December 23 update: A recorded Christmas Candlelight Service will be available on Christmas Eve to watch online. Weather permitting, a revised service and communion will happen at SPC. Please check our Facebook page for any updates.

Are you looking for a meaningful way to celebrate the season of Christmas? 

Come join us at SPC for our annual Christmas Eve Candlelight and Communion Service on December 24th at 4pm.  The service will be an adaptation of Brian Wren’s service “Show Us Who You Are:  A Christmas Service of Scripture and   Song” from the book Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany:  Liturgies and Prayers for Public Worship.  Weather permitting we hope to have a 30 to 40 minute outdoor service.  Members will be invited to bring a chair or park and praise.  This service will be recorded and a live feed will be available.  In case of bad weather, the service will be recorded in the sanctuary and members can watch live from home. 

Participants will be required to have a temperature check, wear masks, and abide by social distancing.  Since there will be singing, people will be asked to spread out more to keep everyone safe.  An offering table will be available during the service where people can drop off their tithes and offerings, the PCUSA -Christmas Joy Special Offering, and any food for the food pantry.  Please contact Rev. Julie Sterling with any questions.

[Mar 14, 2002] The Session has canceled worship and most activities at SPC for the coming two weeks. The Session action is in precaution to the emerging coronavirus pandemic and upon an advisory from the Presbytery of Eastern Virgina to cancel all in person worship to reduce the risk of spreading the coronavirus.

Opportunities for tele-worshiping are being developed. Updates to this post will be ongoing as we move forward.

Please keep the elderly, SPC, Suffolk and our healthcare providers in your prayers.

The Churches of Suffolk again are offering a Lenten opportunity to worship together at 12 noon each Wednesday in Lent.  Following the 30 minute worship service, you are invited to stay for a complimentary soup and sandwich lunch.


  • Ash Wednesday, Feb. 26

St Paul’s Episcopal Church, 213 North Main St.

The Very Rev. Dr. Keith Emerson, Rector

Preacher: Bishop Carlton R. Upton, Sr.; Pastor; Tabernacle Christian Church

Partner: The Rev. Dr. Madelene Flood Beard; Pastor, Galatians United Church of Christ


  • Wed., Mar. 4

Oak Grove Baptist Church, 2635 E. Washington St.

The Rev. Dr. Anthony Copeland, Pastor

Preacher: The Rev. Julie Anna Sterling; Pastor, Suffolk Presbyterian Church

Partner: Bishop Clarence V. Russell, III; Pastor, St. Paul’s Baptist Church


  • Wed., Mar. 11

Magnolia United Methodist Church, 1764 Wilroy Rd.

The Rev. Sheena Ann Laine, Pastor

Preacher: The Rev. Dr. Wayne D. Faison; Pastor, East End Baptist Church


  • Wed., Mar. 18

Tabernacle Baptist Outreach Center, 3621 Nansemond Parkway

The Rev. Trevon D. Boone, Pastor

Preacher: The Rev. Mary Ann Biggs; Pastor, Oakland Christion United Church of Christ


  • Wed., Mar. 25

Main Street United Methodist Church, 202 North Main St.

The Rev. Rich Meiser, Pastor

Preacher: The Rev. Cordell Carter; Pastor, Higher Ground Outreach Center


  • Wed, April 1;

Metropolitan Baptist Church, 125 County Ct.

The Rev. Dr. Robert L. Hobbs, Pastor

Preacher: The Rev Dr. Dave Meadors; Pastor, Holy Neck Christian Church