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Kindness Outreach: Making a Difference through Loving Our Community.
We are passionate about loving our neighbors and sharing the love and message of Jesus with everyone. Serving with our Kindness Outreach ministry will allow you to make a difference in our immediate community, as well as city-wide through our strategic partner relationships. We are honored to serve along side the following ministries and we hope you will too.
If you're interested in connecting with our community, let us know. Our Outreach Ministry will get in touch and connect you with others who are already volunteering in the ministry that you are interested in. Let's make a difference by loving our neighbors!
Click the graphic to hear about our philosophy on Kindness Outreach; fair
warning - Pastor Jeff gets emotional!
We can - and should! - still make an impact by demonstrating kindness to our neighbors. Here are a few ways we can all assist and encourage each other:
1. Join in our COVID KO by signing up to provide essential items, that the church will make up into care packages and deliver. Click here for all the details.
2. Help with yard work for the elderly or those who may be quarantined; take your neighbor's trash or recycling to the curb.
3. Offer to wash and/or clean out a car (moms usually love this!).
Kindness outreach while social distancing...
We believe that the church should not be turned inward, but should look for ways to reach out to the community around it. We have created partnerships with local organizations to accomplish this.
We'd love to connect you with our community partners. Let's make a difference by loving our neighbors! Click on any of the graphics for more information about each partner.
The Transformation & Transition Project is a Christian non-profit organization based in Columbia whose pursuit is to:
1 - Assist Returning Citizens
To prepare and assist individuals for a successful transition into society after being released from incarceration. This is the primary focus of this organization, and all other efforts support this cause. A relational approach is taken to endeavor emphasizing mentorship, discipleship, and inclusion into Christ-centered community.
2 - Recruit Churches
To establish a network of churches that are actively involved in transition ministry and committed to providing loving, Christ-centered community to returning citizens and their families. This involves long-term investment in meaningful relationships.
3 - Network Resources
To facilitate coordination between organizations and individuals who can assist with reintegration. There is a wide range of needs represented among returning citizens and no single organization is positioned to address them all.
Rice Creek Elementary School
We partner with Rice Creek Elementary School all through the year, in many different ways, such as
- the Mentors In Motion program
- Fill the Pantry
- Fill the Trailer
- Summer backpack program
BECOME A MENTOR
Invest in the youth at Rice Creek Elementary by being a mentor. For as little two 20 minute sessions per month, you have the opportunity to encourage and support a student to achieve academic excellence. You can also help assist in their personal growth; which helps the student to become a responsible, productive and contributing member of his or her community. Click the graphic above to register, or email
Pastor Malcolm at
for more information.
The Cooperative Ministry serves the Columbia area as an instrument of God’s love by providing a coordinated charitable response to assist those in need. They seek to improve the quality of life for the people they help by providing direct assistance, counseling, prayer, and guidance to other available community resources. Contact the The Cooperative Ministry volunteer coordinator at 803.799.3853 to serve.
From the inception of Sandhills Community Church, we wanted to represent the Lord Jesus Christ in our community. Our goals have involved both gospel proclamation and gospel work. Like any other church, we want to live a life of generosity. Part of this is determining the
best way to respond to the many needs before us. We receive phone calls every week, and some visits, from people looking for assistance. Unfortunately, we discovered some these requests were not legitimate. This created a dilemma. How do we demonstrate the grace of Christ in such a way that we can be a genuine help to those truly in need?
A member of our church told us about The Cooperative Ministry. We heard the mission statement and realized The Cooperative Ministry shared our heart. "To increase the economic self-sufficiency of people experiencing poverty in the Midlands through crisis assistance and sustainability programs." This organization partners with those really trying to make it in life, but who struggle from time to time. This timely aid maintains, and often restores, the dignity of these individuals.
Practically speaking, it's always easier to partner with an organization doing something well than to try to create a whole new system yourself. The Cooperative Ministry was formed by local churches coming together to address an issue with which they each struggled - how to best help those in need around them. Our church is now actively involved in The Cooperative Ministry. We give an annual gift as part of our church budget. In the month of December, we encourage our people to make a gift to The Cooperative Ministry. We encourage our people to contribute to the 'Autos for Opportunities' program. We have also partnered to help sort clothing. We have been blessed by our partnership with The Cooperative Ministry and believe it is making a Christ-like difference in our community.