We want our community to know that SCC Loves Smithfield! One of the best ways we Love Like Jesus is through serving our community and seeking ways to meet needs.
Serve Our Community
Jesus said in John 15:13 that the greatest display of love is laying down our lives for others. While we may never die for another, we can lay down our schedules, our comforts, our resources, and so much more, and Smithfield Christian Church is committed to doing just that.
These opportunities are some consistent ways we show love to our community.
*Some of these opportunities have been impacted due to COVID-19.*
Love in a Backpack
In America, 1 in 6 children may not know where they will get their next meal. For the 13 million kids in the U.S. facing hunger, getting the energy they need to learn and grow can be a day-in, day-out challenge.* Many of these children live in the Isle of Wight County school district. The Love in a Backpack program works to decrease the debilitating effects of child hunger in our area by providing nutritious and delicious meals for children in need.
Many students in Isle of Wight County participate in the Free and Reduced Price Lunch program during the school week, however, on the weekends, this program is not available. It is the goal of the Love in a Backpack program to help meet the nutritional needs of those students who may not have food on the weekends.
Mission of Hope
Even in rural communities like Smithfield and Isle of Wight, homelessness exists and Mission of Hope seeks to aid those in need of housing.
Every year, during the cold months (typically January through mid-March), churches in Isle of Wight County take turns housing the homeless and providing meals. Each host church provides and hot dinner, a warm bed, a shower, breakfast and a sack lunch.
Overnight workers are always needed.
Send us an email if you’d like to help.
Teachers and school workers are often overlooked and forgotten.
Through our partnership with Hardy Elementary, we work to show love and appreciation to the teachers and staff, as well as help with events and programs whenever possible. Keep an eye out for opportunities to serve throughout the year.
Hardy Elementary School is located at 9311 Hardy Cir, Smithfield, VA.
Share Your Story
Had a chance to love someone in our community? Has someone shown you love? Share your story with us!
Serve Our Church
We also Love Like Jesus through the way we give back to God with our time, our talents, and our treasures. We hope each person will make Jesus a priority by spending time growing in their faith, serving in the church, and financially giving to support the ministry of SCC.
Just let us know you’re interested in serving, and we’ll follow-up shortly with next steps!
Have questions about serving?
We’d love to answer any questions you might have.