serve ::Help Me Find a Way to Serve
► Sunday Mornings
► Short-term Local Projects
► Short-term Trips
► Daily commitments
► Weekly commitments
► Monthly commitments
► Occasional service
► Group Leadership
► Community Organizations
► Financial Giving
► Upcoming Serve Events (announcements)
♦ Hospitality Team. Parking lot assistants, greeters; Contact Sandy@clearlakemethodist.org
♦ Traditional Worship. Scripture reading, acolytes, decoration, communion preparation, ushers, sound, lights. Contact email@example.com
♦ Contemporary Worship. Set-up teams, hospitality teams, offering, communion servers, bread-bakers, prayer partners, take-down teams, audio-visual team; Contact Kim@clearlakemethodist.org
♦ Celebración en Espanol Worship. Contact Alberto@clearlakemethodist.org
♦ Music & Fine Arts. Sanctuary choir, Orchestra, handbell choirs, children’s choirs, youth choir; Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
♦ Children & Family. Kids’ Connect Group leaders; Contact Childrens@clearlakemethodist.org
Short-term Local Projects:
♦ Helping Hands. Home repair and yard cleanup for needy
♦ Pumpkin Patch. October – unloading pumpkins or assisting families by purchasing pumpkins to support local missions; Contact Marcella@clearlakemethodist.org
♦ A Walk Through Bethlehem. December – help reenact 1st century Bethlehem for community. Contact Marcella@clearlakemethodist.org
♦ International Mission Trips. Mexico, South America, Africa, etc. Contact Jordie Chalupnik at email@example.com
♦ National Mission Trips. SIFAT, Four Corners, UMCOR, etc. Contact Jordie Chalupnik at firstname.lastname@example.org
♦ U.M. A.R.M.Y. June – High school mission trip in Texas. Contact Youth@clearlakemethodist.org
♦ Prayer Chain Ministry. Praying daily for prayer request received by email. Contact Prayer@clearlakemethodist.org
♦ Office Receptionists. Contact Janis@clearlakemethodist.org
♦ Membership assistants. Contact Blanche@clearlakemethodist.org
♦ The Gathering Place. Serving senior adults with dementia. Contact Marcella@clearlakemethodist.org
♦ HosPals. Visiting people in Clear Lake area hospitals. Contact Blanche@clearlakemethodist.org
♦ Knit-a-Square. Knitting blankets for African AIDS orphans
♦ Wedding Coordinators
♦ Apartment Outreach
♦ Rides-R-Us. Driving ministry
♦ Bereavement. Providing meals after a death in the family
♦ Stephen Ministry. One-on-one listening ministry for those going through difficulties
♦ Art of Marriage Weekend. Providing hospitality to couples at a marriage seminar at Clear Lake UMC
♦ E-Team. Providing hospitality to large scale church events
♦ DivorceCare. 13-week course for the separated/divorced
♦ GriefShare. After the death of a significant person in one’s life
The following are organizations that we partner with as we serve our city together. Please contact them directly to find out more about serving weekly, monthly, or on occasion with them.
♦ Anchor Point Pregnancy Center - support for pregnant teens, unborn children, foster children, adoptive children www.AnchorPoint.us, email@example.com, 832-632-1221.
♦ CanCare - an organization that provides help and hope for those dealing with cancer; Virginia Rogers, 281-733-7594; www.cancare.org
♦ Christian Outreach Alliance (COA) - After-School Tutoring; Apartment Summer Camp; Computer Literacy, etc...; Contact Rev. Harold Travis
♦ Crossroads Homeless Ministry - cooking/clean-up for the homeless; contact firstname.lastname@example.org
♦ Family Promise of Clear Creek - ministry to homeless families with children; www.ccfamilypromise.org, email@example.com, 832-486-9540
♦ Habitat for Humanity - building homes for those in need; www.bahfh.org, 281-337-3590
♦ Interfaith Caring Ministry (ICM) - provides a wide spectrum of Social Services to the economically disadvantaged; firstname.lastname@example.org
♦ Meals on Wheels - meal delivery to the elderly or handicapped; www.bayareamow.org, email@example.com, 281-326-3336
♦ Medical Bridges - Houston. Sort and pack medical supplies for Medical Missions around the world. Watch the church news for dates and details.
♦ Missíon Milby - Houston. Work with “at risk” youth, repairs/maintenance to buildings, etc. Watch the church news for dates and details.
Watch the church news for dates and details.
♦ Eye glasses
♦ School supplies
♦ Disaster recovery items
Financial Giving: [ more info ]
♦ Auto-give - allow Clear Lake UMC to draft your pledge from your checking account once per month
♦ eBill-pay - set up “Clear Lake United Methodist Church” as a payee to receive automatic payment through your personal checking account)
♦ Check - make payable to Clear Lake United Methodist Church
♦ Cash - offering during worship, envelopes available for tax-deductible credit
♦ Capital Campaign - paying down the debt
♦ Foundation - contact the church business office or Royce Thompson, 281-481-4387 or more information
Pumpkin Patch - Open Daily October 6-31, 2014
Come join us in the Pumpkin Patch!
Open Daily through October 31, 2014
9:30am - 7:30pm
In October, the lawn in front of the church is literally covered with pumpkins. The pumpkins are assorted sizes in a whole range of prices. All proceeds benefit to community outreach projects. Tell all your friends to come to the Pumpkin Patch. The patch will close on October 31 at dusk unless the patch is empty of pumpkins before that hour.
Ginger Frasier at 713-412-2104
Marcella Coots at 832-240-4708
Betty Flanders at 832-240-4706
Family Celebration of Clear Lake UMC's 50th Anniversary - Sunday, November 23
♦ Sunday, November 23
You are invited to a Family Celebration of Clear Lake UMC's 50th Anniversary...
All-Church 50th Anniversary Worship Celebration
6pm, Gateway Community Church, 760 Clear Lake City Blvd., Webster
Rev. Morris Matthis will be the guest speaker
It’s time to recognize where we’ve been and where we are going.
Please join us as we welcome back many former pastors, youth leaders, choir directors, and organists, along with charter members, former members and old friends who have moved to other areas.
We are uniting all of our congregations – Traditional, Contemporary, and Celebración Servicio en Español - including all of our children and youth - for a magnificent night of worship and celebration. So many people worship at Clear Lake UMC that we have no room large enough to hold us all. Our friends at the Gateway Community United Methodist Church are partnering with us to provide us with space for our service in their 1700-person worship center. We hope to have it bursting at the seams.
The glorious, blended service will include hymns and songs in the styles of all three of our worship formats. An anthem composed specifically for this anniversary will be sung for the first time that evening by our combined choirs and contemporary band. We will also enjoy a video produced by John Hatfield highlighting significant events in our history and hear reflections from our former pastor Reverend Morris Matthis.
Annette Johnson will have a special treat for the children during children’s time, and children will also participate in the processional of historic banners and in the children’s choir specifically gathered for this occasion. We are hoping that many children who don’t ordinarily sing in the children’s choir will want to be a part of this unique celebration. You will hear more about this soon from the music department. CHILDCARE RESERVATIONS ARE APPRECIATED! (5 years & younger)... RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our service will conclude as we unite together with God for Holy Communion.
This night of worship is designed for the whole family, although there will be a nursery for babies and preschoolers at Gateway that parents may use if they so desire.
You won‘t want to miss this special time of thanksgiving and commemoration. Mark your calendars now for Sunday, November 23, 6-7:30pm at Gateway Church, 760 Clear Lake City Blvd, Webster, TX 77598
Turkey Drop Donations Needed!
Turkey Drop Donations Needed!
This year we are partnering with other Churches from COA to provide a Thanksgiving meal for some of our neighbors who otherwise might go without. We are looking for 20 people to provide a turkey and aluminum pan. We will have a tent set-up for you to drop them off the night of Tuesday, November 25, between 6-8pm. We also need to collect 100 cans of green beans in collection boxes around the church. If you are interested in helping please contact Rev. Kevin Johnson at email@example.com.
UMW Santa's Shopping Mall - Saturday, November 8
More than 65 Artists and Craftsmen
» Elves Kitchen - Serving Lunch
» Bake Shop - with homemade goods
» Silent Auction
Over 65 vendors will be displaying their colorful creative crafts, many suitable for Christmas gifts. It’s a great time to see a variety of wonderful surprises available for sale. Proceeds benefit mission outreach projects. Hope to see you there.
Baked Goods for Santa’s Shopping Mall
We would like to invite anyone from the congregation to participate in the Santa’s Shopping Mall Bake Sale. Please Bring your baked goodies (wrapped for individual sale) to the church Friday, November 7. Contact UMW President Jean Gates at 281-997-8777 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bagel Breakfast - Sunday, November 9
8:30am, Fellowship Hall
Are you hungry on Sunday mornings? Join Children & Family ministry for a Bagel Breakfast Fundraiser!! We will be serving bagels, cream cheese, yogurt, and treats in the Fellowship Hall.
Sewing Seeds of Love - Mondays
9am, Elrod 311
Contact Patsy Chappelear at 281-773-6658 or email@example.com. Join us even if you don’t sew! We have lots of jobs to do!
Be sure to check out our recent good deeds, as reported by Pastor of Seaside Church in Galveston and blogger, Pastor Kelley in these posts:
September 24, 2014 - Sewing Seeds of Love
September 25, 2014 - Help a Fire Fighter?
A Walk Through Bethlehem - Booth Sign-ups begin Sunday, November 2
6:00-8:30pm each night; Tickets: $1
Walk thru Bethlehem, December 13, 14 & 15, 6pm to 8:30pm. Tickets available at the door!
[ Register to Volunteer ]
Walk through Bethlehem – Booth Sign-ups begin Sunday, November 2. You can sign up online [ clearlakemethodist.org/wtb ] or you can do paper sign-ups in the Fellowship Hall November 2, 9 and 16. You can also call the Outreach Office. Connect Groups wanting to be in charge of booths for either one night or all three nights should contact Marcella, 832-240-4708, prior to November 2.
Volunteer Needed for the Gathering Place!
Volunteer Needed for the Gathering Place!
VOLUNTEER NEEDED for The Gathering Place, a respite care program for senior adults living with memory loss. Someone is needed who can line up entertainment for the monthly meetings (1st Friday). If you are interested or if you just want to volunteer for this wonderful program, please sign up on the Connect Card or contact the Outreach Ministry.
Christmas Gift Box Program
Christmas Gift Box Program...
for international seafarers on ships at the Port of Houston.
Pack shoeboxes FULL of items such as toilet articles, books, pencils, pens, playing cards, etc. Items are primarily for men since there are few women and children on board the ships. Contact the Outreach Office for a complete list of items, specifics about wrapping and the location to deliver the boxes. The Seafarers’ Center will receive these boxes anytime between now and Christmas. This is a great project for Connect Groups.
Pancake Breakfast - Sunday, November 23
Donations support CLUMC Missions
Short-Time Greeter Assignments
Summer Greeters needed. We need folks willing to volunteer to greet this summer for all worship services. It’s a short-term commitment for a few Sunday mornings. Our greeters offer hospitality to our visitors and guests. If this is something you would like to help with, let me know by contacting Sandy at 832-418-2521 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interested in Volunteering?
E-Team is for everyone! Join Us.
The E stands for energized, exciting and everyone! The E also stands for Evangelism.
What does the E-team do?
The E-Team sets up an information table and provides church information and support services for our upcoming all-church community events:
* October - Fall Festival - Welcome and Hosting
* November - 50th Anniversary Worship Celebration
* December - Walk thru Bethlehem
Many of the e-team members are part of our Hospitality Ministry which includes Sunday morning Greeters and hosts for Pizza With the Pastors. We are actively seeking people of all ages to join the E-team. Meetings are every other month on the second Thursday at 6:30pm. Our next meeting is Thursday, June 12 and we’d love to have you join us.
For more information, please contact Sandy Kimbrough at 832-240-4902 or email@example.com.
Contemporary Worship Needs Volunteers
We are in need of volunteers to help with the Contemporary Worship Services; Set-up, Communion, Offering and Takedown. Contact Kevin Johnson for more information at 832-240-4912.
Ushers Needed in Traditional Worship
Ushers needed in all services. For more information contact Dick Burghduff 281-488-3263.