Trunk or Treat!
This FUN event to bring some fall spirit to the community includes individuals, families, lcoal business and local nonprofits hosting decorated trunks and handing out candy. It has been done as a Drive Through Event during the COVID pandemic and also as a walk through event other times. It is usually the 4th Saturday of October, 3-5 p.m.
We host food drives at the church (Summer Food Challenge, Fall Food Challenge, Souperbowl of Caring in January) and also, if allowed, we ask for food and monetary donations at local grocery stores at various times throughout the year. Food drives at the church usually occur all summer, in November, and in January. Food drives at grocery stores usually occur on the first weekend of February in conjunction with the Souperbowl of Caring. All these food drives benefit our mission partner, Christian Helping Hands. See below for more information about that great organization.
Drive Through Prayer!
We host drive through prayer events a few times a year as we hold signs in front of a shopping center by us on FM 518. The signs are all positive messages about God's love. The pastor or others participating pray for folks in their cars as they stop by.
Community Easter Egg Hunt!
We host this event usually the Saturday one week before Easter Sunday from 3-5 p.m. In years past it was at a local park but we've also done it as a drive through event similar to Drive Through Trunk or Treat.
Compassion International: Peace Church members have been actively supporting children around the world thru Compassion International for over 12 years.
Mission Trips: Most years, Peace Church goes on a mission trip (alternating between an All-Church Mission Trip one year and a Youth Mission Trip the next year). Our past mission trips have taken us to Austin, San Antonio, New Orleans, New Mexico, and other locales.
Christian Helping Hands Food Bank Volunteer Opportunities
There are multiple ways to serve with one of our mission partners, Christian Helping Hands. Look below and see if any of these volunteer positions interest you and contact them to sign up.
Donated time is the key element for continued success of Christian Helping Hands. Since we are an ALL-Volunteer organization, your contribution of time is precious and dear to us. We are always looking for NEW “regulars” and many, many “part-timers.”
Join the Pantry Team
These volunteers work in the pantry/warehouse, sorting incoming donated items, then boxing and shelving them. They also fill orders for clients, according to nutritional needs and the size of the family. At the present time, volunteers work Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. They create a “regular” team. Our goal is to be open five days per week. We need a minimum of five people to work the pantry per operating day. (281) 485-9667
Work the Special Events
Working a food drive, helping with school supplies for S.U.C.C.E.S.S. or Santa’s C.A.P. and other seasonal events is the ideal way to contribute time while employed. Our major food drive is Holiday Harvest Food Drive, occurring on the Saturday prior to Thanksgiving. People working H.H.F.D. volunteer for two-hour shifts or more. Other food drives require extra volunteers. (281) 485-9667
Become a Bread Products pick up Person
Rain or shine, from Monday through Friday, several volunteers owning pick up trucks collect donated bread products from local grocery stores. Some of these volunteers make several trips to collect the daily donations. They would gladly share a run or alternate with others. Volunteers need to be “morning people” as the grocery stores usually want the bread products removed by 8 a.m. (281) 485-9776
Become a “Red Barrel” Food pick up Person
Pick up trucks are not required. A volunteer is designated to a particular Red Barrel. They monitor their assigned barrel frequently. When the barrel is full, they remove the donated canned goods and bring it to Christian Helping Hands. This is another ideal way to donate time and still have a full time job. (281) 485-9776
Become a Box-builder, Food Sorter or Shelf Stocker
Some people would like to work in the Pantry/warehouse with a team, but their daily schedules just do not permit it. Frequently, these volunteers arrive early in the morning just to help the regular team get a jumpstart before the clients arrive. They build boxes, sort canned goods and get them shelved in time for the regular teams’ daily duties. At least once a month, deliveries from the Houston Food Bank create a burden on the regular teams. Your occasional assistance would be a welcome relief to the regular teams. (281) 485-9776