SPC Awarded “Church of the Year” by Brunswick County Habitat for Humanity

Southport Presbyterian Church (SPC) was presented with “The Church of the Year Award” by Brunswick County Habitat for Humanity (BCHFH)  this spring at Habitat’s Faith Community Breakfast in recognition of the church’s work in helping families to achieve affordable homeownership.

“This award speaks to SPC’s mission statement, and its members who have committed themselves to caring for our neighbor and one another,” said Jason Gaver, BCHFH’s Executive Director. “That mission can be seen through their mentorship, spiritual support, volunteering, donations, and more. Southport Presbyterian has shown a vigorous zeal to be the hands and feet of Jesus, and BCHFH would be remiss to not recognize such loyalty toward seeking to put God’s love into action.”

According to SPC Mission Ministry Liaison Pastor Joanna Hipp, “There’s never too much thanks to be given. So, first, thanks to God for making all of this happen, because, honestly, none of it would happen without God. Second, thank you all for coming, because we do this as a community. None of us can do anything alone. So, I’m just grateful for the community that continues to show up to support one another, to lift one another, and to be sustained by one another.”

“Through Habitat for Humanity, we are honored to be a part of building community and to be working toward the day where all people have a place to call home,” said SPC Pastor Carrie Evans.

“Within the Presbyterian denomination SPC has committed to be a Matthew 25 Church, which means challenging people and congregations to deepen their faith and get actively and joyfully engaged with their community and the world as laid out in words of Jesus in the bible, Matthew 25: 31-46.”