Event - Serve It Up 2022 - Oct 8

Serve It Up 2022 - Oct 8

Sat, Oct 8, 2022 @ 8:00 AM

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

Community Assistance Center Workday - Learn More or Register

Creative Hands Sewing Projects - Learn More or Register

God's Garage Workday - Learn More or Register

Habitat for Humanity Wall Raise - Learn More or Register

Homeless Ministry Supply Bag Packing Project - 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

Montgomery County Food Bank Sorting & Packing - Learn More or Register

Refugee Ministry Welcome Kit Collection - Learn More or Register

Women's Shelter Facility Interior Projects - Learn More or Register


**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 United 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 per Jr/Sr Hi student).

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

Details:

9:00 a.m. - meet at the Fireside Café (across from indoor playground in Main building on The Woodlands campus) to receive instructions.

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 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




Community Assistance Center Workday

(At-Risk Families) - Offsite

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

Total Number of Volunteers needed: 35

Outdoor & indoor projects: sorting and staging donations in Resale Shop; gardening & painting outside of shop; packing & delivering groceries to at-risk senior adults in Montgomery County.

Community Assistance Center is a comprehensive resource to our neighbors in Montgomery County providing resources to meet basic needs. Learn more at https://cac-mctx.org/

Details:

• Arrive 8:45 a.m. at Community Assistance Center

• Location: 1022 Mccall Ave, Conroe, TX 77301

Bring water and snacks

Wear appropriate clothing for outside work and painting projects

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 Assistance Center




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




God’s Garage Workday

(At-Risk Women) - Offsite

  • 10 years and older may participate
  • Serve time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Total number of volunteers needed: 20

Assist with projects including washing/detailing donated cars along with cleaning of the repair shop.

God’s Garage is a volunteer driven ministry that shares the love of Christ to single mom’s, widows and wives of deployed military personnel by providing car repairs or donation of vehicles to these ladies. Learn more at Godsgarage.org

Details:

8:45 a.m. arrival at God’s Garage

Location: 2106 E Davis St, Conroe, TX 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 God's Garage Workday




Habitat for Humanity Wall Raising

(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

Raise the walls on our 20th Habitat house.

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

Details:

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

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 Raising




Homeless Ministry Supply Bag Packing Project

(Homeless Ministry) - Woodforest|Onsite

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

Total number of volunteers needed: 30

Fill reusable bags with snacks, socks and notes of encouragement for the homeless

Caring for our homeless community with food and encouragement. Bags will be distributed through Angel Reach, Family Promise, Compassion United, Hope Beyond Bridges, Interfaith of the Woodlands and Community Assistance Center

Details:

8:45 a.m. – arrive at our Woodforest Campus | Gym

Location: 700 Fish Creek Thoroughfare, Montgomery, TX 77316

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 Homeless Ministry Supply Bag Packing




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

(Ministry Mission) - 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 Campus – Front Porch
Register for Meals on Wheels Breakfast Bags





Montgomery County Food Bank Food Sorting & Packing

(Caring for the Hungry) - Offsite

  • Family Friendly Event for children 7 years and older
  • Serve time: 9:00 a.m. - noon

Total number of volunteers needed: 50

Sort food and pack family meal boxes

The Montgomery County Food Bank collects and distributes food and resources to those in need in our community. We partner with the Food Bank to sort and pack food for at-risk school children along with family food boxes year that will be distributed throughout Montgomery County. Learn more at https://mcfoodbank.org/.

Details:

 • 8:45 a.m. - arrive at Montgomery County Food Bank

 • Location: 1 Food for Life Way, Conroe, TX 77385

 • Check-in at Volunteer Entrance

 • Bring a jacket in case some are asked to help in cold storage area

 • Wear closed toe shoes

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 MCFB Food Sorting & Packing




Refugee Ministry Welcome Kit Collection

(Refugee Ministry) - Drop Off

  • 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.houstonwelcomesrefgees.com

Greatest Need:

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

Welcome Kit shopping list:

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




Women’s Shelter Facility Interior Projects

(At-Risk Women) - Offsite

  • All participants must be 18 years and older must complete a Background Check and Women’s Center Confidentiality Agreement prior to Oct. 9.
  • Serve Time: 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (pack a lunch to bring)

Total number of volunteers needed: 30

Work on projects at the Women’s Shelter ranging from cleaning to painting inside of the center.

The Montgomery County Women’s Center has been committed for many years to providing a 24-hour hotline, safe shelter, crisis intervention, counseling, advocacy, and legal services to survivors of family violence, sexual assault and stalking.

Details:

7:30 a.m. - meet at The Woodlands Campus Loft Parking Lot.

Will caravan together to the Women’s Shelter

Address will be provided at that time

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 2021-2022 Missions t-shirt.

Register for Women's Shelter Facility Interior Projects

 

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Questions?
Contact Sherry Lewallen
(281) 466-8627