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 or Royce Thompson, 281-481-4387 or more information
Breakfast benefitting U.M. Army - Sunday, August 31
8:15am, Fellowship Hall
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)
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.
Fish Fry Fundraiser for The Crossings - Thursday, September 25
(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?
Have You Signed Up for a Journey Yet?
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
If you know former members who you think would like to attend, please send their names and addresses to the Outreach Office or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Volunteers are needed to help! Contact Betty Flanders at 832-240-4706.
Update on Baby Angel
Hi, my name is Angel Kathambi and you (Clear Lake UMC) helped me and my mom to come to Shriners Hospital last August from Kenya. My head, face, and arm was burned in a fire when I was just four days old but you accepted me. I have new eyelids and eyelashes so now I sleep very well. Some other surgeries have been done to give me skin on my scalp. I am now one year old and will start more surgery soon. Then I must go back to Kenya because my visa will expire.
Shriners will continue to treat me until I am 20 years old. The will take many trips back to Houston. We thank you for the help in the past. If you want to give for travel and living expenses, you may donate to Moody UMC in Galveston. This is not tax deductible, they tell me. Come see me when you can in Galveston or Kenya. Love you, Angel and Pameloa. For more information contact Jordie Chalupnik at 281-332-4409 or email@example.com.
Community Garden Report by Penny Skov
Community Garden Report
• We have 5 or 6 plot holders who belong to the church. A couple of those attend the Hispanic service.
• We continue to keep tools, hoes, spades, rakes & small trowels at the gardens. None of them have walked away!
• There is a small amount of vegetable theft and damage.
• The Application Forms and Wait List are kept by Leigh Mount in the church office.
• The Picnic tables and benches are used a great deal for family picnics on the weekends and also at lunch times.
• We have tried to have at least one “hot dog” picnic for plot owners and families each year, usually in the fall.
I would like to thank Dee for all she has done for many plot owners, besides being my translator and friend. She has also helped many plot owners with visits to doctors and teachers. She will continue in this role.
I thank the church for support in this ministry.
Many thanks, Penny Skov
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interested in Volunteering?
Pancake Breakfast - Sunday, September 28
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 email@example.com for more information or to volunteer.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.