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 December

1.Care for those who are caring for others!
Jingle Bell Express, Volunteer Appreciation | Week of December 3rd
Jingle Bell Express provides Christmas cheer to families in need by empowering parents to select toys and books for their children.  The Christian Community Service Center (CCSC) expects a few hundred volunteers during the week-long event and will provide a break room where they can grab a quick snack and a cup of coffee. CCSC is seeking individuals (or groups) to help provide the refreshments.  Please note all donations are to be delivered to Bellaire UMC.  Sign up here.

2. Just 30 minutes will go a long way!
Sunday Morning Children’s Greeter | 30 minutes, once per month
Welcome families and assist with our children’s check-in system and wayfinding. Showing God’s love through hospitality and helpfulness will make Sunday mornings a joy for our children and their families!  Register here.

3. Give the gift of joy!
Tree of Angels Wrap Party | December 8 | 9-11 a.m., 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., or 2-4 p.m.
On Saturday, December 8th, we will wrap over 800 gifts for the children of men in the Prison Entrepreneurship Program. For more information on this event and to register, click here!

4. Support Sunday worship!
Sundays | 8:30, 9:45, or 11:00 | as available
Be a welcoming face as worshipers arrive on Sunday mornings. In addition to the obvious – distributing bulletins and collecting the offering – ushers are ministers of hospitality, safety, and security. Contact Kristy Parsons.

5. Fire up those ovens…
Sunday Night Live: Progressive Dinner | December 9 | 5:30 p.m.
Our 6th-12th graders will participate in a progressive dinner and special Christmas worship service on December 9.  Student Ministry would welcome donated desserts for the event!  Click here to sign up.

6. Serve on the front-lines of ministry!
Contemporary Worship Team | Sundays | 8:45 a.m.
Greeting is one of the easiest ways to serve, but it’s also the most important. We believe greeters are the front-lines of ministry. Help make visitors and members feel welcome when they arrive in Contemporary Worship by greeting, handing out bulletins, helping with seating, and collecting the offering. Contact Ashley Hymel.

7. Love food and teenagers?
Student Ministry Café | Sundays from 9:30-10:10 | as available
Sunday mornings are a busy time in the Student Ministry building, and we need people to help serve drinks and small breakfast items to our students. This is a great way to serve occasionally or as often as once a week.  Contact Tracy Velarde.

8. O come, all ye faithful!
Christmas Eve Hospitality | December 24th | as available
This Christmas Eve, we will have 7 services on the Westheimer Campus.  We expect many guests to join us in worship – some for the first time!  Help us extend a very warm welcome as a greeter or an usher.  You could assist during the worship service you attend, or you could plan to come early or stay late to help with a different service.  Contact Jennifer Gould.

9. Come experience worship – children’s style!
Children’s Church Team | Sundays | 11 a.m.
We have a variety of opportunities including worship leaders, check-in/out helpers, small group leaders/assistants, snack coordinator or storyteller.  Contact Julie Ellerbrock.

10. Help us make Sunday mornings happen!
Sunday Receptionist | 2nd or 3rd Sunday of the month | 8:30-10:45 a.m. or 10:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Greet guests, answer phones and help in the office area as needed.  Contact Susan Cole.