Our quilting ministry, Peace by Piece, makes pillowcases for Safe Harbor’s domestic violence shelter, comfort quilts for survivors of sexual abuse receiving support at the Julie Valentine Center, and weighted and busy blankets for people on the autism spectrum.
Church Without Walls
Augusta Heights partners with Church Without Walls, a newly formed African-American church, to distribute 7000 meals, offer school supplies to under-resourced families, and provide winter coats to five low-income neighborhoods in our community.
With Blythe Academy of Languages, an elementary school just down the street, Augusta Heights established Learning Hubs to put educational resources in nearby motels for students who have no permanent home. We also prepare and provide Thanksgiving meals for under-resourced families from the school, as well as holiday gifts with our annual Angel Tree.
Augusta Heights partners with United Ministries to provide food, rent, utilities assistance, employment readiness, adult education, and provide resources to the homeless in our community who are on a journey to become self-sufficient. Children of AHBC get involved by collecting toiletries and stuffed animals for the kids in the homeless day shelter at United Ministries and for homeless families in the Interfaith Hospitality Network.
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
AHBC supports denominational ministries and missions through the CBF of SC to provide assistance in disaster response, church plants, and rural poverty initiatives. We also support and collect special offerings for ministries and missions through CBF Global Missions to invest in congregations throughout the United States and support missionaries around the world like the music, art, and prison ministry of Jonathan and Tina Bailey in Bali, Indonesia.
Canterbury counseling center
Augusta Heights partners with Canterbury to provide professional mental health services on a sliding fee scale. The center hosts ten counselors who draw on knowledge of human psychology and the wisdom of various faith traditions. AHBC provides financial support, board leadership, and advocacy for the center, increasing awareness of mental health needs in our community and access to care.
With Hands on Greenville, church members volunteer at community centers, nonprofits, and schools. The church hosts Prisma Health's Mobile Health Clinic several times a month, offering healthcare to under-resourced communities. Augusta Heights provides volunteers for the primary fundraising event for Project Host, a soup kitchen in Greenville. The church sponsors and walks in the annual Upstate CROP Hunger Walk to raise awareness and funds for hunger relief. We partner with the Greenville City Police Department's Cops on the Court program, where police officers play basketball with community youth. Members also support and volunteer with PrideLink, a community-based program providing services to address the health, wellness, and access needs of LGBTQ+ people in the Upstate. The church supports Samaritan House, a neighborhood food pantry, with financial gifts and food donations. And we are always looking for new opportunities to better serve our community!