October 20, November 17 and December 15:
Taking it To the Streets: Every third Saturday, cook a meal in the morning and serve it that evening to approximately 250 men, women and children in San Antonio to feed the homeless. This ministry also offers a time to create relationships and give those in need some much needed love. 9:00 am at SCUMC, 6:15 serve at Church under the Bridge @ 724 Chestnut St., San Antonio, TX 78202 To be a part of this ministry contact David Riha, or call 210-413-8415, or visit their web page.
- HEARTS OF LOVE WEEKEND FOOD BAGS
Every Thursday from 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Omega Retreat Center in the Sophia Building, Room 5
316 W Highland Drive, Boerne 78006
Love Boerne Kids, a program of the Boerne Community Coalition, assembles Hearts of Love Weekend Food Bags for the preschool aged children in the Head Start program.
Each weekend food bag consists of 4 meals and a variety of snacks. They include 2 packaged breakfast and lunch items, shelf stable milk, fresh fruit, plus dairy, grain and protein snacks.
Please sign up to help assemble the bags; it only takes an hour once a week!
- KIDS CAN AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM
Mondays & Wednesdays
2:30 to 3:00 pm – Van drivers
2:45 to 3:30 pm – Transition and snack
3:30 to 4:45 pm – Homework helpers
4:15 to 5:30 pm – Student helpers (homework and/or enrichment)
4:30 to 5:30 pm – Enrichment
St. Mark Presbyterian Church in the Family Life Building
208 W Bandera Road, Boerne 78006
In partnership with St. Mark Presbyterian Church, Fabra Elementary School, and the Boerne Community Coalition, the KIDS CAN After School Program provides qualifying students an hour of one-on-one tutoring, healthy snacks, enrichment, and chapel time.
Volunteers are needed in multiple areas; you may sign up for more than one slot.
High School and Middle School students can volunteer and will help as needed with homework and/or enrichment time. Come when you can after school. All student volunteers will earn service hours.
Questions? Please email Toni.Hensley@gmail.com.
- POP-UP COMMUNITY DINNERS
4th Tuesday of each month from 5:30 to 6:00 pm
Patrick Heath Public Library in the Community Room
451 N Main Street, Boerne 78006
Love Boerne Families, a program of the Boerne Community Coalition, in partnership with the Patrick Heath Public Library, hosts a monthly dinner for eligible children and families in our community. We ask businesses, churches and/or individuals to sign up to provide a portion of the meal. The families enjoy wonderful, home-cooked meals together. All dinners include programming focused on either literacy, enrichment opportunities, or safe and healthy living.
Please deliver prepared meals to the Community Room at the Library by 5:00 pm. You’re welcome to stay and help serve dinner too!
On Going Ministries
Magdalena House: Help with babysitting. Teach a skill to Magdalena moms. Provide yard work or handyman skills. This house provides transitional shelter, education, and hope to women fleeing abusive situations. To be a part of this ministry contact Denise Barker, or call 210-885-7413, or visit their web page.
Boerne Community Coalition: is a collaborative group of local non-profits, churches, the BISD and city government, working together to improve the lives of at-risk children in Boerne. Their LOVE Boerne Kids program prepares daily lunches and weekend food bags during the summer to children who are at-risk of going hungry. They also fund scholarships for children to attend enrichment programs. Lunches and weekend food bags are delivered to at-risk children participating in programs throughout Boerne. Their LOVE Boerne Neighborhoods Community Work Days, provides a supportive network to families by doing critical repairs on their homes which improves the safety and livability for all who live there. To be a part of this ministry contact Laura Gray. For more information visit their web page.
Haven For Hope: Helps people experiencing homelessness in Bexar County. For more information visit their web page.
Hill Country Family Services Food Pantry: HCFS is seeking volunteers to help on Tuesday evenings working in their food pantry or any other time. For more information visit their web page or call 830-249-8643
Hill Country Daily Bread Food Distribution: There are multiple opportunities to help HCDB whether its food distribution ANY TIME of the year (takes place at Hill Country Daily Bread. For more information visit their web page.
- Hill Country Daily Bread needs mentors to at-risk children in its Stand By Me program. Mentors meet weekly with children outside of the school day. Contact HCDB at 830-249-0025.
- Boerne ISD needs mentors for its at-risk students — especially MALE MENTORS. Mentors meet for 1 hour during the school day weekly. To be a part of this ministry contact Mary Sanders, or call 210-218-3760.
- Frank L. Madla Accelerated Collegiate Academy seeks mentors for its students. New Frontiers is located in San Antonio at 4018 South Presa. To be a part of this ministry contact Alfredo Segura, or call 210-875-8430.
Fill the Grocery Cart for the Elizabeth Ann Seton Food Pantry. Monetary donations also welcome. $25 can buy $150 of food through the SA Food Bank. To be a part of this ministry contact Manny De Los Santos or call 210-698-2172.
UMCOR Early Response Disaster Recovery: UMCOR also trains Early Response Teams, which are then deployed by United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM) in times of need. These training programs and many more enable United Methodists in the US to bring hope to those who are suffering. Disaster response volunteers travel to the site of a disaster to help organize and distribute aid. During the first few weeks or months after a disaster, only specially trained Early Response Teams can enter the area, due to health concerns and infrastructure limitations. To be a part of this ministry, contact Randall Browning, or call 281-415-1536
Days for Girls Ministry: meets monthly on the 4th Thursday, from 10 – noon to sew and assemble washable feminine hygiene kits for girls in developing countries so that they can live their life in dignity and get the education they so richly deserve. To be a part of this ministry contact Dee Ann Havely or call 210-598-9512.
Missionary Support: Assist in a Missionary financially. About 80% of all missionaries on the mission field serving these days must raise mission support to cover their own living and ministry expenses.
- Local and National: Wendi Brown, 210-831-9810 or Jeff Schroeder, 210-326-4743
- Disaster Recovery: Randall Browning, 281-415-1536
- Taking it to the Streets: David Riha,210-413-8415
- Love Boerne Kids: Carolyn Bentzinger, 503-927-3820
- Days For Girls: Dee Ann Havley, 210-598-9512
- Pastor: Rev. Denise Barker, 210-885-7413