Local Mission Opportunities


Street Reach Cooking
Wednesdays, Year-Round  @ 6:00 PM
Join members of the church on Wednesdays as they prepare a meal for the residents of Street Reach.

Please contact John Neely, 843.902.6156 or 843.213.0942, for additional information.


Beach Castles

Visiting Mission Teams in the Summer Months
Each summer First Presbyterian Church offers youth, college students, and adults mission trip sponsorships. For several weeks during May, June, July, and August,  mission teams from churches across the United States have the opportunity to gather and do mission work together in the Myrtle Beach Community. These mission groups work on disaster relief, in the Racepath community, and in the Habitat for Humanity community of Hopes Crossing, providing assistance to families with home improvement needs in Horry County.


Cam Thomas, Associate Paster of Youth, Missions & Adult Ministry, supervises the project with assistance from student interns. Learn more about this ministry, view photos of our work projects, and "Like Us" on our Facebook page, Beach Castles Missions. If your group or organization would like to participate in our Beach Castles Mission, please contact Cam Thomas, 843.448.4496.


St Mark Luthern Church from Lincoln, Nebraska (2013)
















Come join our team! Volunteer are always needed to help provide on-site supervision, daily lunches, or morning breakfasts for workers.

If you have any questions or feel called to participate in the mission work, please contact Cam Thomas, 843.448.4496.  

We encourage you to consider referring churches you have connections with to consider participating in the Beach Castles program, adult groups are also welcome!


Christmas Joy Offering

Sunday before Christmas
The help and support provided by the Christmas Joy Offering assists retired servants of the church, those encountering serious financial difficulty, and deserving racial ethnic students to succeed and excel in Presbyterian racial ethnic schools.


Habitat Offering


Received at Christmas Eve Services

With your help, more deserving families will be “home” for Christmas. Our Christmas Eve offering for Habitat is used to build Habitat Houses for people who need a helping hand to live in a decent house. It was said of Jesus, who was born in a manger, “He hath nowhere to lay his head,” so we provide home in celebration of His birth. Click, to learn more abbout Habitat for Humanity.

Your donations continue to help build and provide a home for families in our community.


Annual Community Christmas Dinner
December 25
1:00 - 4:00 PM
*St John Greek Orthodox Church

Each year the American Red Cross prepares and serves a Christmas meal. Hosted at *St John Orthodox Church, 3301 33 Ave N, Hwy 17 Bypass in Myrtle Beach, everyone is welcome. The dinner is offered free of charge to anyone in the community and can be delivered to shut-ins or packaged for pick-up.
If you wish to donate food items (turkeys, hams, fresh fruit, baked goods, etc.), volunteer for set up, serving or delivery, or request a delivery, please contact the person listed below for your area. Monetary donations are gratefully accepted and should be sent to: The American Red Cross, 2795 Pampas Dr., Myrtle Beach, SC 29577. For more information, call the MYRTLE BEACH Red Cross office @ 843.477.0020.
2015 Schedule: PENDING

North Myrtle Beach: 1:00 - 3:00 PM at Risen Christ Lutheran Church, 10595 Highway 17, next to Barefoot Landing, Contact Cathy Honeycutt, 843.385.3596

Myrtle Beach: 1:00 - 4:00 PM at St. John's Greek Orthodox Church, 3301 Highway 17 Bypass, Contact Emma Savage, 843.903.2676

Murrells Inlet: 1:00 - 3:00 PM at Belin United Methodist Church, 4183 Highway 17 South, Business, Contact Peter Davidyock, 843.545.6424

Andrews: 12:00 - 2:00 PM at Trinity United Methodist Church, 205 South Rosemary Avenue, 843.264.5217




Operation Christmas (Mid-December)
December 2016
Contact Cam Thomas, 843.448.4496 for more information.



Get in the Spirit by helping bring Christmas to local families in need! Operation Christmas, co-sponsored by the Youth Ministry and Mission Ministry Teams, has become a tradition at FPC and is one of the largest local mission projects. FPC will adopt children in the Myrtle Beach community whose families need help providing gifts at Christmas.

Each December, we will have a First Presbyterian Store at our Grissom Campus where our adopted families will be invited to “shop” with the help of a “personal shopper.” Of course, there is no charge for their selections. While parents are “shopping,” their children will be entertained in the Great Hall with games, crafts, refreshments, and a visit from Santa.

Santa’s Helpers (adults & youth) are needed to make purchases to stock our store, help set up the FPC store, prepare for our Christmas party, entertain our adopted children at the party, and serve as “personal shoppers’ or gift wrappers.”

Monetary Gifts to the Christmas Fund are needed to provide Santa’s Helpers with the resources to bring Christmas to these children (300 children are anticipate this year and the average expenditure is $100/child). Gifts may be given in honor of friends, business associates, and loved ones. Acknowledgements will be sent to you and to the honoree.