 100.
When: Every Monday, 6:30-7:30pm
Contact Elaine at

Read more about what the program is: GriefShare Online

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Food Recovery Group


Food Recovery Group


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Led By: Mike Cookman. Mike founded and is president of the Food Recovery Group. He and his family moved to Fort Mill from Southern California in 2008. In December of 2012 they found Carolinas Cornerstone Church and have loved it ever since. His wife of 25 years, Debbie, is the leader of the ladies prayer group Conversations With God.
WhoEach pick-up usually requires an SUV and contains approximately 50 pounds of food. Each volunteer signs up for just 2 hours each month. You provide the car and a little bit of gasoline. You need to have a giving and generous heart with a desire to serve others. (Save empty boxes, it helps a lot when you are picking up the food to have something to carry it around in.)
WhatWe are a small group of committed volunteers, who serve our local communities by picking up donated food from grocery stores and retail shops and deliver to neighborhood groups who feed and serve those in need.Some of our clients include Pilgrim’s Inn, Bethlehem Baptist Church, So. Mecklenburg Presbyterian, Dove's Nest, Safe Alliance, Children's Attention Home, The Food Pantry, The Men's Shelter, Flint Hill Baptist Church Outreach.
Companies also help us. These are wonderful places that give us leftover food or excess food. Publix Grocery - Indian Land, SC, Publix Grocery - Rock Hill, SC, Publix Grocery - Ballantyne, NC, Panera Bread - Ballantyne, NC, Bagel Bin - Charlotte, NC
When: Monthly for two hours.
Contact Mike at 803-547-8987 or food@carolinascornerstone.org


Mike founded and is president of the Food Recovery Group. He and his family moved to Fort Mill from Southern California in 2008. In December of 2012 they found Carolinas Cornerstone Church and have loved it ever since. His wife of 25 years, Debbie, is the leader of the ladies prayer group Conversations With God.

Interested in Volunteering? Fill out the form below, and Mike will be in touch with you soon!
Serving Charlotte, NC, Fort Mill, Indian Land and Rock Hill, SC for over 5 years. Our website is www.foodrecoverygroup.com.

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Helping Hands


Helping Hands


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Led By: Kelly Blackwell.
Who: If you are a caring, helpful person we need you! 
What: We are a ministry that helps members of our church who are not in a Life Group when they have a need. Needs can vary from needing a meal for a family after a death, after a newborn baby, or even after surgery. 
Where: Wherever we are needed
When: Whenever we are needed
Contact Kelly at keblog@carolinascornerstone.org to find out more or get involved.

International Missions


Ugandan Orphan Care

International Missions


Ugandan Orphan Care

"We are to defend the weak and fatherless" - Psalm 82:3

Purpose Statement:

Defend Them ministry exists because we are to defend the weak and fatherless (Psalm 82:3). Our mission is to serve orphaned and vulnerable children at the local, national and international levels; sharing the love of Jesus Christ by meeting children's physical and spiritual needs with the desire that every child know their heavenly father and receive the hope and security that only HE can provide. The bible clearly expresses the Lord's heart for orphans and our responsibility to protect them. Defend Them cares for these vulnerable children predominantly through prayer, education, advocacy and missions. 

Led By: Mary Haynes & Meghan Yates
Contact Mary Haynes mhorphans@carolinascornerstone.org and Meghan Yates at myorphanscarolinascornerstone.org
Who: Anyone who has a heart for orphans and vulnerable children
What: Orphans and vulnerable children
When: Watch our Events page for announcements about fundraisers, meetings, etc. 
 


Orphan Ministry Sponsorship Updates

How It Works:

We are working with a village in Uganda that has many orphaned children. The faces that you saw in the pictures above are being helped by an organization called Juna Amagara, which mean "Saving Life". The ONLY way they can go to school, or even get aid thru Juna, is with YOUR help! By just giving $35 a month, you can change the life of a child FOREVER!

Signing up to sponsor a child is easy. Click on the following link and visit http://www.amagara.org then go under sponsorship where you will be able to see all the children available for sponsorships. CCC's main focus is on the Kayanja care point thus we highly enjoy you to sponsor a child from that village. Their sponsorship code is "BK". You will be able to fill out all the forms online to include your payment information.   We even encourage that you save a picture of your sponsor child to your phone or computer! Once you have completed all paperwork, there is one last step, please email the full name, BK number and date of sponsorship to both Mary Haynes atmhdefend@carolinasconerstone.org and Meghan Yates at mydefend@carolinascornerstone.org this way we can keep record of all sponsorships in our church!


Once a month $35 will be charged to your credit card, or taken from your bank account (which ever you choose) and the child YOU chose to sponsor will get new clothes and shoes, will be able to go to school, and will get all the benefits of being a sponsored child. Why wait? Choose the life you can change TODAY!

Want more? You can mail your sponsored child small gifts! A shirt, a little dress, books, stickers, write them letters, pictures of YOU their sponsor,  PRAY for them! Let them know you care! The info on how to do all of this is online at http://www.amagara.org! GO visit their website NOW! This coming February CCC is sending a group of missionaries to the Kayanja village. They will again be able to meet all sponsored children, and bring back letters and photos of your sponsored child. Also they will TAKE letters, cards and gifts to your sponsored child from you! Just drop off your items at the church prior to February 1,2017. Please place the item in a plastic bag no larger than a 2 gallon baggie. Write the sponsor child's name AND their BK number! * Please include a picture of yourself and/or of your family in your package! Remember to "sheka" which mean to smile! 

Thank you for your generous heart! In God's Name we can change the WORLD one child at a time!!


Did You Know?

  • There are 153 million orphans world-wide.
  • Roughly 399,546 children within the U.S. are in foster care and 101,719 are waiting to be adopted.
  • HIV/AIDs is the number one cause of death of both parents and every 15 seconds a child is orphaned due to the disease.
  • Orphans are more likely to become victims of violence, exploitation, human trafficking and discrimination or other abuses.
  • Over 1.2 million children are trafficked each year.
  • Nearly 1 billion people do not have access to clean drinking water and over 600,000 deaths occur each week due to unsafe water which fuels the orphan epidemic. 

What The Lord Has To Say:

  •  James 1:27 – Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world
  • Deuteronomy 14:29 - We are to let the widows and orphans share in our blessings
  • Jeremiah 5:28-29 - God will punish those who do not plead the case for the fatherless
  • Psalm 82:3 – We are to defend the weak and the fatherless 
  • Proverbs 31:8 – speak up for those who can not speak for themselves
  • Hosea 14:3 - The fatherless find compassion in God
  • Proverbs 24:12 - Once our eyes are opened we cannot pretend we do not know what to do. God, who weighs our hearts and keeps our souls knows we know and holds us responsible to act

Get Involved!

  • Become a Prayer Partner
  • Sponsor a child from Ugandaand give them hope
  • Volunteer your time to work with vulnerable children locally (inquire for details)
  • Go on a mission trip to Uganda Africa (Inquire for details)
  • Support our Uganda, Africa Mission Team (to read our letter click here!)

Our Partners

Click on their name to visit their website and learn more about each organization!

NAMI


National Alliance on Mental Illness

NAMI


National Alliance on Mental Illness

Led By: Brenda and Jen.
Who: This group is for family caregivers of individuals who have a severe mental illness.
What: National Alliance on Mental Illness Family to Family education program is a free, 12 week course for family caregivers of individuals who have severe mental illnesses. The course is taught by trained family members. All instructions and course materials are free to class participants.  
Where: Building 4
When: Spring and Fall Courses. Keep checking back here for specific dates. Pre-registration is REQUIRED and space is limited to 20 spots. 
Contact Brenda at 803.487.7707. 
Contact Jen at 803.233.7585 j.audier@yahoo.com.

Unchained


Women's Prison Ministry: A Part of the Ladies of Grace Ministry

Unchained


Women's Prison Ministry: A Part of the Ladies of Grace Ministry

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Led By:  Leader In Need
If you would like to volunteer, please email Pastor Barry at barry@carolinascornerstone.org.
Who: This group is open to any lady 18 years or older. If you'd like to go the events at the prison this does require training. Contact Wanda to see when and how you can join.
What: We have a simple Bible study and devotional with the women who are incarcerated. We share a light snack and fellowship with them, letting them know that no matter what, God loves them always. We give them hope and encouragement in an environment where often there is none. We also have an annual 4th of July celebration and a Christmas outreach.
Where: York County Prison
When: The 1st Monday and 3rd Tuesday of every month; 6:30-7:30pm
 

Cards for Encouragement


A Part of the Ladies of Grace Ministry

Cards for Encouragement


A Part of the Ladies of Grace Ministry

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Led By: Frances Duerr. Frances has been a member of our church for a long time. She's been crafting all the time and has a passion for reaching out to people who feel lonely or are in need of a little encouragement.
Who: We are a group of ladies who make and write cards for the sick and our friends at home. 
What: You can create cards, buy cards, or postage stamps, and donate them to the ministry. You can volunteer to be a correspondent, by writing uplifting messages and encouragement for the many that we mail cards to. 
Where: We work at home, in our spare time.
When: Anytime you have free time to give. 
Contact Frances at fdlog@carolinascornerstone.org


So many loved ones or friends are going through difficult times. No one person could possibly meet all their emotional needs. The cards for encouragement are a means to reach out to those going through surgery, long-term illness, or grieving from the loss of a loved one. Some of the cards go to those who simply need to know someone cares.
This team consists of Cindy Moore, Jean Fulp, Donna Britsch, Teena Willis, Frances Duerr, Cassie Rodriguez, Julia Farella, Ali Adkins, Jamie Honeggar, Lou Vance, Debbie Cookman, Carolee Adams, Ana Rodriguez, and Bibi Rodriguez. Some of these ladies make the cards while others write notes and mail the cards each month. These members send as many as 100 cards a month, but we divide the list up so that each person sends as few as 10 each. It is not a burden at all but a great opportunity for ministry.
The cards always include a word of encouragement and a Scripture which can help more than we realize. 
This team also offers a card-making event for all the ladies in the church at least once a year. We hope you will plan to attend. Our next event will be announced in the church’s newsletter.

To find out more, add someone to the card send list, or to get involved, contact Frances Duerr at fdlog@carolinascornerstone.org
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Knit This


A part of the Ladies of Grace Ministry

Knit This


A part of the Ladies of Grace Ministry

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Led By: Susan Hargett & Karen Pelletier
Who: Anyone who likes to knit (or crochet), or wants to learn is welcome to attend. 
Why: We knit prayer shawls, lap blankets and scarves for the sick, and home-bound, and homeless. Each item is prayed over at the beginning of every stitch. We know they will bring comfort and we hope happiness to the person using them. We want everyone suffering the hardships of sickness, cancer, etc to know that they are LOVED, not just by us, but God Himself! Once the item is complete, we offer prayers and blessings for the person who will receive it. 
Where: Room 100
When: First and Third Saturday, at 10 am.
Contact: knit@carolinascornerstone.org


Men's Prison


Men's Prison Ministry: A Part of the Iron Men Ministry

Men's Prison


Men's Prison Ministry: A Part of the Iron Men Ministry

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York County Prison, York, SC Minimum Custody Prison
"I needed clothes and you clothed me. I was sick and you looked after me. I was in prison and you came and visited me."
Matthew 25
"The King will reply, I tell you the truth whatever you did for the least of these brothers of mine you did for me!"
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  Matthew 36 & 40
These men and women often have no one to talk to, no one to care about them, no one lead them to a better road. Just by providing a home baked goodie, they are given joy, and that joy opens them up just enough that we can teach them that they are not just wandering souls with no purpose. That our Creator created them too, and they have value! You can reach a lost soul and change a life. Won’t you join us? 
If we don’t go, we miss a ministry opportunity!
 All work in county jobs being supervised outside each day

What We Do

* 4th Monday night prison service at 6:30 p.m. Led by George Franklinwith support from the Men’s Ministry. George has been ministering 30 years in prison ministry and is a Chaplin at this unit.

* 5th Sunday morning prison service at 8:00 a.m.
Contact George Franklin for more info on the Prison Minsitry: prison@carolinascornerstone.org

Yearly events:

4th of July- Home baked goods, service and songs (see calendar for exact date and details)  Drop off your baked items on Saturday morning of event 9-noon. Please have them pre-cut and in disposable containers. Thanks!

ChristmasCC collects gift bags for the prisoners and provides home baked goods, a service, and Christmas carols (see calendar for exact date and details)

Baked Goods: 
Drop off your baked items on Saturday morning of event 9-noon. Please have them pre-cut and in disposable containers. Thanks!

Gift bags:
Items should be placed in a Christmas gift bag with a bit of tissue paper. 

List for 2018: Coming Soon

God says we are to help and meet peoples’ needs in showing them love and they are more willing to let us minister to them.

How You Can Help

Become a prayer warrior! Contribute to the needs of the inmates by donating deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, and envelopes with stamps. Be a driver! Sometimes we need transportation help to get a newly released inmate to a place where they can get a start on a new life.

Please contact George Franklin if you have any questions about this worth while ministry.

Build Up


A part of the Iron Men Ministry

Build Up


A part of the Iron Men Ministry

Led By: Jim Johnson. Jim is very knowledgeable about building and construction, and even owns his own cabinet store, where he custom builds cabinets.
Who: If you're handy with tools, knowledgeable about construction, or just good at following instructions, please join us! 
What: We are a ministry that builds God's kingdom. We repair old churches, build new walkways, fix roofs, put down flooring, and do whatever needs to be done for our church and our neighbor's churches that are in need of help. 
When: Whenever we are needed
Where: Wherever we are needed
Contact Jim at buildup@carolinascornerstone.org

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KidServe


A part of the Rooted Kid's Ministry

KidServe


A part of the Rooted Kid's Ministry

 
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*Wednesday 6:30pm: Kids in kindergarten-4th Grade

Who we are: We believe that little kids can make a BIG difference. This class is open to kids in Kindergarten-5th Grade.
What we do: We learn about outreach and missions. We are trying to equip this generation of Christians to not only go to church, but to BE the church. The children learn weekly about the importance of doing something to help someone else. We also do mission projects where we give kids the opportunity to put into action what we teach.
Contact Tiffany McCord at rooted@carolinascornerstone.org or Lisa Moseley at lmrooted@carolinascornerstone.org for more information about KidServe


*Shoe Boxes for Missions  Each child is given the opportunity to fill a shoe box full of goodies for a child who is less fortunate.

*World Hunger Project – We do fundraisers to raise money for world hunger. This year we have done an empty bowls project and also raised money through collecting change with rice bowls.

*Annie Armstrong/Lottie Moon Project – We believe it is important to educate our children about these Easter and Christmas offerings. They go to help support our missionaries around the world.


How you can help:

If you would like to be a part of our Wednesday night team we would love to have your help. As our class size grows we can always use extra hands!