Westminster has an active outreach program. Our faith calls us to exercise compassion in the world in the following areas of peace and justice:
those lacking health care and clean water and suffering from diseases,
the disenfranchised and victims of unfair systems,
those who are not safe and are subject to violence and mistreatment,
those who are lacking education or job skills,
those who suffer from prejudices due to lack of understanding diversity,
and peacemaking projects.
After 2 years, Family Promise is back offering shelter at congregations to families without homes. Westminster hosted the first rotation to a family that had lost their apartment. We converted our community building to a make shift apartment. Thanks to all who helped!
Our Current Outreach Partners
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ACORN Clinic uses volunteers to provide high-quality, low-cost dental care to low-income patients without insurance and with little financial resources to pay for their medical needs.
Through the collaboration of local faith and civic groups, Family Promise of Gainesville provides families experiencing homelessness with compassionate care that includes case management, education, housing, meals and transportation until they can transition to a home of their own.
Gainesville Community Ministry(GCM) has provides emergency help and hope to families and individuals who are in crisis and lack the basic necessities of life.
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope.
Located just outside Starke, FL, the Montgomery Presbyterian Conference Center has welcomed all people to experience Christ and creation for more than 60 years.
The St. Augustine Mutual Mission Committee oversees, coordinates and recruits participants in the various ministries of the Mutual Mission, in cooperation and consultation with our partner, the Jamaica Ecumenical Mutual Mission.
National Farm Worker Ministry is a faith-based organization, which supports farm workers as they organize for justice and empowerment.
The Preserve Inc.
The Preserve Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit started over 20 years ago by Norma Green. We provide a safe home-like setting for young men ages 18-26 with resources they need to develop the skills necessary for independent living. Westminster Presbyterian has been one of the strongest supporters of The Preserve for several years. We have hosted the annual garage sale, provided specific donations for needs of the young men, provided computers and printers, and donated money to support the house as well as needed repairs and maintenance. For information about how to help, contact Norma Green (Chair Emeritus) or Colin Hines, current Chair at email@example.com.
Emergency Aid & Unfunded Needs
The Food4Kids Backpack Program of North Florida fills backpacks with nonperishable food and distributes them to students in need, from kindergarten through high school.
The ImIrJ is comprised of a network of local synagogues, mosques, churches, fellowships, and religious leaders from various denominations, along with student groups, farm worker organizations, and political and academic leaders to study about, educate the community on, and work towards a just solution for our local and national immigration crisis.
Salud 222e/Campanario Y Lealtad
Centro Habana, C.P. 10200
Rebuilding Together North Central Florida (RTNCF) is a home repair organization dedicated to addressing the substandard housing needs in North Central Florida.