10:10 BRIDGE AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. – John 10:10
10:10 Bridge exists to “bridge” gaps for children in our community that are at risk of not reaching their full potential. We are committed to providing spiritual, emotional, physical, social, and academic support for these children who have a complex and diverse set of needs. Our goal is to have a 1:1 ratio of mentors to children every day. This allows children to be supported and guided in a safe environment, giving them the tools they need to lead a more abundant life.
During the school year, programming takes place Tuesday through Thursday afternoons from 2:00 – 5:00 PM and includes Bible teaching, recreation, academic assistance, and a hot meal. During the summer months, programming takes place Tuesday through Thursday mornings from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM with children participating in a variety of camp-style activities.
How can I serve?
If you want to have the opportunity to build a special relationship and change the life of a child, being a mentor may be right for you. There are other ways to serve including: tutoring, helping in transportation, serving food, committing to pray for an individual child, or even subbing for any of these positions.
High school students can also serve after school or during the summer where they can come alongside children in a variety of ways.
Contact the Missions Department for more information.
A group of ladies in our community take individually wrapped, homemade cookies to the University of South Carolina campus every Monday and pass them out to students. The goal is to provide a loving presence on campus where students can come and “ask a mom” for advice, prayer, or just a hug. This relational ministry is having a huge impact on students. The cookies draw them in but it’s the love that they receive that keeps them coming back! Contact the Missions Department for the cookie baking sign up link or to serve with this ministry.
Mt. Horeb partners with Harvest Hope Food Bank and other local churches to provide food for hundreds of hungry children in Lexington School District 1. Each week on Friday afternoons children in the program receive child-friendly food to take home for the weekend. To volunteer with the Backpack Program, contact Lesa Gray.
CAMILLE GRAHAM PRISON MINISTRY
Volunteers from Mt. Horeb lead an in-prison weekly Bible Study and fellowship to the women at Camille Graham Correctional Institution in Columbia, SC. Also, an average of 40 Bibles are provided and distributed each year to interested inmates.
To learn more about this ministry, contact the Missions Department.
CONCESSIONS OF HOPE
Concessions of Hope provides meals at Hope Plaza in Columbia for individuals and families experiencing homelessness. A team from Mt. Horeb participates in this ministry by preparing and distributing meals to an average of 150 individuals on the last Saturday of every month. This ministry provides not just food for the body but also encouragement and nourishment for the soul.
To learn more about Concessions of Hope, or to serve, contact the Missions Department.
EmmanuWheel mobilizes volunteers to build wheelchair ramps and assist in home modifications for mobility-impaired individuals who would not otherwise be able to afford the cost of such modifications. By addressing a real and specific need, volunteers share the love of Christ with members of the household they are serving. The Mt. Horeb ramp team has constructed over 100 ramps, stairs, porches and decks for men, women and children who were not able to safely get in and out of their homes.
Please contact Joe Pinkham for more information or to serve. No previous experience necessary!
For more information about EmmanuWheel, visit their website at emmanuwheel.org.
LEXINGTON CITIZENS FOR LIFE
Lexington Citizens for Life is a local chapter of a non-profit organization in South Carolina existing to equip our community and bridge resources as a network that provides compassion, support, and grace so that every life is welcomed with love. For more information, visit the website.
Mt. Horeb partners with Turner AME to help support the great work they do for their surrounding community in West Columbia in the name of Jesus! Each summer, their Making the Right Connections summer camp for youth most at-risk for gang activity is geared towards building life skills, writing a brighter future, and adding positive, Christian role models to the lives of the children. Mt. Horeb also collects an annual offering during “Souper Bowl of Caring” on Super Bowl Sunday that goes towards Turner AME’s Feeding Ministry.