Care By Community (CBC)

Mid-October through May, Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:15-5:30PM.

Care by Community is an after-school program for homeless and “at-risk” students from our neighboring schools. On Mondays and Wednesdays, students who participate in the program come here to receive help with homework, school projects, reading, and any other academic needs. They also have some recreation time to play games and just have fun! The students are then fed a hot meal and then taken home. The program was created to help not only the students but to allow their parents to work later into the evenings. This is a great way to reach out and make a positive and lasting impact on our community! The CBC program has proven to help improve students’ grades, behavior, and over all self-esteem! It also helps families help themselves and pull themselves out of homelessness.

  • Donations of snacks should be clearly marked “CBC After School Program” and left in the church office.
  • Financial donations may be placed in an envelope and in the CBC After School Program mailbox in the church office.

We are involved with the City of Virginia Beach, Partners in Education.

You can volunteer with the children doing one-on-one homework assistance, reading, school projects and even playing games! Volunteers can work one day a week, a month, or more. Please arrive at 3:15pm and stay for dinner while we feed our CBC children!



If you would like to assist with CBC but can’t give of your time and talent in the classroom you can always assist by providing baked goods and/or juice boxes, cooking a meal, or even buying presents for special events.

gift isolated on white backgroundCBC (Care by Community) Christmas Gift Shop!

Now until December 18, 2016

Children from working poor families shop here to buy Christmas gifts for their families. We need:

  • gift bags
  • tissue paper
  • gift wrap
  • scotch tape
  • gifts for Dad
  • No gift cards, please.

Leave donations in the box at the Welcome Desk.



angel-treeAngel Tree

Now until December 11

Angel Tree supports the children in our Care by Community (CBC) program. Pick a mitten from the tree, sign the mitten out by matching the number on the mitten to the number on the sign out sheet. Return the gifts, unwrapped, to the box by the tree in the fellowship hall.
Contact: Amy Arrington,, 757-428-3870


Service Opportunities

Responsibilities:  Provide baked good snacks or juice boxes for Care by Community After School Program on scheduled Monday or Wednesday before 2 PM.
Spiritual Gifts:  Helps/Assistance
Schedule:  Varies, as needed, on a rotating basis during the school year.
Length of Commitment:  Not specified.

Responsibilities:   Help children with homework and school projects; read to students or listen to students read.
Spiritual Gifts:  Helps/Assistance
Schedule:  1 1/2 hours Monday or Wednesday (can work multiple days).
Length of Commitment:  Not specified.

Responsibilities:   Help provide and serve a meal to 30-35 elementary school students.
Spiritual Gifts:  Helps/Assistance
Schedule:  1 1/2 hours Monday or Wednesday (can work multiple days).
Length of Commitment:  Not specified.

Responsibilities:  Collect names of children and their Christmas gift requests (toys and clothing) from Social Services and Care by Community After School Program.  Create angel tags with gift requests for the Christmas tree in the Fellowship Hall.  Coordinate delivery of gifts with SS and CBC.
Spiritual Gifts:  Administration/Leadership; Helps/Assist
Schedule:  October through December.
Length of Commitment:  October through December.

Responsibilities:  Create/coordinate list of (CBC) children who need backpacks and write on tags and place on a “tree” in the Fellowship Hall.  Coordinate pick-up of donated backpacks and deliver to designated site.
Spiritual Gifts:  Mercy/Compassion
Schedule:  Collection and delivery August through October.
Length of Commitment:  August through October.

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