Houston Food Bank July 8

Time to step up to the plate (all puns intended here) and join Christ the King Church in volunteering at the Houston Food Bank on July 8. Come and make a difference for all those suffering from “food insecurity” during these hot summer months. Members and friends of all ages (including children as young as 8 years old accompanied by an adult) are invited to join this enthusiastic group that leaves the church parking lot at 7:30 a.m. and returns about noon. For more information and to RSVP, contact Justin.

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Useful info for upcoming session
When: Saturday, March 11, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Where: Houston Food Bank, 535 Portwall St.
Attire: Closed-toe shoes, pants, sleeved shirt (short or long sleeves)
Carpool: Will leave the CTK parking lot at 7:30 a.m.
For more information and to RSVP, contact Justin and Yuricel.

Personal Care Kits for Project Promise

pphome-banner-imgDuring Lent, we again join Lutheran World Relief’s Project Promise: Building Kits of Care. Each week, we collect a different item that will be used to assemble Personal Care Kits that give people around the world tools to stay healthy in life’s most challenging situations.
Our goal is to assemble at least 150 LWR Care Kits during Lent. 

Here’s our collection schedule:
March 12: Bath towels (new, light-weight, maximum 52″x27″, dark color recommended)
March 19: Toothbrushes (adult size, in original packaging)
March 26: Combs(sturdy, please! No picks or fine toothed combs)
April 2: Nail Clippers (metal, attached file optional)
April 9: Bars of Soap (each kit includes 2 bars of soap)

Photo above: Students at ELIMAA School enjoy their new LWR Personal Care Kits. Their teacher is using the items in the kits to teach hygiene lessons, including proper hand washing. Photo by Brenda Kimaro, for LWR

Feed the Homeless August 10

Join us on the 2nd and 4th Monday evenings of each month at Christ the King Church to make sandwiches and prepare meals, and then deliver them to downtown homeless individuals. Members and friends of all ages are invited to join in this ministry hosted by the young adults of Christ the King Church. Volunteers are welcome to help out with meal preparation, downtown delivery, or both! We will meet on August 10 and 24 at 5:45 p.m. Contact Anne Morrow .

 

Service Opportunities this Weekend

We have three great ministry opportunities this weekend.

Saturday, May 9, 7:30 a.m.-noon:
food bank may 9Join the fun and faithful volunteers going to THE HOUSTON FOOD BANK.  Members and friends of all ages (including children as young as 8 years old accompanied by an adult) are invited to join this enthusiastic group as we perform a wonderful service, burn calories, build muscles, and make new friends all at the same time.  The group leaves the church parking lot at 7:30 a.m. and returns about noon. For more information and to RSVP, contact Justin and Yuricel.

Saturday, May 9, 9:00 a.m.-on:
benchJoin members and friends in a WORKDAY at Christ the King Church on Saturday at 9:00 a.m. to help refinish the courtyard benches. The group will work as long as needed and folks can come and go as their time permits. All refinishing materials will be provided, but volunteers should bring their own work gloves.  No prior woodworking experience necessary!  Questions?  Contact David Jurgens.

 

Sunday, May 10 after both services:
bread for the world logoWe will host a BREAD FOR THE WORLD and TEXAS IMPACT offering of letters and postcards after both Sunday services.  Please take a few moments to write a letter or postcard to our elected officials to advocate on behalf of the Childhood Nutrition Reauthorization Act and/or to urge expansion of Medicaid coverage in Texas.  Women and children are hardest hit by poverty and hunger. How fitting that we remember the world’s most vulnerable on Mother’s Day!  Information, sample letters, writing materials, and stamps will be provided.  Check out www.bread.org or http://texasimpact.org.
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