Our goal is to simplify and amplify Midtown’s opportunities to serve and build relationships with the most vulnerable people of our city as well as the people who regularly serve them.
Midtown is creating year-long partnerships with the following 7 organizations:
Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital - Serving the patients and families who are hospitalized and experiencing ongoing medical treatment.
Transitions - Serving residents who find themselves in a homeless situation.
Home Works for America - Serving the poor, widowed and elderly in our community with home repairs that they are unable to accomplish on their own.
The Ezekiel Center - Serving at-risk youth who attend the EZ center for afterschool help.
DSS in Lexington - Serving clients (families, children and foster parents) who are in the foster care and adoptions system.
Epworth Children’s Home - Serving residents (kids) who have temporarily or permanently been removed from their homes.
Carver-Lyon Elementary - Serving students struggling with reading at an inner-city school near Two-Notch road.
Over the next year, we will be focusing all of our community mission's efforts around these 7 organizations. The goal will be to coordinate all of our community mission efforts with these specific organizations.
With each partnership, we intend to serve their clients, bless their staff, and ultimately do all we can to benefit the people and the mission of each organization. We will accomplish this goal by having a specific team dedicated to planning all events, maintaining open communication with their staff, and overall assuring that we as a church are serving each organization in the best possible way. This team is commissioned to plan regular events throughout the year to help our church family become more involved in the organization - but in the off months when we have no big event planned, the teams will use that month to bless staff and clients with catered lunches, encouraging notes, and other simple ways to show that we care. The goal of Serve the City is to become more efficient and effective in our efforts to serve the most vulnerable people in the Columbia metro area.