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► Sunday Mornings
► Short-term Local Projects
► Short-term Trips
► Daily commitments
► Weekly commitments
► Monthly commitments
► Occasional service
► Group Leadership
► Community Organizations
► Donations
► Financial Giving
► Upcoming Serve Events (announcements)
Sunday Mornings:
 Hospitality Team. Parking lot assistants, greeters; Contact
 Traditional Worship. Scripture reading, acolytes, decoration, communion preparation, ushers, sound, lights. Contact
 Contemporary Worship. Set-up teams, hospitality teams, offering, communion servers, bread-bakers, prayer partners, take-down teams, audio-visual team; Contact
 Celebración en Espanol Worship. Contact
 Music & Fine Arts. Sanctuary choir, Orchestra, handbell choirs, children’s choirs, youth choir; Contact
 Children & Family. Kids’ Connect Group leaders; Contact

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
 A Walk Through Bethlehem. December – help reenact 1st century Bethlehem for community. Contact

Short-term Trips:
 International Mission Trips. Mexico, South America, Africa, etc. Contact Jordie Chalupnik at

 National Mission Trips. SIFAT, Four Corners, UMCOR, etc. Contact Jordie Chalupnik at
 U.M. A.R.M.Y. June – High school mission trip in Texas. Contact
Daily commitments:
 Prayer Chain Ministry. Praying daily for prayer request received by email. Contact

Weekly commitments:
 Office Receptionists. Contact
 Membership assistants. Contact

Monthly commitments:
 The Gathering Place. Serving senior adults with dementia. Contact
 HosPals. Visiting people in Clear Lake area hospitals. Contact
Knit-a-Square. Knitting blankets for African AIDS orphans

Occasional service:
 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

Group Leadership:
 DivorceCare. 13-week course for the separated/divorced
 GriefShare. After the death of a significant person in one’s life

Community Organizations:
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,, 832-632-1221.
 CanCare - an organization that provides help and hope for those dealing with cancer; Virginia Rogers, 281-733-7594;
 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
 Family Promise of Clear Creek - ministry to homeless families with children;,, 832-486-9540
 Habitat for Humanity - building homes for those in need;, 281-337-3590
 Interfaith Caring Ministry (ICM) - provides a wide spectrum of Social Services to the economically disadvantaged;

 Meals on Wheels - meal delivery to the elderly or handicapped;,, 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 ::

Texas-Style "Comfort Food" Cook-Off - Friday, September 19

Texas-Style “Comfort Food” Cook-off

Benefitting Family Promise of Clear Creek (FPCC)
Friday, September 19, 7-9pm, Wesley Center

$20/adults, $5/kids (5 & up)
[ website ]

    The 13 Host Churches of FPCC invite you to feast on a huge selection of “comfort foods” while enjoying the music and dancing to a live country band from Pearland. Sample foods from all the entries and vote for your favorite. A trophy will be awarded to the table with the most votes.
    Connect Groups are encouraged to sign up for a table. Volunteers are also needed, Call Donna Clark, 832-932-5291, to enter the contest or to volunteer.
    FPCC provides a safe environment that includes shelter, meals, hospitality and support services to aid in the search for employment and permanent housing.


The Pumpkin Patch Is Coming... Volunteers Needed!

The Pumpkins Are Coming! Volunteers Needed!
First delivery: Sunday, October 5
4pm; Hot Dog Supper afterwards
Second delivery: Sunday, October 19

     The Pumpkin Patch will soon appear, and we are in need of helpers of all ages and abilities. The pumpkins arrive Sunday, October 5 and Sunday, October 19. Both deliveries are scheduled for 4pm. Dinner will be served to all volunteers following both deliveries.
     The more volunteers, the faster the unloading. We have wagons for the heavier pumpkins and create “passing lines” for all other pumpkins. We will have “Sign-up” sheets in the Fellowship Hall on Sundays, September 14, 21, and 28 from 9am to 12:30pm.
     School-age students needing “service-hours” for school organizations are encouraged to assist with one or both unloadings, The Fall Festival on Saturday, October 18, and for daily work in “the patch”.
     For more information, please contact Ginger Frasier at 713-412-2104 or


Boot Out Ebola Golf Tournament - Monday, September 22

Boot Out Ebola Golf Tournament - Monday, September 22
1-6pm, Sweetwater CC, Sugar Land
[ download flyer ]

Tickets are $200/player or $700/foursome, includes 18-holes, cart rental, lunch, and cash bar cart service.
Visit for more info.


Fish Fry Fundraiser for The Crossings - Thursday, September 25

Fish Fry Fundraiser for The Crossings 
(an independent living center for seniors)
Thursday, September 25, 5:30–8pm
Bay Area Community Center, 5002 NASA Pkwy, Seabrook, TX;
Entertainment:  Jazz Sunday; $25/ticket; call Debbie Zienty, 281-724-2345.


2014 Mission Journeys - Have You Signed Up for a Journey Yet?

[ download brochure ]

Have You Signed Up for a Journey Yet?
It’s not too late to sign up for the mission trip to Reynosa/Rio Bravo, Mexico (Leader:  Phil Palma).  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 Dates

Sunday, November 23
All-Church 50th Anniversary Worship Celebration
6pm, Gateway Community Church, 760 Clear Lake City Blvd., Webster
Rev. Morris Matthis will be the guest speaker

    Let's fill Gateway's auditorium to capacity! If you know former members who you think would like to attend, please send their names and addresses to the Outreach Office or email marcella@clearlakemethodist.orgVolunteers are needed to help! Contact Betty Flanders at 832-240-4706.


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


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


Interested in Volunteering?

We have a variety of options to partner with our Student Ministry with a range of time commitments from volunteering for a single day event like our Fall Back to School Event, Movie Mondays, Intermediate Event, High School Event, etc. to longer opportunities such as Student Ministry Mystery Trip, Summit Mission Trip, etc. We also have open spots to lead Connect Groups as well as hang out with us during Youth Group. If you’d like to get involved with any of these or would like the complete list of opportunities, please contact Ashley at


Pancake Breakfast - Sunday, September 28

Sunday, September 28
8:30-11:30am, Fellowship Hall

Donations support CLUMC Missions


Summer Sunday Morning Kid's Connect - Small Group Leaders Needed!

    Children and Family are in need of short-term small group leaders for the summer months. Leaders choose 1 month of the summer to lead a class of children in partnership with another adult or teen. The age levels are: Pre-K, Kindergarten and 1st grade, 2nd and 3rd grade, and 4th and 5th grade. All classes take places during 11am services. All curriculum and training is provided. Email for more information or to volunteer.


E-Team is for everyone! Join Us.

     What does the E in E-team stands for? 
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


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.

Sewing Seeds of Love - Mondays

9am, Elrod 311

Contact Patsy Chappelear at 281-773-6658 or 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.


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