PCPC has started and nurtured many outreach ministries on our campus and in our community. We jointly support ministries of the Tampa Bay Presbytery and larger organizations sanctioned by the Presbyterian Church USA (PCUSA). Church members individually have a passion to serve many other outreach organizations in the Tampa Bay Area that may not be listed here.
Palma Ceia supports local non-profit organizations through our church staff and resources, members who give of their time and talent, collecting needed donations, church designated financial gifts and through prayer.
Outreach and Mission at PCPC
- Worship, education, fellowship and recreation programs offered for Children, Youth and Adults
- Feeding Every Disciple, FED Ministry – an outreach to the families living in the N. Boulevard Apartments
- Palma Ceia Presbyterian Preschool
- Stephen Ministers
- Providing meeting space and support for community programs (AA, Boyscouts, Plant High School groups, etc)
- Annual Donation Drives for community needs
Local Outreach Partners
Faith Café feeds the hungry in South Tampa. Another goal of this ministry is to distribute clothing, toiletries and other essential items to those in need. PCPC members regularly volunteer and serve meals as well as donate items for the “Angel Closet”.
Beth-El helps feed the Mind, Spirit, and Body of the farmworking community in Wimauma, Florida. They offer opportunities for hunger relief, education, healthcare, and spiritual growth. Donations for the food pantry, collection of school supplies and gifts for Christmas are some of the ways PCPC supports this ministry.
Metropolitan Ministries-Boxes of Hope
Just Elementary – clothing drive and mentor program
Joint Ministries of PCPC and the Tampa Bay Presbytery and PCUSA
Cedarkirk Camp and Conference Center – Cedarkirk is a year round camp and conference center owned by the Presbyteries of Tampa Bay and Peace River. It is located on the Alafia River within 170 acres of woodlands, wetlands, and uplands. Cedarkirk is dedicated to providing a place for individuals and groups to have the opportunity for spiritual renewal and growth in a natural environment.
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance -Florida and beyond
Other Local Mission and Outreach
Abe Brown Ministries – The mission of Abe Brown Ministries is to compassionately demonstrate the Love of Jesus Christ by helping offenders, ex-offenders and their families achieve productive and fulfilling lives. Abe Brown Ministries provides outreach to evangelize, counsel, and restore children and families that are broken as a result of incarceration. Through comprehensive services, Abe Brown Ministries (ABM) assists ex-offenders in establishing an intimate relationship with Christ and learning life skills along with the value of gainful employment. This gives them hope for sustaining their family, employment, and finances. The end result is productive citizens in our communities, improving the quality of life for all.
Alpha House – The mission of Alpha House is to offer homeless pregnant women and mothers with small children safe housing and tools to become self-sufficient, effective and responsible parents. Alpha House of Tampa is a comprehensive, maternity-based residential program serving an average of 100 pregnant and parenting women and their infants and children each year, including emergency shelter and transitional housing.
Created – The mission of Created is to provide an understanding to vulnerable women involved in the sex industry of their value, beauty, and destiny in Jesus Christ. Created tries to provide hope for emotional, physical, and social healing. By offering a place for belonging and community and advocacy for the women, Created seeks to bring light, hope, and transformation to these women in need.
Judeo Christian Health Clinic – In the belief that we should do justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with our God, The Judeo Christian Health Clinic provides free, quality, timely and compassionate health care to medically indigent residents of the Tampa Bay area. The Judeo Christian Health Clinic provides hope and access to healthcare and recorded just under 40,000 patient visits last year alone.
Mama Africana – Mama Africana is a Christian mentoring program set up to reach black middle and high school girls in the Tampa Bay Area. Established in 2005, its mission is to empower black girls in their ethnic identity and their relationship with Jesus.
St. John Presbyterian Learning Center – Provides quality childcare for the children of the working poor. St. John’s offers both full and part-time programs and is designed to meet the special needs of preschool children in a safe and nurturing environment. St. John’s strengthens the bridge between work and family life by creating a special place that supports them both.
Tampa Urban Young Life – Young Life believes that kids deserve to know what life can hold for them. Young Life leaders are caring adults who come sharing that hope as well as fun and lasting friendships with kids. Young Life is also all about fun. Leaders are committed to being involved with kids’ lives — from supporting them at their sporting events to listening to them talk about what’s important to them. Young Life helps kids consider the direction of their lives, and offer hope for their future.
Timothy Initiative – Works with men in recovery from addiction, depression, homelessness and overall brokeness. The Initiative addresses the needs of the whole man by providing a comprehensive approach to recovery. Through its focus on inner healing and relational restoration, it hopes to see families broken by addiction or any other darkness find healing through the love and power of Christ. It shows God’s love and concern for our fellow man at every opportunity.
Creating Jobs (formerly Entrust)– Mentors and trains entrepreneurs to grow companies, create jobs, and help communities thrive.
I Matter Too– Mentors and tutors orphaned, abused, and neglected children through the love of Christ.