Get Involved with Outreach at Coral Ridge!

During the pandemic there are many ways you can be involved to serve our church family and the community!
I Samuel 12:24 “Only fear the Lord and serve him faithfully with all your heart. For consider what great things he has done for you.”
Screen Shot 2020-04-02 at 5.44.58 PM schooldrive-largeThe Avondale outreach ministry led by John Hicks has now been established as its own nonprofit organization called, FirstSide. We are excited to continue to serve our neighbors alongside this ministry as they expand!
From July 10 to August 3 we are hosting a VIRTUAL BACK TO SCHOOL DRIVE for the Avondale Community. The items are listed below:
Backpack $15
Shoes $25
Uniform $40
School Supplies $50
To GIVE click below and fill out the memo line with your donation item(s).

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Help us support the nurses in the ER department at Broward Health. Donations can be dropped of to an outside collection bin at the Church Welcome Center, Monday - Friday between 9 and 5. In addition to the items listed below, you can also donate to this specific cause by clicking here. Be sure to select Outreach and mention Nurse Care Bags in the memo line.
Granola Bars
Protein Bars
Trail Mix
Beef Jerky
Gift Cards (especially those that support local small businesses)
Handwritten Note of Thanks

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  • Hope South Florida Feedings in Broward County - there are opportunities to volunteer to assist with feedings throughout the week. Click here to view the locations and volunteer times (you do not need to sign up to serve)
  • Donate items for the 21 individuals we have provided shelter for in 5 homes through HomesUnited (drop off items to the Welcome Center M-F 9am-5pm)
    • General cleaning supplies
    • Personal toiletries
    • Laundry detergent
    • Toilet paper
    • Computers (Laptops or Desktops)
  • Buy a grocery gift card or dining gift card from a small business and donate it to the Welcome Center so we can bless those in need
  • Volunteer with Feeding South Florida -
  • Support EMA South Florida, a nonprofit organization that exists to reduce the number of children in foster care through prevention and mother advocacy - - monetary donation to their benevolent fund
    • Size 1-6 Diapers,  Wipes, 3 Pack-N-Play’s for expecting moms
    • Drop off or ship to: EMA Ministries - 1101 NW 33rd Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33064
  • Support Habitat for Humanity (if you are able to assist in any capacity below, please contact or 954-809-9685)
    • Assist with a market research SWOT analysis for a CDFI project
    • Database development to track vacant land opportunities
    • Develop virtual training programs/curriculum for family education program
    • Committee members for a Builder's Blitz (home construction in one week)
    • Leader to launch Faith Committee
    • Committee to help organize and maintain high school Habitat Clubs
    • Data update to improve family outreach efforts
    • Virtual training development for construction leaders
    • Develop career path/training curriculum for Habitat Restore associates
    • Help with a data migration (cloud based system)
    • Guidance from someone with a background in architecture on an upcoming project

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  • Cuba- food and basic necessities, courage for the people of Sandino, specifically for Pastor Ramon and his family as they continue to minister
  • Haiti- funds to continue ministry work, people in search of ways to support their families, Pastor Henoc and his family as they continue to meet the needs of their church
  • EE- efforts to virtually host workshops to train people to share their faith, staff and missionaries in nonwestern cultures who are struggling greatly financially
  • Avondale- John Hicks continuing to minister to students and their families, provision of basic necessities for families in the Avondale community
  • Benevolence- our partnership with Hope South Florida in providing feedings during the week to the unsheltered, our ministry team continuing to minister to the unsheltered and marginalized
  • Homes United- volunteer mentors who are ministering to the 21 individuals in 5 homes, Phil who is waiting on VA benefits for a second prosthetic leg, Ramona seeking reconciliation with her family, Shanterria expecting a new baby on May 15th and desiring to reconnect with her older children
  • Habitat for Humanity of Broward-  need for volunteers to assist with virtual friendly tasks
  • Healthcare professionals - protection and stamina as they care for the sick
  • Government leaders at levels across the world - clarity, wisdom, and unity
  • Educators - wisdom for the continued academic development of students (as well as physical and emotional needs)
  • Parents - learning to navigate adding more kids or adults to their home office
  • Industries most affected - peace and provision (education, transportation & travel, leisure & hospitality, temporary help services, manufacturing & construction)
  • Business leaders - wisdom as they navigate operations and staff
  • Financial professionals - wisdom to compassionately engage with their clients who are fearful about their financial futures
  • Nonprofit leaders - provision and stamina as they serve some of the most vulnerable members in the community
  • Media - wisdom to keep us informed through accurate information

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