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 Late Fall/Advent
- Provide respite to parents of children with special needs.
P.M. Pals | 2nd Friday of the month | 6:00-9:45 p.m.
P.M. Pals is a program in which volunteers, children with special needs, and their siblings can have fun in a safe, engaging environment as their parents enjoy a night out. We would love to grow our team of Pals in order to serve more families in Houston! The next P.M. Pals event is November 8th. Contact Bevin Barrett ([email protected]) to learn more.
- Share God’s love with our Gethsemane kids!
Sunday School Teacher | Gethsemane Children & Youth | Sundays at 10 a.m. | once per month
Gethsemane’s Children and Youth Ministry is in need of loving Sunday morning teachers at 10 a.m. If you would like to teach children or youth once a month at Gethsemane, please contact Juana Tavico (Children’s Coordinator) at [email protected] or Lynzey Guidry (Youth Coordinator) at [email protected].
- Fight hunger in Houston.
Blessings in a Backpack | November 16 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | Holy Spirit Episcopal Church
Many children who receive free- and reduced-price meals at school may go hungry on weekends or school breaks. Blessings in a Backpack helps bridge that gap! On 11/16, you’re invited to help stuff backpacks with food for children to take home during the Thanksgiving holiday. Contact Madeline Beem at [email protected]
- Take worship outside our walls.
Camera Operator | Contemporary Worship | Sundays at 8:45 a.m. | as availableOur Livestream ministry carries the message of Jesus’ love to a wider audience. Bring worship to people who are at home, on vacation, or just dipping their toes into church life as we launch livestreaming in our Contemporary service! No experience necessary – just a willingness to serve. Contact John Manigold ([email protected]).
- Give the gift of life.
Blood Drive | November 17 | 8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.Visit the Donor Coach in the parking lot to donate blood. This precious gift will keep our blood centers full! For more information or to sign up, email Madeline Beem ([email protected]).
- Help fathers behind bars provide a beautiful Christmas for their children.
Tree of Angels Name Distribution | Sunday, November 10, 17, 24 | 8:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
St. Luke’s “Tree of Angels” contains the names of children whose fathers are in the Prison Entrepreneurship Program. Our congregation shops on behalf of the men, enabling the children to receive Christmas gifts from their dads. We need help distributing names and wish lists to congregants. For more information, email Madeline Beem ([email protected]).
- Be a part of something creative!
Tapestry Players Volunteer | December 1 | 1:30 p.m.}
Be an usher or work the Box Office for the Tapestry Players’ performance of Lux Radio Theater presents Miracle on 34th Street in the Rotunda Theater and receive one complimentary ticket to the show. Click here to sign up.
- Calling all elves…
Tree of Angels Wrap Party | December 7 | 9-11 a.m., 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., or 2-4 p.m.
On Saturday, December 7th, 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, contact Madeline Beem ([email protected]).
- Carols and cookies and cocoa… oh my!
Family Christmas Party Hosts | Fellowship Hall | afternoon of December 8th
Following the Rob Landes Christmas Concert at 4:00 PM, Children’s Ministries will host a party in the Fellowship Hall with hot cocoa, cookies, Santa Photos, a service project benefiting CCSC, and more. Volunteers are needed to set up for and clean up after the event. Contact Kim Davis ([email protected]).
- O come, all ye faithful!
Christmas Eve Hospitality | December 24 | as available
This Christmas Eve, we will have 6 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 Alice King ([email protected]).