SPC has long been a leader in developing programs that address identified local needs. Many of those programs are still administered by this church, while others have become so large, that local agencies have stepped in to help. SPC maintains strong ties to all of these programs and encourages members to find one to support.
Sponsored the first Boy Scouts Troop in Cleveland County (founded in 1923 and still one of the most active and successful troops in the state.) Fred Blackley is the contact person. Troop 100 meets on Monday nights at 7:00.
SPC also sponsors Girl Scout Brownie Troop 20032. The troop leader is Jennifer Ormond and they meet the first and third Friday’s of the month at 6:30 in the Youth Room upstairs.
Founded by SPC in 1985, the Food Ministry still provides free lunch in Ellis Hall twice a week (Monday and Thursday) for those in need. Workers are always grateful for volunteers. Contact the church office if you would like to help.
SPC established the first Men’s Winter Night Shelter in 1985 and continues to support it. The shelter recently expanded to a newer, larger private facility.
Sponsors and coordinates a bi-monthly American Red Cross Blood Drive. Blood drives are held the third Tuesday in the months of February, April, June, August, October, and December from 1:30-6:00 in Ellis Hall. Contact Debi McDaniel if you would like to make an appointment to donate or help on the day of the drive by providing snacks and/or man the hospitality table.
Operates The Rainbow Connection child-care program, Monday-Friday, 9:00-1:00, during the public school year. In addition, a summer program is also offered. Contact the director, Becky Dorsey, at 704-487-7075 for more information.
Each fall, The Backpack Ministry provides school supplies and backpacks for local school-age children. New items are donated, organized, and distributed by church members to those in need.
Shelby Presbyterian Church hosts and supports many community non-profit organizations such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Presbyterian Counseling Center and helps to financially support many other local ministries, including The Life Enrichment Center, Abuse Prevention (Women,) Young Life, Cleveland County Rescue Mission (Men’s Shelter,) Greater Cleveland County Baptist Association, and Ryburn Memorial Church, to name a few.