Good News Jail & Prison Ministry
Good News Jail &
Prison Ministry gives spiritual guidance and counseling to prisoners
in Seminole and Orlando County jails.
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity
is a group of Christian citizens concerned with providing decent
housing for God's people in need. Habitat raises money, recruits
volunteers and constructs or renovates inexpensive but sturdy homes
for responsible low-income families. With Habitat's assistance,
these families purchase the houses at cost. Learn more about this
program's history and how you can get involved at the Habitat
for Humanity web site.
Loaves & Fishes
Loaves and Fishes is
an outreach ministry in Apopka, Florida and is supported by local
churches within the surrounding communities. Their mission is to
help homeless and needy families with food, clothing, counseling
and financial assistance. Loaves and Fishes provides services for
approximately 500 families per week in the name of Jesus Christ.
Current needs are: household
items, baby items, baby formula, toiletries, peanut butter, and
Thornwell's doors were
opened on October 1, 1875, to eight orphaned Confederate children.
Founded by William Plumer Jacobs, it was his unrelenting belief
that God so willed this endeavor. Thornwell always has had a full
program of educational, spiritual, and physical care for children.
It is a fully-accredited independent school high.
Thornwell is committed
to use all available facilities and an abundance of love, patience,
and discipline to nurture young people toward responsible Christian
citizenship. Wekiva Presbyterian Church supports Thornwell with
financial donations and prayer.
2 Cents Per Meal
Compassion Demonstrated Through Prayers, Understanding, and Gifts.
Two Cents per meal is
a hunger ministry of the Central Florida Presbytery. Wekiva Presbyterian
Church participates in this partnership program by encouraging individuals
and families to contribute two cents per person for each meal eaten
during the day. Those moneys are then collected in worship service
on the second Sunday of each month and sent to the Presbytery for
use in specific relief and self-help development projects of our
partners around the world.
The Two Cents Per Meal
program, a denomination-wide partnership of Christian faith and
compassion, began in Central Florida in 1983. Simply, each member
of the household sets aside two cents for each meal they eat ($1.80
per person per month). This is collected once a month.
Current partners are:
locally, Second Harvest Food Bank, a private nonprofit organization
which collects and stores donated food for distribution to charitable
feeding programs and The Society of St. Andrews, Internationally:
Haiti Fund, Incorp.; Air Guatamala; Turks in Madagascar.
Since its creation, Two
Cents Per Meal has raised $1.4 million dollars. Isn't it amazing
how so little can become so much?
The scholarship fund
was begun in 2003 by Russell Swain in memory of his wife, Patricia
Swain. Since 2007 the scholarship fund is also a memorial to Kathy
Hansbrough Hood, whose bequest to the church was to benefit the
youth of the congregation. The Patricia Swain - Kathy Hood Scholarship
Fund provides money to those in post secondary education from our
congregation who have expressed their goals in life and how the
Wekiva Presbyterian Church has been an important part of their goals
and their lives. Scholarships are awarded in June.
Adult & College
Opportunities are available
for Adult and College-age Mission Trips.
Wekiva Internet Ministry
Wekiva's outreach via the Internet. Including: Live Internet broadcasts of the 11:00 am church service, weekly video and audio archive programs available on the website. Your donation supports using the Internet to spread the Word of Jesus Christ.
Youth Mission Trip
Each year the youth at Wekiva take on a service project. Such as fixing and repairing facilities for those in need. Supporting the annual youth mission trip helps cover trip travel and material expenses.
Caring for Generations Offering
The Caring for Generations Offering provides financial support to the Westminister Retirement Communities (formerly known as Presbyterian Retirement Homes) in Florida.
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance
The purpose of Presbyterian Disaster Assistance is to provide a ministry of relief and response to national and international disasters, aid to refugees and displaced persons, refugee resettlement, and efforts toward development.