Community


Christian Study Center

Through a program of lectures, classes, reading groups, arts initiatives, and cooperative efforts, the Christian Study Center seeks to encourage the university community in the exploration of a biblically rooted understanding of life and culture.

The Study Center is open from 8:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Monday – Friday.

The Christian Study Center and Pascal Coffeehouse & Gallery are located at 112 NW 16th Street.  Please call them at 379-7375 or visit their website at http://www.christianstudycenter.org/.

Sira

At Sira, we have the opportunity to meet with some of our confused, hurting neighbors who make the brave decision to come to Sira for help. We invite them to come in, to share their story, a story they often feel they can’t share with anyone else and we listen.  Many are facing an unexpected pregnancy or a struggle with a past pregnancy decision. Sometimes, they are an expecting mom or dad who is feeling overwhelmed and underprepared at the thought of being a parent or being a parent again. Whatever their story, we welcome them all with open arms.

For anyone who comes through our doors, our promise is simple. We’ll be a safe place: a place where someone will sit and listen; a place to ask questions and get honest answers; a place where one can pause and explore all options; a place where one can find help for today and hope for tomorrow.

If God has given you a heart to reach women in crisis or you would like more information about Sira, please call 352-377-4947 or visit siragainesville.com for volunteer or financial support opportunities.

Gainesville Community Ministry

Gainesville Community Ministry, in cooperation with local churches, synagogues, and organizations provides emergency assistance in a Christian environment to families and individuals in crisis. Assistance, including food, clothing, and other basic necessities, is given with compassion and direct personal attention regardless of the race, religion, or gender of the recipient.

Donations Needed: Monthly financial supporters, Food, Clothing, Furniture/household items, Eyeglasses, and Volunteers

Each day GCM receives requests for more and more food and services. Please pray for them and, if you can, drop off a food or other donation. Donated food items should be non-perishable. Gift certificates to local grocery stores are also welcome. GCM offices and services are located at 238 SW 4th Avenue and their hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday. GCM’s Thrift Shop is located at 5001 NW 34th St in the Ridgeway Village their hours are Monday-Saturday 10-6.

For more information contact Gainesville Community Ministry at 372-8162 or visit www.gcmhelp.org.

Christians Concerned for the Community

Christians Concerned for the Community is a not-for-profit, tax deductible organization supported solely by local churches and private contributions. It receives referrals from families, local agencies and churches in Alachua County, then verifies each need specifically to see how they can best serve each family.

You can get involved by using your specific talents (specific trades like plumbing, electrical, construction, etc.), cleaning, moving furniture, help in transporting individuals to doctor’s appointments or grocery stores, or giving emotional support.

For more information contact Christians Concerned for the Community at 371-1768.

Church Planting

Creekside has a rich history of helping to plant churches around Florida and the southeast US. Most recently, we had the unique opportunity to partner with Christ Community Church (PCA) and Evanston Bible Fellowship (EFCA) to help plant City Church in Gainesville. It is our desire to continue to support church planting in Gainesville and beyond.