Food Pantry & Clothes Closet
Through the help of our members, the community, and the Golden Harvest Food Bank, we are able to stock our Food Pantry and Clothes Closets meet most of the food needs of our community.
Our Benevolence Team organizes and fills the boxes for food and clothes requests.
The requests are taken at the church office and then referred to the Benevolence Team. Call 803-279-2821 for assistance.
CHildren's Medical Center Ministry (CMC)
God has truly blessed Sweeetwater Baptist Church by allowing us to be a blessing to those with children who are hospitalized for illnesses or injuries.
On the 2nd Wednesday evening of each month, the CMC Ministry Team gathers to place Scripture labels on each item of food delivered. We’ve learned from the nurses that the children claim the Word of God by removing these labels from the foods they receive and sticking them to either themselves, or to an item they own for long-term reading. We are thrilled to know that God’s Word is bringing strength, comfort, and hope to many families with little of either.
During the 3rd or 4th week of each month, two members from the CMC Ministry Team deliver the foods restocking each closet.
For more information about CMC and how you can help out please click here.
On May 7, 1998 a tornado swept through Edgefield County destroying numerous homes and property. Disaster Relief teams and our men spent several weeks helping families cut up downed trees and clean up debris on their property. It was through this experience that God lead Sweetwater to become involved with the South Carolina Disaster Relief Unit and form a Chainsaw Team. Since then we have added a Childcare Unit and a Rebuild Unit. When a disaster strikes, the South Carolina Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR) Group contacts us, and our teams respond to the needed region.
These units are open to all volunteers.
Training in SBDR and Red Cross Training, are available twice yearly through the South Carolina Disaster Relief program.