At this year's General Assembly at Timberlake Baptist Church, CBFSC entered a three-year covenantal partnership with Palmetto Works Community Development Corporation in Conway, SC. This ministry, an offshoot of partner congregation Palmetto Missionary Baptist Church, strives to equip everyone for their age and developmentally appropriate work.
The partnership between CBFSC and Palmetto Works has been growing over time. For the past two years, through missions partnership grants, CBFSC has helped fund their Palmetto Kids summer cultural enrichment program which aims to expose children to music, dance, and the arts. This gives these children the opportunity to explore gifts and abilities that otherwise may have gone unnoticed.
This past January youth from across the state joined with Palmetto Works for PilgriMissionSC. During this time of reflection and growth, the youth helped build raised bed garden boxes for Palmetto Works' C.H.O.P.S program. C.H.O.P.S, which stands for Culinary and Hospitality Operatives Prepared to Serve, "is an 8 month program designed to teach basic culinary skills as well as social, financial and other life skills to returning citizens of Horry County." The gardens will help by providing participants the opportunity to learn about and practice "Farm to Table" food preparation.
We're excited to be entering in to this partnership with Palmetto Works. This three year covenant will allow for a deeper connection between CBFSC congregations and Palmetto Works CDC. If you would like to learn more about Palmetto Works or how you can become involved in their ministry, you can visit their website: www.palmettoworks.com.