We Give Ourselves Away in Generosity and Service
as apostles, sent by Jesus to be the good news in the world.
Top 10 Serving Opportunities for Summer
- Closet Clean-Out
Clothing Donations | Gethsemane Campus (6856 Bellaire Blvd.) | Weekdays from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
The Mercy Closet provides clothes to those in need in the Gethsemane community – frequently recent refugees, homeless or near-homeless, and their kids. We welcome your donations of clean, gently used clothing (no undergarments, please) on weekdays from 8:30-4:30 in the Gethsemane front office.
- Join us as we work to end Bible poverty!
2019 VBS Offering | Benefitting Seed Company
Partner with our VBS Campers by donating to the 2019 VBS Offering benefitting Seed Company. Over 2,100 language groups do not have a single verse of Scripture translated in their native tongue, so Seed Company serves the local church by providing training, consulting, funding, and project management that leads to a meaningful, accurate translation. During VBS, Campers learn about generosity and are challenged to use their gifts to serve others. To contribute, visit www.stlukesmethodist.org/vbs.
- Wedding Season is in full swing!
Wedding Team | 1 hour on Friday & 1.5 hours on Saturday | 1 weekend per month
Play a role in life-changing events by assisting with wedding rehearsals and ceremonies. Contact Devon Jones.
- Love teenagers and Jesus?
Gethsemane Youth Ministry Teachers | Sundays at 10 a.m. | Once per month
Gethsemane Youth Ministry is in need of Sunday morning teachers! If you would like to volunteer to teach middle or high school students once a month, please contact Lynzey Guidry.
- Roll out the red carpet at special summer events!
Intergenerational and Senior Adult Ministries | 6/13, 7/14, and 8/10
Help us set up, greet guests, and serve meals at the following events:
~ Dinner on 6/13 from 5-7 p.m.
~ Man on the Moon Family Night celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Lunar Landing on 7/14 from 4-8 p.m.
~ Senior Adult Picnic on 8/10 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Contact Mary Schuler.
- Get them to the church on time!
Summer Clubhouse Drivers | Weekdays, 6/24-8/2 | as available
Summer Clubhouse at Gethsemane is in need of van drivers to help with pick-up at 7:30 a.m. and drop-off at 3 p.m. for some of our little campers. If you love kids, have a clean driving record, and are willing to be Safe Sanctuary certified, then you’re just the person for this opportunity. Contact Amy Kelley.
- Help end hunger in Houston.
Kids’ Meals Sandwich Making | July 20 | 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Kids Meals’ mission is to end childhood hunger by delivering free meals to Houston’s hungriest children, and through collaboration, to provide their families with resources to end the cycle of poverty. Help us make sandwiches on a massive scale so children have food over the summer! Contact Madeline Beem.
- Looking for a smiling face and a helping hand…
Mercy Closet | Gethsemane Campus | Weekdays
We need volunteers to be present in our Mercy Closet a few hours a day on Monday-Thursday. Often, our community friends who come to the Mercy Closet need a sweet smile even more than the clothes. Contact Amy Kelley.
- Prepare a child to go back to school.
CCSC Back to School Drive | July 7, 14, and 21 | 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Each year, CCSC’s Back to School drive provides school supplies and uniforms for thousands of under-resourced children in Houston. In July, we are collecting $45.00 sponsorships and looking for individuals to sit at the donation table to promote the program and receive financial contributions. You can sit for an hour or the entire time! Contact Madeline Beem.
- Calling all pet lovers!
IMGH AniMeals | August 10 | 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Help us bag animal food for distribution to the pets of Meals on Wheels recipients. Contact Madeline Beem.