Church members continually open our doors and hearts to people struggling to find food, housing, and medicare care. We often join other organizations in extending our reach to the needy. You may want to join us.
Here's how: First we feed the hungry.
FOOD PANTRY - A MINISTRY OF DISTRIBUTION
No one should go hungry. Church volunteers and friends staff the Food Pantry three days a week to serve residents in need. Adding to the congregation's donations of non-perishable foods and personal hygiene items such as toothpaste and soap, we purchase food from the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia in Norfolk. A local grocery store often supplies breads and pastries, deli items, sandwiches, dairy items, meats, and produce. Read about the projects that extend the reach of this pantry.
One week each month, volunteer drivers from our church deliver hot meals to shut-ins in Virginia Beach.
We join the JCOC in battling homelessness by donating to their program, and several times a year we prepare and serve meals to their people staying at the center.
Decades ago our congregation supported the children of migrant workers on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. We helped supply their day care center and built a recreation area for them. This ministry evolved into working with Habitat For Humanity in the same area. We packed our hammers and paint brushes to build Habitat homes for deserving families. Even our youth learned to install sheetrock and siding when they worked on construction sites. Several of our members served on the Board of Directors of Habitat For Humanity.
The church has hosted the Thalia Lion’s Club Blood Drive for several years. Because several church members are also Lion’s Club members, it’s natural to join in the worthy causes of your friends, even when they ask for your blood.