Event - Serve It Up 2022 - Sept 24

Serve It Up 2022 - Sept 24

Sat, Sep 24, 2022 -

Locations vary by serve opportunity


Opportunities to Serve

Back to School Shopping - Learn More or Register

Breakfast in the Park - Learn More or Sign-Up

Christmas Miracles Grocery Bag Activity - Learn More or Register

Community Food Drive - Learn More or Register

Community Christian Legal Aid - Learn More or email info@cclegalaid.org

Creative Hands Sewing Projects - Learn More or Register

Habitat for Humanity Wall Build - Learn More or Register

Hands of Justice Workday - Learn More or Register

Henry's Home Outdoor Projects: Horse Ranch Outdoor Work - Learn More or Register

Jubilee Prison Ministry Agape - Learn More or Register

Live a Legacy. Leave a Legacy. Random Acts of Kindness - Learn More

Meals on Wheels Breakfast Bags - Learn More or Register

New Danville Painting Project - Learn More or Register

Refugee Ministry Welcome Kit Collection - Learn More or Register

Sleep in Heavenly Peace Bed Delivery - Learn More or Sign Up


**Childcare is not available for Serve It Up events.


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Back to School Shopping

(At-Risk Children) - The Woodlands Campus/Offsite 

  • Family Friendly Event
  • Serve time: 9:00 a.m. – noon

Total number of volunteers needed: 15

Shop for school clothing items for at-risk local children attending schools in our community.

For over 25 years, The Woodlands Methodist Church has been providing back to school clothing for the most vulnerable children in our area. This mission serves kindergarten through high school children identified by school counselors. Volunteers shop for clothing and deliver the purchased items to the appropriate school ($150 per elementary student and $200 for Jr/Sr Hi students).

Shoppers will purchase the clothing items and then be reimbursed for all purchases through the Back-to-School fund.

Register for Back to School Shopping




Breakfast in the Park

(Homeless Ministry) - The Woodlands Campus|Offsite

  • Family Friendly Event
  • Serve time: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Total number of volunteers needed: 20 to prepare food and 10 to serve

Prepare and provide breakfast items that will be served to the homeless at a park in Conroe.

Compassion United is a ministry that provides outreach, relief and empowerment in the lives of the poor, homeless, addicted and outcasts in Montgomery County. Breakfast in the Park is an outreach event hosted by Compassion United. Learn more at compassionunited.us.

Details:

For those providing food:

        8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. - drop off food under covered drive on west side of The Woodlands Campus – Loft building**

**If coming from Woodforest, you may bring your food directly to the park to drop off at 9:00 a.m.

For those serving:

        9:00 a.m. - go directly to Lewis Park located at 501 Park Place, Conroe 77301

Sign-Up for Breakfast in the Park




Christmas Miracles Grocery Bag Activity

(At-Risk Children) - The Woodlands

  • Family Friendly Event
  • Serve time: 9:00 a.m. – noon

Total number of volunteers needed: 25

Decorate bags for groceries that will be collected for families participating in our Christmas Miracles program.

Christmas Miracles is a seasonal ministry offered through The Woodlands Methodist Church which offers joy and hope through the distribution of Christmas gifts for at-risk children and senior adults in and around our community.

Details:

• Arrive 8:45 a.m. - The Woodlands Campus | Main Building –  B204

A fee of $10.00 per person participating in Serve It Up is requested to help cover the cost of the materials for Serve It Up projects including a 2022-2023 Missions t-shirt.

Register for Christmas Miracles Grocery Bag Activity




Community Food Drive

(Caring for the Hungry) – The Woodlands Campus|Onsite

  • Family Friendly Event
  • Serve Time: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Total number of volunteers needed: 5

Receive food donations at the church.

Food Drive items will be delivered to the Interfaith Food Pantry.

Details:

• 8:30 a.m. – arrive at The Woodlands Campus | Loft Covered drive

• Help unload food from those who drive up to the Loft to drop off grocery items.

        Food Drive Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

• 12:30 p.m. - Assist Interfaith with transferring donated food into their truck

A fee of $10.00 per person participating in Serve It Up is requested to help cover the cost of the materials for Serve It Up projects including a 2022-2023 Missions t-shirt.

Register for Community Food Drive




(At-Risk Families) – The Woodlands Campus - Onsite

Provide legal aid to at-risk clients needing assistance.

Community Christian Legal Aid is a faith-based nonprofit who believes everyone should have access to legal assistance regardless of their income.

Serve time: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Details:

• 8:45 a.m. - meet at Loft Alley

Contact Deborah to learn more at info@cclegalaid.org


Creative Hands Ministry Sewing Projects

(At-Risk Families) - The Woodlands Campus|Onsite

  • Family Friendly Event
  • Serve time: 9:00 a.m. - noon

Total number of volunteers needed: 15

Create pillowcases for at-risk children in our community.

**No previous sewing skills required. We’ll teach you what to do!

Creative Hands is a TWUMC ministry that makes items such as baby bibs, blankets, pillowcases, toiletry kits and so much more for various ministries that we support.

Details:

8:45 a.m. - arrive in the Craft Circle Room on The Woodlands Campus – Loft Building

A fee of $10.00 per person participating in Serve It Up is requested to help cover the cost of the materials for Serve It Up projects including a 2022-2023 Missions t-shirt.

Register for Creative Hands Sewing Projects




Habitat for Humanity Wall Build

(At-Risk Families) - Offsite

  • Ages 16 years and older may serve
  • Serve Time: 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Total number of volunteers needed: 30

Build walls for our 20th Habitat house.

Habitat for Humanity helps families build and improve places to call home. Learn more about Habitat for Humanity at www.habitatmctx.org.

Details:

7:30 a.m. - arrive at Cedar Creek neighborhood near Runyan elementary school in Conroe

Location: 1511 Cedar Crossing Dr., Conroe 77301

A fee of $10.00 per person participating in Serve It Up is requested to help cover the cost of the materials for Serve It Up projects including a 2022-2023 Missions t-shirt.

Register for Habitat for Humanity Wall Build




Hands of Justice Center Workday

(Anti-Human Trafficking Ministry) - Offsite

Deep clean center, organize storage area and prepare craft items for use.

Hands of Justice is a ministry which provides awareness and outreach of survivors of sex trafficking. Learn more at www.handsofjustice.org.

Children 10 years and older are welcome to participate.

 Serve time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Total number of volunteers needed: 20

Details:

• 8:45 a.m. – arrive at the Hands of Justice Center

Location: 100 Commercial Circle, Building B, Conroe 77304

A fee of $10.00 per person participating in Serve It Up is requested to help cover the cost of the materials for Serve It Up projects including a 2022-2023 Missions t-shirt.

Register for Hands of Justice Workday




Henry’s Home Outdoor Projects: Horse Ranch Outdoor Work

(At-Risk Individuals) - Offsite

  • Ages 10 years and older may participate in this serve activity
  • Serve Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Total number of volunteers needed: 40

Yardwork and fence building projects

Henry’s Home is a Horse and Human Sanctuary. This all-volunteer led non-profit takes in rescued and surrendered horses, along with other farm animals, and provides therapy opportunities for veterans and first responders. Learn more at henryshomehorsesanctuary.org.

Details:

• Arrive at 8:45 a.m. 

• Location: 14638 Perry Road, Conroe 77302

Register for Henry's Home Projects




Jubilee Prison Ministry Agape

(Prison Ministry) - The Woodlands Campus|Onsite

  • Family Friendly Event
  • Serve time: 9:00 a.m. – noon

Total number of volunteers needed: 25

Color placemats and posters and write letters to incarcerated men and women.

Jubilee Prison Ministry is a cross-denominational Christian program designed to engage incarcerated men and women in a life-changing encounter with Jesus Christ. Learn more at jubileeprisonministry.org

Agape is love and within Christianity is recognized as the tangible love originating from God. Through Jubilee, Agape becomes visible through the handmade placemats and posters along with letters of encouragement shared with incarcerated men and women.

Register for Jubilee Prison Ministry Agape




Live a Legacy. Leave a Legacy. Random Acts of Kindness

(Missions Ministry) – Offsite

 As a family, group or individual find a way to share the love of Jesus through acts of kindness. 

  • Family friendly
  • Daily
  • If possible, send a picture of your Kindness adventure to localmissions@twmc.org

"Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.” 1 Thessalonians 5:11 ESV

Random acts of kindness are simple and selfless acts that show generosity and care towards people in unexpected ways.

Kindness is a lifestyle. It is a daily practice. It is a choice. As Christians we are to grow in the fruit of the spirit – love, joy, peace, patience, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control, and kindness – and growth takes time.

Link with list of options:

Family friendly list of random acts of kindness


Meals on Wheels Breakfast Bags

(At-Risk Senior Adults) – Drop Off at either Campus

  • Family Friendly
  • Work on this project at home prior to Serve It Up and drop off completed snack bags either September 24 or October 8, 9:00 a.m. – noon.

Provide healthy non-perishable breakfast bags for food insecure senior adults in Montgomery County.

Meals on Wheels provides meals and programming for food insecure senior adults in Montgomery County. Learn more at mowmc.org

See attached list for details:

Meals on Wheels Breakfast Bag List

Details:

• Purchase items from attached list and prepare 10 – 20 snack bags at home

• September 24 &/or October 8 - 9:00 a.m. - noon – choose to drop off snack bags at either

  • The Woodlands Campus - Loft Covered Drive
  • Woodforest – Front Porch
Register for Meals on Wheels Breakfast Bags




New Danville Painting Project

(Special Needs Ministry) - Offsite

  • Family Friendly Event
  • Serve time: 9:00 a.m. – noon

 Total number of volunteers needed: 20

Paint deck rails and maintenance building.

 New Danville provides adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities an opportunity to live enriched and purposeful lives. Learn more at www.newdanville.org.

 Details:

• 8:45 a.m. – arrive at 10951 Shephard Hill Rd., Willis 77318

 A fee of $10.00 per person participating in Serve It Up is requested to help cover the cost of the materials for Serve It Up projects including a 2022-2023 Missions t-shirt.

Register for New Danville Project




Refugee Ministry Welcome Kit Collection

(Refugee Ministry) – Drop Off at either campus

  • Family Friendly Event

Purchase supplies for Welcome Kits for refugee families who are rebuilding their lives in the Houston area.

Work on this project at home prior to Serve It Up and drop off completed Home Kit on either September 24 or October 8, 9:00 a.m. – noon.

Many refugees arrive to the United States with next to nothing. Welcome Kits are one small step towards allowing these families to rebuild their lives. Welcome Kits provide them with essentials to help them begin again with hope and honor.

The Woodlands Methodist Church is partnering with Houston Welcomes Refugees who will provide these kits to refugee families. Learn more about Houston Welcomes Refugees at www.houstonwelcomesrefugees.com

Greatest Need:

  • Welcome Kit for Kitchen #1
  • Welcome Kit for Kitchen #3

  Welcome Kit shopping list:

 www.houstonwelcomesrefugees.com/welcome-kit-list

 Details:

• Purchase items from attached list and prepare one Home Kit at home

• September 24 &/or October 8 - 9:00 a.m. - noon – choose to drop off Kits at either

  • The Woodlands Campus - Loft Covered Drive
  • Woodforest – Front Porch
Register for Refugee Ministry Welcome Kit Collection




Sleep in Heavenly Peace Bed Delivery

(At-Risk Children) – offsite

  • Family Friendly Event (children ages 10 years and older may participate)
  •  Serve time: 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

 Total Number of Volunteers: 20

Deliver and install twin and twin bunk beds for children ages 3 – 17 in Montgomery County. Installed beds will be provided with a complete bedding set.

Sleep in Heavenly Peace is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that believes that no child should sleep on the floor. They are 100% volunteer driven. They build and install beds for children throughout Montgomery County. Learn more at shpbeds.org.

 Details:

• Arrive 7:45 a.m. at the Sleep in Heavenly Peace Warehouse

• Location: 3765 N. Loop 336 E, Conroe 77301

• Bring gloves and wear closed toe shoes

• Volunteers meet at warehouse and are matched with a team to deliver and build beds

A fee of $10.00 per person participating in Serve It Up is requested to help cover the cost of the materials for Serve It Up projects including a 2022-2023 Missions t-shirt.

Register for Sleep in Heavenly Peace Bed Delivery



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