Miami Beach Community Church has a long history of contributing to the health of those in need in our community. We provide access to our facility on a regular basis to CARE Resources for HIV testing and ONEBLOOD.org for community blood drives. Our chapel is used for Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous and Children of Adult Alcoholics. The church has been a top ten fundraising team for AIDS Walk Miami and hosts a World AIDS Day service each year.
We provide access to healthcare to our underserved community on a regular basis. The Barry University nursing students provide assessments and wound care at our Mathew 25 homeless lunch mission. Community health fairs are held in partnership with the Barry University Physician Assistant students and faculty, Miami Beach Community Health Clinic, Camillus Health, CARE Resources, Clean Start, The City of Miami Beach Homeless Outreach Team, the State of Florida and a wonderful group of volunteers who cut hair and serve coffee & donuts. Hygiene products are also provided.
Being and open and affirming member of the United Church of Christ we are committed to all feeling welcome here. The church has a long history of supporting the LGBTQA community. These include participation in Miami Beach Gay Pride, membership in the Miami Beach Gay Chamber of Commerce plus offer our facility to organizations who support the community such as Prideline.
Poverty and Hunger
Miami Beach Community Church has a long history of serving the homeless and poor in our community. This path has evolved and become Matthew 25 Ministry. This is a hunger based ministry which feeds the homeless, elderly, poor and disabled a nutritious lunch every Tuesday through Friday. On average, 400 meals are served weekly. Last year started a new tradition of a Community Thanksgiving Feast open to all.
The church also sponsors and participates in the construction of a faith house coordinated by Habitat for Humanity.