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 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
2014 Mission Journeys - Have You Signed Up for a Journey Yet?
Have You Signed Up for a Journey Yet?
2014 Women Build Team & 5K Walk
Do you want to be a part of Clear Lake UMC Bay Area Habitat for Humanity Women’s Build Team? Then get your hammers and gloves ready for our 2 build days – April 12 & May 17 in La Porte. To kick off the event, Bay Area Habitat for Humanity is having their annual Women’s Build Walk on March 29 at 9am in Kemah. If you’re interested in being a part of this team, contact Jennifer King at 832-240-4701 or email her at Jennifer@clearlakemethodist.org. There will also be a sign up table in the Fellowship Hall Sundays, February 23 through March 16.
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, 4pm
♦ 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 - Make Your Group Plans Now!
The next of our extended 50th anniversary events will be on Saturday, May 17, during our Change The World Day celebration. Our hope for the day is to Clearly Demonstrate the Love of Christ 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, and might include things like handyman projects, transportation, hospital visits, or others. On Sunday, May 18 we will show videos of the activities and finish up with an all-church activity.
Please contact the coordinator for this event, Bill Cooke, at 281-507-1142 as you plan your outreach activity so we can provide support as required.
Clear Lake Christian Writers Group Workshop, Saturday, March 29
9am–12pm, Flanders 420
Getting Published in 2014
Speaker: Karen Porter
Karen and her husband, George, own Bold Vision Books, a Christian publishing company. She is an international retreat and seminar speaker, a successful businesswoman, and the author of seven books. She spends most of her time coaching aspiring writers and speakers and training communicators across the globe. Karen is a frequent guest on regional and national radio and TV programs. She contributes to national magazines.
- How the publishing world has significantly changed in the past five years.
- What may come in the future.
- What you need to do to get published in this environment.
- What it takes to get noticed in the publishing world.
- Questions and answers.
- Laura Vincent, CLCWG Coordinator
- Nolie Mayo
Join Our Hospitality Team
Interested in learning more about hospitality and greeter ministries at Clear Lake United Methodist church? We are hosting a gathering on Saturday, March 22 at 9am in Flanders 421. We will have some light refreshments and share ideas on hospitality and welcoming people to our church campus. The meeting will last about an hour. For more information, or to register, call Sandy Kimbrough at 832-340-4902 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pancake Breakfast - Sunday, March 23
Donations support CLUMC Missions
Become a Part of Our Sunday Morning Greeter Ministry
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 email@example.com or call at 281-488-1595 if you can help with one or more of those dates. Thanks!
Way to go! 4th Annual 5K Fun Run and Walk
Congratulations to our Clear Lake UMC participants at this year's 4th Annual 5K Fun Run and Walk! Way to go! Proceeds benefitted ICM’s ongoing services which assist local families who are in an economic crisis due to issues such as illness and unemployment. Agency services include: emergency rent and utility assistance to prevent homelessness; food assistance; childcare assistance for those furthering their education; referral to low/ no-cost medical services; a community computer lab for at-risk students and outreach for homebound senior citizens. Each month, ICM assists approximately 300 families.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.