Mariner Friendly Congregations
Global Trade Depends On Mariners Who Depend On You.
The work of international seafarers sometimes goes unnoticed, but their efforts make a big difference in our world. Hardworking men and women deliver the goods that make our modern way of life possible, spending extended periods away from their homes and families.
We do not act alone. As an extension of outreach in their neighborhoods and beyond, Mariner Friendly Congregations partner with Seafarers' House in its ministry.
Seafarers' House relies on and deeply values the support of faith-based communities who make our mission possible.
Mariner Friendly Congregation Program
Seafarers' House offers opportunities to share God’s love with folks from all over the world. As an extension of outreach in their neighborhoods and the world, faith communities around the county partner with Seafarers' House in this ministry to seafarers. Seafarers' House relies on and deeply values the support of faith-based communities who make our mission possible.
Many congregations choose to become Mariner Friendly Congregations. Based on their location and capability, they commit to helping Seafarers' House through prayer, service, gift collection and distribution, and financial support. They minister to real needs of fellow human beings.
Seafarers' House provides worship resources for faith communities of all denominations to share in maritime ministry, and Seafarers' House chaplains are available to speak to churches, youth groups and other organizations. Without the support of churches, Seafarers' House could not accomplish its unique and valuable work.
A Mariner Friendly Congregation (MFC) enters into mission partnership with Seafarers' House, sharing a covenant to serve seafarers.
For its MFC community, Seafarers' House promises to:
- Send a chaplain or other representative at least once a year to preach or talk about SFH’s ministry
- Provide materials for Seafarers’ Sunday, Sunday School/small group classes, volunteer opportunities and areas of interest
- List your name on our website as an SFC
- Present you with an SFC certificate
- Invite you to join our ministry hands-on at our hospitality centers or work sites
As a committed partner of Seafarers' House, a MFC promises to:
- Receive a chaplain or other Seafarers' House representative once a year to visit OR come visit Seafarers' House at least once a year (time/location allowing)
- Include seafarers and Seafarers' House in your Prayers of Intercession regularly, especially around Maritime Day (May 22) or on a designated Seafarers’ Sunday
- Hyperlink to Seafarers' House on your website (under the Mission or Outreach heading)
- Provide volunteer, in-kind and financial support as possible (e.g., Shoebox Christmas, knitting or collecting gift items, volunteering at a hospitality center or making an outreach grant)
Our mission is possible only with your support. If you are interested in joining our mission as a Mariner Friendly Congregation please contact:
Rev. Ron Perkins, Port Chaplain
2550 Eisenhower Blvd, Suite 207
Port Everglades, FL 33316
Bluffview Baptist Church
Church by the Sea:
The Church of the Holy Cross:
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church:
Hobe Sound Community Presbyterian Church:
Living Faith Lutheran Church
St. Benedict's Episcopal Church: