Apalache has always had a heart for missions. We are an active member of the Three Rivers Baptist Association and help support over ten thousand missionaries worldwide through the Cooperative Program. We also have three special offerings each year; Janie Chapman to support state missions, Annie Armstrong Offering to support North American Missions, and the Lottie Moon Offering to support International Missions.
Our church is involved in many local mission projects. Amoung the local mission projects are the Greer Christian Learning Center, Meals on Wheels, Greer Community Ministries, and Piedmont Women's Center. Our church also has a group that we call Apalache Baptist Carpenters. This group is involved in many needy projects of our community.
We have a Women's Missionary Union that is involved in missions. Apalache Baptist Church offers mission trips each spring and fall for the adult members of our church family. We have sent teams to do foreign mission work in Romania and Mexico, as well as having teams to work in Pennsylvania in the Pittsburgh, Waynesburg, and Philidelphia areas and in Trenton, New Jersey doing construction and evangelism work. Sign up sheets are posted several months in advance.
There are other projects that we are involved in that helps us to carry out the Great Commission of our Lord.
Greer Community Ministries
Greer Community Ministries is a nonprofit organization that reaches to many who are in need within our community. Without our volunteers, we could not begin to reach all of those who need assistance in our area. Many participate in the programs we offer throughout the year. These programs provide assistance, food, and fellowship in our community. Here are some of those special events and programs: Big Thursday, Mobile Meals, Dining for Seniors, 10K race - 'Run the Verne', Golf Tournament, and Food & Clothing Pantry. For more information, contact us at 877-1937.
Released Time Greer Christian Learning Center is a place where middle school and now high school students can come to learn more about their faith and how to share it with others. During 45 to 50 minute lessons, once a week, students are lead to have or begin a closer relationship with Jesus. Morning prayer breakfasts sponsored by area churches, youth rallies, See You at the Pole morning, and many other events or activities have seen many come to know the Lord. Here is what the students say about GCLC:
- 'I learned that God can use anyone, even me.'
- 'Going to Release Time has changed who I hang out with outside of school.'
- 'I have learned how to tell other people about the Lord.'
- 'My favorite part is the prayer request time.'
- 'The teachers at Release Time are super, the drivers are super, everybody here is super.'
- 'I accepted the Lord here. That is great news.'
For more information on or to volunteer at Greer Christian Learning Center, call at 848-3591.
Apalache Baptist Church and the Blood Connection work together in order to meet some of the medical needs of our community by sponsoring two blood drives a year. One in the spring and one in the fall. This year our blood drives are in April and October.
The Blood Connection must have 283 units of blood every day, five days a week. They service 17 area hospitals in eight counties.
If you are unable to give blood at one of the drives here at Apalache, feel free to go by Greenville Memorial Hospital or Allen Bennett Hospital and tell them that you want to donate some blood for Apalache Baptist Church.
REMEMBER: YOU ARE GIVING THE GIFT OF LIFE!