Go-Ops | August 2016

BE THE LIGHT

Be The Light is hosting its next anti-human trafficking education event on Saturday, September 10th from 9am to 2pm at the Egret Bay Campus (Creek Kids building, Room A). Join us as the WINGS Ministry conducts an in-depth training class to help you and/or your small group become aware of this very real problem in the greater Houston area and be equipped to serve in various capacities. The WINGS Ministry will share their expertise on the state of human trafficking in our area, as well as practical knowledge for how to make a difference. Coffee/pastries and lunch will be provided, so please register for this class at http://bit.ly/2ahjsqT. For questions, contact Charlene Bohanon at bethelight55@gmail.com  or (828) 216-4443.

THE BRIDGE

Serve a Meal

The Bridge is in need of a small group to serve and provide a meal for a 100-bed shelter. We ask that the meal include a protein, vegetable, and fruit. We also ask that everyone in the volunteer group be at least 16 years old. Shelter meal times: Breakfast Weekday (6:30am to 7:30am) breakfast weekend (7:30am to 8:30am) Lunch (11:30am to 12:30pm) and Dinner (5:00pm to 6:00pm) The Bridge Over Troubled Waters exists to offer support, provide safety, and prevent domestic and sexual violence.

Toughest 10K Volunteer

The Bridge is in need of groups to volunteer for the upcoming Kemah race benefit. Race day is Sunday, September 18th from 5am to 11am. Volunteers jobs include water stations, food prep and serve, t-shirt distribution, and course monitors. For more information or to sign up please refer to the website: http://www.onetough10k.org/volunteer.html.

Contact: Kimblerly Meza, kmeza@tbotw.org or (713) 472-0753

GOOD NEIGHBORS

Good Neighbors is in need of small groups to serve along side us in the community at Rancho del Rey. Come be the hands and feet of Christ with us. First and third Saturdays from 10:30 to noon, we deliver groceries, clothing, household goods, breakfast, the Gospel and friendship to under resourced families right here in our back yard. We share coffee, juice, pastries, children’s ministry and prayer time with our neighbors who may be struggling outside the margin. For more information, or to sign your group up for a serve day, contact Renee Lafont at   or (281) 549-9584.

LIGHTHOUSE CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES

Operation School Bell, a program of Assistance League of the Bay Area, provides new school clothes and toiletries for children of families in need of assistance every year. This program covers multiple ISD’s and there are lots of ways you or your group can help!

Most shifts are 3 hours, some 4. There are days we will be moving inventory for which we appreciate volunteers able to lift heavy boxes and totes.

We will be fitting students at three locations this year.
August 20th – Laporte Bayshore Elementary, 301 Fairfield, LaPorte
August 27th – Dickinson High School, 3800 Baker Drive, Dickinson
Aug 30th through Sept 2nd, Sept 6-10, Sept 12-17 at United Way, 1300 Bay Area Blvd, Houston.

Contact: Mary Pergande, or (713) 826-0416

Go-Ops | July 2016

ANCHOR POINT

Anchor Point needs assistance with some minor handyman projects, including re-caulking sinks/toilets and repairing the front door threshold. Contact: Tracy Stanisich, tracy@anchorpoint.us

GALVESTON COUNTY FOOD BANK

Galveston County Food Bank has space for small groups to serve on July 30th or August 6th to sort product. If you have a small team, which can include parent/child teams, of 3-5 people they could clean and organize the food pantry on July 16th or July 23rd, between 9am-12pm. (Dry food sort groups may have children in them, age 10 or 11 and up would work best.) Contact: Monica Lambert, monica@galvestoncountyfoodbank.org

GOOD NEIGHBORS

Good Neighbors is in need of small groups to serve along side us in the community at Rancho del Rey. Come be the hands and feet of Christ with us. First and third Saturdays from 10:30 to noon, we deliver groceries, clothing, household goods, breakfast, the Gospel and friendship to under resourced families right here in our back yard. We share coffee, juice, pastries, children’s ministry and prayer time with our neighbors who may be struggling outside the margin. Contact: Renee LaFont, reneelafont@gmail.com

LIGHTHOUSE CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES

Mobile Food Distributions are family friendly service opportunities that take place twice monthly on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at the Spillway Park in San Leon and the 4th Saturday of the month at KE Little Elementary both begin at 9am and typically last 2 hours. Children and teens under 16 need to be supervised by an adult. Volunteers help with bagging food, passing it out, and helping deliver the food to people’s vehicles. Contact: Erika Steele, erika@lighthousecm.org