The ministries highlighted here are ongoing serves. However, twice a year, The Harbor hosts Compassion Day — a church-wide focused day of effort for specific, short term projects. These projects may support Interfaith Caring Ministries, Bay Area Habitat for Humanity, Hope Village, Our Lady of Lourdes Retreat Center, Houston Galveston Food Bank, and Star of Hope Mission, and many other local organizations.
Our next Compassion Day is will be on a Saturday in April of 2020, from 9:00 AM until noon. All ages are welcome. (Parents please be sure your child is able to do whatever you sign them up for.) We have serving opportunities at several different locations around the area, some are even kid-friendly, so you can serve as a family. Or sign up with your Small Group!
You don't need any special skills, just a willingness to serve others and to have fun doing it.
Come join the team as we show our community the love of Christ! Sign up here!
Save a Life, Give Blood
Twice a year we participate in the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center's Blood Drive. The Blood Center's donor coaches park outside the Worship Center on Sunday morning and take donations from 8:00 AM-2:00 PM. The next date is January 5, 2020. On those days, look for the donor coaches at front left side of Worship Center. You can sign up online beforehand at giveblood.org and enter our sponsor code T143, or just show up before or after church on those days. You gift might just save a life!
KIDZ HARBOR HOMEWORK HELPERS
Kidz Harbor needs Homework Helpers on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday Nights. Your presence and encouragement can make a difference in the life of a child! Learn more about Kidz Harbor here.
THE HARBOR MEAL MINISTRY NEEDS VOLUNTEERS
We need chefs willing to help provide meals for The Harbor Meal Ministry when needed.
BRIDGES TO LIFE PRISON MINISTRY
Bridges to Life ministers to offenders in an effort to show them God’s love and forgiveness. This heartfelt ministry provides an opportunity to extend the grace that Christ has given us. Learn more about Bridges to Life here.
Being alone shouldn’t mean you are lonely. We need volunteers to make friends with older adults in nursing homes. It won’t be a one-way street. The older generation has so much life experience to share! Volunteer and find treasure in a new friendship. This is a great ministry for families to serve together!
BUILDERS WITHOUT BORDERS
The Harbor partners with Builders Without Borders, responding to needs within homes as well as farming to stock local food pantries. Both skilled and unskilled volunteers can be utilized. Learn more about Builders Without Borders here.
EMBRACE GRACE/EMBRACE LIFE
Embrace Grace is a ministry for single and pregnant moms while Embrace Life is for single moms parenting young children. We need volunteers to bring dinner for one of our meetings (Wednesdays, September 11-December 11). Sign up to bring a meal to Embrace Grace here or Embrace Life here.
We also need individuals or small groups to adopt one of our Embrace Grace moms, to pray over her and to bring things she will need for her baby to our Baby Shower. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
DESIRE TO LIVE
This unique facility provides housing and support to mentally and/or physically challenged adults that would be on the street were it not for assistance. Located on several acres in Alvin, this ministry utilizes volunteers for a variety of ongoing projects.
SoléAna Stables provides horse therapy to enhance and transform the lives of individuals and families struggling with mental and/or physical challenges. If you love horses and love to help people, this is the ministry for you! Learn more about SoléAna Stables here.
Do you like to sew? Join a group of creative Harbor ladies using their hobby to serve others. They are currently sewing bags for Haiti.
Center For Pregnancy
Center for Pregnancy in Friendswood is looking for a doctor or an RN willing to donate time performing ultrasounds for clients. Must be willing to commit at least one hour weekly or every other week, long term. The center also needs male and female mentors and administrative support. Learn more about Center for Pregnancy here.
A Treasure of Dreams
A Treasure of Dreams is a local ministry that works with adults who have special needs. They are in need of volunteers for various projects. They have some construction needs as well as some needs for their day program. Learn more about A Treasure of Dreams here.
1,000 Hills Ministry
Weekly | Wed. Nights | 6:30p (meet at Gateway Church) to go downtown
The Harbor volunteers serve with 1,000 Hills Ministry on a weekly basis. We provide the meal that 1,000 Hills Ministry serves every other month. Serve a meal and provide spiritual food for those who are homeless and in need. Learn more about 1,000 Hills Ministry here.
Operation Fill The Panty
Would you like to be involved in our food pantry ministry? We collect non-perishable food for area pantries every Sunday. A list of high demand items can be found on an easel near the orange food pantry every Sunday. Various needs of other ministries are listed as well. Next time you’re walking into church, check out the easel next to the orange pantry!
Twice a year we have a Can Drive to help build up the area food pantries we support. Our next Can Drive is Sunday, October 20, 2019. Help us meet our goal of collecting 2500 items on that day by bringing as many cans/items as you are able. You can drop your items at the pantry outside the Worship Center doors, or leave them behind your car that morning and we will pick them up during service.
Meals On Wheels
Weekdays | 11:00 aM -1:00 pM
Meals on Wheels is a community-based program designed specifically to meet the nutritional and social needs of our senior neighbors. They are currently in need of volunteers to deliver meals to seniors in the Friendswood area. Volunteers service from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM one day every eight weeks. Learn more about Meals on Wheels here.
Being willing doesn’t always make it easy to determine where to serve. We’d love to help! Contact Mindy Robertson and just ask for a phone call. She can talk about the specific, often changing needs of these ministries. And she’s great at narrowing down the opportunities according to your personality, talents, and preferences.