In September 2018, we were the recipients of a wonderful gift...a permanent home for our ministry. The United Methodist Church Convention signed over their Kershaw location to our organization. After replacing the roof and an HVAC unit, we now look toward making improvements on the space. We are in great need of additional bathrooms - we currently have 3 toilets in the building for 125+ people. Our classrooms also need some repairs and cosmetic upgrades. Would you consider partnering with us on this endeavor?
Make checks payable to "MCOC" with "Beacon of Hope" in the memo line. Mail to PO Box 483, Kershaw, SC 29067.
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Lighthouse in the Community Gets Permanent Home
“Then the Lord said to Moses, ‘I will rain down bread from heaven for you…” Exodus 16:4
“Strike the rock, and water will come out of it for the people to drink.” Exodus 17:6
Moses and the Israelites wandered in the desert for 40 years. It’s easy to think about how hard of an existence that must have been. But we’re reminded that while they wandered, God was ever present, providing for their every need along the way. It hasn’t quite been 40 years, but Mt. Calvary Outreach Center (MCOC) knows what it’s like to have God provide in miraculous ways. The ministry has followed His pillar as He’s led them from one spot in the desert to the next, each step of the way, getting closer to the land He’s promised. Mt. Calvary is both humbled and proud to announce that there is now a permanent space to call their own. On Tuesday, September 4, 2018, the United Methodist Church Convention signed over the former UMC Kershaw building located at 305 W. Church Street to Mt. Calvary. For the past 3 summers, the organization has used the space and finally, after years of having the Summer Enrichment Camp spread all over the community, it has been able to have all 120+ campers and staff under one roof. It was truly a blessing to see all the children in one place. In addition, the programs have been able to expand to include more regular meetings with the children, youth and senior citizens in the community. In an effort to plant the ministry even further, an office was set up last summer. There are now regular office hours, a phone line and a website. Administrative Support is provided by Tiffany Whaley and the Ministry Director is Rev. Reo J. King. The two work closely with the organizational Board of Directors and volunteers to continue existing programs and plan for future expansion.
While 305 W. Church Street may not be The Promised Land for MCOC, it truly is an example of God’s provision. The building is small and dated and needs a lot of work. It will take a village to keep it in one piece and even then, the growing program will overflow its walls. But what a beautiful ray of hope He has given!
Mt. Calvary is a lighthouse in the Kershaw community. The lighthouse was the symbol that ministry founder Pastor Eugene Lewis chose and it has stood for almost 30 years. MCOC has weathered many storms and stands ready to weather more. The Solid Rock is under the feet of the ministry. Any individuals, organizations or businesses wishing to join the efforts to fortify and improve the building, please contact us at 803-475-7546 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To support our Beacon of Hope Building Campaign, mail checks (payable to Mt. Calvary Outreach Center) to PO Box 483, Kershaw, SC 29067.