Join Us for Compassion Serve Day!
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 Saturday, March 25, from 9:00 AM until 12:00 PM. 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!
Your blood donation is needed!
To all of those who have given blood in the past, we want to say THANK YOU! You have made such an important impact for so many!! You are true heroes!
Did you know that the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center needs 1,000 blood donations per day to support patients in our local hospitals? If you are feeling healthy and well, please consider giving blood. Donor coaches will be in The Harbor parking lot Sunday, March 26, from 8:30 AM until 1:00 PM to take your precious donation. Sign up below. Your donation can help up to three people! Email Mindy@theharbor.life with any questions.
***FREE FOR DONORS: $10 gift card AND Big Rivers Waterpark voucher AND IHOP pancake coupon!***
help feed the hungry in our area
The Harbor Food Pantry is having a nonperishable food drive to help fight hunger on Sunday, March 26, 7:30 AM through 12:00 PM. The Harbor Pantry supports several local shelters and food pantries. Help us meet our goal of collecting at least 3,000 items! You can drop your items at the orange pantry or leave them behind your car that Sunday morning, and we will pick them up during service.
If you check the easels by the orange pantry right outside our doors as you enter or exit the church, you will see a list of items we especially need. Thank you for participating!
If you have any questions, please email Mindy@theharbor.life.
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.