Missions we support
SECOND PRESBYTERIAN MISSION AND EVANGELISM PARTNERS
St. Columba Ecumenical Ministries provides assistance to homeless adults in need through a day shelter, Next Step Transitional Housing, clothing closet, and dental, prescription & vision referrals. Due to their professionalism and comprehensive screening process, Second refers those seeking immediate daily assistance to them. St. Columba also offers a food pantry for the 23509 zip code residents and holds drives for back to school supplies for Oceanaire Elementary, as well as holiday baskets for families (Thanksgiving, Christmas & Easter). //www.stcolumbaministries.c
Park Place Child Life Center: The mission of Park Place Child Life Center is to deliver an arts-based enrichment program that supports the social-emotional and spiritual development of children. For a number of years Second Presbyterian Church has provided generous financial and volunteer support in carrying out this mission as we jointly strive to help children grow into responsible citizens and show the love of God to others. http://ppclc.org/home
St. Mary’s Soup Kitchen provides a healthy meal of breakfast fare, home made soup, sandwiches and other foods to 75+ children and adults Saturday mornings weekly. Second provides volunteers regularly and staffs the entire operation monthly by making and serving 200+ eggs, 10 gallons of soup and 100 sandwiches.
NEST (Norfolk Emergency Shelter Team) is a coalition of churches that on a rotating basis provides meals and shelter to homeless adults during the months of November through April. Second serves by providing volunteers and meals during its week of hosting guests.
ForKids’ mission is to break the cycle of poverty and homelessness for families and children. They assist about 150 families weekly through emergency shelters, transitional housing, permanent supportive housing, and in-home care management. In 2020, ForKids received assets from Park Place Child Life Center toward the end of adding arts education to its ongoing science, technology, engineering and math enrichment program both afterschool and on weekends. ForKids will be turning STEM into STEAM for children of both the families it is fostering out of homelessness, as well as other children at risk. With the STEAM initiative, there will be more opportunities for both volunteer and financial support from our congregation.
Youth Outreach Urban Resources & Services (YOURS) is a faith based urban leadership development and outreach program for at-risk middle and high school teenagers. Its goal is to give teenagers an opportunity to experience positive life outcomes through Christian based values and to nurture their faith within a multi-cultural peer group around their school, community and in the world.
Faith Inclusion Network: Faith Inclusion Network’s mission is to promote awareness of and provide support for the inclusion of people with disabilities and their families into faith communities. Second is proud to host FIN’s main office and resources in our church building. https://www
Global Friendship Ventures goal is to reach future leaders of the world who come from 100+ nations to study in Norfolk, and leave a lasting impression about this nation and the Christians who live here. Volunteers will host dinner for the students, provide welcome bags to new international students, join the Friday evening gatherings at Crossroads Church in Larchmont and give financial grants.
Tidewater Pastoral Counseling Services: TPCS is a not-for-proft extension of the Judeo-Christian faith community dedicated to providing quality pastoral counseling and education to anyone regardless of age, race, faith perspective or socio-economic background. Organized in 1974, TPCS serves more the 1,500 clients annually in nine church based centers throughout Hampton Roads. https://tidewaterpastoral.org/
Jenn West – International Students Ministry: Jenn is on staff with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship working with international students in Amsterdam. She works to help grow relationships with existing and new international students, disciple Christian students, and empower, train and encourage others in international student ministry.
The Seidls are New Mission Systems International missionaries living in Berlin, Germany. Their passion is to influence the emerging generation with the Gospel through relationships and creativity.
The Jungs’ Ministry in Asia: Providing graduate level theological training in person and virtually to pastors and other students across Asia from Singapore.
The Kerrs’ M.E. Missions: Church planting in the M.E.