"Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life."
Habitat for Humanity of Brevard County, Inc.(HFHBC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, ecumenical Christian ministry dedicated to eliminating sub-standard housing by building decent, safe and affordable homes for low-income, hardworking individuals and families who cannot qualify for a conventional mortgage. Brevard Habitat offers a hand up, not a hand out. Our success in providing safe and affordable homes to those in need in Brevard County is a direct result of our volunteers and donors. Palmdale has been a supporter of this effort to make a better life for families in our community for many years.
Community of Hope is an ecumenical, faith-based ministry that places families in transitional housing situations in order to promote long-term stability in the lives of God's children. Palmdale is a founding church along with Ascension Catholic, First United Methodist of Melbourne, Holy Name of Jesus Catholic, Holy Trinity Episcopal, Presbyterian Church of the Good Shepherd, St. Mark's United Methodist, and Trinity Presbyterian.
Food Barrel Sunday. On the second Sunday of every month the church collects non-perishable food items for the Brevard Sharing Center. Food collected stays in the community to meet the needs of those who otherwise might go hungry.
One Great Hour is a Christian effort to empower communities, provide water, supply food, alleviate poverty, and respond to disasters. One Great Hour of Sharing is an offering that makes the love of Christ real for individuals and communities around the world who suffer the effects of disaster, conflict, or severe economic hardship, and for those who serve them through gifts of money and time. Today, projects are underway in more than 100 countries, including the United States and Canada. While specific allocations differ in each denomination, all use their One Great Hour of Sharing funds to make possible disaster relief, refugee assistance, development aid and more.
Two-cents per Meal is a partnership with other members of the Central Florida Presbytery. As a partner of the Presbyterian Answer to Hunger, 2 cents per meal provides aid for a variety of projects both in Florida and in third world nations. Projects are the Second Harvest Food Bank (Central Florida), The St. Barnabas Agricultural School (Haiti), ECHO (Educational Concerns for Hunger Organizations- Ft. Myers), Rancho Ebenezer (Nicaragua), La Nueva Esperanza (The New Hope- Puerto Rico)
The Salvation Army is an integral part of the Christian Church, although distinctive in government and practice. The Army’s doctrine follows the mainstream of Christian belief and its articles of faith emphasise God’s saving purposes. Its objects are ‘the advancement of the Christian religion… of education, the relief of poverty, and other charitable objects beneficial to society or the community of mankind as a whole.
Congregations for Community Action:
We Develop Leaders - Empowering the people in our committees to make the changes that improve our neighborhoods
We Heal Wounds - Our leaders work to cure the issues that have hampered the spiritual, physical and mental growth of our communities
We Educate - We teach our leaders, neighbors and congregations to connect with our elected officials and community agencies.
Palmdale is proud to host Meals on Wheels each week day. Meals On Wheels delivers a hot meal to home-bound adults over 60 who are no longer able to cook for themselves. A trained volunteer brings the meal around noon each weekday, along with a friendly greeting and a safety check.
Through the Brevard Indian River Presbyterian Conference, Palmdale participates in mission projects that connect us to church efforts around the world. Recent projects have have involved the Breard and Indian River Presbyterian Churches in mission efforts in Madagascar and Cuba.