GO Ops | February/March 2020

Ways to serve our community through GO Local Partners, CCCC Orphan Care and School Partnerships.

A PEACEFUL PLACE

Opportunity 1:  We need a small group to do an inventory of our donated items, currently located in a storage unit.

Opportunity 2:  We are in need of a storage unit/database manager; once the unit is inventoried, we will need someone to track donations coming in and then going out to bless clients.

CONTACT: Rachelle Landgraf
EMAIL: info@apeaceful.place


ANCHORPOINT

The Anchor Point Family Network of Services offers families HOPE!   Walking alongside moms, dads & kiddos from hard places and in all phases of life, you or your small group can get plugged-in and help Anchor Point families thrive.  We have many different opportunities to serve with us at any of our four locations:

  • Help us stock our Baby Blessing Boutique by collecting new or very gently used baby items through toddler (Infant – 3years.), large sized diapers, size 5 and up, pull-ups and wipes. Small groups can host a baby shower drive.
  • Our Center, School and Medical Clinic could always use the help of a small group that is willing to come in and deep clean once a month (or more) and pray over each room they clean.
  • Create scripture rings for sexual abuse survivors: Task includes copying specific scriptures, laminating pages, cut scriptures out, hole punch & thread scriptures. Small group will be emailed digital copy of scriptures.
  • We need a small group to deep clean our Seabrook Center and plant new flowers with new mulch. Approximately 5-10 people would need about four hours; we ask that the small provide cleaning supplies, plants and mulch for the small beds.
  • A small group is needed to chalk paint a metal cabinet in the play room, remove the padded floors then clean the tile really well.  It should take approximately 4-6 people, 4-6 hours. Group will need to provide cleaning materials, dolly to move the metal cabinet, and paint supplies. AP will provide chalk paint.
  • Our Center always needs spiritual mentors or client advocates (a 2-4 hour weekly or bi-weekly commitment;  we will train, no experience needed.)
  • Anchor Point’s Media Team is always in need of an email editor, writer, graphic designer, videographer or social media commentator.

CONTACT: Karen Radford
EMAIL: karen@anchorpoint.us


BAY AREA TURNING POINT

General Projects – BATP has an ongoing list of projects that need to be completed from painting and cleaning to landscaping and power washing. If your group is interested in completing a project, please contact our Advocate to choose a service area that best suits your group.  Please note: No children under 14

CONTACT: Gina Holstien
EMAIL: theholstiens@gmail.com


CLEAR LAKE FOOD PANTRY

The Clear Lake Food Pantry is always in need of volunteers to help serve their clients on the days they are open! There are weekly opportunities to get involved! You can just show up and ask to be put to work! The pantry opens at 8am, but you can show up as early as 7am to begin helping.
When:
Monday & Thursday mornings
8am-11am
Where:
Clear Lake Baptist Church
15700 Space Center Blvd. 77062

CONTACT:  Debi Sanders
EMAIL: debisanders321@gmail.com


GOOD NEIGHBORS

Good Neighbors is in need of small groups to serve alongside 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. Email or call for more information, or to sign your group up for a serve day.

CONTACT: Leanne Sweeney
EMAIL: sweeney.leanne@yahoo.com


HOUSTON WELCOMES REFUGEES

Here in Houston we have an opportunity to welcome refugees by showing them an extravagant, wondrous love through donations (Welcome Kits), service (Move-in Teams), and friendship (Welcome Teams). We invite you to join us in our mission to honor refugees by mobilizing invested, caring volunteers, fostering hope (and perfect peace) amidst crisis.

CONTACT: Scott Mayo
EMAIL: smayohwr@gmail.com


LIGHTHOUSE CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES

Come join us in the Community Garden at KE Little Elementary School for our workdays on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month from 8-11am. Families, small groups, and individuals are always welcome. If you have them bring work gloves and wear clothes that can get muddy!

You may also contact us to receive email updates!  

CONTACT:  Delores Westerlund
EMAIL: doloreswe@comcast.net


PREGNANCY AND PARENTING SUPPORT CENTER

The Pregnancy and Parenting Support Center is in need of assistance with picking up office furniture from the Nassau Bay Area and delivering the furniture to the pregnancy center in Texas City. Also old furniture will have to be delivered to the Biosphere. A large trailer will be needed to complete this job. If you are willing to help please contact the director ChristyAnne Dickson. She can make herself available anytime that is convenient for you.

CONTACT: ChristyAnn Dickson
EMAIL: vikkco@hotmail.com


THE BIRTHDAY JOY PROGRAM

Opportunity 1: TBJP hosts birthday parties at children’s shelters in La Porte and Liverpool each month. Volunteers will help with set up and decorations, overseeing party games and food, and clean up. This is a fun experience for small groups, families, or individuals that brings joy to children in our community!

Opportunity 2:  Used Books Needed!  TBJP is collecting books for the 4th annual Used Book Sale. Books for all ages can be donated by texting 281-703-1843 to schedule a pick-up. Volunteers will be needed to assist with the sale on April 4th from 7:30am to 2:30pm at Snooze A.M. Eatery (Clear Lake).

CONTACT:  Steph McCoy
EMAIL: stephmccoy2@gmail.com


THE MERCY TREE

The Mercy Tree provides God’s word and a meal to the homeless people in the Clear Lake area. Individuals, families, or small groups can volunteer to provide lunch Monday – Saturday or dinner on Sunday at one of the 5 local churches that provide space for The Mercy Tree. Planning ahead is necessary because dates quickly fill up often months in advance. Open dates can be found on the website (www.themercytree.org) by clicking on the volunteer tab and scrolling through the calendar. When you click on the date, the time and location will appear. Email volunteer@themercytree.org to sign up for the open date. Our greatest need is on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. At this time March 3, 13, and 24 are open.

Please cook or purchase a meal, and provide cold drinks for 20 individuals. Use disposable food containers and provide paper plates, napkins, and plastic ware.

Thank you for considering The Mercy Tree as a Go Local opportunity and for blessing our clients with a meal.

CONTACT: Richard Guidetti
EMAIL: rguidetti@att.net


THE SANCTUARY

Opportunity 1:  New Office Renovation and move in! We have a contractor for our new office space in League City, who will be overseeing some renovations. Our needs are:
Weekend of Feb 28-29: 2-3 guys to help with tear out and rebuild
Weekend of March 6-8 a small group for painting
Week of March 9-15 a small group to help move us in, also with some who can help with office decor.

Opportunity 2:  Welcome a new foster family! We would love to have a small group provide support for a foster family as they welcome a new child into their home. The support could be in the form of: meals, errands, material needs, groceries, etc., so that the foster parents can focus on stabilizing and bonding with the child. We can work out the details with your group!

CONTACT: Anthea Roeback
EMAIL: roebackfamily@gmail.com


4B DISASTER RESPONSE NETWORK

The 4B Disaster Response Network continues to rebuild homes two years after Hurricane Harvey. Will you join our efforts to reach out in the community?

First Saturday Serve is the first Saturday of each month.  We meet at the 4B Warehouse at 144 Park Avenue (the League City Public Works building), for prayer and instructions and then go out on assignment.  There is a job for everyone – no construction experience is necessary, just a willingness to help our community.  So that we can prepare the projects, we ask that you register before the last Thursday of the previous month.  To register go to www.4bresponse.org or for more information email Shari.

CONTACT: Shari McCormack
EMAIL: smccormack@clearcreek.org


GLOBAL UPDATES

KarlExciting things are going on in Global!

Caribbean: We just had our first team return from the Caribbean this past weekend. We have two more teams scheduled to go this spring-one in March and one in April. Please keep these teams in your prayers, and pray that the Gospel continues to go forth in word and deed!

Honduras: We have two trips scheduled for the summer of 2020. Registration is still open for our July 5-11 trip! If you are thinking about joining a Global team this year, this is the perfect time. Register at: https://my.clearcreek.org/portal/mission_trips.aspx

Brazil: 2020 Brazil trips are still in the works. Stay tuned for more details. Karl Garcia just returned from visiting out partners in Brazil and exploring new global contacts in Mozambique!