Scout’s Project Benefits Ministry

What began as a project to collect a month’s worth of assistance for an area charity has turned into a much larger one and one that is becoming sustainable for the organization. As part of his Eagle Scout project, Elliott Gantt wanted to collect and clean 2,000 recycled amber medicine bottles to provide to Greater […]

Ministry Names Medical Clinic in Memory of Dr. John Earl

On Friday, April 26, Greater Hickory Cooperative Christian Ministry (GHCCM) hosted an event to formally name the GHCCM Medical Clinic.  It is now recognized as the Dr. John Earl Medical Ministry Clinic.  Over 80 family and friends were in attendance to honor the memory of Dr. Earl including his devoted wife, Jane Earl.  The unveiling […]

Peoples Bank Managers Teach Budgeting Class at Greater Hickory Cooperative Christian Ministry

Peoples Bank business center managers Melissa Aldrich, Will Daughtrey, Allison Taylor and Retail SalesManager Paula Parker recently taught a class on budgeting at the Greater Hickory Cooperative ChristianMinistry’s Whole Life Center in Hickory, NC. The session aimed to empower individuals with financialknowledge, emphasizing the importance of having a budget, regardless of income level. During the […]

Ministry Expands Dental Clinic to include a Hygiene Room

Greater Hickory Cooperative Christian Ministry announces the opening of its new Dental Hygiene Room.  Although the Dental Clinic has been open for over 20 years, the addition of providing dental cleanings for patients is a new offering for the clinic. On Thursday, February 22, GHCCM hosted an event highlighting the new Hygiene Room and two […]

Ministry Reports Community Impact for 2023

Greater Hickory Cooperative Christian Ministry (GHCCM) serves the community’s most vulnerable population including those who are experiencing homelessness, living in crisis, and those who are at risk for homelessness. In addition, GHCCM focuses on improving the health of those who have no health insurance or means to secure prescriptions by providing a full-service Medical Clinic […]

GHCCM Newsletter – September 2023

Ministry Moments Molly’s Message: As fall approaches, GHCCM continues to impact the lives of many who are living in poverty. January through July of 2023, GHCCM distributed $73,215 in rent assistance and $64,849 in utility payments to help ‘keep the lights on’. GHCCM’s Pharmacy filled 10,426 prescriptions and our Medical Clinic completed 3479 patient visits […]

Ministry Unveils New Logo and Updated Website

Greater Hickory Cooperative Christian Ministry (GHCCM) recently unveiled their new logo and updated their website.  As Bonita Ferretti, Director of Development, comments, “GHCCM has moved into a new era with 100% emphasis on the services targeting clients who are facing crisis and living in poverty. There are many excellent agencies in the community that serve […]

First Watch Café Soft Opening Benefits GHCCM

First Watch, a daytime café, has opened its largest North Carolina location in Hickory. The restaurant is located at 1510 8th St Dr SE (intersection of Lenoir Rhyne Boulevard and Highway 70). First Watch hosted a ‘Soft Opening’ June 16 and 17 – before officially opening to the public on June 19. The soft opening […]

GHCCM Summer 2023 Newsletter

Dear Friends of GHCCM, It is a joy to touch so many lives each day. I hope you enjoy reading about the updates at GHCCM and the programs and services we continuously provide to those in need. Questions remain about the changes at GHCCM that occurred in 2022. This newsletter contains a list of Questions […]