Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church supports many opportunities to volunteer your time, talents or to provide needed items for many mission partners locally, regionally and internationally. Click the button to view all mission opportunities available through PCPC.
Click Register to get started – a one time registration is required to use the volunteer website.
Click on the links below to volunteer or provide resources for individual mission partners.
Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church, along with other South Tampa churches, run Faith Café, a feeding center for the homeless. Lunch is served Monday through Saturday at 11:30 a.m. Faith Café offers hot meals, a clothes closet, and referral services to various social service agencies. For more information or to volunteer, contact Corinne Gaertner or (813) 348-0039.
FAITHFUL EXAMPLES OF DISCIPLESHIP (FED) ———> Volunteer Now
In 2008, a friendship was launched between members of Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church and residents of the North Boulevard Housing Projects. On the first Saturday of every month, a group from PCPC visits the housing community and distributes cereal, clothes, books and Bibles. They also lead children’s Bible lessons, tutor and mentor youth, and share faith journeys. Residents of the housing complex regularly attend church services at PCPC. For more information of to participate, please contact Denise Harvill.
ALPHA HOUSE Faith Partners
Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church has a long standing relationship with the Alpha House, a crisis pregnancy and parenting center. In 2008, the Alpha House Faith Partners group was formed at PCPC. This group participates in projects at the Alpha House such as painting dormitories, conducting repairs, and landscaping. A group from the church also conducts cooking lessons for members of Alpha House. For more information or to volunteer, contact Robert Mims.
Created is a grassroots ministry in the Ybor City area “committed to the restoration of vulnerable women involved in the sex industry to an understanding of their value, beauty and destiny in Jesus Christ”. Through the 2008 Witness Offering, PCPC provided over $25,000 of start-up funding to Created. Church members also serve meals at their Friday night Bible Studies, and provide support to the residential program. For more information or to volunteer, contact Executive Director Joann Macabante.
Housing Offering Mentoring Education and Support
Metropolitan Ministries recently built townhouses to serve as transitional housing for families who complete the ministries’ “Uplift U” residential program. While Metropolitan Ministries will provide these families with a case worker and access to its daycare facility and charter school, they are asking local churches to “adopt” a family to mentor. Mentoring opportunities could include tutoring children, assisting families to develop a budget, providing opportunities for spiritual growth, teaching job and computer skills, etc. The Witness and Service Committee would like to survey congregation members’ interest in participating in H.O.M.E.S. If you would like to know more, please contact Chris Lumia or 763-6400.
PCPC provides financial and volunteer support, along with in-kind donations to the following local organizations:
Abe Brown Prison Ministries ———–> Volunteer Now
Beth-El Farmworker’s Ministry ———–> Volunteer Now
Cedarkirk Camp and Conference Center
Judeo Christian Health Clinic ———-> Volunteer Now
Mary Lee’s House
Meals on Wheels of Tampa ———-> Volunteer Now
Metropolitan Ministries ———-> Volunteer Now
Presbytery of Tampa Bay
St. John’s Presbyterian Learning Center
St. Michael’s Legal Center
TO SEE ALL COMMUNITY NEEDS ———-> Volunteer Now