About Pocket Presbyterian Church
Pocket Presbyterian Church is a historic PC(USA) congregation in Sanford, NC. We are a place of prayer, peace and joy to all who join us. Our community is warm, welcoming, and committed to coming together to worship and serve together. We look forward to welcoming you to our family.
Through Sunday school, Bible study, choir, missions, and fellowship, we have many avenues for people to connect.
Our Sunday school classes and small groups are the heart and soul of Pocket. Let us help you find the group that will be the right fit for you. The folks in the Berean, Sanctuary, Rainbow, Youth, and Children's classes would be so glad to welcome you.
Throughout the year, we also form small groups which are great opportunities to grow in faith and fellowship. These groups gather for study and conversation on a variety of topics.
Love in Action
If you walk into the fellowship hall of Pocket Presbyterian Church between eight and noon on any given Tuesday, you’ll hear someone bragging about their grandchild over the whir of sewing machines.
A small but dedicated group of women in rural Sanford, North Carolina get together to sew every week. But they’re not sewing for their grandchildren. Using donated fabric, they sew garments for children in impoverished countries, who are more at risk for human trafficking than children with clothes. The women’s operation takes over the whole room, divided into multiple workstations: a few people cut out fabric, some surge the seams, some sew and a couple iron the pants, shirts and dresses before folding and packing them in a second-hand suitcase.
We regularly support PC(USA) Missionaries through emails, prayer, letters, and monetary support. These field workers include:
Dustin and Sherri Ellington, Clayton and Christopher (Zambia)
Jonathan and Emily Seitz, Eli, Eva, Samuel (Taiwan)
Ian and Jhan Vellenga (Nicaragua)
Haiti Help and Hope- Pastor Dortul Sidor and his wife Lillian oversee 5 churches and a school with 300 children in the mountainous villages of Haiti. We have helped with money for breakfasts for the school, school supplies, and other needs.
Sole Hope – Working with Center UMC, we have made kits to be sent to Uganda to provide shoes to protect the peoples’ feet from dangerous bugs which cause disease. We have also sent shoes already made.
Recycling for Mission
Medicine Bottles-recycled medicine bottles sent to Matthew 25 ministry to be sent to places where they can be reused for medical care.
Aluminum Cans- Collected and recycled for money which buys food for CUOC.
Presbytery Sponsored Mission
Denominational offerings (Joy Gift, One Great Hour of Sharing)
Local Ministry Partners
Family Promise- Homeless families with children are housed by area churches and helped to find jobs and affordable housing. We provide meals and stay overnight at Jonesboro UMC. We serve one week out of every thirteen.
Christians United Outreach Center- Food is collected every 4th Sunday/volunteers work to sort food/clothing, etc.
Bread Basket – Food donations from various events along with occasional volunteers.
Angel Tree – Pocket sponsors 35 or more children through the Salvation Army at Christmas.
Navigation Center- Three days a month, volunteers from Pocket prepare and deliver lunches for people in our area who receive support from the Navigation Center.
This is a Presbytery Sponsored Camp that is located in Laurel Hill, NC. They provide a summer camping program for children and youth as well as events throughout the year.
I was hungry, and you gave me something to eat. I was thirsty, and you gave me something to drink. I was a stranger, and you took me into your home. I needed clothes, and you gave me something to wear. I was sick, and you took care of me. I was in prison, and you visited me. Matthew 25:35-36