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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 ::

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

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Have You Signed Up for a Journey Yet?
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 Dates

Saturday & Sunday, May 17 & 18
Change The World Weekend
A Church-Wide Community Outreach Event
Saturday, 8:30am-12Noon; Sunday, 4:30pm

Sunday, July 27
"Out of This World Space Celebration"
Celebrating 50 Years of Clearly Supporting the Space Program
6-8pm, Wesley Center; Dinner: $10; Guest Speaker: Scott Altman

Sunday, November 23
All-Church 50th Anniversary Worship Celebration
6pm, Gateway Community Church, 760 Clear Lake City Blvd., Webster

Volunteers are needed to help! Contact Betty Flanders at 832-240-4706.


Change the World Weekend (May 17 & 18) - Sign Up with your Plans Now!

Saturday, May 17 & Sunday, May 18

    Our hope for the day is to reach out to as many as possible in our community and to involve as many members of our congregation as possible. Outreach activities may be done by Connect Groups or by individuals. Some of the planned activities are:
- Habitat Build & Women’s Build
- Repairs – Mission Milby, Crossroads, Church Campus
- Singing - choirs/bells at the Mall, nursing homes, Hope Village
- Sewing - animals for missions, police, hospitals, etc.
- Packing Supplies – UMCOR flood buckets, health kits, layettes; homeless/ emergency packets; birthday bags for Boys & Girls Harbor & M. I. Lewis    
- Baking & Distributing Bread/Cookies – for fire & police stations
- Working at Interfaith Caring Ministries Resale Shop
    On Sunday, May 18 there will be videos of the work teams and an all-church activity at 4:30pm. Please contact Bill Cooke, event coordinator, 281-507-1142 if you would like to plan an outreach activity.


Children and Family Summer Programs - Volunteer Now!

       We need all hands on deck for our new summer programs. Volunteers are needed for Preschool and Elementary-aged camp, June 23-27 from 9am-12pm. Teens and adults will be needed to guide small groups, make and serve snacks, lead center areas, and more! 
    Volunteers are also needed to share their gifts at Creative Arts Camp. This camp takes place July 28-31 from 9:30-11am. Email for more information on volunteering or sign-up now on the
volunteer button on the Summer Programs page at Volunteers who sign up between March 23-April 19 receive FREE tuition for all their children! Volunteers with children who sign up after April 20 receive reduced tuition on their children’s summer camp registrations.


Become a Part of Our Sunday Morning Greeter Ministry

 Greeters are a vital part of Clear Lake United Methodist church’s welcoming ministry. Strong greeter teams ensure that our guests are met with a warm, friendly welcome and our best hospitality.  A friendly “Good Morning,” a handshake and a smile makes you feel the church cares for you. Our greeters are often the first contact with newcomers and I know we have friendly people that would like an opportunity to serve. 


COA Girl Scout Troops Need Volunteers

     The Christian Outreach Alliance (COA), which involves our church along with other area churches, has supported Girl Scout troops for 2-1/2 years. One of our members, Pam Hackleman, has been one of the Brownie leaders. In order to finish the school year with the Juniors (grades 4-5), the troop is in need of a volunteer or volunteers to help the leader. There are rules specifying so many adults per Scout; without a volunteer, the troop cannot complete this year.
     The meetings are held in the Flanders Building from 4:30-5:30pm on Thursdays. We need one person on each of these dates: February 6 and 20, March 6 and 20, April 3 and 17 and May 1. Please e-mail Pam at or call at 281-488-1595 if you can help with one or more of those dates. Thanks!


COA Summer Sports Camp - Need Volunteers!

    Volunteers are needed for COA’s (Christian Outreach Alliance) evening sports camp, June 16-20, 5-8pm. Volunteers are needed to help with food, lead small groups, and more! See Children and Family for more information. 


Pancake Breakfast - Sunday, April 27

Sunday, April 27
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.


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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