Big Cove Outreach
Big Cove changes our direct outreach programs periodically to suit the needs we see in the community around us. For example, we continue to collect food and clothing donations for the C.A.R.E. Center in New Hope. We do, however, have higher focus donation periods such as just before holiday and summer breaks for students and most recently the COVID-19 unscheduled break from school.
We have recently established a partnership with an apartment complex in the area to have times of fellowship with the residents and to also help in the establishment of a library for the residents there.
This winter hygiene bags were made and stocked with various items to distribute to a group of 5th graders at a local school when they have their class regarding puberty.
In 2019, we partnered with Huntsville Pregnancy Center to assist in meeting the needs of soon-to-be mothers in the community, many of whom were about to become single parents.
Big Cove has a number of mission partners. Learn more about them here!
Mission, Outreach, and Evangelism
The BCPC community supports a variety of local, and international service and evangelism projects. There is an outreach mission team that meets monthly to discuss God’s call on Big Cove to the community. Mission and Outreach Ministry Team special events will be listed on the Events Page. Be sure to check it out!
Our Mission Partners
Care Center, New Hope AL
In the year 2000, four area churches (Cove United Methodist, Rivertree Church, Big Cove Presbyterian, and St. Columbia Episcopal) put their denominations aside and came together to start The CARE Center after recognizing the unmet needs of our under-resourced neighbors in southeastern Madison County. Initially, the mission provided emergency food, toiletries, baby products, school supplies and financial assistance (serving 60 families / month on average). By 2005, the CARE Center Executive Board and volunteers realized the importance of community development to help neighbors become self-sufficient and began to design opportunities for higher education.
Today, because of God’s grace, The CARE Center has grown significantly, impacting the lives of so many of their neighbors. Volunteers and staff are dedicated to walking through crisis with the families, while offering hope and opportunity to their neighbors regularly. They are currently partnered with over 1000 students and families.
Presbyterian Home for Children
The Presbyterian home for children is a faith-based Christian organization which strives to serve like Jesus. They meet their clients where they are and treat them with respect. They focus on our clients’ strengths rather than their problems. And They encourage their clients to focus on their future rather than their past. When they do this well, they help children and families find hope and know the love of God.
Their philosophy of care is family centered, strength focused and goal driven. They incorporate these same values in their hiring, training, supervision, evaluation and business practices.
The Vine is an ecumenical counseling center that promotes emotional healing with the love and grace of Christ for individuals, couples, families and congregations.
INDIVIDUALS find relief from emotional distress, depression, anxiety, insecurities, and spiritual stagnation.
COUPLES find the resources needed to save and repair their broken relationships
FAMILIES are reconciled and learn to resolve conflict and to live emotionally healthy.
CONGREGATIONS – The Vine, as a specialized ministry of The Church, is supported by 20 different area congregations, bringing healing to members of the Body of Christ, thus empowering those who heal to greater service in their local congregations.
The Vine’s expertise is pastoral counseling and marriage and family therapy. Pastoral counseling is provided by a professional who is both psychologically and theologically trained. Pastoral counseling is:
A unique form of counseling which uses spiritual resources as well as psychological understanding for healing and growth.
A specialized ministry of the church, providing professional counseling that is sensitive to a person’s religious beliefs and traditions.
The Vine's professional staff addresses issues of depression, anxiety, stress management, persistent guilt, how to live a normal life after surviving physical, verbal or sexual abuse, spiritual crisis, life adjustments, career changes, grief, thriving after a dysfunctional childhood, spiritual growth, healing wounds, overcoming bad habits, recovery from addictions, lack of intimacy with God, facing idolatry, disability, job loss.