Outreach

Big Cove Church’s purpose for outreach is to the show the Face of Jesus Christ to those beyond our church walls by demonstrating His Love. Our goals to accomplish this are to engage our congregation, touch the people in our community, help people in need, share our facilities and spiritual gifts, nurture our spiritual growth and facilitate missions.

Our Outreach Committee meetings are open to everyone! See the church calendar for schedules.

Big Cove PC provides outreach in a variety of areas as the need arises throughout our community. In the past, we have supported tornado recovery efforts, school painting projects, back to school supplies and Christmas Charity Year Round donations.

In 2012, we chose to focus on the New Hope Children’s Clinic with our first annual holiday fundraising Christmas Bazaar, raising over $6000 for the clinic. The New Hope Children’s Clinic is a faith based organization staffed by volunteer physicians and dentists who provide care to underserved children lacking medical, dental and psychiatric care. We continued to support New Hope Children’s Clinic in 2013 with the proceeds from our Second Annual Christmas Bazaar, as well.

In 2014 the proceeds from our Bazaar support the Presbyterian Home for Children, as well as The Care Center “Bags of Blessings” program. Mark your calendar and join us there on NOVEMBER 22nd, 9AM-3PM!!

Please consider volunteering to help with this event! We also request donations of goods and services or gift certificates for the raffle baskets that are auctioned off, as well as cash donations to fund “stuffing” items for these beautiful baskets. Prospective donors, vendors and volunteers are urged to contact the church office in order to get linked up with the appropriate chairperson:

Craft Vendor Booths: Neva Beasley and Debbie Book
Advertising: Ray Waldrop
Social Media Advertising: Vicki Waldrop
Bake Sale: Gail Birdsong
Raffle Baskets: Linda Wheeler
Set-up/Take-down: James Glenn and Catherine Gong (Youth Group)
Any other items or questions: Jeff Irons and Vicki Waldrop, Holiday Bazaar Co-Chairs

Big Cove Church also provide sustaining support to the following efforts.

If you have a special interest, bring it to our attention!  We are always looking for ways to expand our missions. Let us work for the good of all!  (Galatians 6:10).


The C.A.R.E Center

The CARE Center’s mission is to have an impact on southeastern Madison County that reduces poverty through education initiatives, employment resources, recovery programs, and emergency services.

The CARE Center is a 501c-3 non-profit that was started in 2000 by Big Cove Presbyterian (USA), St. Columba Episcopal, and Cove United Methodist churches to serve the residents of southeastern Madison County with emergency services. As the ministry has grown, we have seen a need for community development and a focus on the children in the areas we serve.  The CARE Center currently reaches over 180 children per week through CARE Center tutoring programs and just started a successful summer camp scholarship program.  Our hope through all that we do at The CARE Center is to share the love and grace of Jesus Christ with those we serve.

Big Cove Church is one of the now 15 area churches that partner to help those in need.  We collect canned items and non-perishable foods to help keep the Food Pantry stocked.  The Care Center’s targeted focus donation items for the months of November & December are:
Canned fruits
Canned vegetables

The “Pack Night” for the Bags of Blessings program is Wednesday, December 10th. (Watch here for additional details to be provided soon.) Through a new “pro-graduation” student support initiative of the Care Center, you can also “adopt” one or more of the 650 Huntsville area “Bags of Blessings” recipient children to support for a day ($5), a month ($20), half a year ($100), or a full year ($200).

Other volunteer opportunities are also available.  To volunteer, or to learn more, contact the pastor, Debbie Book, or The Care Center.
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The Presbyterian Home for Children

The Presbyterian Home for Children is a non-profit Christian caring community for children and families in need; serving children and families regardless of race, color, creed, gender, national origin or disability. The ministry is governed by a Board of Trustees elected in part by North Alabama Presbytery, the Presbytery of Sheppards and Lapsley and South Alabama Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church (USA).

Big Cove Church currently supports the Children’s Home through personal donations and with the assistance of our Presbyterian Women, but we are hoping to expand our presence and our ministry there.  For more information, contact The Presbyterian Home for Children.
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Kairos Prison Ministry

The mission of the Kairos Prison Ministry is to bring Christ’s love and forgiveness to all incarcerated individuals, their families and those who work with them, and to assist in the transition of becoming a productive citizen.

Big Cove Church supports the North Alabama Kairos Community through volunteering as staff during a Kairos Prison Weekend, through prayer support, and through cookie support!  For more information, contact Dennis McMahan rmcmahan@bigcovechurch.org or Kairos.
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The Vine

The Vine is an ecumenical pastoral counseling center that promotes emotional healing with the love and grace of Christ.  They facilitate healing and wholeness in human life and relationships using faith resources.  Their expertise is Pastoral Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy.  Pastoral Counseling is provided by a professional who is both psychologically and theologically trained, who feels a sense of calling to service in the Church.  Five of their six staff members are ordained clergy.  The Vine, as a specialized ministry of The Church, is supported by 20 different area congregations, including Big Cove Presbyterian Church.

Big Cove Church supports The Vine through monetary donations and by serving on the Board of Directors.

The Vine maintains several locations in the Huntsville/Madison/Madison county area.  The main phone number is (256) 461-8580.  During the fall of 2014, the Vine is offering several opportunities that are free to members of Big Cove, as a supporting church, including: “Restoring Broken Trust“, Emotional Health for Teens“, and Marriage Ministry (pre-marital, marriage intervention, and marriage check-up). For more information, visit The Vine.
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