Membership in the Presbyterian Women of Barbecue Church (P/W) is open to all “women” in the Congregation who wish to participate in their activities. You do not need to be a member of the church. Currently, the membership is divided into three groups called “Circles”. These Circles are the Margaret Cameron Circle, the Addie Cameron Circle and the Bessie Carr Circle. During the months of October, December, February, May and September, individual Circles meet at the Church at 7:00 PM, followed by a “General Meeting” at 7:30 PM, to include all members. Other months, the Circles meet individually at various times and locations that are announced. All Circle and General Meetings include a Bible Study Session, a Business Meeting and discussion of current and proposed projects.
The P/W have Bylaws and are governed by a BPC Coordinating Team (C.T.) consisting of the Officers, Circle Moderators, Chair of Search and Missions Committee and the Historian. The P/W of BPC work under the direction of the Presbytery of Coastal Carolina and the Synod of the Mid-Atlantic of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
In addition to a monthly Bible Study, some projects include coordinating the annual Harvest Festival and Quilt Raffle, along with sponsoring wedding and baby showers, and other Outreach and Mission projects. We welcome the women in the congregation, especially the younger women, to join us as we work to build a community of caring women through prayer and Bible Study.
Membership in The Men of the Church is open to all male members of any age in our Barbecue Church Family. The primary purpose of this group is to foster fellowship and share God’s message with those that attend.
This is accomplished through a monthly meeting held the 3rd Sunday of every month starting at 8:00 AM and usually lasting about an hour, in the Fellowship Hall. Men usually come a little early for standing- around fellowship (the chefs come about an hour earlier). Then shortly after 8:00 AM these chefs serve a delicious breakfast of scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, grits biscuits and coffee (there is no charge, just a good will offering basket left out by the serving counter). Armed with a plate of breakfast goodies, the men sit down at table and after grace, dig in and discuss topics ranging from upcoming church activities, to current events and politics, to anything and everything in the world of sports. Everybody is encouraged to participate!
The Men of the Church support a Dominican Republic Orphanage through donations as well as our annual Harvest Festival through purchase of the meat for the Barbecue. The Men also host a breakfast for the Congregation following the early Easter Sunday Service on Easter Day.
We welcome all men in our Barbecue Church Family as we foster fellowship and a connectedness among all of those in attendance. For more information you can contact Dennis McLean, the current President of the Presbyterian Men’s Group, at (910) 893-4443 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
OUTREACH FOOD PANTRY
The Outreach Food Pantry distributes food the third Tuesday morning from 10:00 am until 11:00 am of each month. Please continue to support this mission by bringing food.
If you would like to help with distribution please arrive to the Fellowship Hall between 9 and 9:30 am.
Guidelines for Distribution of Produce from Community Garden:
1) the garden workers to be responsible for the consumption and distribution of the fresh produce
2) recipients of Food Bags on the day the Food Pantry is open (3rd Tuesday of month) may be offered fresh produce, if it is available
3) members of the “church family” or the “community” may pick up available fresh produce on Wednesday evenings, when workers are at the Garden. Enjoy!!
Young persons who are members of Barbecue Presbyterian Church and who plan to enroll in a college or university this fall are invited to apply for an Isabella McDonald Memorial Scholarship. The Session will review applications and determine recipients. Forms are available from Nancy Holmes (919) 499-0121 or or from the church office.
Lorena Clark Piner
Each year Presbyterian Women in the Presbytery of Coastal Carolina offer scholarships to an accredited institution of higher learning. Any deserving full time student from the Presbytery of Coastal Carolina who is a member of a Presbyterian Church (USA) of proven scholastic ability, who needs financial assistance to further his/her education will be considered. Preference will be given to students attending Presbyterian colleges.