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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 Sandy@clearlakemethodist.org
 Traditional Worship. Scripture reading, acolytes, decoration, communion preparation, ushers, sound, lights. Contact music@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 music@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

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

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

 
Weekly commitments:
 Office Receptionists. Contact Janis@clearlakemethodist.org
 Membership assistants. Contact Blanche@clearlakemethodist.org

 
Monthly commitments:
 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

 
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 www.AnchorPoint.us, info@anchorpoint.us, 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 outreach@clearlakemethodist.org
 Family Promise of Clear Creek - ministry to homeless families with children; www.ccfamilypromise.org, family.promise@comcast.net, 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; 
outreach@clearlakemethodist.org

 Meals on Wheels - meal delivery to the elderly or handicapped; www.bayareamow.org, bayareamow@gmail.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.

 
Donations:
Watch the church news for dates and details.

 ICM 
 Crossroads 
 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 ::

Pancake Breakfast - Sunday, October 26


Sunday, October 26
8:30-11:30am, Fellowship Hall

Donations support CLUMC Missions

 

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 benef
it 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.

Contact(s):
Ginger Frasier at 713-412-2104
Marcella Coots at 832-240-4708
Betty Flanders at 832-240-4706

 

​Trunk or Treat Outreach - Friday, October 31


Friday, October 31, 6pm, Parking Lot

     Hey CLUMC! We need volunteers to help in our Trunk or Treat Outreach - a safe alternative to door-to-door trick or treating! Decorate your car and bring treats or trinkets to hand out and/or a game to play with our community! A sack supper will be served to the trunk participants. Cars will start lining up in the parking lot from 5-6pm.  At 6pm, Children go trunk to trunk in their Halloween costumes to collect their treats. Free hot dogs and drinks!
      Sign up online to help! Accepting donations of bagged wrapped candy and cash/check donations for hotdogs at the Children’s Ministry Office. For more info contact Laura Campbell or Annette Johnson.

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

 
Clear Lake UMC has been clearly demonstrating the love of Christ to our community since 1964.
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.
    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


 
 

UMW Santa's Shopping Mall - Saturday, November 8

9am-4pm       [ Vendor Form Download ]


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.




 

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 tejaspat@comcast.net. 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?


 

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 sandy@clearlakemethodist.org.

 

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 ashley@clearlakemethodist.org.

 

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 sandy@clearlakemethodist.org.
 

 

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.

 

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