• Audrey’s Closet

Audrey’s Closet is our own on-site thrift shop, run by Fellowship volunteers and through Fellowship donations. The thrift shop provides the community with high quality, low cost goods, stocking everything from clothing to housewares to furniture. Donations are always graciously accepted.

The shop is open:
Thursdays from 9 to 12
Saturdays from 9 to 12
Sundays after services.

Volunteer Leadership

Manager
The manager oversees the overall operation of Audrey’s closet, including relationships with the Fellowship management, volunteers, donors, shoppers, beneficiaries and other local organizations.

Assistant Manager
The Assistant Manager works in tandem with the Manager on all duties as assigned by the Manager, with the presumed intention of becoming the manager at some point in the future.

Associates
Associates assist in general day-to-day activities mostly arranging donated items for sale purposes and assisting the manager, assistant manager, donors or shoppers when needed.

If you’d like to learn more about Audrey’s Closet, or would like to help with or fill the next vacancy of one of our Volunteer Leadership positions, please e-mail socialresponsibility@greenvilleuu.org, or inquire at the Fellowship office at (864) 271-4883, or call Linda Turner at (864) 963-1657


• Pat’s Pantry

Pat’s Pantry, like its namesake, the late Pat Cooney, is our own way to collect food and supplies for families in crisis. The Fellowship coordinates the transportation of the donated items fulfill local food pantry needs.

The effort started long ago with John and Peg McFerrin who put an actual shopping cart at the back of the church. Later, Pat Cooney took over the effort to collect and transport the donations to the local food pantries. When she passed on, her husband Jim replaced the shopping cart with the current little red wagon, which became known as Pat’s Pantry.

Donations should be non-perishable, preferably canned goods. Protein-rich foods such as peanut butter and canned goods containing meat are in heavy demand.

Volunteer Leadership

Coordinator
The coordinator works to ensure that all donated food arrives at the benefitting agency(ies) and works to raise the Fellowship’s consciousness about Pat’s Pantry.

If you’d like to learn more about Pat’s Pantry, or would like to help with or fill the next vacancy of one of our Volunteer Leadership positions, please e-mail socialresponsibility@greenvilleuu.org, or inquire at the Fellowship office at (864) 271-4883.


• Southernside Community Center

This unique Community Center on West Washington Street in Greenville serves any person in need of a meal, every weekday.

On the weekends, Southernside prepares bagged lunches on Saturday. The Members of the Fellowship provides 70 bag lunches on the second Saturday of each month. The meals can be just dropped off, or the member(s) can stay and assist with distribution and clean-up.

In the past, this has been a great experience for small groups, such as families, Covenant Circles and Scout Troops.

Volunteer Leadership

Coordinator
The Coordinator oversees the overall operation of the Southernside/GUUF Relationship, including relationships with the Southernside management, recruiting and scheduling of volunteers and ensuring completion of our monthly commitment.

Lunch-Makers
Lunch-Makers make the lunches under the direction of the Coordinator and ensure their delivery to Southernside on the second Saturday of each month.

If you’d like to learn more about our cooperation with Southernside Community Center, or would like to help with or fill the next vacancy of one of our Volunteer Leadership positions, please e-mail socialresponsibility@greenvilleuu.org, or inquire at the Fellowship office at (864) 271-4883.


• GAIHN

Greenville Area Interfaith Hospitality Network

The Greenville Area Interfaith Hospitality Network (GAIHN) assists local congregations to share hospitality (in the form of emergency food, temporary housing and transitional housing) with homeless families, and to help those families achieve self-sufficiency and self-fulfillment.

In addition to the Fellowship’s relationship with GAIHN to provide transitional housing at either the Rowland or McFerrin houses (see above), twice a year the Fellowship houses families for one week under GAIHN’s temporary housing initiative. For this week, Fellowhsip volunteers provide all meals to the program participants.

Volunteer Leadership

Coordinator
The Coordinator oversees the overall operation of the GAIHN Temporary Housing initiative as it relates to the Fellowship. This would include relationships with the Fellowship management, GAIHN management, volunteers, beneficiaries and working to raise the Fellowship’s consciousness about this aspect of our shared ministry with GAIHN.

Assistant Coordinator
The Assistant Coordinator works in tandem with the Coordinator on all duties as assigned, with the presumed intention of becoming the Coordinator at some point in the future.

Overnight Volunteers
Overnight Volunteers sleep at the Fellowship during the stay of the families. They are provided their own private space and are there to ensure that the families needs are met overnight.

Meal Preparers
Meal Preparers prepare a meal to share with the families.

Set-Up and Take-Down
Set-Up and Take-Down volunteers move furniture as to change our church and RE space into living area for the guest families.

If you’d like to learn more about the GAIHN Temporary Housing initiative as it relates to the Fellowship, or would like to help with or fill the next vacancy of one of our Volunteer Leadership positions, please e-mail socialresponsibility@greenvilleuu.org, or inquire at the Fellowship office at (864) 271-4883.


• Other Projects