New Hope Clinic, Orica, Honduras

Each summer medical and nonmedical members of our church travel to Honduras to work collaboratively with the New Hope Clinic in the municipality of Orica. Volunteers participate in checking weight, blood pressure and glucose levels. Other services include women’s health screening, eye examinations, and distribution of health kits. Several times a year, members park cars during major St. Petersburg community events to raise funds that support the medical and dental staff of the clinic throughout the year. For information about participating in this mission trip or contributing in other ways, contact Susan Schlecht, 727-735-5332, schlecht21975@gmail.com or go to https://www.ffim.org/.


Partnership with Lakewood Elementary School

With this new partnership, we support the school through contributions of hygiene items, school uniforms, spirit t-shirts as well as toys and games for the school’s activity room. In addition to tutoring and mentoring, we also organize special projects such as “Thanksgiving-in-a-Box” for the more than 80 homeless families attending the school. For more information, contact Uneeda Brewer, ndepth@aol.com.


Meal Ministry at Pinellas Hope

Once a month, a group of men from our church prepare a nutritious meal in the church kitchen and transport it to Pinellas Hope, a shelter for homeless individuals, where we serve over 175 residents and staff. Average cost is less than $3.00 per meal. Monetary support and volunteers are always welcome. For more information or to sign up, contact Peter Bardin, 727-743-3073, cpeterbardin@gmail.com.


New Hope Christian Fellowship (NHCF)

A ministry to the homeless and marginalized population in the downtown area. A Saturday worship service is led by pastor David White and is followed by a meal prepared and served by volunteers. First Presbyterian supports this important ministry through contributions and assistance in the worship and food service. Worship is every Saturday, at 5:30 pm. Meeting place is 2nd Avenue North and 14th Street. For more information or to volunteer, contact Tony McCoy, 727-894-3403, tonymccoy5@gmail.com. Also www.newhopestpete.org.


St. Petersburg Free Clinic

St. Pete Free Clinic compassionately and effectively helps the hungry, the medically uninsured and the homeless in our community, touching over 100,000 lives each year. Our church has been a long-term partner in this ministry by faithfully giving to food drives, volunteering time in the Food Pantry and by generously giving financial contributions. Each year our Many Moods of Christmas concert collects a freewill offering to benefit the Free Clinic. For more information on the Free Clinic contact Beth Houghton, Beth.Houghton@StPetersburgFreeClinic.org, to volunteer contact rita.zweifel@stpetersburgfreeclinic.org. Also https://stpetersburgfreeclinic.org


Meals on Wheels

Our church has a long history of supporting the Pinellas County’s Meals on Wheels program. Five days a week, year round, volunteers deliver a hot meal to individuals unable to provide for themselves. Volunteers are always needed. For more information or to volunteer, contact Kathy Bardin, 727-418-4577, stpetebardin@gmail.com.


Other Ministries supported by our church

Through the generosity of the congregation, the mission committee provides financial support to over 15 agencies and ministries serving those in need locally and worldwide. Click here for more information.