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 for more information
A Walk Through Bethlehem - Booth Sign-ups Now!
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! Please sign up online [ clearlakemethodist.org/wtb ] or you can 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.
Kenya Mission Trip - Info Meeting, Sunday, December 14
Kenya Mission Trip - 2015
Our 2015 mission journey to Kenya will be June 11-27. You are invited to learn about the trip and the cost at this meeting. Please come Sunday, December 14 at 12Noon in Flanders 429. For more information contact Jordie Chalupnik at 281-332-4409.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bagel Breakfast - Sunday, December 14
8:30am, Fellowship Hall
2nd Sunday of the month
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.
ICM Christmas Store - Collect on Sundays, December 7 & 14
ICM’s Christmas Store is right around the corner. This program is one of ICM's true testaments of this community’s giving spirit and generosity for those children who might not receive gifts due to the family’s economic situation. Hopefully we can exceed last year’s goal of helping over 500 children with toys and gift cards.
New, unwrapped gifts for ages 0-12 will be accepted the week of December 7 thru 14. They should be placed under the tree in the Fellowship Hall.
Shopping for a teen can be a real challenge. We suggest gift cards from electronic stores or fast food restaurants.
Voyager Class will deliver the gifts to the Store at CL Presbyterian Church.
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 email@example.com.
Interested in Volunteering?
Sewing Seeds of Love - Mondays
9am, Elrod 311
Contact Patsy Chappelear at 281-773-6658 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Join us even if you don’t sew! We have lots of jobs to do!
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.