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Advance Special Ministries


The Advance Special Ministries Network’s mission is to see,
cultivate and share a wide range of United Methodist
resources to support and strengthen our ministries.


The Vision of South Carolina United Methodists is to joyfully fulfill Christ’s mandate
to care for those in need by contributing generously of their time, talents, and resources.

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Alston Wilkes Society

Alston Wilkes Society: Founded as the SC Therapeutic Association in 1962 by the Reverend Eli Alston Wilkes, Methodist minister, the Alston Wilkes Society’s original mission was to provide rehabilitative services to adults released from correctional facilities in South Carolina.  Through the years, the Alston Wilkes Society has expanded its focus to include at-risk youth, homeless veterans, …

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Christian Assistance Bridge

Christian Assistance Bridge is a service agency in Blythewood, South Carolina, that is blessed with significant support from a generous community. The mission of Christian Assistance Bridge is to provide hope and support to those in need by offering basic necessities. By joining efforts, we will strengthen our mission and our faith – as well as the faith …

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Coastal Samaritan Counseling Center

Coastal Samaritan Counseling Center: Provides counseling, pastoral & spiritually integrated psychotherapy, education, and consultation to individuals and families in crisis due to mental illness. The Center works hand-in-hand with pastors & local churches to stabilize families and improve mental health. Fees for services are adjusted according to a client’s income and the Center is dependent …

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Columbia Bethlehem Community Center

The Columbia Bethlehem Community Center is a historic multi-service agency serving residents of the Riverview Terrace and Broad River Terrace communities in Columbia, South Carolina. VISION: CBCC’s vision is to meet educational, cultural, recreational and spiritual needs of children and families in the Midlands while encouraging them to use their individual gifts to make a …

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Crisis Ministries

Director Barbara Rippy (864) 226-0297 (800) 868-4878 brippy@alstonwilkessociety.org Mailing Address PO Box 1925 Anderson, SC 29622 www.cooperativeministry.org Crisis Ministries is a twenty-four hour, seven-day a week, community agency, assessing and responding to the critical needs of the individual and family in Anderson and Pickens counties. We provide crisis intervention, suicide prevention, stabilization and education. This …

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Interfaith Community Services

Interfaith Community Services, Inc.: Improving Child Nutrition, Safety and Literacy Interfaith Community Services works with faith and community partners to meet the needs of struggling families. We were founded 42 years ago by six downtown Columbia churches to be Columbia’s first urban service center. Interfaith has been an Advanced Special Ministry for four decades. Our …

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Jubilee Academy

Jubilee Academy is a faith-based organization, working to turn the hearts and lives of inner-city children, youth and families toward Christ and academic excellence. Vision: At Jubilee Academy, we envision educated, productive citizens who have exchanged the bondage of welfare and poverty for freedom in Christ, in the hopes that these individuals will be the …

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Killingsworth Inc.: Killingsworth is a transition home for women in crisis. Our ministry is to support, empower, and advocate for women recovering from crisis within a safe, nurturing Christian environment. In addition to room and board, we offer counseling and education, spiritual development, job development and work support, life-skills training, and community re-orientation. Interim executive …

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P.A.T.H. – Our mission at PATH is to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, shelter the homeless, and give financial aid to those in crisis.  We serve York school district #1, which is York, Sharon, Hickory Grove, Smyrna, and McConnells. We have a food pantry to supply a week’s groceries to qualifying households once a month.  We give financial aid …

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Rural Mission

Rural Mission, Inc., an ecumenical non-profit, faith based organization was chartered in September 1969 with the Secretary of State in South Carolina.  We have been in continuous operation serving the people of the Sea Islands since that year.  We address the basic human needs families have such as decent housing through renovations and construction, educational, …

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The Bennettsville-Cheraw Area Cooperative Ministry

The Bennettsville-Cheraw Area Cooperative Ministry (BCACM) is a specialized ministry of the South Carolina Conference that was established in 1966 to help facilitate the needs of persons living in Marlboro & Chesterfield counties of South Carolina in a shared ministry and vision. The churches that are affiliated with this ministry are Aaron Temple United Methodist …

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The Bethlehem Center (Spartanburg)

The Bethlehem Center is a multi-service agency providing an array of programs to residents in Spartanburg County. Its day care facility can serve 130 children between the ages of 2 and 5. The outreach department facilitates client-centered referrals, provides emergency assistance with food, electrical, heating and rental payments as well as coordinates self-improvement focused programming …

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The Cooperative Ministry

The Cooperative Ministry is fighting poverty by working to increase the economic self-sufficiency of people in the Midlands through crisis assistance and sustainability programs. In 1982 The Cooperative Ministry was founded by five congregations in downtown Columbia. Their goal was to establish a collaborative method of administering assistance to those in need, while also preventing …

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Tracy Jackson Program of GIFT

The Tracy Jackson Program of G.I.F.T. (General Instruction for Tomorrow): This is an ecumenical Christian mission providing children with food for the body, mind and spirit. It serves children during the summer months at sites located in Abbeville and Anderson Counties. All services are free. For the children’s bodies it provides SCDSS approved lunch’s weekdays …

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United Ministries

United Ministries of Greenville: United Ministries is a direct service agency focused on solutions to poverty and homelessness. United Ministries’ mission is to provide life changing opportunities and advocacy for people in our community who lack education or employment skills, who are in financial crisis, who are homeless, and those who can help. United Ministries …

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Volunteers in Mission

United Methodist Volunteers in Mission: Its mission is to provide opportunities for South Carolinians to get personally involved in short-term mission projects at home and abroad. Its services include construction, medical care, education, agriculture, Early Response to disasters, long term recovery teams and supportive services. Director: Caroline Dennis caroline1914@gmail.com 864-980-4678 www.UMVIM-SC.org Mailing Address: 3 Green Forest Court …

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Wallace Family Life Center

Director: 843-479-7991 wflc1979@gmail.com wallacefamilylifecenter.org Mailing Address Post Office Box 56 Wallace, SC 29596. The Wallace Family Life Center is a family oriented facility. Our mission is to provide educational, cultural, recreational, and religious programs to enrich the lives of the people that live in the Wallace/Bennettsville communities. We currently offer the following programs: Adult Education …

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