Sign up to serve on Good Neighbor Day
10/21/23 | 9:00 am
Good Neighbor Day is a time to come together as a congregation to do good in the community. We will gather at 9:00 am in the Great Hall for a pep-rally style send-off with donuts, coffee, and prayer. We ask that all those service wear a A&M UMC Volunteer Shirt or a Good Neighbor Shirt (they will be available in the Great Hall on the morning of and on Wednesday Nights in the Great Hall).
Click on the projects below to read more about what we will be working on during Good Neighbor Day and sign up to volunteer. You can sign up for multiple areas.
Phoebe’s Home is a local domestic violence center for women in our area to go for help and shelter. One of the ways you can help them is by sewing pillow cases for them. Pillowcase will be made during our Good Neighbor Day event on Saturday, October 21st. You can also use your own material and follow the instructions in the video linked below.
Register to sew pillowcases here.
We need 12 people to sign up for this project.
All children deserve a safe, comfortable place to lay their heads. In Bryan-College Station, too many boys and girls go without a bed—or even a pillow—to sleep on. These children end up sleeping on couches, blankets, and even floors. This can affect their happiness and health.
That’s where Sleep in Heavenly Peace comes in. They are a group of volunteers dedicated to building, assembling and delivering top-notch bunk beds to children and families in need. The Good Neighbor Outreach Committee has partnered with SIHP to build 20 beds and supply 20 bedding sets & pillows for the beds to directly serve our community. People helping with this build must be 16 years old or older.
The church contact for this project is Doug Rine. Sign up here to volunteer for this project. We need 40 volunteers for this build.
Building Freedom for the Homebound
Have you ever changed a person’s life in a single day? The Texas Ramp Project does it hundreds of times a year! They build wheelchair ramps for older adults and others with mobility issues who can’t afford to buy one. In a few hours on a Saturday morning, they are able to give folks the freedom to leave their home again—the home where they want to remain but whose steps have imprisoned them. Ramps are provided without regard to age, gender, religion, race or ethnicity.
This project lead is Roy Harrington and we need 10 people to volunteer for this build. You must be 18 years or older to participate. Register here.
BCS Together partners with the Church and community to tangibly support kids and families in the foster system while advocating to keep the biological family together.
This year we are helping out two families. One family needs some pickets replaced in their fence and their backyard cleaned up. This team will be led by Tom Walker.
The other team will help out a mom organize and clean her kitchen. This will include cabinet organization, wiping down cabinets and walls, and other household projects as needed. This team will be led by Samantha Rine.
Sign up here to volunteer with BCS Together here.
Serve by giving blood with the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center.
To meet the community’s needs, GCRBC needs about 1,000 donations a day, and all blood donors in the U.S. must be unpaid volunteers. Those units of blood are a vital lifeline for Houston’s health care industry and are used in surgeries, cancer treatments and various medical procedures.
We ask you to Commit for Life, a partnership between the community and Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center focused on saving lives, today and in the future.
Kristie Wood & Geri Walker & Jacque McMahon are the team leads for this project.
Sign up here to give blood on October 21st: https://www.commitforlife.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/370536
Our casserole ministry through Congregational Care serves hundreds of people throughout the year. On Good Neighbor Day, a team will be baking casseroles and bringing 2 dozen baked goods with them to distribute to shut-ins.
We need 12 volunteers for this project. Lindsey Runyan is the team lead for this project.
Our annual Fall Festival on 10/29 has turned in to a large community outreach and Gwenda needs our help to prepare for all the of the families who will be there.
Help stuff 1200+ bags for kids and their families as well as complete some other projects to help prepare for the big day.
We need 12+ volunteers for this project.
Gwenda Beavers is the team lead for this project.
Register to help during Good Neighbor Day here.
Register to volunteer during Fall Festival (Gwenda needs 80+ Volunteers for 10/29) here.
There are many ways to say “thank you” and “we care about you.” Some of the ways we do that at A&M UMC is by sending cards and flowers to shut-ins and volunteers in our community. During Good Neighbor Day a team will be arranging fresh bouquets and writing cards for people in our community.
We need 12+ Volunteers for this project.
Judy Brewer is the team lead for this project.
This project will happen at NOON on Good Neighbor Day.
Each month our congregation supports the Brazos Church Pantry by donating food on the 1st Sunday of the month. This food dis distributed to those in need in our community.
A group of people will head to the Brazos Church Pantry in Bryan to deep clean their space on Good Neighbor Day.
15 Volunteers are needed for this.
Hayley Hobley is the team lead for this project.
When the day is over we need a few people to help deliver baked goods, flowers, cards, pillow cases, and other items from the day. Sign up to help deliver items here.