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Ministries/Missions

At Suffolk Christian, our ministries and missions reach from our Suffolk community all the way to Haiti.  There are many ways to become engaged and involved in our ministries.
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Salvation Army

July’s Mission: Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible.  Its ministry is motivated by the love of God.  Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

The Salvation Army operates 7,546 centers in communities across the United States. These include food distribution, disaster relief, rehabilitation centers, anti-human trafficking efforts, and a wealth of children’s programs.

Our work is funded through kettle donations, corporate contributions, and the sale of goods donated to our Salvation Army Family Stores. Eighty-two cents of every dollar we spend supports our various missions across the country.

Services Offered at the Suffolk Location include Emergency Assistance, Food Pantry, Feeding Program, Youth Program, Music Program, Adult Programs, Event Rentals, and Worship Service.

August’s Mission: CAPS

“Working together as one body makes us more effective in seeking the welfare of our city, imaging Christ in our community, and helping residents of Suffolk who are going through a crisis”

The Coalition Against Poverty in Suffolk has served over 1000 individuals since we began in August of 2012. When CAPS receives requests for assistance, the staff assesses the situation, discusses financial issues, talks with the individual about long-term solutions, prays with the individual and assists financially if appropriate. CAPS partners with local help agencies, creating a network that ensures individuals are served in the best way possible.

In addition to providing crisis assistance, CAPS started the Night Stay Program as a rotating shelter for individuals experiencing homelessness during winter months. Churches come together to host homeless guests and provide food, shelter and safety during the coldest months of the year. CAPS works with these individuals to help them find long-term housing and financial stability. Here is an excellent article about CAPS Night Stay.

Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels delivers meals to residents living in the City of Suffolk and Isle of Wight County Region. The headquarters is located on the Garden Level of Sentara Obici in Suffolk. The meals are prepared by Sentara Obici Hospital Food Services and delivered to each recipient’s home by our awesome volunteers, 5 days a week.

Food Ministry

We at Suffolk Christian Church are blessed with much, and we are honored to be able to give out of our abundance to the least of these, our neighbors who may be hungry from time to time. Our food pantry is open on Tuesdays, except the first Tuesday of the month, from 2:30 pm – 4 pm. If you are hungry and in need of food for your family, we are happy to help.

Community Dinners

We host a free community dinner on the second Friday of every month. This is in our fellowship hall (downstairs) from 4 pm – 6 pm. This is a fully balanced hot meal. All are welcome…no charge!

The Prayer Team

The Prayer Team was established by the Board of Deacons and its purpose is to encourage prayer in our congregation.  At our meetings we work on the weekly Prayer Guide that comes with the Sunday bulletin, as well as generate and discuss ideas to encourage Bible reading, a better understanding of prayer and ways to increase our individual and corporate prayer lives. Membership is voluntary and all church members are welcome to attend the meetings and/or become a member of the team.

The Prayer Team meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 2:30 in the Conference Room.

Coats for the Community and Clothing Distribution

Each year Suffolk Christian Church opens its doors to distribute new and gently used men’s, women’s, children’s and infant’s coats to help keep those in need warm and dry during the winter.

The 29th Annual free coat distribution was held on Saturday, January 5, 2019 and Monday January 7, 2019.  Approximately 75 people came and selected coats for 300 people!  Countless sweaters, hats, gloves, scarves and  mittens were also distributed.

The Suffolk Christian Church Clothing Ministry will have its Free Clothing Distribution three times a year:

  • the first Saturdays 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
  • and first Mondays 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
  • in April, August, and December.

The Next Clothing distributions in 2019 are Monday,  August 5, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. & Tuesday, August 6, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Suffolk Christian Church Clothing Ministry

Next free clothing distribution is Monday, August 5th from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm; and Tuesday, August 6th from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

The free clothing distribution will be held three times a year: the first week of April, August, and December.