October Bridging Serve Opportunities
Dear Faithbridgers and Friends,
Depending on how they are used, some things in life can be incredibly beneficial or terribly destructive, e.g.–fire, money, influence, medication. One we might not consider is the amazing ability to focus. There are times in life when we need to direct 100% of our attention on a given situation–a medical emergency, studying for an exam, completing a project at work. Sometimes, though, focus can actually prevent us from accomplishing God’s plans and purposes. We can get so focused on our own lives that we forget about the needs of others. Marriage, family life, running a household, holding down a job are all important and necessary aspects of life, but occasionally we need to pull back and remember there are marriages around us that are falling apart, families that are in desperate straits, homes that are falling behind, and folks who don’t have jobs. According to Jesus, these people are deserving of our attention. His lifestyle demonstrated clearly that no one deserved to be overlooked.
In this update, you will see a wide array of serve opportunities: the poor, the elderly, the infirm, the uneducated. As you look over this list, I pray you will take time to re-focus and ask God if there something he wants you to do or someone he wants you to serve. Take the God-given ability of focus and turn your attention to “the least of these.” You’ll be blessed, lives will be changed, and God will be pleased.
- October 7: (Sunday) Foodshare Sunday: bring non-perishable food items to share with local pantries
- October 9: (Tuesday) Help transport groceries to Northwest Assistance Ministries and Spring Woodlands Ministries.
- October 9: (Tuesday, 6:30-8pm) Northvale Village Retirement Center. Potluck Dinner/Bingo Night. Come fellowship with residents, play bingo and bring a snack to share. Family friendly serve.
- October 11: (Thursday, 6-8pm) Hope Center Annual Gala at Shirlee Acres. Guest Speaker: Mattress Mack. Come support our ministry partner by purchasing tickets to attend. ($75) This faith-based homeless shelter on FM1960 helps transform the lives of the homeless in our area.
- October 11: (Thursday 6-9pm) CareNet Pregnancy Center Fall Fundraiser and Silent Auction. Event at Klein Multipurpose Center. No cost to attend. Come support this awesome ministry partner.
- October 11: (Thursday, 6:30-8:30pm) Young Lives Club at Hope Community Church, 11811 Misty Valley Rd, across from Klein Forest HS. Drivers, leaders and childcare workers needed for the first fall YLVS Club. This is a Young Life program for teenage mothers and their kids. Contact for details.
- October 12: (Friday, 9am-noon) Spring Woodlands Ministry Senior Outreach. Volunteers will meet at Amazing Spaces Warehouse to load grocery bags into box truck and head to a local senior apartment complex in Spring to deliver and pray for senior citizens in need. Volunteers will be in groups of 2-3 as they deliver as a team. If you have a heart for the elderly, this is for you!
- October 13: (Saturday, 9-11am) Soul Safari Homeless Outreach. Provide prayer, fellowship, basic needs to homeless and under served folks at the SWcorner of FM1960 @ Kuykendahl, look for zebra bus.
- October 13: (Saturday, 10-11:30am) Willowbrook Residential/Rehabilitation Center. Senior Citizen Serve. Come visit with those in assisted living area. Family friendly serve.
- October 13: (Saturday, 9am-4pm) LOVE146 team will be hosting a 1-day training at WoodsEdge, Rm. 206. The Abolitionist training is not required to attend the hotel/motel outreach, however if anyone wants to start leading these outreaches and community events they would be required to complete the curriculum. Contact Lauren Grumbles.
- October 16: (Tuesday, 11am-1pm) Training for Surrogate Parenting/Educational Advocates who are community volunteers providing surrogate parenting for a select group of foster care students currently enrolled in Klein ISD. Volunteers assist in being a voice for the students in the areas of their education in the absence of their parent. All services are school based and occur during school day hours. Contact Rekina Romes at to request the RSVP form to attend this training.
- October 19: (Friday, 9am-4pm): Northwest Assistance Ministries Food Pantry. Sort and assist clients with groceries. Come for a couple of hours, work mornings or afternoons, or stay all day with Faithbridge team.
- October 20: (Saturday, 9:15-11am): Northwest Assistance Ministries Meals on Wheels. Deliver groceries or frozen foods to seniors and handicapped folks in the NW Houston/Tomball area.
- October 20: (Saturday, 9am-noon) Mission of Yahweh Fall Festival. Come help with face painting and pumpkin crafts. Kids 10+ welcome to serve with their parents. For more information, visit faithbridge.org/moyfestival.
- October 25-27: (Thursday-Saturday) Kairos Prison Ministry Weekend, TDCJ Darrington Unit, Rosharon, TX. For further information and detail, contact Doug Wilson .
STOP BY BRIDGING CENTER IN THE WEST ATRIUM FOR MORE INFORMATION!
Flexible Serve Opportunities
- Visiting Seniors: if you have the heart to reach out to the elderly in assisted living and nursing homes in our area then this serve opportunity is for you. Create your own flexible schedule to be a regular visitor to senior citizens or join the Wednesday afternoon Faithbridge team to visit and pray with seniors in facilities nearby. This is a wonderful kid friendly serve opportunity as well. Contact Dinah Prosperi for details
- Hope Center: Day shelter for the homeless population along the Cypress Creek Pkwy needs volunteers to serve in a variety of ways. Shifts available. Serve once a month or weekly. Check out their website for more information. https://www.1960hopecenter.com/
- Bridging for Tomorrow: head to their website to see how you can become a Community Builder. www.bridgingfortomorrow.org
- Senior Rides and More: Senior Rides and More of Northwest Houston volunteers use their own cars and gas to take care receivers to doctors or clinics, go grocery shopping or to food banks, pick up prescriptions or accomplish other transportation-dependent errands. Volunteers pick the days and times they are available to help the elderly with transportation. Volunteers complete a short one hour training and pick days and times to serve according to their own schedules. Contact for more details as well as visit their website www.seniorridesandmore.org