Trenholm Road UMC proudly supports multiple ministries in the Columbia area that assist those in need throughout our community.  Read more below, and when you are called, join us in improving and saving those who need all of our help.


Epworth Children's Home

Since 1896, Epworth Children’s Home has been a place for children to grow, learn and be loved. Children ages four – 18 come to us from broken family systems and our goal is to nurture and love them by providing education, counseling, medical care and spiritual enrichment.


Harvest Hope Food Bank

The mission of Harvest Hope Food Bank is to provide for the needs of hungry people by gathering and sharing quality food with dignity, compassion and education.

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Coats of Kindness

Coats of Kindness goal is to collect as many new or gently used winter wear items to include: coats, mittens, gloves, snow pants and scarves and donate to those less fortunate.



Killingsworth is a transition home for women in crisis. Our ministry is to support, empower, and advocate for women recovering from crisis within a safe, nurturing Christian environment. In addition to room and board, we offer counseling and education, spiritual development, job development and work support, life-skills training, and community re-orientation.


Family Promise of the Midlands

Family Promise brings the faith community together to help families regain their housing, their independence, and their dignity. It offers opportunities for volunteers of all faiths to reduce homelessness and transform lives. Check out the national Family Promise at


Oliver Gospel Mission

The mission of Oliver Gospel Mission is to see that the broken and homeless are sheltered,
given the gospel of Jesus Christ, and equipped to live responsibly.


Washington Street UMC Soup Cellar

The Soup Cellar provided a simple, nutritious meal to anyone who wanted one. It served as a place where anyone who came was treated as a child of God. They give food and drink, but also give much more. The Soup Cellar provides warmth in a season of cold, encouragement, shared faith, and a belief that everyone is entitled to the love and concern of their fellow human beings.


St Lawrence Place

Founded by Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in 1989, St. Lawrence Place is a primary program of Homeless No More, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to the offering of a seamless continuum of services and housing to homeless and at-risk families in the midlands of South Carolina.



Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child is a project of the international relief organization, Samaritan’s Purse. Our mission is to provide local partners around the world with shoeboxes filled with small toys, hygiene items, and school supplies as a means of reaching out to children in their own communities with the Good News of Jesus Christ. We ship these simple gifts outside the United States to children affected by war, poverty, natural disaster, famine and disease; and to children living on Native American reservations in the U.S.