First Baptist Norfolk is here to serve our community. We strive to bring glory to God by serving Hampton Roads to change the world. Each year, we look for opportunities for our church family to band together to serve the community around us.

Operation School Box


School Supply Collection for Local Elementary Schools

It is back to school time, at-home edition. First Norfolk is collecting shoebox-sized containers of school supplies to help local families for children to learn at home. We will collect the boxes at the church and they will be distributed to local elementary schools.

Here's the list of needed items:

  • Fiskar scissors
  • Markers
  • #2 Pencils
  • Index cards
  • Loose leaf paper
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Jump Ropes
  • Dry erase markers
  • Pink thick block erasers
  • Paint brush sets
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Oil pastel or tempura paint pan sets


Please deliver your donation to our Kempsville location on Sunday mornings or during normal business hours inside a shoe box-sized plastic bin. If you are not comfortable shopping yet, you can give funds to be used for this project at by putting “Schoolbox” in the memo field.

Please contact Julie Hunt if you have questions: or 757.461.3226 ext. 239


We spent the entire month of September 2019 serving the community of South Norfolk. Over the course of the month, we helped with repairs and maintenance of homes, collected school supplies for South Norfolk schools, actively sought other ways to love on the people of South Norfolk, and had an epic neighborhood bash to culminate our month with our new friends!

If you are a South Norfolk resident and want to learn more about the Big Serve project, contact Lauren at We have really enjoyed getting to know this part of our community over the course of this journey!

Highlights from Big Serve 2019



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First Baptist Norfolk

312 Kempsville Road
Norfolk, VA 23502

(757) 461-3226

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