Save the Date! Our next Serve Sunday is coming up on April 10. Please mark your calendars and plan to join us. Look at the service project opportunities below and sign-up for one by contacting the project leader. Questions? Reach out to Jennifer Macia ( ) or Marie Wehrung ( ).
April 10 Serve Sunday Service Opportunities
Join with fellow Palmers in serving our neighbors together on Palm Sunday, April 10th! ( Note: We will NOT have a combined service this day, the services will be at the usual times.)
- Hymn Sing at Belmont Nursing Home: POSTPONED- will be rescheduled for a later spring date; email Brady if you are interested in joining. Brady Knapp will lead 15 vaccinated, masked singers to lift spirits at Belmont on Sunday afternoon, 1:30-2:30pm. Contact Brady to sign up:
- Volunteer at the Emergency Aid Coalition: 10: 30am-1pm, 5401 Fannin Street, Houston, TX 77004. Rand Key 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 Rand to sign up: , or 936-264-6745.
- Volunteer to serve the Homeless at the Beacon: 7:15-10am, MONDAY JUNE 11TH, 1212 Prairie Street, Houston, Texas 77002. Mike Massey will lead a group of 10 volunteers 13 and up; contact Mike ( ) to sign up.
- Volunteer to help bring cheer to New Hope Housing Sakowitz: Will meet at 11am for bingo and light lunch. Location: 2424 Sakowitz Street
Houston, TX 77020. Contact Jack Harvey at to sign up; group will be limited to 10 volunteers.
- Volunteer to help bring cheer to New Hope Housing Brays Crossing: Will meet at 11am for bingo and light lunch. Location: 6311 Gulf Freeway
Houston, TX 77023. Contact Catherine Beebe at to sign up; group will be limited to 10 volunteers.
- Volunteer with Urban Harvest: Deacon Jack Karn will lead the youth group working at their Youth Going Green Community Garden, 12:30- 3:30pm; location: 4706 Idaho St, Houston, TX 77021, Contact Jack for more information,
- Volunteer with Hope Farms: Join Pam Longley in a new volunteer project planting a garden at Hope Farms, whose mission is to grow fresh, affordable produce in one of Houston’s food deserts. 12:30-3:30pm, 10401 Scott Street, Houston, TX 77051. Contact Pam for more information and to sign up: or 713-822-8234.
- On Campus projects at Palmer at 10am, Parish Hall: We will be filling 2500 Easter eggs for Yellowstone Academy; all ages and abilities welcome and lots of hands needed!
- Participate in a Book Fair (bring a book or 2 or 3!) for Star of Hope: The early child development center at Star of Hope is hosting its first literacy event in April. Palmers can donate NEW books that children living at the Cornerstone Community can keep. Our target audience for this event includes infants to 4-year olds. Star of Hope has provided two links for age-appropriate books: Great Books to Read to Infants and Toddlers <https://www.naeyc.org/our-work/families/great-books-read-infants-and-toddlers> and Board Books on Patience for Babies and Toddlers <https://www.readbrightly.com/patience-books-babies-toddlers/> Please bring your books to Serve Sunday on April 10th! Multiple copies of books are great. Collection boxes will be in Parish Hall and Palmer’s main office.
- Bring a donation for men at Caleb House: Caleb house is the transition house supported by PAR (Palmers Assisting Reentry) and PEP (Prison Entrepreneurship Program). Donations of cleaning supplies for the house, and also for the men as they leave the house to start on their own, are needed. We are also collecting boxed thank you cards to help them with their job searches. Collection boxes will be in Parish Hall.
See below for a link to a gallery with photos from our past Serve Sundays.
On the morning of a Serve Sunday after the 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.