The goal of Angel Reach is to help children and youth achieve their full potential in spite of the obstacles placed on them by broken families and a broken system.
Ways to get involved:
For more information go to angelreach.org.
Provide Christmas gifts, toys and clothing for the children of people who are incarcerated and cannot care for their families. More than anything, we provide hope. This ministry is part of Prison Fellowship, and volunteer opportunities are available for buyers, coordinators and deliverers.
Beginning in November and leading up to Christmas, we hang gift tags on Christmas trees around the church campus with opportunities to purchase new items that will be given to these children on behalf of their parents.
Coordinators are incredibly important to this ministry and are needed immediately. Coordinators will make phone contact with our Angel Tree families and be liaisons with those who purchase gifts. Coordinators can also deliver gifts to families if they choose. To become an Angel Tree coordinator, contact Katie Page.
Gift tags for the children can be picked up outside all of our worship venues (Atrium, Harvest Lobby, and The Loft Alley)
Modern-day slavery is a real problem that occurs in our own backyard. We meet monthly to discuss and plan for upcoming awareness activities and training. We also support the following ministries: Redeemed Ministries, Love 146, Free the Captives, Piercing the Darkness, Not for Sale, Freedom Place, Free Our City, Polaris Project, End It.
Meets: Second Monday of each month | 7:00 p.m.
Contact: Sherry Lewallen
CRJMA’s vision is that every incarcerated inmate has the opportunity to make a successful transition into the free world through a Christ centered mentoring program by facilitating education, training, and resources for in-prison mentor programs, and one that encourages chaplains, coordinators, and volunteers to assist TDCJ in achieving its goal of lower offender recidivism.
For more information visit crjma.org.
Each year, Christmas Miracles helps underprivileged children and senior adults celebrate a joyous Christmas season with gifts and food. Beginning in November and leading up to Christmas, we hang gift tags on Christmas trees around the church campus with opportunities to purchase new items, which will be given to those who are in need.
Stop by with your family and select a gift tag for a child or senior adult in need in Montgomery County. In addition, the Cub Scouts will be handing out grocery bags. Please take a bag or two, fill them and return them to The Loft lobby. We need all the bags returned to provide for the hundreds of families requesting food. You can also make a monetary donation, which will be used to purchase Christmas dinners for the families in our program.
Gift tags for the children and adults can be picked up outside all of our worship venues (Atrium, Harvest Lobby, The Loft Alley and Woodforest foyer)
We also need cash donations for groceries and Christmas dinners for these families.
Collectors are volunteers who will gather donated gifts and deliver them to the counselors at our neighborhood schools for the children. Volunteers are needed to collect and deliver the gifts.
Volunteers are needed to help families pick tags from the Christmas Miracle Tree and record the information between worship services.
As part of our Christmas Miracles Ministry we offer groceries and Christmas Dinners to the families of those we serve during the Christmas season. We have over 300 requests for groceries and dinners this year. We will deliver the groceries and the dinners to the school counselors on the same day we deliver the gifts.
For Christmas Miracles collectors and facilitators – Christmas Miracles log in: Admin log in
Contact: Sherry Lewallen
The Woodlands UMC, in partnership with Community Gospel Justice Center, will host Legal Aid clinics for those who are at-risk and in need of legal services in our community on the fourth Saturday (9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.) of each month. Attorneys will meet with individuals to counsel them on their legal issues with no greater commitment than a one-hour consultation. Each client consultation will be book-ended by those with paralegal/social worker skills who can further assist them.
For more information please contact Deborah Hubbs.
Compassion United provide outreach, relief and empowerment in the lives of the poor, homeless, addicted, and outcast in Montgomery County. Compassion United serves:
For more information visit compassionunited.us.
Tuesdays, January – November
9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Craft Circle Room in The Loft
If you have basic skills in sewing, doll-making, floral design, quilting, painting, counted cross-stitch, needlepoint or any other creative art, and would like to use your gifts to serve others, you are invited to join Craft Circle.
Craft Circle has been an active women’s ministry at The Woodlands UMC since 1980. Ladies of all ages meet each Tuesday from mid-January through November to enjoy crafting, fellowship and lunch. The year culminates in November with two highly anticipated events, featuring handmade and holiday items for sale and auction: The Boutique and Chef’s Favorites, followed by the annual Masterpiece Gala and Auction.
All proceeds from these events are given directly to The Woodlands UMC Missions Ministry benefitting mission projects here in our community, in our country, and around the world.
New members are welcome any time, and child care is available. Contact Connie Paynter at 936.718.6644 for more information.
Make items such as baby bibs and blankets, love totes and more for various ministries. No experience necessary. Family-friendly.
Cru exists to see lives changed by helping people find and follow Jesus. It is an inter-denominational Christian ministry that began in 1951. Today it's a global movement of God impacting over 190 countries. At Texas State, their vision is to introduce students and faculty to Jesus Christ, build them up in their faith, and launch them out to change the world.
They also desire to help students grow in their relationship with God while in college. They do this by being in life together through small groups (discipleship groups) where they can know God and his Word better, as well as challenge and encourage one another to follow Christ. They want to truly worship God, not only with music but with their whole lives.
For more information visit cru.org.
Our Missions Ministry accepts donations of vehicles to provide transportation for families coming out of homelessness. We partner with local ministries to match donated cars with families who are actively pursuing ways to improve their current circumstances. Your car could change a life.
Contact: Sherry Lewallen
Being a mom isn't easy, and facing an unplanned pregnancy as a teen is even tougher. Elizabeth's Place knows how isolated teen moms feel and desires to create an atmosphere where they are accepted and loved. Elizabeth's Place looks forward to encouraging pregnant teens or teen moms as they take on the responsibilities of their new parenting role. If you are a woman who has a heart for teenage mothers we would love to talk to you about how you can support this important ministry.
Elizabeth's Place is a ministry of The Woodlands UMC with the sole purpose of supporting and mentoring young mothers. The group meets the second and fourth Thursdays of every month a the church from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Nursery is available.
For more information visit facebook.com/ElizabethsPlace/events.
Founded in 2001, Family Promise’s vision is to alleviate homelessness for families with children. Families in need come to Family Promise after an eviction, a family break up, a home fire and many different reasons. Partnering with churches and community organizations, they assist families in the Montgomery County area to transition from homelessness to stability and independence through compassionate guidance, shelter and education. Family Promise, through the unique network of local partner congregations, provides food and shelter to families in the program. Job Search assistance, transportation, clothing, furniture and household items for successful graduates, and referrals to other local programs are all provided to displaced families on their path to independence. Additionally, life skills classes are provided to all families by local area professionals, volunteering their time to help others. It takes 80 volunteers each of the four weeks a year that families are hosted at TWUMC.
For more information visit familypromiseofmc.org.
The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is touching millions of lives … one heart at a time. Since 1954, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes has been challenging coaches and athletes on the professional, college, high school, junior high and youth levels to use the powerful medium of athletics to impact the world for Jesus Christ. FCA focuses on serving local communities by equipping, empowering and encouraging people to make a difference for Christ.
For more information visit northhoustonfca.org.
Generation One is a trans-denominational ministry in Houston that dedicates itself to the spiritual growth and physical rebuilding of impoverished areas in the Third Ward. Their aim is to eliminate poverty in the Third Ward through the spiritual growth and physical rebuilding of the area, and empowering the next generation to find and believe in their inherent potential. They send teams of volunteers out to paint, do minor repairs, landscape, remove trash, and create relationships with Third Ward residents. In addition, they have developed an Early Childhood Intervention Program (Pre-K to first grade) in response to the findings which indicate the greatest achievement and behavioral gains were made in younger children.
Find out more at generationone.net.
Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County, TX is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operating on Christian principles that seek to put God's love into action by building homes, communities and hope. Habitat MCTX is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally through constructing, rehabilitating, and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve the stability of their living situation. Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman, and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all. TWUMC partners with Habitat for Humanity to build one house per year.
For more information visit hfhmctx.org.
We serve together with Hope Beyond Bridges the second Saturday of every month to deliver meals to the homeless along I-45.
We prepare a warm meal and deliver the food in church vans along the I-45 feeder road. While delivering home cooked meals, we also hand out hygiene kits and clothing items along with offering prayer and hope to those we meet
For more information visit hopebeyondbridges.org/.
Interfaith Community Clinic is a volunteer based health care center whose primary goal is to provide medical, dental, mental health counseling and social service support to those in our community who have no form of health insurance.
For more information visit interfaithcommunityclinic.org.
A “Fourth Day” program that is designed to engage incarcerated men and women in what is hoped will be a life-changing encounter with Jesus Christ. This program is designed to go into Texas State Jails where the inmates have shorter sentences and will be released into the “free world” soon. The objectives are “Transformation” and “Transition.” Transformation to help them accept the role of active member in the body of Christ and Transition is aimed to connect them to a body of faith in the free world upon release. This ministry needs volunteers (both men and women) to work the Jubilee “weekend” events and also follow-up contact to help keep the Jubilee inmate “graduates” connected to the church. Contact Ann Lawnin for more information.
Contact: Sherry Lewallen
The mission of the Kairos Prison Ministry is to share the transforming love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ to impact the hearts and lives of incarcerated men, women and youth, as well as their families, to become loving and productive citizens of their communities. Through talks, discussions and Chapel meditations, prisoners learn that they are worthy of God’s love, light and grace.
For more information visit kairosprisonministry.org.
Little Footprints helps street babies and moms by providing practical assistance enabling them to break the cycles of poverty, abuse, neglect, and when needed, referrals for short or long term care through Loving Houston Adoption Agency. They provide street moms with the means to change their lives.
For more information go to littlefootprintscm.com.
Love Fosters Hope has many facets, but one purpose: to impact the lives of children and teens in foster care who have been abused, neglected or abandoned. Their mission is to model the character of Jesus for them, show them their value as individuals, and equip them with the tools they need to live independently and to the fullness of their God-given potential. The centerpiece of their ministry is summer camps, where youth with foster care backgrounds can trade feelings of hurt and rejection for self-esteem and respect. They believe in acknowledging and confronting the dark reality of what these precious young people have faced. With their summer camps and mentoring program, they seek to not just tell them about who they can be and what they can accomplish, but also provide examples they can follow as they begin anew. Together, through love, we can change the face of foster care.
For more information visit lovefostershope.org.
Love146 is an international human rights organization working to end child trafficking and exploitation through survivor care and prevention. The trafficking and exploitation of children is one of the darkest stories and most severe human rights abuses imaginable. But for Love146, the hope of ending it is a reality. Love146 is helping grow the movement to end child trafficking while providing effective, thoughtful solutions. They believe in the power of love and its ability to effect sustainable change. Love is the foundation of our motivation.
For more information visit love146.org.
Methodist Children’s Home provides services to children and youth daily through residential care, foster care and other services. There are 13 Family Outreach offices located across Texas and New Mexico.
For more information visit mch.org.
The Montgomery County Food Bank was created in 1985 by a concerned group of people who volunteered at the local Crisis Action Hotline and recognized the need for a formal organization to distribute food to disadvantaged families and those in crisis in Montgomery County, Texas. Last year, 8.1 million pounds of nutritional food was distributed to those in need or that were experiencing a crisis. The Montgomery County Food Bank warehouses and distributes food to approximately 50 member agencies throughout Montgomery County. The agencies are accountable for food received and distributed and they must qualify as a charitable institution in accordance with Texas laws.
For more information visit mcfoodbank.org.
The Montgomery County Women's Center has been committed for many years to providing a 24-hour hotline, safe shelter, crisis intervention, counseling, advocacy and legal services to survivors of family violence, sexual assault and stalking. Their agency provides services to clients through:
For more information visit mcwctx.org.
PACN is a non-profit pregnancy medical clinic that offers confidential services for women and men. They believe you deserve access to unbiased, client-centered care that is relevant, compassionate and accurate, particularly when facing an unplanned pregnancy or sexual health concern. These services are available at no cost. The centers offer pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, pregnancy consultations and medically accurate information about all pregnancy options; however, they do not offer or refer for abortion services.
For more information visit pacn.org.
Redeemed Ministries, founded in 2005, is a faith-based non-profit 501 (c) 3 incorporated in the State of Texas. They are composed mostly of volunteers with their people serving from a wide variety of church backgrounds with their unity found in serving Jesus our Lord and Savior. Because they have seen and understand the problem in our community, they have set their core competencies to include outreach, aftercare and advocacy giving churches and their congregations the opportunity to network and find their place in the fight against human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation. Being a faith-based organization, it is their desire to share their passion and to bring unity to the whole church body and giving them the opportunity to engage as they feel led and called to use their gifts and talents in partnering with us to provide holistic care.
For more information visit redeemedministries.com.
Shared Treasures is a Foster Family store that provides gently used clothing for all ages. Foster families can shop monthly to receive one or two outfits per child, and once a year receive one or two toys/gift items for children’s birthdays — all completely free.
Sort and organize donated items to help assist foster families at the Shared Treasures storefront in downtown Conroe (family-friendly).
3-4 volunteers are needed during each shift:
Please consider serving one time per month or on a weekly basis.
Help us support foster families! We are constantly collecting new or gently used clothing, toys for gifts, and baby gear for all ages. Donations may be dropped in the Shared Treasure clear acrylic Bins in the rear of the Loft Alleyway. Contact Angel Reach at 936-262-0186 with any questions.
The church provides financial assistance to needy families in our congregation and the South Montgomery County area. If you would like to help with a special donation and provide much needed assistance with food, clothing, rent and/or utility bills, please contact the church regarding a designated offering to this ministry.
The mission of The Arabic Baptist Church of Houston is to reach Muslims and refugees living in Houston. They share the Gospel in words and deeds as well as distributing Arabic Bibles and DVDs of the Jesus film to the Muslim community. The church also assists refugees as they adapt to their new lives in Houston. Their prayer is that more Muslims see the love of Jesus and know Him. Pastor Refat Fereg is originally from Egypt. Refat has a heart for winning Muslims to Christ, and he has made several mission trips to the Middle East to work with refugees in camps.
For more information visit facebook.com/Arabic-Baptist-Church-of-Houston
Young Life doesn't start with a program. It starts with adults who are concerned enough about kids to go to them, on their turf and in their culture, building bridges of authentic friendship. These relationships don't happen overnight — they take time, patience, trust and consistency.
So Young Life leaders log many hours with kids — where they are, as they are. This is the first step of a lifelong journey; the choices they make today, based upon God's love for them, will have an impact on future decisions — careers chosen, marriages formed and families raised — all ripples from the time when a Young Life leader took time to reach out and enter their world
For more information visit moco.younglife.org.