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Hope for Suffolk

Hope for Suffolk is a community development initiative of Westminster Reformed Presbyterian Church.  

The deacons of Westminster take very seriously the call to act justly and love mercy (Micah 6:8), to care for orphans, widows and vulnerable individuals (James 1:27) and to spend themselves on behalf of others (Isaiah 58:10). As they have reached out to the community and particularly those experiencing need, the number of individuals seeking assistance grew beyond their ability to handle as a volunteer group. In 2010, Westminster Church created a new position for a full-time director of hope for Suffolk who would address assistance requests and create developmental programs that would attack the underlying roots of poverty. Thus Hope for Suffolk was established.




Our Mission

We exist to image Christ by loving our neighbors and engaging a process of gospel transformation with our community. Our mission is to attack the underlying causes of poverty in Suffolk and to provide opportunities and tools for under-resourced families to thrive.

Our Vision

We envision a Suffolk where residents are empowered to live as image bearers of God in their relationships with God, others, creation and themselves.

Our Values

  • Social Justice – a society in which people treat one another as the image bearers of God Racial Reconciliation - a value for the richness and blessing of diversity
  • Work – working is part of God's blessing and part of being human
  • Participation – we are all participants in the process of community development, reconciliation and transformation.
  • Evangelism – the gospel is implicit in our actions and explicit in our words
  • Discipleship – striving together to become more Christ-like