Protestant Campus Ministry

Community Service

Be doers of the word, not only hearers, deceiving yourselves. If anyone hears God's word, but does not practice it, they are like people observing their face in a mirror. They see themselves, and go their way, and immediately forget what type of person they are.
James 1:22-24

The Lord shall answer and say to them, Truly I say to you, since you have done it to one of the least of these my kin, you have done it to me.
Matthew 25:40

Preach the Gospel to the whole world, and if necessary, use words.
St. Francis of Assissi

Are you practicing what you believe?

PCM is dedicated to helping you find practical ways of sharing your love for God and others. The satisfaction of reaching out in this way is immeasurable! Each month PCM plans a group hands-on community service / mission opportunity for your involvement. Past projects have included:

  • Serving a meal at Daily Bread, the local soup kitchen
  • Beach cleanups at Melbourne Beach
  • Assisting for an afternoon at Carnegie Gardens, a local nursing home
  • Aiding the South Brevard Sharing Center with its annual "Huckleberry Finn Day" fishing tournament for underprivileged kids
  • Working with South Brevard Habitat for Humanity for the construction of two new homes and refurbishing another
  • Celebrating Mexico Day with some residents of Indian River Center, a local nursing home
  • Helping out at Harmony Farms, a horse-riding facility for the disabled
  • Worshiping with the patients at Beverly Manor, a local nursing home
  • Picking up trash across the whole campus in a Campus Sweep
  • Cleaning up our environment by removing non-native Brazilian pepper trees and planting red mangroves with the Marine Resources Council of East Florida
  • Helping with crafts for the Special Gathering, a ministry to the mentally disabled
  • Distributing supplies to destitute migrant farm workers and maintaining the grounds in Fellsmere with Operation Hope
  • Tutoring and playing with the kids at the Master's Workshop, a nearby urban ministry
  • Painting at His Place Ministries, home of the area Cold Night Shelter for the homeless
  • Cleaning the facility for and spending time with many cats at the Brevard Cat Shelter
  • Playing bingo with the residents of West Melbourne Health and Rehabilitation Center
  • Feeding the homeless at Liberty Park with His Place Ministries
  • Helping with the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Peace March
  • Assisting the elderly with hurricane cleanup
  • Helping with the annual Festival of Trees
  • Moving some disabled adults in the community from one residence to another
  • Giving rides to and aiding ship crews at Seafarers Ministry at the Port
  • Serving refreshments and helping with children's crafts at the Melbourne Art Festival
  • Hosting and participating in the CROP Walk for Hunger
  • Landscaping at the Brevard Zoo
  • Unloading a fellow chaplain's moving truck
  • Helping local churches with work days
  • Receiving volunteer training at Florida Wildlife Hospital
  • Operating children's games at the President's (Employee) Picnic on campus
  • Filling Operation Christmas Child boxes for global children in need
  • Christmas caroling at Melbourne Terrace assisted living facility
  • Fundraising for and participating in the annual Florida Tech Relay For Life for the American Cancer Society
  • Assisting at South Animal Care and Adoption Center
  • Sorting donated items at the South Brevard Sharing Center
  • Cleaning air potatoes from the campus Botanical Gardens
  • Worked at Genesis House, a home for single mothers
  • Clearing brush to widen a dog-walk path at Central Brevard Humane Society
  • Collecting shoes for Soles 4 Souls
  • Collecting school supplies for local elementary school students
  • Cleaning up the tropical storm-damaged grounds at the South Brevard Humane Society
  • Collecting clothing for the South Brevard Sharing Center
  • Assembling oyster mats for the Nature Conservancy
  • Working at Space Coast Women and Children's Center
  • Assisting with check-in, rodeo cash box, and rodeo parking at the Brevard County Fair
  • Serving dinner to the homeless at His Place Ministries
  • Setting up the work site for Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (Space Coast)
  • Building a home with Community of Hope

PCM offers group service opportunities every month, individual referrals to local mission, and global young adult service projects. The goal is to introduce new opportunities to the campus each month. Do you have ideas for new community service opportunities or do you need help with something? Let Darice know at pcmrev@fit.edu.

Whether your ambitions are small or large, PCM can help you connect with a variety of opportunities to serve God and others.