Fairview is deeply involved in our local community. We serve those of all ages and creeds and take joy in spreading the gospel of Christ to those who perhaps haven't heard of or experienced His love before. Take a look at our local outreach ministry below, and contact the church office to get involved.
GAP Ministries provides various services for the homeless and those living in or close to poverty. Trained nurse volunteers assist clients who have a lack of funds with their personal healthcare needs. Volunteers also assist clients in obtaining photo IDs−without which clients cannot apply for work, enroll in school, or qualify for certain social services. Alongside these community services, GAP also provides worship opportunities for those in the downtown Augusta area. A Bible study is held every Thursday morning, as well as a worship service every Sunday evening, along with a meal provided by participating churches. GAP can always use more volunteers for their various outreach programs, and all are welcome to join!
North Augusta Gardens
The program at North Augusta Gardens includes several services and events for the families that call the apartment complex home. While providing after school tutoring and annual events such as Tennis Camp, Christmas parties, and book clubs, the program also provides school materials, a computer room, and help for college students’ needs (dorm room furnishings, books, computers, etc). Volunteers give monetary gifts, provide transportation to various places, and much more. Fairview Youth have also contributed greatly over the years by tutoring, acting as camp councilors, and providing gently used clothing. North Augusta Gardens welcomes all volunteers!
Community Ministries of North Augusta (CMONA)
CMONA is a local nonprofit organization that provides short-term emergency assistance, food, utility assistance, medications, and clothing to those in need. CMONA also runs a food pantry and thrift store. Supported by local churches, organizations, and individuals, CMONA accepts donations of clothing, food, appliances, toys, books, household items, and more. Donated items that are not given to clients are sold in the thrift store and these proceeds also support the ministry. You can serve CMONA by donating usable items, volunteering your time, giving monetary donations; or by praying for the ministry.
The International Link is a non-profit that was established in 2002 to serve international individuals and families who come to our campuses for study, research, and military training. An interdenominational Christian organization, The International Link works in cooperation with many local churches and individuals to serve international guests in the CSRA. Get involved through prayer, a financial contribution, or volunteering with various fellowship and other activities.
Brookdale Senior Living Worship
The 2nd Sunday of every month, Fairview hosts a worship service at Brookdale Senior Living (formerly Sterling House). Starting at 11:00am, the service opens with prayer, hymns, and gospel songs. A speaker then gives a short inspirational talk, and the service concludes with another song and prayer. An average of 25 residents attend each week, and many inform Fairview’s volunteers that they enjoy the service. Several of Fairview’s musicians assist every month including Leary Bartels, Duane Perry, and Blythe Watson. John Wise is the current speaker. The group has recently provided 28 hymnals for use at Brookdale, and they welcome both musicians and speakers to assist with the services.
Learning English for Living Foundations offers United States Citizenship Preparation Classes and five different levels of English Classes to non-fluent English students. English is learned by the student that has no knowledge of English as well as the student that is preparing to go to a college or technical school. A children’s program is also available, where students receive assistance with homework to strengthen their reading, writing, and math skills. The program has taught students from forty different countries, and new students join almost every week. Currently, all classes are taught by volunteer teachers and aides, and facilities as well as books are donated.
The Master’s Table Soup Kitchen prepares and serves food to hungry people in downtown Augusta 365 days a year. In 2010, a new facility opened on Fenwick Street with a prayer room, organic community garden, and indoor seating for 152 guests. An outreach ministry of Fairview Presbyterian Church, this is a great way to get involved in your local community. We prepare and serve food the 3rd Tuesday of every odd month, six times a year, from 8:00am-12:30pm. Everyone is welcome to serve!
Founded in 1875, Thornwell provides residential care, academic programs, and community-basedprograms throughout Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina. Each year, Thornwell’s receives more than 300 calls from families in crisis; and, each year, more than 100 children find their way to Thornwell Home. The home offers children a safe haven; a warm, loving, family-style community in which to grow and thrive. Thornwell’s residential program is all about preparing children to become the faithful individuals God created them to be. There are several ways you can support Thornwell Home. You can sponsor a cottage, volunteer your time, or give to Thornwell’s General Fund for Children.