welcoming our new neighbors

Afghan refugees will be arriving in the Clemson/Seneca area this weekend and for the next several weeks. Our church will be partnering with Lutheran Family Services, the agency that will be resettling our new neighbors. Our neighbors arrive with nothing except their luggage. 

We plan to support them through Welcome Kits, furniture donations, and being part of a Circle of Friends.

Contact mercyministry@clemsonpres.org to volunteer for any of they below needs


Welcome kits will help set up our new neighbors in their new home. You can purchase a whole or parts of the kit that we will assemble into the full kit. 

Return items to the bins in the Worship Center entrance on Sundays ASAP through Sunday, January 23 or in the church office during office hours.

Household Kits (need 4 or more)

2 Rolls of paper towels Bed linens: 2 twin, 1full Blanket: 2 twin, 1full

4 bed pillows  

Alarm clock/radio

8 light bulbs  


Pens & pencils  


4 washcloths, hand towels and bath towels

Kitchen Kits (need 2 or more)

4 forks, knives & spoons  

4 plates, bowls, & cups

Pots, pans, & baking sheets

Mixing/Serving bowls  

Cooking utensils

Manual can opener

Kitchen knife

Cutting board

Kitchen towels, dish cloths, or sponges


Donate furniture by emailing mercyministry@clemsonpres.org

We need the following furniture by January 20th

  • 6 lamps
  • 2 sofas
  • dining table
  • 9 twin beds
  • at least 6 dressers


A Circle of Welcome is a group of 6-8 people who help our new neighbors for the first few months with every aspect of settling in a new placeThey will walk alongside these new neighbors for the first few months until they become acclimated to their new home

Email mercyministry@clemsonpres.org if you want to be part of a Circle of Friends.


Resettlement Best Practices Handout

Training Opportunities:

January 16  1:30pm  Cross Point Church

Good Neighbor Team training

RSVP:  Timothy Cross

January 21-23  Cross Point Church

ESL Training

Cost: $35

Registration by 1/13 to Cross Point Church