Share your holidays
volunteers neededAs part of ABC13's annual Share Your Holidays event benefitting the Houston Food Bank, The Harbor will be a pick-up point for those who sign up to receive Christmas meals.
We need ten volunteers to load cars with food boxes as they drive through our porte-cochère by the front doors on Saturday, December 10th, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. If you can help, please email Mindy@theharbor.life.
For more information about ABC13's Share Your Holidays 2022, click here.
If you are in need this season please contact the Houston Food Bank:
Help senior citizens get warm and cozy this winter
We are collecting pajamas and slippers for senior citizens in local nursing homes. PJs and slippers can be any price range and size but must be NEW. Ideally, you would purchase the pajamas and slippers in corresponding sizes to go to one person.
Donations must be unwrapped and must be dropped off at The Harbor no later than Sunday, December 11th. Thank you for helping those less fortunate have a warm, cozy, and fun Christmas this year!
Please email Mindy Robertson at Mindy@theharbor.life with any questions you may have.
bless a Child this christmas
We are collecting toys for local children in need with two different Angel Trees, the prison Angel Tree gift adoption for children with parents who are incarcerated and a second Angel Tree for local children in need. If you would like to bless one of these children, please come to the table in the lobby to get a tag that will tell you all about a child and what he or she hopes for for Christmas. Toys should be NEW and in the $25 range.
Prison Angel Tree toys should be returned in a gift bag with the tag you received in the lobby attached. Return gifts or gift cards for the regular Angel Tree adoptions unwrapped. These will be distributed by our partners in Alvin.
We also need 21 drivers to deliver the gifts to children who are recipients of the prison Angel Tree gifts. If you are interested in helping to deliver these gifts, please email Mindy@theharbor.life. Help us make this a very merry Christmas for many local children this year!
the harbor pantry
Bring items each sunday!
The Harbor Pantry supports several local shelters and food pantries. Please help us to feed the hungry in our area by bringing nonperishable food items and personal hygiene items to the orange pantry outside the Worship Center doors when you come to church. If you check the easel by the pantry you'll see a list of items we especially need. Please email Mindy.Robertson@theharbor.life if you have any questions.
Even if you bring one can, that can might be the difference between a meal or going hungry for someone in our area.
alvin christmas parade
We are sad to announce that we will not be able to participate in the parade this year. Please email Mindy if you have any questions.Have you always wanted to be in a parade? Who hasn't?! Now is your chance. We need volunteers to ride on our Harbor Christmas float or walk along side it, smile, wave, and hand out candy to folks along the parade route. It's a whole lot fun and ministry combined. If you'd like to participate, please email Mindy@theharbor.life.
Here is some more information: The parade line-up will begin at 5:15 PM, on Saturday, December 3rd, in the Stanton’s parking lot at 219 N. Taylor Street, in Alvin. The parade will begin at 6:00 PM. Once it starts, it lasts about an hour, but it goes by quickly, because it's so much fun! We hope you will join us!
Compassion Weekend Fall 2022
September 10-11 | Various locations
Thank you to all who volunteered and/or donated during Compassion Weekend Fall 2022! Over 200 of you came out and worked and donated your time, effort, food, and blood to help our local community! Thank you for living out your faith in a loving and tangible way! And thank you to all who give to God's kingdom through The Harbor. Your giving makes Compassion Weekend possible! We look forward to doing this all again in the spring of 2023!
Email Mindy.Robertson@theharbor.life for more information
or to serve in any of the ministries below.
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.
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.
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.
HOUSTON FOOD BANK MOBILE FOOD DISTRIBUTION
• Thursdays, Set up begins at 7:00 AM with distribution ending at noon.
• At a local church in Alvin
• Email Mindy@theharbor.life to volunteer.
• 1 Million pounds of food distributed in Alvin since 2019
• Over 47,000 people served
• Volunteers needed to make this happen
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.
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.
THE HARBOR MEAL MINISTRY NEEDS VOLUNTEERS
We need chefs willing to help provide meals for The Harbor Meal Ministry when needed.
Operation Fill The Pantry
We are collecting non-perishable food items, cleaning supplies, paper goods, personal hygiene items, baby supplies (diapers, formula, etc), and dog food for area pantries every day. A list of high demand items can be found on an easel near the orange food pantry. You can drop off items 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our pantry is always available!
The Sanctuary is a different kind of child placement agency, one that seeks to achieve permanent sanctuary in healing homes for children from hard places. They do this by offering support and training so the foster parents will be fully equipped to help these children heal. Not everyone can be a foster parent, but everyone can do something to help. Learn more about The Sanctuary 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.
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.
Meals On Wheels
Weekdays | 10:30 aM -12:30 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 10:30 AM to 12:30 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.