serve ::Help Me Find a Way to Serve
♦ Hospitality Team. Parking lot assistants, greeters; Contact Sandy@clearlakemethodist.org
♦ Traditional Worship. Scripture reading, acolytes, decoration, communion preparation, ushers, sound, lights. Contact Ellen@clearlakemethodist.org
♦ 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 Ellen@clearlakemethodist.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 Brian Philgreen at email@example.com
♦ National Mission Trips. SIFAT, Four Corners, UMCOR, etc. Contact Brian Philgreen 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 and cleaning 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
Upcoming Serve Events ::
A Walk Through Bethlehem - December 14, 15 & 16 - Volunteer Still Needed!
CAST MEETING: A cast meeting will be held Tuesday, December 10, 7pm, Wesley Lobby, to review safety issues and tips for staying in character, personal appearance, etc. If you have not signed up to work but would like to know more, you are welcome to attend. There are still openings on all 3 nights for volunteers.
Walk thru Bethlehem 25th Year. Walk thru Bethlehem opens Saturday, December 14 and runs thru Monday, December 16, 6pm to 8:30pm. Tickets for friends and neighbors ($1/family) are available for purchase in the Fellowship Hall and in Adult Sunday Connect Groups or from Betty Flanders.
ICM Christmas Store - Collect by Sunday, December 15 at Noon
New, unwrapped toys or gift cards (especially for teens) should be put under the tree in the Fellowship Hall before Sunday, December 15 (by noon). The Christmas Store provides gifts for low income children within the Clear Creek & Friendswood School Districts. Fore more information contact Betty Flanders at 832-240-4706.
United Methodist Women News
The mission this month (December 2013) is Food Baskets for Impoverished Children at San Jacinto Elementary. Our United Methodist Women invite all women to join one of our monthly meetings. See the information below for times and contact persons. We look forward to seeing you!
You do not have to be a member to attend. Join us at a time that is convenient for you. Childcare and delicious food is always provided at our meetings:
UMW December 2013 Meetings
* Wednesday, December 4 - Night Group Meeting, 6pm, Fellowship Hall
• Lynda McKenney, 713-320-9183
* Thursday, December 5 - Unit Meeting, 9:30am, Wesley Center
• Speaker: Rev. Debbie Proctor
* Thursday, December 12 - Day Small Groups Meeting - 9:30am
• Group 1: Teresa Ludovice - 281-461-6569
• Group 2: Becky Caldwell 281-286-8924; Loa Stephenson 281-461-8986
• Group 3: Merridy Pyer 281-488-6241
• Group 5: Allison Locke 281-2861780; Christine Oliver 281-557-9819
• Group 6: Sheila Castellano - 832-295-3600 (En Espanol)
For more information you may contact the UMW President, Jean Gates at 281-997-8777, firstname.lastname@example.org or any group leader.
Youth Choir Breakfast Tacos Sale - December 15
9am, Fellowship Hall
On Sunday morning our Youth Choir will be selling breakfast tacos. All donations will be to help reduce the costs for the 2014 Youth Choir Trip.
2014 Mission Journeys - Click for information
CLUMC has decided on SEVEN (7) local, national and international mission projects for 2014. Put one or two on your calendar for you and your family. Receive a blessing. For more information, please contact Marcella Coots at 832-240-4708 or Betty Flanders at 832-240-4706 or Jordie Chalupnik at 281-332-4409.
50th Anniversary Events - Save the Date
50th Anniversary Events
♦ January 10, 2014 - Rock'n 50 All Church Dinner & Entertainment
♦ May 17, 2014 - Change The World Day
♦ July 27, 2014 - Space Event & Dinner
♦ November 23, 2014 - Worship Celebration Event at Gateway
Volunteers are needed to help! Contact Betty Flanders at 832-240-4706.
Did You Know? Rides-R-Us Can Drive You...
Did you know that Rides-R-Us can drive you where you need to go. Need a ride to a doctor appointment? the grocery store? Call Rides-R-Us at 281-984-7515 (Gwen North) or email us at email@example.com and we'll schedule someone to come take you where you need to go! If you’d like to be a volunteer driver contact Gwen with your information.
Drivers Needed - Meals on Wheels
Bay Area Meals on Wheels needs volunteer drivers. MOW drivers are needed because the other MOW organization in this area lost funding, so Bay Area Meals on Wheels now has more clients to serve. We deliver meals Monday through Friday to those who have no other access to a hot meal. Volunteering requires only a couple of hours a week around the lunch time period, and you can work as your personal schedule permits. Most routes are in the Clear Lake vicinity. Deliveries are always done by a team of two. If interested, please call Bill Cooke at 281-480-2441.
NO Pancake Breakfast in December - See You In January!
Donations support CLUMC Missions
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.
♦ Offering a first time gift
♦ Smiling and being friendly
♦ Helping those with children find their Sunday connect groups
♦ Helping adults find Sunday connect groups
♦ Escorting to the nursery area
These are just a sampling of ways we “Clearly Demonstrate the Love of Christ” to those we encounter at church. Contact Sandy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 832-240-4902.
The Gathering Place - First Fridays/Month
CLUMC in partnership with Interfaith Care Partners® invites you to The Gathering Place, a spirit-led ministry for senior adults experiencing memory loss, due to stroke, Alzheimer’s or dementia. It provides respite for families and caregivers. Meetings are the first Friday of every month. Crafts, entertainment and lunch are provided. Contact Outreach Ministry at 832-240-4708 or Marion Seymour, 281-488-4536, to learn about the enrollment process or if you are interested in volunteering.
Alzheimer's Caregivers Support Group
Tuesdays, 1:30pm, Elrod 311
The purpose of this group is to provide a forum for Alzheimer's caregivers to talk about their experiences dealing with this very complex disease and to learn from people who have "been there, done that" to gain knowledge of the disease and get an understanding of what to expect as the disease progresses through its various stages. Anyone who is caring for a person who is afflicted with Alzheimer's is invited, urged to attend. No fee or registration is required. For more information contact Betty Flanders at 832-240-4706.
Hospals Volunteers Needed
We need Hospals! We visit church members and regular visitor attendees at our local hospitals here in the Clear Lake area every weekday. The hospitals are St, John’s, Clear Lake Regional, Clear Lake Heart, and rehabilitation hospitals such as Triumph, Kindred and The Point. A schedule is made monthly and if there are enough Hospals, once a month is sufficient. Please call Blanche Ligrani at her direct line, 832-240-4903 and leave a message.
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!
Ushers Needed in Traditional Worship
Ushers needed in all services. For more information contact Dick Burghduff 281-488-3263.