The International and Local Missions Ministries at MPPC strive to follow Christ’s example and call to love our neighbors as ourselves—by sharing the Good News of God’s grace in our lives, standing with the poor and needy, and giving a voice to the voiceless. Whether that means we are walking across the street, helping out across town, or traveling to other countries, members of MPPC are learning what it means to be the hands and feet of Christ through missional partnership and mutual service with others.

Local Missions

The heart of Local Missions at MPPC is to connect with children and families in need, sharing the love of Christ in empowering and life-giving ways.
Learn more about our local partners below or click here to get in touch with MPPC’s local mission partner liaison if you have questions. You can also find new ways to get involved in our community by checking out our Volunteer Catalog below.

Several times a year, we host blood drives with the American Red Cross in our Fellowship Hall. 

The Angel Tree serves five area elementary and middle schools, as well as Windwood Farms. In early November we reached out to the guidance counselors of each school asking for families who they believe would benefit from our program. Each family is asked for items that would be beneficial for their children and the family.

An effort by our members to recognize and address areas of discrimination, and to develop relationships with other churches in our community.

Our Vision is that all children will have loving and stable families and a nurturing community empowering them to lead successful lives.

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The Charleston Area Justice Ministry is a growing network of faith-based congregations who are culturally, economically, geographically and religiously diverse. We come together to make the Charleston area a more just place to live.

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Our mission is to prevent abuse, protect children and heal families. We partner with caregivers, professionals, and the community

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I-Beam is a mentoring program that pairs elementary school children with a caring adult once a week, during the school year, to cultivate a love of reading.

Fix It! provides homeowners in need with essential home repairs as well as wheelchair ramps via the coordination of skilled volunteers and the collaboration of community agencies.

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East Cooper Habitat for Humanity (ECHFH) is a non-profit, Christian housing ministry that believes that every man, woman and child should have a decent, safe and affordable place to live.

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We serve nutritious meals to all homebound residents east of the Cooper, regardless of age or income.

For Rakes on Wheels, we will rake leaves and do some light yardwork for Meals on Wheels recipients usually in the fall or spring.

Founded as an emergency relief effort in 1989, East Cooper Community Outreach (ECCO) has grown into a permanent resource for the community in need with three main program areas: Basic Needs, Health Services and Empowerment.

ESOL offers beginner, intermediate and advanced conversation classes for adults who want to learn English.

Hope, Safety & Opportunity For Young Women – Our overriding goal is to help each young mother take ownership of her pregnancy and her life by offering residential and family development programs.

Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church and Providence Church have been working together to help a young mother who fled Afghanistan with her four children while her husband remained feeling it was unsafe for him to attempt to leave with his family.

Follow her story here.

Our common goal is to provide school uniforms and basic school supplies to needy students.

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To function as a hospital hospitality house and provide a Christ-centered, safe, secure, temporary home-away-from-home for individuals and families in need.

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A cold-weather shelter for those in need during extremely cold nights. 

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Metanoia works with the residents of communities that have experienced decline due to lack of investment and capital flight.

One80 Place provides food, shelter and hope to end homelessness and hunger one person at a time, one family at a time.

Ronald McDonald House is a “home-away-from home” where 35 families can stay while their children undergo extensive medical treatment. Here, parents and children lead a life as normal as possible during these traumatic times without the financial burden of costly hotel and travel expenses. Every night a volunteer group prepares the evening meal for these families. Members of Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church have been preparing this meal on the last Thursday of every month for more than 15 years. With your support, we can continue to provide a monthly meal ($300 per month) to 70 individuals. We hope that you will consider supporting this worthwhile cause as a volunteer or through your generosity. To learn more, contact Bruce McAdams.

Thornwell serves to prevent child abuse and neglect, to build up and reunite families, and to support healthy communities in the name of Jesus Christ.

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Providing help, hope, and healing through behavioral, educational, and therapeutic interventions which enhance social functioning and well-being, ensures safety, and works to achieve positive permanency for children and families in our community.

International Missions

The International Missions Ministry at MPPC seeks to share God’s love with our neighbors all over the world in ways that are life-giving, empowering, and sustainable. Learn more about our international partners below or to sign up or pay for a mission trip, please use the buttons below. Click here to get in touch with MPPC’s international mission partner liaison if you have questions.

LAMB is a Christ-centered, multifaceted ministry based in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. We seek to share the hope found in Christ Jesus as we care for, educate, protect, and empower those suffering extreme poverty, abuse, and exploitation in Honduras.

Habitat for Humanity Honduras is an apolitical, non-governmental, non-profit, private civil development association, with a Christian foundation, which manages its own assets. It supports low-income families to create a better habitat where they can live through a program of credit and subsidies.

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MPPC partners with Haiti Outreach Ministries (HOM), a North American NGO, and the Mission of the Christian Church of Cite Soleil (MICECC), a group of Haitian leaders. HOM/MICECC has been ministering to the people of Haiti since 1989 through evangelism, education, building projects and health care. Although there are many needs, we are recruiting for a medical mission and construction. 

MPPC is temporarily partnering with Heifer International and the local mayor of Trinidad de Copan, Orlando Jimenez building schools, employment skills and community based health care.

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