Grace Weekly - Serve

Food Donations for WHAM


WHAM continues to need our help filling their food pantry. We will be collecting all types of mac n’ cheese, soup and pasta for WHAM (West Houston Assistance Ministries). Bring your donations and drop them off in the WHAM donation bins at the Connection Center during normal church office hours or on Sunday. 

Clothed By Faith clothing donations

The objective of Clothed by Faith is simple: to give one week's worth of clothing, free of charge, to anyone in need. The CBF team customizes a week’s worth of clothing, shoes, and new underwear and socks for each child or adult. The clothing and shoes are carefully sorted, selected, and packaged in a gift bag specifically for each client in a manner that offers them confidence, hope and dignity. 

When you donate please only give fresh, quality clothing and shoes that are new or in gently used, good condition. Consider if your items will provide the dignity, comfort and confidence we strive to give our clients. Drop bagged donations in the bin marked for CBF in the Connection Center near the Welcome Desk. Visit the Clothed by Faith website for detailed instructions and more information about CBF.

Second Saturday Serve

Once a month, come as you are for an intergenerational short service opportunity in the Welcome Center or out in the community. Join us for an hour or two and make a difference in someone’s life. Check back here and in your Grace Weekly email for project details each month.

Upcoming Serve dates are:

• October 14
• November 11
• December 9 we will not meet, but join with the rest of Grace for our annual Christmas for the City event following worship on December 10.

Friends of Samburu Garage Sale

Friends of Samburu Holiday Charity Garage Sale, October 4-7 (Wednesday thru Saturday).

12214 Fieldsboro Drive, Houston, TX

Are you looking for a way to serve, for fun fellowship, an opportunity to witness, or to express God's love? Well look no further. Help out in our semi-annual charity garage sale. All the above listed ways are rolled up into one serving opportunity when you volunteer to help out, from providing water or lunches for our sales volunteers, to setup or tear down, or working at the sale. Let us know how you plan to plug in.

All proceeds go directly to fund our efforts in north central Kenya. We are currently raising funds to build a dorm facility for the male teachers at a rural primary school in Kitobor, Kenya.

You may volunteer HERE.

Disaster Relief

F3 Apartment Ministry

F3 (Fun, Food & Faith) Apartment Ministry meets on Mondays and Wednesdays after school at the Belmont Apartments, 10550 Valley Forge Dr., near Paul revere Middle School. School is back in session and F3 is returning this fall as well. Friends of Westchase needs your presence to make a difference in the lives of the children living in the Belmont Apartment Community. F3 will meet on site at Belmont Apartments on Mondays and Wednesdays after school at 3 p.m., at which time children will enjoy play time, snacks, Bible study, and then homework help from 4:15-5 p.m. You may find out more or register to join in the fun HERE.

Stephen Ministry Training

A Stephen Minister is a caring Christian friend who has been trained to walk alongside those who are in a time of need, grief, or crisis. As one Stephen Minister said, “Stephen Ministry has taught me the power of presence—to just be there for someone. The experience has changed my life forever.” Grace currently has eight Stephen Ministers who have answered this call on their life and said yes to serve! We are blessed that this ministry is serving so many who need that presence in their lives—but we can serve so many more!

Over the next few months, Stephen Ministry will be taking applications for training which begins in January. We ask you to pray and discern whether this is a place in which you can serve. Your life may change forever, too. The training sessions will meet weekly every Tuesday evening from 7-9 p.m. for 18 weeks, beginning mid-January through May. The course includes two training manuals and three books. Contact Lyn Sell (713-202-8656) for more information.