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: through volunteerism and monetary support, Pocket is loving our neighbors in the following ways:
If you walk into the fellowship hall of Pocket Presbyterian Church between eight and noon on any given Tuesday, you’ll discover a dedicated group of women who get together to sew every week. 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 to be sent to children all over the world. The Sewing Sisters have sent approximately 25,000 items of clothing to children in need.
We regularly support PC(USA) Missionaries through emails, prayer, letters, and monetary support. These field workers include:
Jonathan and Emily Seitz, Eli, Eva, Samuel (Taiwan)
Ian and Jhan Vellenga (Nicaragua)
Presbytery Sponsored Mission
Denominational offerings (Joy Gift, One Great Hour of Sharing)
Presbyterian Women offerings (Birthday, Blanket)
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 once every thirteen weeks.
Christians United Outreach Center- Food is collected each 4th Sunday. Volunteers also work to sort food, clothing, and household items.
Angel Tree – Pocket sponsors 40 or more children through the Salvation Army at Christmas.
Navigation Center- Several days each month, volunteers from Pocket prepare and deliver lunches for people in our area who receive support from the Navigation Center. A team from Pocket also prepares breakfast each Thursday morning.
Salvation Army- A dedicated barrel for food collections stays in our fellowship hall for donations of shelf-stable foods.
This is a Presbytery-sponsored camp 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