Tuesday, April 1, 2014
The Seventh Day Adventist Church of Moncks Corner (1243 Hwy 402) held a dedication ceremony on March 16 for its recently completed community services building, The HOPE Center. HOPE stands for “Helping Others Prepare for Eternity.”
Special guests for the ceremony were Pastor Leslie Louis, President of the Carolina Conference of Seventh Day Adventists; and Dan Davis, Berkeley County Supervisor.
Pastor Louis was the keynote speaker, Davis followed with words of encouragement and support. Both men participated in the ribbon cutting that marked the culmination of a years-long project and the beginning of this new service to the community.
Pastor Bill Underwood of the Moncks Corner church opened and closed the service with prayer. Mary Mitchum, Director of Community Services, addressed attendees regarding the mission of the new center and scriptural directives.
The Center, located behind the church, opened officially on March 20 “to serve and demonstrate the love of Christ to the disadvantaged in the community,” according to Mitchum.
It will be open on the third Thursday of every month from 12 to 3 p.m.
In addition to food from the food pantry, appliances and home furnishings, family clothing and shoes, supplies for baby, toys, books, and much more are available to help the needy at The HOPE Center.
All donations from the community will be welcomed. Quarterly yard sales will be held to benefit the center. Pickups of furniture and large appliances can be arranged by calling 336-4031.