Serve Sunday


Serve Sunday


On the morning of a Serve Sunday, after the 10 AM service, we will be commissioned and sent out in the world around us to serve and to listen to our neighbors. There will be a variety of opportunities for service that parishioners will be invited to sign up for ahead of time. There will also be an opportunity to serve for families with young children and those with limited mobility. The invitation is really to be the church in the neighborhoods beyond our walls.


Join with fellow Palmers in serving our neighbors together June 11th! ( Note: Serve Sunday activities will take place after the combined 10am worship service).

  1. Volunteer to serve the Homeless at the Beacon: 7:00-10am, 1212 Prairie Street, Houston, Texas 77002. Michael Massey will lead a group of 10 volunteers 13 and up; contact Michael ( ) to sign up.
  2. Volunteer to help bring cheer to New Hope Housing Sakowitz: Will meet at 11:30 am for bingo and light lunch. Location: 2424 Sakowitz Street Houston, TX 77020. Contact Tom Van Arsdel at to sign up.
  3. Volunteer to help bring cheer to New Hope Housing Brays Crossing: Will meet at 11:30 am for bingo and light lunch. Location: 6311 Gulf Freeway, Houston, TX 77023. Contact Shannon Westin to sign up:
  4. Volunteer with Hope Farms: Join Pam Longley working at Hope Farms, whose mission is to grow fresh, affordable produce in one of Houston’s food deserts. We will be refreshing the flower beds at the entrance for Spring, 11:30-2:30pm, 10401 Scott Street, Houston, TX 77051. Contact Pam to sign up: or 713-822-8234.
  5. On Campus projects at Palmer at 11am, Parish Hall: Join us after the 10am service to work on various projects benefitting our community.
  6. Volunteer at the Emergency Aid Coalition: 11:30am-1pm, 5401 Fannin Street, Houston, TX 77004. Jenn Macia will lead 6 volunteers (13 and older) in sorting donations and/or preparing sack lunches/hygiene kits/pet food donations for hand out to clients. Contact Jenn to sign up: .
  7. Hymn Sing with the Choir at a nursing home: time/location forthcoming. Contact Brady Knapp to sign up: .
  8. Help PAR (Palmers Assisting Re-Entry) Stock the Pantry at Caleb House. Palmers have joined with the faith-based Prison Entrepreneur Program (PEP) to assist newly released inmates reintegrate into society. Each month PAR members bring and share a home cooked meal at Caleb House, a halfway house. On Serve Sunday please bring a donation of non-perishable foods (canned goods, dry pasta, pasta sauce, tuna, canned chicken, etc) or cleaning supplies for their on-site food pantry. They also have a need for: 2 new or gently used electric coffee makers; 1 conventional toaster; 1 manual can opener; 1 pizza cutter; and 16 place settings of flatware. Contact Mary Ann Starks ( or 713-253-0809) or Mac Hall ( or 334-315-4629) for more information.
  9. Star of Hope made a special request for NEW shower shoes. Any color would be great, and especially larger sizes for adults. Please drop your contribution in the bin marked "Star of Hope" in the in the church office Coffee Room. The bin will also be on the top stair outside the church on Serve Sunday, June 11.


See below for a link to a gallery with photos from our past Serve Sundays. 

Serve Sunday August 19, 2018 Photo Gallery

Serve Sunday April 30, 2017 Photo Gallery