Pregnancy Help Center of Chesterfield
The Pregnancy Help Center of Chesterfield exists for the purpose of providing support, education and resources for women and men facing unprepared pregnancy.
- Free pregnancy tests
- Support and mentoring throughout pregnancy
- ”Earn While You Learn” program, which teaches topics such as healthy pregnancy, nutrition, life skills, discipline, and healthy parenting
- “Baby Boutique”, where clients may shop for material resources for their baby
- Adoption and abortion information
- Referrals for family needs, medical help and job placement
- After-abortion care
- Men’s mentoring program
PHCC’s vision is to become the first choice of each woman facing an unplanned pregnancy by providing emotional, spiritual and material support.
Starting Ultrasound services soon, Fall 2015
To Volunteer at PHCC, please email or call information listed below. We will get a Volunteer Application to you and will get you plugged in where you feel comfortable. We have lots of volunteer opportunities!
Carla Herrmann, Executive Director
2675 Osborne Rd.
Chester, VA 23831
Reach Out Center of Petersburg
Colonial Heights Food Pantry
Fellowship of Christian AthletesFellowship of Christian Athletes works through sports to bring the Word of God into our schools, both private and public. We work through coaches and athletes to present God’s Word through our huddles (clubs), teams, programs and events.
Many people believe “God and prayer have been taken out of schools. But, FCA abides by all laws and school rules and works in colleges, high schools and middle schools to bring the excitement of a life with Jesus Christ into the most difficult mission field in our country; our schools.
Website: www.fca.org; www.fcaappomattoxbasin.org
Chesterfield/Colonial Heights Alliance for Social Ministry (CCHASM)
The Gideons International is an Association of Christian business and professional men and their wives dedicated to telling people about Jesus through sharing personally and by providing Bibles and New Testaments. While we are known worldwide for our work with hotels, we share Scriptures in schools and colleges, prisons and jails, hospitals, and medical offices. We also provide Scriptures to police and fire personnel and members of the armed forces.
Locally we distribute New Testaments to Virginia State and Richard Bland students, youth at the Chesterfield County Fair, graduating high school seniors of Chesterfield, Henrico, Hanover, New Kent and the City of Richmond, military personnel at Ft. Lee, and inmates at Chesterfield County Jail. In addition, we place Bibles in the hotels and senior health care facilities.
1. Christian Business and Professional Men who believe the Bible is the inspired (infallible and inerrant) Word of God and are members in good standing of their church are eligible for membership. If the man joins, his wife may also join.
2. Friends of Gideons is a way in which non-members can play a vital part in The Gideons International as Prayer Partners and, if they choose, as Financial Partners. Friends will receive from International Headquarters the latest information on distributions, ministry impact, and more via eNews and the Gideon Prayer Calendar. They will also be invited to certain local Gideon events by the camp to which they are assigned. www.gideons.org/friends
3.Anyone may donate directly or use the Gideon Card program. 100 % of all donations is used to place Bibles and New Testaments. All administration cost is either volunteer or funded from the membership dues. www.gideons.org/sendtheword
(h)(804) 748-5481 (c) (804) 814-5667
The Church at Winchester, Winchester, VAThe Church at Winchester was a church plant out of the Church at Martinsburg, WV. Pastors from both churches played sports in Prince George and were called to the ministry right here at The Heights.
The Church at Winchester began meeting as a Bible Study which grew into an official church plant. The church is in its second location, but looking to expand to a larger area as they continue to grow. We want to join in with them to reach the people of Winchester and Shenandoah Valley and support one of our own as he leads the church there.
Winchester is nestled in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley and close enough for day and weekend getaways. Plan on attending service with the Church at Winchester to encourage and be part of this new church start.
City on A Hill Church, Brookline, MA (Boston)
Chosen Children Ministries, NicaraguaChosen Children Ministries exists to share God’s love and the Gospel of Jesus Christ with the people of Nicaragua, serving their spiritual and physical needs in ways that bring God glory, by planting churches, equipping leaders, strengthening families and individuals, evangelizing and discipling children and adults, giving humanitarian aid, and providing the operating needs for The Refuge, our facility in Juigalpa for long-term and at-risk children.
Chosen Children Ministries is God working through His people to reflect His love, teach His Word, and share His Son with the people of Nicaragua.
From training Nicaraguan pastors in God’s Word, to building homes, providing food, and drilling wells to bring safe drinking water to poverty stricken families, to caring for children in our own orphanage, to discipling men, women, and children in God’s Word, to planting churches, to providing opportunities for US churches and Christian university groups to serve the Lord through short-term mission teams, God is continually amazing us as He uses and reveals His plan for this ministry.
Contact our U.S. office at 864-599-0067
Tonya Jones, email@example.com, 864-599-0067
House of Prayer Church, UkraineUkraine, with a population of 48 million, has been experiencing significant political and economic struggles, and is being financially bled by war with Russian-backed rebels along its eastern border. With these struggles the people often struggle with ability to provide as well as addiction. Orphans and alcoholics are commonplace, often with nowhere to go. Leonid Solonenko, a Ukrainian national, an orphan as a child, himself, has a heart for the orphaned and those with addiction needing the love and rescue of Lord Jesus. Leonid pastors The House of Prayer Baptist Church in the town of Kalenovka, Ukraine, in the poorest region of the country. Leonid reaches the primarily Ukrainian Orthodox community with the gospel by way of children and youth ministries. VBS Day camps are held together with The Heights Baptist Church as well as various other times with the youth group of The House of Prayer.
Several orphanages surround the community of Kalenovka which gives Leonid significant opportunity to share God’s love with the kids as well as with the directors. Leonid also personally founded one of the only Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Centers in central Ukraine. This center, located in a small village 20 minutes from his church in Kalenovka, has been an opportunity for The Heights to aid with many projects. The facility is completely self-sustaining to it’s residents, with farm animals raised for their milk and meat, as well as dark soil fields where the men spend many hours a day farming. Leonid is an avid evangelist, and engages the community with door to door ministry as well as small groups developed throughout the regional villages.
Leonid has been recognized formally by the government of Ukraine for his VBS camps (with The Heights participation) as well as his Rehabilitation Center accomplishments.
How someone can get involved (volunteer or support)? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to be placed on the Ministry Update and /Prayer need list.
Local contact: Todd Gallagher email@example.com 804 839 6668
SBC of Virginia (SBCV)
SBCV Disaster Relief
SBCV English as a Second Language (ESL)ESL Ministry at The Heights
English as a Second Language Ministry is another way for our church to reach out to our community with the love of Christ. There are people in our community that need to learn English or strengthen their English skills. In Lev 19:33-34 it says: 33 “‘When an alien lives with you in your land, do not mistreat him. 34 The alien living with you must be treated as one of your native-born. Love him as yourself, for you were aliens in Egypt. I am the LORD your God.” NIV In Chesterfield County we have approximately 8% of our population that is foreign born. We as followers of Christ need to be loving to aliens or foreigners in our land. We are not to mistreat them. Quite the contrary; we are to treat them as equals and love them. So how can we show this population God’s love? We can try to meet their needs. One need is the need to be able to communicate. How can we share about the Lord if we don’t know their language and they don’t know ours. Knowing the language spoken in that city, state, or country, helps that person navigate their everyday environment. English is what is spoken here in America. A way for us to show Christ’s love is to teach people who don’t know our language; English.
Another avenue to use English lessons as a ministry involves short and long term mission trips. Being an English teacher can open doors in countries that are closed to traditional missionaries. EFL (English as a Foreign Language) can also open doors to poorer countries who want to educate their students so they can compete on a global scale. The training our teachers receive shows them how to merge their faith and teaching skills together.
You might be asking; how do you teach a class without knowing the students first language? We are trained in a way that we don’t need to know any other language other than English and not only that we can have native speakers from several languages in class together. ESL teachers come away from the training workshops not only feeling confident about teaching English, but can see how to weave their faith in Christ into the lessons.
How can I help? Pray!! Go to an ESL training workshop. Come on Sunday and observe. E-mail us.
Miriam & Jeff Fuller
Mercy MallMercy Mall is a FREE boutique in Chesterfield county for anyone who is in need. We accept and give away gently used clothing, shoes, housewares, baby equipment, and furniture. We also stock new personal hygiene items as well as toilet paper and homemade laundry detergent. We have no geographic borders or qualifications, so are able to assist those in emergency situations and those who fall through the cracks.
We are a 501(c)3 non-profit, volunteer-based organization that relies solely on financial and material donations from people and organizations in the community. Our vision is to ultimately bring hope to the hurting. Our volunteer shoppers pray with every client and share the gospel as the Spirit leads. Our mission is to serve the hungry, the homeless, and the hurting by filling practical needs, providing resources, and building relationships. Things are always changing at the Mercy Mall, so please stay connected to us through our Facebook page: Chesterfield Mercy Mall or through our website.
1. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to receive our Sign-up Genius to volunteer at the boutique
2. Be a monthly financial partner
3. Make homemade laundry detergent
4. Host a collection drive
5. Like our Facebook page and stay connected
6. Join our pick-up/delivery team
7. Commit to praying!!
870-688-1535 personal cell
804-464-7294 organization Google voicemail
The Mission of HopeTree Family ServicesThe Mission of HopeTree Family Services is to provide Christian residential, educational, and support services to at-risk children and youth, and to adults with intellectual disabilities throughout Virginia.
HopeTree’s Foster Care program helps meet the needs of children and youth who require individualized care and attention in a stable, Christian family setting. Our goal is to create a foster home environment which enhances the emotional, educational, physical, social, and spiritual development of every child.
1. Become a foster parent
2. Become a respite parent (welcoming a child into your home on a short-term basis)
3. Host an information session for friends, relatives or a small group that may want to be involved
4. Donate materials needed for children – toiletries, pajamas, suitcases or large bins
5. Become a Christmas sponsor for a child in foster care
Abigail Schreiner, email@example.com, 804-698-9370
Grace Home MinistriesGrace Home Ministries exists to provide support services for young women facing an unplanned pregnancy, equipping them with the knowledge and tools to have a successful and more abundant life.
Grace Home Ministries accomplishes this through two avenues. The Grace Home, a residential maternity home for young women ages 13-20, provides housing in a family environment, counseling and transitional help to its residents. The Grace Project pairs young women in school with mentors to help them continue on the path of graduation while also teaching them about pregnancy and parenting.
Grace Home Ministries is a private faith based non-profit funded solely by the sacrificial giving of private donors, churches and local businesses. If you would like to help us reach young women with free or low cost services please consider donating financially at www.gracehomeministries.org/donate.
If you are interested on how you can serve as a mentor, please visit our website for more information on our upcoming Mentor Interest Meetings.
Tanya Glanzman, Executive Director
For more information about a specific ministry partner, please contact the church office at 804-526-0424.