Project AGAPE is a joint-ministry venture of the Western and North Carolina Conferences of the United Methodist Church. AGAPE is a religious humanitarian organization, which has been invited by the Armenian Apostolic Church and registered by the State Council oRA Committee on Religious Affairs.
The Project cooperates well with the Armenian Apostolic Church. Project AGAPE was launched in 1993 and received the first state registration in 1994.
From the day of its foundation until now, AGAPE has adopted and committed to the following goals:
In 2021, Project AGAPE received a grant to build a new warehouse at the AGAPE Center to expand the small warehouse area for distributing humanitarian assistance to displaced families from the war. Construction was started and has supported the establishment of the new hub in the town of Vayk in the Vayots Dzor region of Armenia. The hub enables the AGAPE staff to help displaced people in need by creating storage space of humanitarian aid impacting twelve thousand displaced individuals. The warehouse makes it possible to sort the goods efficiently in order to provide needs for the families.
In 30 years since 1993, over 60 VIM teams have visited Armenia and Artsakh to work on different projects and assist the refugee community of the Kashatagh region eliminating the consequences of the first Karabagh war of 1988-1994, changing their lives.
Project AGAPE is a force that has helped transform not only people’s lives in the country of Armenia and Artsakh but also many persons’ lives in the UM churches in NC, helping to keep the connectional spirit alive that John Wesley started over 200 years ago. Through this project, small and large churches have come together to make a difference in the lives of people in the oldest Christian nation of the world. Here, we can bring hope to displaced families struggling to find hope.
A 2022 grant received from MPUMC Wesley Foundation assisted in building the second floor over the warehouse, expanding the existing building, and providing more space to accommodate visiting mission teams from NC. Each room has a bathroom/restroom and convenient accommodation for team members. The rooms are ready now to host the first Young Clergy Pilgrimage Team.
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First Church Myrtle Beach
Main Campus: 901 N Kings Highway
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
North Campus & CDM: 904 65th Ave N, Myrtle Beach SC 29572
Mailing Address: PO Box 1367, Myrtle Beach SC 29578
Phone: 843-448-7164 Email: email@example.com
Office Hours: Mon-Thur 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Closed Friday
Sunday School & Worship Schedule - Main Campus
9:00 AM | Sunday School - all ages
10:00AM | Contemporary Worship, Wesley Worship Center
10:00AM | Traditional Worship, Sanctuary
Nursery provided during Sunday school and worship infants up to age 3.