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Outreach Ministries

We believe that service & mission are vitals parts of our faith and love serving the community! Some of our outreach opportunities include:

  • Riverside Children’s Arts Center – We provide after school activities for children in a safe & nurturing environment.


  • Children’s Enrichment Workshop – We participate with local area churches to provide after school activities to Elementary School children. We currently offer Melody Makers on Tuesday afternoons.

  • West Riverside Elementary School – We work collaboratively with the school to provide mentors, school supplies, support to teachers, and holiday groceries to families in need.

  • Downtown Ecumenical Services Council (DESC) – We work in cooperation with local churches to provide groceries and clothing to those in need. We also have several church members to volunteer with DESC and/or serve on their Board.

  • Interfaith Coalition for Action, Reconciliation, and Empowerment (ICARE) – We, along with other Jacksonville churches, seek social justice through public education, homelessness, restorative justice programs, and job creation in struggling areas of the city.

  • Church Food Pantry – We provide sack lunches to those in need.

  • Live Nativity – For more than 25 years, our Christmas gift to the community has been the Live Nativity reenactment on the front lawn during Riverside-Avondale’s Luminaria.

  • Week of Compassion – We reach out to survivors of flood, famine, tornadoes, hurricanes, and other tragedies by contributing to the Week of Compassion – a ministry of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). The Week of Compassion reaches out to those locally, regionally, nationally, and abroad.

  • Easter Egg Hunt – Every Easter, we provide an Easter Egg Hunt for the community.

  • Charles E. Bennett Children’s Playground – Named the “Jesus Park” by the children, we maintain the playground in the backyard for community use.

Donations for Hurricane Relief can be made HERE through Week of Compassion.  

Building with Habitat for Humanity of the Beaches

Sorting Donations at Feeding Northwest Florida

Gardening at the Florida Christian Center

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