Outreach Ministry Blog

October Newsletter

Posted by Steve Ryan on

Serve With Blueprint

Many in our congregation knows about Blueprint Ministries. They are building community in the most in-need neighborhoods in San Antonio through home restoration. They have an exciting new program that is available to people of all skill sets.

So you say you love to swing a hammer, paint, share a bible verse or just love on a family, but don’t want to get in the middle of a major project.  Blueprint has the answer. They have set up Saturday projects of varying skill levels. They do need volunteers who want to work the project, but they also need some to share a meal or snack, or just spend time with the homeowner as the work is being completed. This is a perfect way for your sunday school, reunion, forth-day, bible study, resemble group to serve in the community. All tools and supplies are provided. For more information and to sign up, please go to single day construction on Blueprint’s website, read the sign-up information, and fill out the forms. For questions, contact Layton Kauffman, Community Engagement Director for Construction at Blueprint. Single people usually can be added to other scheduled groups.

Please visit Blueprint’s website to find other ways to serve and support a great community ministry.

Are you trying to figure out how best to serve in our community? Do you need to be connected with organizations our church already is partnering with? On Sunday, November 17, 9 am to 12:30 pm in the Atrium, the outreach ministry will be hosting a Missions Fair.

We invited organizations that serve well in our community and around the world. Come see Christian Assistance Ministry (CAM), Magdalena House, Blueprint Ministries, San Antonio Metropolitan Ministries (SAMM), Habitat for Humanity, Ransomed Life, Africa Renewal Ministries (ARM), Center for Refugee Services, Kairos Prison Ministry International, Project Transformation, Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) San Antonio Guatemala Endeavor (SAGE), our Senegal Mission Team, Educational Ministries (supporting Locke Hill ES, Colonies North ES, Rawlinson MS and Clark HS), our Foster/Adopt Ministry and our Missions Advisory Committee (support to 9 missionary families around the world).

Please come before or after service. Cut your Sunday school class a little early and bring the whole group, young and old. As you learn different ways to serve, look for the free snacks on the tables. Questions? Contact Pauline Rodrigues or Steve Ryan.

There are many organizations across our country that help the youth in third world countries. Did you know that one of those organizations, Africa Renewal Ministries, is based right here in San Antonio? ARM focuses in Uganda where they work with local Ugandan churches and help the children through sponsorship and mission trips.

On Saturday, November 16, 10 am to noon in the John Wesley room we will be helping ARM. In September, ARM led a mission trip to Uganda and brought back thousands of Christmas card made by the children for their sponsors in the United States.  We will help stuff, address and stamp envelopes so these precious card can reach their destination. This workday is designed for people of all abilities. Come for an hour or the entire time. Come to stuff, help with refreshments or just to learn about ARM. Sign for the workday up here. Questions? Contact Pauline Rodrigues or Steve Ryan. Follow these links to get involved with or support Africa Renewal Ministries.

Join us as we celebrate the gift of Jesus this Christmas season by donating to children in foster care who are waiting for their forever family and teenagers who are about to ‘age out of’ the foster care system.  Many of the placements where our children are residing are relative's homes, who are struggling themselves financially. This year, we have close to 1,000 children, waiting to be adopted.

Currently, there are at least over 1,000 children in the Bexar County Adoption Prep Program waiting to be adopted.  The Giving Tree aims to raise awareness of the need for foster to adopt families and support for teenagers about to age out of foster care.

Ways you can help:

  • Select a gift tag from any of our Giving Trees found around campus.  Gifts will be given to children who have been in foster care anywhere from 12 months to 12 years. 
  • Help us giftwrap.
  • Volunteer at the CPS Giving Tree party.

Please return your gifts, unwrapped, by the date listed on the tag.

To sign up to help with the CPS Giving Tree party,

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