Triune Mercy Center
January 2018          
 This Time, Next Year        

From the pastor: 

          On the last Sunday of every year, I preach a sermon titled "This Time, Next Year." The idea is that someone may be addicted, homeless, unemployed or estranged from family right now. But in a year's time, things could be quite different.
          The last Sunday of 2017 fell on New Year's Eve. I told the stories of two men who had been recently housed by consistently working with our social workers, Kathy Sharp and Robin Barton. Kenneth "Shorty" Powell had been on the street for one year, Sippio Wardlaw for an astonishing 35 years.
            Kenneth owned some property in Poe Mill, but had lost his housing due to multiple medical issues -- getting hit twice by cars, a heart attack, a moped wreck. But the real blow came when first his father, then his ex-wife died. He simply gave up, and was content to sleep between sheets of plastic on his land, and walk to Triune for worship, Bible study and meetings with Robin.
            It was Robin, he said, who convinced him that he had value and that he had a friend. In early December, he moved into a mobile home. He walks two miles to get to Triune on Sundays. 
           Sippio's story was more complicated. He came from a broken home, and the one thing he always wanted was to raise his children in a stable, two-parent household. Yet, when his marriage ended after 10 years, he refused to pay his court-ordered child support. It was the wrong decision, he says. and he doesn't know why he made it.
          But the two years he spent in and out of jail and losing jobs because of it landed him on the street at 31. That was in 1981, and there weren't nearly so many homeless people on the streets of Greenville. He slept on park benches and in unoccupied cars and buses, and for long stretches of time, in the Greenville Rescue Mission. He worked day labor but got into a dead-end pattern of spending his daily pay on crack cocaine.
           "I guess crack took away the pain for awhile," he said. "I just wanted the pain to ease up some kind of way.”
            I met Sippio when I arrived at Triune in 2005. He was 54 by then, and one of the kindest and most helpful people at the church. Still, in those days, he had no desire to change. 
        “I’d been outdoors for so long I couldn't imagine living inside," he said. 
         At 62, he began to receive a Social Security check, and though small -- $769 a month -- he saw it as an opportunity to make a plan. He stopped smoking crack. He saved a huge part of that check each month, and got his driver's license reinstated. Then he bought a used Toyota Camry. Then he moved into an apartment. We thought he was finished, but he went before the South Carolina Pardon and Parole Board and got a pardon for decades-old drug convictions. That made him eligible for a better apartment, and he moved in 2017.  
         Sippio is 66 now, and we have watched his progress with awe. He comes to Triune for every worship service and Bible study, and every Round Table and Welcome Home, which are support groups for our parishioners. 
          Shorty and Sippio prove it can be done, that building relationships and goal-setting can get them where they want to be. We hope that by telling their stories, more people will be sober and housed this time, next year. 
December at Triune:
Worship and Bible studies (average attendance):
Sun AM.... 244    Sun PM... 109       Playback Cafe ....75    Christmas Concert ... 447
Meals and Assistance Programs:
Hot meals............................ 1,449 
Grocery boxes....................... 134 households
Pop-top groceries...................   78 individuals
Laundry loads..........................  67                                       
Emergency clothes/coats......    13
Blankets .................................. 19
Hygiene kits .........................    73

Bikes ...................................       1 
People placed in rehab........     12  
Safe housing from sexual exploitation ... 2  
Social worker consultations.... 142 including 33 Round Table participants         
Vision screenings ......  17
Prescriptions filled ...... 19 
Blood pressures .......   38
Volunteer hours ..... 1,203

Worship with us at Triune Chapel:

January 7, 11 AM -- Larry McNair and Brianna Sutton will sing, and Deb will preach on "Before We've Done Anything At All."  
6 PM --  Rev. Susie Smith will preach on "Epiphany Stars."

January 14, 11 AM --  The Voices of Mercy will lead worship, and Deb will preach on "In Our Image."  
6 PM --   Marydell Atkins will preach.
January 21, 11 AM -- Deb will preach.  
6 PM -- Join us for Playback Cafe, our improvisational theatrical offering in which community actors play back the stories of our homeless parishioners.    

January 28, 11 AM --  Rev. Tandy Taylor will preach. 
6 PM --  Elaine Nocks will speak.  

Sunday School - Each Sunday at 10 AM.
Bible Study at 4 PM each Sunday. 
Wish List:
        Our heartfelt thanks to all of you who brought in donations and cooked meals during December. You didn't let the holidays interrupt your commitments: Bethel Breakfast Ministries served a Christmas Day breakfast, and Advent UMC grilled steaks in our 25-degree parking lot on New Year's Eve.
        You greatly blessed the homeless community of Greenville and the people of God who gather at Triune. There are only a few items we currently need, thanks to your holiday generosity.

Peanut butter
Pasta sauce
Canned meat 
Recovery Meetings:

Monday         Noon           Narcotics Anonymous
Tuesday        Noon           Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous
Wednesday   Noon           Narcotics Anonymous
                      6:30 PM      Triune Al-Anon Family Group
                      8:00 PM      Alcoholics Anonymous
Thursday       Noon           Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous
                      7:00 PM      Narcotics Anonymous
Friday            Noon           Narcotics Anonymous

                      6:30 PM      Pornography Addicts Anonymous
Saturday       9:00 AM      Alcoholics Anonymous   
                      7:00 PM      Narcotics Anonymous


Serving in January: 
Bethel Breakfast Ministries                                 Holland Park Church of Christ
Buncombe Street UMC                                      John Knox Presbyterian
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints      Pelham Road Baptist
First Baptist of Mauldin                                       Prince of Peace Catholic
Fourth Presbyterian                                            Triune Mercy Center
Grace Covenant Presbyterian                            Valley Brook Outreach Baptist
Monetary Donations:

In honor of Roger and Louise Ables - Rudy and Sonya Ables
In honor of Art Room volunteers - Judy and Hugh Pennell
In honor of Carole and John Austin, Cathy and Duke McCall - George and Jane Watkins
In honor of Carole and John Austin, Jeane Begg, Mary and Ken Bolt - Dr. Ann Quattlebaum
In honor of Matthew and Linda Blaisdell - Susan White 
In honor of "Bones" - Jonathan Jones
In honor of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Bouton, Mr. and Mrs. Chip Allison, Mrs. Sandra McNaughton, Mr. and Mrs. Pat Counts, Mr. and Mrs. John Braeunig, Mrs. Lydia Kellett, Mrs. Tudda Carpenter, Dr. and Mrs. Boyce Tollison, Wednesday Men's Bridge Club - Michael and Joan Kellett
In honor of Bruce Brown - Lynne Shackelford
In honor of Pam Bruce - Thomas Bruce
In honor of Tom Bruce - Dave and Lisa Burlington
In honor of Chuck and Susanne Butler - Joseph and Cathryn Surkamer
In honor of Sharon Byrd and Sally Stewart - June White   
In honor of Mary Ann Callcott, Ann Grayson, Kathy Roberson, Susan and Raoul Glenn, Elaine Gentry, Mary Jane Steele, Mr. and Mrs. George McLeod -Ann Lee
In honor of Doris Clanton - Terrill Walters
In honor of Dr. Larry Clanton - Doris Clanton
In honor of Steve and Becky Connelly - Marie Kmonicek 
In honor of Darrell and Sandra Corder - Jim Cauble
In honor of Skip Costa, Mr. and Mrs. Felix Marbury - Michael and Glenda Costa
In honor of John and Jeanette Cothran - Scott Cothran
In honor of Cris and Gareth Crain - George and Dorothy Dowe
In honor of Della Day - Glenda Bailey
In honor of Deb and her staff - Nancy Ledford
In honor of Mr. and Mrs. William Dillard - Thomas Dillard
In honor of Pat Dillow - Betty Erbe, Cynthia Staley
In honor of Kathy and Paul Dodge - John and Janice Johnson
In honor of Sammy Dotson, David Raulston, Russ Long, Ollicia Burnside, Tyler James, Ken Dawson, Robert Shell, Charles Hester, Eddie Jackson, Fred Wood, Sharon Rosenberg, Nancy Weatherly, David Hanna, Mike and Judy Vause - Cathi Karelitz
In honor of Steve Doughty and Jean Fontaine - Anthony Doughty, William and Nadine Doughty, Don and Deborah Fontaine
In honor of extended family of Robert McKinney - Kinard and Carol Johnson
In honor of Morgan Fayssoux - Jean Sanderson
In honor of Fidelis Alpha Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa -  Grace Ingram
In honor of Wanda and Buck Fulp - Edd Sheriff
In honor of David Gay and Beth Messick - Robbie Boman
In honor of Ray and Jean Gehrke - Harry and Pam Shucker
In honor of Natalie Gibson - JoBeth Shaw
In honor of Tiffany Gibson Cox - Rachel Mullinax
In honor of LEB Glass - Hulda McDonald
In honor of Richard and Rosemary Goodall - Susan White 
In honor of Jean and Sonny Graves - Betty and Barbara Bloom
In honor of Jim and Cydelle Guth - Karen Guth
In honor of Sara Hamby, Edward Hamby, Roberta Carnes - Jamie Jones
In honor of David Hanna - De Ila Meyer
In honor of Mr. and Mrs. John Hart, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hart, Mr. and Mrs. Zack Zapack, Mr. and Mrs. Gaston Fairey, Marian and Brian  Dameier, Ken Christy, Maria Mersman, Margaret Green, Mr. and Mrs. J.T. Hane, Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Williamson, Mr. and Mrs. Steven Grant, Belle Fender, Claire and John Perrill, Brad Wyche and Diane Smock,  Nancy Thomas, The Perrills, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Coble, Mr. and Mrs. P. C. Okey, Mr. and Mrs. E. O. Pendarvis, Thayer Fleming, David and Audrey Gay, Sally Skardon, Susan Stall, Adair McLeod  - Susan and Daniel McLeod
In honor of Sarah and Gordon Herring, Judy and Bing Vick - Don and Judy Lineback
In honor of Bob and Sharon Howell - Jeffrey Harper, Tanya Harper, Kelly Robinson
In honor of George and Cecile Irwin - Kevin and Jane Lynch
In honor of Drs. Wendell and Chesna James - Thelma Fordham Grawe
In honor of Jay and Lindsay, Joe and Elizabeth, Yoan and Catherine - Jim and Kathy Hastings
In honor of Ann Aaron Lyle - Grace Lyle
In honor of Toni and Oscar Masters - Marty Vaughn
In honor of Mrs. E. W.  Mathison - James Mathison 
In honor of Mary McArthur and Duncan McArthur - Mary Jane Gorman
In honor of Ava McBee - Hamlin and Ava Withington
In honor of Jennet McElreath - Terrie Barker, Hope Tedards
In honor of Susan McLarty - Gary and Jan Boley
In honor of Haley and Bob Nations - Suzanne and C. V. Pyle
In honor of Elaine Nocks - Glyn Sandzen
In honor of Elaine Nocks, Joan White - Kristin Dollar
In honor of Elaine Nocks, Pat Parker, and Don Austin - Jimmy and Patty Grantham
In honor of JD and Flora Norton - Brooks Carter
In honor of Robbie Nuckolls - Ann Nuckolls
In honor of our children -- Gale and Nancy Roush
In honor of Chip Price - Jason and Esther Weathers
In honor of Jane Price and Celeste Price - Chip Price
In honor of Roy "Ebb" Queen - Carolyn Queen
In honor of Rosalind and Jerry Richardson - Mary Phillips and Ashley Case
In honor of Deb Richardson Moore - Karen Bissell, Rebecca Bouton, Paul Goldsmith, Paul and Wendy Kellett, Jim and Kathy Stewart
In honor of Jim and Mary Roberts - Jean Martin 
In honor of Keith and Kelee Lehman, John and Nancy Robson, Rusty and Joy Rohbaugh, and Edd Sheriff - Lamar Lehman
 In honor of Samuel, Wallace and Jenkie Berry, Dr. David Silkiner, Dr. Jim Howell, Dr. Carl Burton - Cathi and Steve Karelitz
In honor of Bert and Sharon Sanford - Alan and Kathy Cochran
In honor of Mike, Adair and Nelson Senn - Alison Pacewic
In honor of Kathy Sharp - David and Debra Spear
In honor of Dan and Betty Shearer - Kenneth and Yvonne Staiger
In honor of Diane Smock - Brad Wyche
In honor of Bob and Maxine Spearman - Sharron Dillard
In honor of Carolyn and Richard Stevenson, Silos Family, Dee and Steve Shivers, Joann and Ed Reed - Anne Cargill
In honor of Judy Suggs - Kathleen Howze
In honor of Kay and Heyward Sullivan, Marietta Bolt, Patricia Mitchell, Cameron Daniels - Bettie Runnion
In honor of Nancy Swanson - Patricia Thompson
In honor of David and Tandy Taylor - John and Mary Braeunig
In honor of the Smart children - Bonnie Smart
In honor of Triune Mercy Center staff - Mary Wasson
In honor of Jessie Turner - Carroll and Elizabeth Caldwell
In honor of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wiegert - Rebecca Wiegert
In honor of Bill and Barbara Wilder - Joyce Barton
In honor of Jan Willis - Terry Willis

In memory of all my loved ones who have gone before me - Mary Lou and Donald EuryIn memory of J. William Anderson - Scott and Melissa Anderson
In memory of Ruth Ashmore - Russell Ashmore
In memory of Ann Bettis - William Byars, Glenda Coker, Tom and Jill Coker, Rosemarie Cothran
In memory of Bill Biggers - Edward and Susan Cook
In memory of Tom and Audrey Cash - Terry and Martha Reubert
In memory of Sam and Sara Clark - Frank and Susan Webb
In memory of Beth Croft - Bill and Pat Traxler
In memory of Dr. Richard Crooks - Virginia Johnson
In memory of Jack Dill Sr. - Patricia Dill
In memory of Albert W. Egli - Elisabeth Egli
In memory of Mike Elgin - Bill and Jackie Bradham
In memory of Ed Farmer - Patsy Farmer
In memory of Sara Frances and Martin Gary Wallace - Dana Mitchell  
In memory of George C.  Garrett - Eugenie Garrett
In memory of Jack A. Green, Martha P. Green,  and Jack A. Green Jr. - Ann Green
In memory of Pamela Hand - Steven Hand 
In memory of Sara Jane Haney - James and Dail Earl, Woodlands Resident Council
In memory of Stephen Hayes - Patricia Delaney
In memory of Paul Hogan - ED Yazijian 
In memory of Rev. Dr. James E. Hunter III - Mrs James E Hunter
In memory of Jim and Judy Kleckley - Jim and Rhonda Gilliam
In memory of Mary Lloyd and Juliette Michon - Jerry Lloyd and Cecile Miichon
In memory of Ralph Marshall - Rhett and Sarah McCraw
In memory of Frances Pack Martin and Violet Boone Woodie - Carroll Luck
In memory of Steve Martin and Violet Boone Woodie - Alvin Drake
In memory of Mrs. Mazolla - Jeannie Blinkoff
In memory of Lola and John McCandless - Bruce and Kathleen McCandless
In memory of Danny McClain - Calvin and Regenia McClain
In memory of Jenifer McDermont - Scott and Ann Withrow
In memory of Don McMahan - Cheryl McMahan
In memory of Alex and Fritzie Mumford - Bing Somers
In memory of Flora Norton - Paul and Joy Carter
In memory of Roberta Ogle - Hewer and Candace Richardson
In memory of Skip Oxford - Earle and Melinda Furman
In memory of John Parfitt - Kelly Byers
In memory of Terry Parillo - Jack Parillo
In memory of Gordon E. Pillsbury - Anita and Bennie Burton
In memory of Hewer Richardson and Bill Phillips - Mary Phillips and Ashley Case
In memory of Hewer Richardson, Bobby and Barbara Nelson - Hewer and Candace Richardson
In memory of Dave Sems - David and Carolyn Sems
In memory of Sherril McKeown's Mother - Jane Carpenter
In memory of Jim Smart - Bonnie Smart
In memory of Kathryn Smith - Rion and Lolly Smith
In memory of Edward Sture Olson - Mary Lang Edwards
In memory of unborn babies - James Roberts
In memory of Tony Vanderwood - Denny and Karen Abrams, Walter and Patricia Barton, John and Valerie Bickley, Cheryl Borum, John and Susan Bowles, Mike and Cindy Chibbaro, Reid Merline Eaddy, Steven and Lee Farrar, Dr. Bill and Ann Jones, Susan Leverone, Selina Naik, Sally Nicolson, Jacquie Slead, David Vickery, Charles and Ashley Wile
In memory of Cooper White Jr. - Daniel and Susan Wald
In memory of Perry White - Joan White
In memory of Amanda Williams - Walter and Julia Muirhead
In memory of Harriet Wyche - Davis Enloe and Mimi Wyche
Robert and Joan Adams
Doris Addis
Aldersgate UMC Women
Aldersgate UMC
Charles and Patricia Alford
Steven and Elizabeth Anderson
Craig Anderson
Bob and Susan Ariail
Glenn and Mary Arrowood
Courtney Atkinson
Joseph and Connie Austin
Fred and Connie Bachert
Jason and Kimberly Bagwell
Mr. and Mrs. W.  Bailey
William Bailey
Graceanna Baker
Thomas and Diane Baliker 
Charles and Jackie Barber
Marshall and Judy Barnes
James and Eleanor Barnhardt
Elaine Barnhill
Joyce and Troy Barton
Milton and Sara Bates
Marc Benjamin
David and Patricia Berry
Beau Bethel
Gary and Kristina Blalock
Christopher and Lisa Blum
Johnsye Boling
Steve Borklund
David and Karen Bost
Larry and Lynn Bowden
Sandra Boyd
Stephen Brackbill
Bradshaw, Gordon and Clinkscales, LLC
Susie  Brannon Smith
Daniel and Cathy Bridgeman
Lawrence and Susan  Brown
James Bruton
Robyn and Steven Bryant
Tom Buchanan
William and Sherie Burdette
Karen Burks
Norma Bylenga
Carol Cadwallander and Joan Zangas
Marjorie Calder
Jerry and Jan Campbell
Larry and Margie Candler
Capital Health Services
Don and Jo Carson
Cecile Cely
Bill Cheek Jr.
Jim and Ethel Childress
Erik Ching and Cat Stephens
Christmas Eve Runners
Barbara Christopher
Cameron Churdar
Marshall and Virginia Clarke
Lannie and Margaret  Clayton
CMT Inc.
Cochran Law Firm
Judy Coe
Gregory and Sally Coleman
Millie Collins
Robert Collins
Edwin and Andrea Cooper
Shannon Copper
Alan and Stacy Corbin
Covenant UMC
Victoria Covington
Barbara Cox
Hal Crosswell
Stanley Crowe
Kathleen Cull
Lillian Darby
Rob and Joyce Davis
Anita Davis
Robert and Dianne Deal
Alan and Charlene Dean
Doris Demkovich
David and Sandra Dempsey
Ann Devlin
Walter and Ellen  Dew
Robert and Nicki Dillon
Donnie Coggins SS Class
Vivian and Glenn Dorsey
William and Ashley Douglas
Dr. J.C. and Dorothy Frazier Foundation
Alvin and Sarah Drake
Richard and Nancy Dumont
John and Jane Dyer
Phillip and Linda Edmiston
John Eichelberger
Diane and Charles Eldridge
Phil and Kacki Elliott
Karen Ellis
Emmanuel United Church of Christ
Sallie Eskew
Tina Faris
Susan Fender
Teri Ficicchy
Luther and Virginia Finley
Firefighters of City of Greenville
Thayer Fleming
Marnisha Flewellen
Fourth Presbyterian Church
Fred Collins Foundation
Thomas and Kate Freeland
Allen Freeman
Cynthia Freeman
Karin Freeman
Wallace Fridy
G.L. Davis Family Fund
Fielding and Gally Gallivan
Hattie Gamble
Darrel and Phyllis Garrison
Nelson Garrison
Paul and Jennifer Gasque
Kenneth and Janice Gibson
Michael and Ann Giese
Fred and Jeanie Gilmer
Glassy Mountain Chapel
Timothy and Maria Goins
Ed and Peggy Good
Leroy and Carrie Gordon
Bonita Gossett
Edward and Deidra Graham
James and Patti Grantham
Wofford and Linda Green
Ann Green
Jean Greer
Angela Grell
James and Elizabeth Griffeth
Dorothy Grimball
Allen and Nicolette Grumbine
Allen Guignard and Rita McKinney
Dan Guth and Kathy Fitzsimmons
Cheryl Gyyn
Katie and  Katherine Hall
Kim Halley
Virdie and Sonya Hallums
Janice Hembree
Robert Haney
Falls L.  Harris
Mike and Trish Harrison
Paris Harrison
Frank and Beverly Hawkins
Margaret Heatherly
Cynthia Henderson
Gordon and Sarah Herring
Brian Hersey
Allan and Jana Hill
Robert E. Hines
Robert Hodges
Wyline Holder
Holiday Sunshine Fund
Hollingsworth Funds
Bill and Emily Holt
Zachary and Heidi Hood
George and Donna Hood
Horizon Records
Jean Howard
David and Carey Lee Hudson
Sharon Huecker
Velda Hughes
Janet Huskey
Christopher Hutton
Claire Hutton
Kristin and Brad Ikenberry
Janet Isaac
Neil Jamerson
D.R. and T.R. James
Heather Jiva
Joseph and Kimberly Johnson
Adair Johnson
Jason and Amy Johnston
Liza Jones
Gary and Frances Jordan
Michael Joseph 
Cathi Karelitz
Ted and Mary Keller
Mary Keller
Lydia Kellett
Lary and Shirley Kendall
Gene Kendrick
Gene and Pam Kenny
Christine Keyes
Mark Kirby
Larry Kiss
Wade Kolb
B. J. Koonce
John and Rosamund Korybski
Charles Kramer
Paul and Vickie Kroeger
H.W. and Constance Lacquement
Gloria Larkin
Pat Lawhead
Sherry Lawson
Jim and Andrea League
Bob and Nancy Lentz
Life in Groups Ministry Inc.
Patricia Linville
Susan and James Lollis
Dr. Edward and Mrs. Almena Lominack
John and Margaret Love
Tracey Lukker
Jake and Lauren Lunsford
Wendell and Patsy Lunsford
Charlotte Lynch
James and Janice Lyon
Stanley and Gera Lynn Makison
Andrew Malwitz & Elizabeth Jemison
Richard Maris
Jean Martin
Christine Mascaro
Paul and Mary Masse
Mary Massengale
Mauldin UMC
Duke McCall
McCall Family Charities
Jeffrey and Holly McCall 
McCall Foundation
Mike and Elise McCasland
Brandi McClain
Debbie McClure
Frank and Jane McCravy
Hannah McKeel
William and Susan McKibbon
Eugene and Anita McLeod
Daniel and Susan McLeod
Bern and Candis McPheely
William and Susanna McShea
Joy Meesner
John and Holli Meindl
Gregg Michaels
MT and Jane Milford
Sheely Miller
Mary Louise Mims
William and Sharon Mitchell
Kenneth Moody
Ryan and Samantha Moore
Dianne Moreno
Betty Morin
Emily Moss
Susan Mullinax
Butler Mullins
Lisa Nalley
Francis and Frances Neal
Robert and Karen Neel
John and Jenny Neff
David Nelson
Alexander Nevels
Barry and Elaine Nocks
Tim and Theresa Nord
Linda Nowlin
Judy Olson
Gloria Ormsby
Toni and Nathen Owens
Karen Owens
Edwin and Ann Parkinson
Stephen and Miriam Parks
Pat and Kimberly Paschal
Amy Patrick
James and Maribel Patterson
Gay Patton
Stefanie Paulos and Ron Comacho
Tylor Pederson
Nancy Pendergast
Steve Perone
Roy Phillips
Irvin and Rebecca Philpot
Marc Pitman
John Pittman
Deb Plummer
Annette Powell
Jack and Audrey Powers
William and Ina Powers
Chip Price
Samuel and Jamie Prince
Les and Barbara Pritchard
Dana Ray
Grey Register
Ruth  Reid and Terri Simmons
Terrel and Martha Reubert
Thomas and Ashley Reynolds
 Reynolds Investment Management, Inc.
Tommy Rice
William and Elizabeth Richardson
Connie Rimmer
Sara Lou Robbins
Robert and Rene Rollins
Round Table SS Class, BSUMC
Tina Russo
Donna Rycroft
Glyn Sandzen
Linda and Kent Satterfield
Patsy Scales
Karen Schillinger
John W. Scott
Christyn Scott
Seven Directions
William and Deborah Shaughnessy
Stephen Shaughnessy
John and Anne Shelley
Donald and Susan Shelley
Jeannette and Mike Shouse
Bernard and Cynthia Showman
Sally Skardon
Smart Family Fund
David and Tania Smathers
Bradley and Jane Smith
Graham and Jill Smith
Susi H. Smith
Rose Smith
Dwight Smith
Michael Smith
Ingrid Smith
Anthony Snyder
Stephanie Southerland
George and Kathryn Spidel
Duane Spradlin
St. James Episcopal Church
St. Matthew UMC
St. Peter's Episcopal Church
Peter and Mary Stangel
Iva and Michael Starnes
Hugh and Patricia Stephens
Dale and Karen Stephens
Janice Stephens
John and Amy Stevens
Kirk Stotzer
Lori Suit and Marvin Evatt
Debra Sutton
Jesse and Carolyn Tate
Terry and Beth  Taylor
Nancy Taylor
Jane Taylor
Van Teeple
The Delta Interests, LLC
Bill and Jane Thomas
Van Thomas III
Lynn and Linda Tompkins
Marilyn Tothacer
Thomas and Francis Tuten
Tonya Upton
Margaret Utley
Stephen and Yvonne Vance
Anne Vickers
Sidney and Jennifer Wall
William and Barbara Wallace
Marshall Waller
Lyn and Dollie Walton
Martin and Denise Wardle
Valerie Weatherly
William and Jo Maria Weathers
David and Ruth Webster
John and Amelie Weems
Chuck and Sandra Welch
Pam Whitmire
Thomas and Popie Whitted
Hans and Elaine Wiegert
Teresa Wiegert
Michael and Jane Wilson
Philip and Masako Wilson
Kathryn Wilson
Wintersmith LLC
Fred and Kathleen Wood
Woodland Builders Inc.
Sherman and Kathy Woodson
Kelly Couch Woodward
Gary and Frances Wortkoetter
Robert and Mary Ellen Yeargin
John and Michelle York
James Young
Melvin and Dollie Younts

Plus, thanks to all our faithful worshipers!

And thanks to:
Stone Academy 4th Grade, Advantage Nursing, Gene Burger, Nissa Ching, Christmas Eve Runners, Credit Central, Embassy Suites, Tom Ervin, Greenville Health System Business Office, Janet Huskey, Denise Johnson, Cathi Karelitz, Lake Forest Elementary, Lutheran Church of Our Savior,  Mauldin First Baptist Church, Mauldin UMC Action Class, John Mullinax, Nicholtown Baptist Youth, Kristi Potter, Lori Stone, Upstate Pathfinders, Upstate Warrior Solutions, Mike Vatalaro, Vintage Barber Shop, West End Association, WYFF-TV, Jennifer Yarborough, Stefan Yazijian, and Yoga N. Main for donating homeless kits/backpacks, canned goods, coats, blankets, art supplies, suitcases, underwear, hats, gloves, scarves and other items.  
Our Mission Statement:
To share Christ's love while meeting physical needs and providing life-changing opportunities to the disadvantaged.

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