Church Ministries

Men’s Prayer Group

The men meet for prayer at Panera Bread on Greenbrier Parkway at 6 am every 2nd and 4th Wednesday.

Men’s Prayer

The men meet on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday at Panera Bread on Greenbrier Parkway at 6 am to pray.

Joy Choir

SING PRAISES TO THE LORD! Join the Joy Choir every 2nd, 4th, and 5th Wednesday. Prior experience not necessary.

Sunday School

9:30-10:35 am each Sunday

CHILDREN

  • Nursery (birth to age 3), 1st floor education wing
  • Beginners Class (ages 3 to grade K), 1st floor education wing – Generations of Grace
  • Grades 1-3 Class, 2nd floor education wing – Generations of Grace
  • Grades 4-6, 2nd floor education wing – Generations of Grace

YOUTH

  • Junior High Class (grades 7-8), crows nest above church office – ICR Unlocking the Mysteries of Genesis, NTM Firm Foundations
  • High School Class (grades 9-12), back of social hall – NTM Firm Foundations: Creation to Christ

ADULTS

  • JM Class, 2nd floor education wing – 9Marks, NTM Firm Foundations, etc
  • Harvey Curling Friendship Bible Class (men), behind choir loft – verse by verse expository
  • Dorcas Class (women), back of sanctuary – David C Coook Bible-In-Life Comprehensive Bible Study
  • Truth Seekers Class (women), side of social hall – David C Cook Bible-In-Life Comprehensive Bible Study

Children’s Church

In the AM worship service after the offering plates have been passed, parents have the option to send their children in grade 6 or younger to Children’s Church.

  • Beginners Ages 3-5 meet on the first floor educational wing using Generations of Grace.
  • Grades 1-6 meet on the 2nd floor educational wing using various teacher plans.

 

Children & Young Adults

Nursery, Children’s Church, and Awana are some of the ministries we use to come alongside parents and support them in raising their children to know Christ.

High School Ministry is our program to partner with parents as they begin to release their young adult sons and daughters to follow Christ into the world.

We also have Sunday School for every age.

Awana

Our Awana Clubs include:

  • Puggles (age 2)
  • Cubbies (ages 3-4)
  • Sparks (grades K-2)
  • Truth & Training (grades 3-6)

We meet 5:00-7:00 pm most Sundays from September to May.

Deacon’s Pantry

The Deacons Food Pantry is open on Monday Mornings 8-9 am for food distribution.  As always, your continued support, with a few canned goods here and there, greatly benefits this ministry and our friends in South Norfolk.  Keep up the great work!

If you have any questions, please feel free to email benevolence@snccc.net.

Prison Scholarship

barbed-wire-fence138475 v2We believe the path to transformation for anyone is the power, truth, and knowledge of Jesus Christ.  In addition to our support of other local ministries for the poor and incarcerated, this scholarship program seeks to build on spiritual transformation in prison by using education to restore prisoners to the community and church as positive contributing members, bearing witness that no life is beyond the reach of God’s power.

If you would like to participate or support this ministry, or would like more information please call (757-545-0383) or email: prisonministry@snccc.net.

 


HOW TO APPLY

SNCCC is looking for persons who demonstrate in their scholarship application and correspondence a genuine desire to serve the Lord and be restored to their community as positive, contributing members.

You should apply by April 15 or October 15 for the following semester.  First-time applicants should initially only apply for one or two courses.  After completing these courses with at least a 3.0 GPA (waiver only by Deacon Board), the Scholarship Committee will consider future funding requests based on need and availability of funds.

The two main forms you will need are:

 


HOW TO GIVE

This scholarship will be funded entirely by donations made to SNCCC specified for this purpose.  Contributions should be directed to South Norfolk Congregational Christian Church (SNCCC), with the Prison Ministry Scholarship Fund clearly noted.

Donors may express a preference but, in every case, via its Scholarship Committee and Deacon Board, SNCCC will retain full control of the donated funds, and discretion as to their use, so as to insure that they will be used to carry out the established functions and purposes of this scholarship in particular, and Church in general. This will allow the Church to maintain its fiduciary and legal responsibilities and ensure the donations remain tax deductible for the contributor.

Donations should be made out to SNCCC (Prison Ministry Scholarship) and sent to:

South Norfolk Congregational Christian Church
1030 Jackson Avenue
Chesapeake, Virginia 23324


For further information, contact SNCCC at 757-545-0383 and/or email: prisonministry@snccc.net

 



RECIDIVISM is “habitual relapse into crime.”  One recent study showed that over two-thirds of released prisoners were re-arrested within 3 years.  Consistently, post-secondary education has been shown to be one of the most successful & cost-effective method of preventing crime.


Another study showed that “simply attending school behind bars reduces the likelihood of re-incarceration by 29%.”  Others have shown recidivism rates drop: under 15% for an associates degree; under 10% for a bachelors degree; to 0% for a masters degree!


Web Resources: 

  1. http://www.websters-online-dictionary.org/
  2. http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=tp&tid=17
  3. http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/content/reentry/recidivism.cfm

Further Reading:

  • “Education as Crime Prevention: The Case for Reinstating Pell Grant Eligibility for the Incarcerated” by Daniel Karpowitz and Max Kenner
  • U.S. Department of Education, “The Three State Recidivism Study”. Steurer, Smith and Tracy, 1997.
  • Bard Prison Initiative, Bard College, P.O. Box 5000, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504-5000 (http://www.bard.edu/bpi/pdfs/crime_report.pdf)
  • “Review of Various Outcome Studies Relating Prison Education to Reduced Recidivism,” Tracy et al., Windham School System, State of Texas, 1994.

Chesapeake Area Shelter Team

CASTChesapeake Area Shelter Team (CAST) is the community of faith providing overnight winter shelter for the homeless in the city of Chesapeake. CAST launched on January 2, 2013.

Each scheduled week of CAST, there is one church location for homeless guests to receive shelter, meals, resources, and fellowship. There is  one intake sites (off-site from church) where guests are cleared for the CAST program then transported by a CAST-arranged bus.

Homeless in their own cars are also welcomed to the intake process and follow the bus to the host church. Police presence ensures a safe environment. Rules include no drinking, no drugs, no sex offenders (database checked), and no smoking (church option).