We seek to engage our local community by building genuine relationships with them and by meeting their needs through fundraising and outreach projects. Whether it be through small construction projects, help with school supplies, donations to our local pregnancy care center, collecting food for Broyhill Children's Home, we hope to model God’s love for more than just those who attend our services. Click on the graphic to go to their websites.
Some of the local mission organizations...
We have a celebrate recovery here at our church on Thursday nights from 6:30-8:30 pm in our Chapel. You can click on the graphic to go to our CR webpage.
Great Commission Coffee is owned by Tom Ford, a member of our church. He founded Great Commission Coffee to reach people throughout the world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He begins by hand roasting small batches of the finest, specialty grade Arabica coffee beans grown by farmers committed to sustainable farming practices. We then hand package and ship our whole roasted coffee beans or ground coffee to ensure that your coffee is always fresh and never bitter. Finally, he donates 100% of our profits to ministries and missionaries leading the charge of the Lord’s Great Commission to “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations…” (Matthew 28:19).
The Community Table is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide nutritious meals to our neighbors in need in a welcoming environment. Since 1999, our vision has been that no one in Jackson County, NC goes to bed hungry. We are more than a soup kitchen, more than a food pantry. Through our partnership with MANNA Food Bank, and the with the ongoing support of our community, we are a powerful resource for those in need. Meals are served on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 4:00pm-5:30pm. Everyone is welcome and there is never a fee. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming, so come enjoy a nutritious home-cooked meal. Our food pantry provides groceries for home use (Jackson County, NC residents only, every 2 weeks) on the same days between 11:00am-5:30pm.
UCM of Jackson County is a non-profit crisis Christian Ministry designed to provide aid and advocacy for people with urgent physical, economic, social and spiritual needs. They have a food pantry available for those in need. They accept volunteers and funding. Their hours are Our hours:
Monday 10 am – 3 pm
Tuesday 12:30 pm – 5pm
Wednesday 10 am – 12:30 pm
Thursday 10 am – 3pm
Friday 10 am – 3pm
The Smoky Mountain Pregnancy Care Center is located in Cullowhee and Franklin. They provide free pregnancy tests, free ultrasounds, Learn While Earn credits to receive baby clothing and supplies, men's and women's support groups, and community referrals for other needs. SMPCC is Christian Organization that believes in choosing life. Find the support you need!!
HERE is a local group here in Jackson County to provide help to the homeless. During the winter months, they partner with local hotels to provide a roof for those who are struggling without a home.
At Circles of Jackson County, we believe that responsibility for both poverty and prosperity rests not only in the hands of individuals, but also with societies, institutions, and communities. Our approach is a progressive model grounded in research that suggests low-income families must have strong social capital and connections within their communities in order to improve their economic situation.
Adult & Teen Challenge provides Christian faith-based, residential care to young people and adults who struggle with life-controlling problems. The programs are typically 12-18 months and consist of Individual and Group Biblical Studies, work projects, education (for adolescents), recreation and more. Many aspects of the program differ slightly between centers, such as cost, application processes, and day-to-day activities.
Life Challenge of Western North Carolina is a charitable, non-profit ministry for women with life-controlling problems. Life Challenge is a Christian program which serves as a residential center for those seeking assistance in overcoming addiction. We help women renew and transform their lives from the pain and destruction of their past through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. We also serve as a referral center for men and adolescents.
Christmas Ministry Opportunities (Updated each year):
1. Boxes for the Elderly: Jackson County Department on Aging is organizing the collection of boxes to give to our elderly. 1) Fill a gift-wrapped box (milk crate size) with items like bathroom products, socks, winter wear, non-perishable food, etc… 2) Donate items to their agency. 3) Donate a gift bag with hard candy and small personal items. 4) Volunteer to deliver. Items dropped off outside on metal shelving at the Department on Aging located at 100 County Services Park. For info or to sign up to deliver, call 586-5494. Boxes, bags and items are due at the Department on Aging by November 20.
2. Operation Christmas Child: Several ways to get involved. 1) Pick up a box and follow the directions on the brochure inside. 2) Donate to WBC and put Shoeboxes in the memo. 3) Go online to Samaritan’s purse and purchase your box and supplies right on their website. WebKidz Shoebox Celebration is November 18 at 5:30 pm: Come and enjoy a special family night. We will have stations available for children to visit and learn about Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes. We will practice social distancing and wear masks at this event. Please bring your completed shoe box when you come. Last day to drop off shoeboxes will be November 22 at each service. If you can, please include $9 shipping in the box OR purchase shipping online and follow your box.
3. Christmas Break Bags: United Christian Ministries gives bags of food to about 450 families in need over Christmas break. Our church is collecting 200 - 15 oz (“pop top” if available) cans of corn. Please do not donate larger sizes. We are also collecting reusable grocery bags to pack the food in. Cans are due on November 22.
4. Angel Tree Prison Ministry: This is a ministry to children of parents who are in prison. This year, we will provide the backpacks and you can shop for the child. If you would like to participate, please call the office at 828-586-4459. We will give you a name of a child and the wish list. You will shop and fill the backpack and then return it to the church by December 6. You can make donations to the church with Angel tree in the memo.
5. Lottie Moon Christmas Offering: Starting in 1888, the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering® was established to empower the international missions efforts for Southern Baptists. After more than a century, the annual offering continues its steady growth. Your giving enables missionaries from the International Mission Board to be sent to make disciples and multiply churches among unreached peoples and places for the glory of God. We will take donations on December 13. Please write checks to WBC with Lottie Moon in the memo or put cash in an envelope and label Lottie Moon.
6. Annual Christmas Day Dinner Outreach is put on by the DeRico & Snodgrass families. We will start collecting money and food December 6. This is a community outreach to take a Christmas meal to those who are homebound, in nursing homes without family, and those in critical jobs having to work on Christmas Day. We also serve a meal in the Fellowship Hall for those who would like to share a meal here at church. We deliver over 300 meals and take gift bags to nursing home residents. How can you serve? 1) Donate extra large cans of vegetables and whole turkey or hams to the church. 2) Help prep and cook a couple of days before and /or on Christmas Day. 3)Sign up to deliver meals on Christmas Day. 4)Help with clean up after the Christmas Meal. 5) Make a donation by writing a check to WBC and put Christmas Day Meal in the memo or put cash in a labeled envelope. Call Caitlin Snodgrass at 506-2297 to help.