Mission and Connection in Greater Houston

Our congregation is part of the Houston Association of the United Church of Christ. The life of the wider church is an integral part of who we are and what we do as a church.

What we do is expressed through our mission:
– Grow in grace as the Houston Association of the United Church of Christ do a group volunteer with Houston Food Bank. A few times a year your time can be a gift to hungry kids, seniors and others who may not have enough to eat. Volunteers produce the equivalent of a meal a minute while helping the Houston Food Bank sort, process, and pack food. And it’s fun!
– Members of the Houston Association are invited to week camps in Biloxi, Mississippi. Back Bay Mission has constructed homes for homeless veterans, supported neighborhood stability, and is now working on bridges out of poverty permanently for residents wanting to partner with mentors for three years. Back Bay Mission needs help with construction and home maintenance. Some of the campers work in the “Clients Choice” food pantry, and others assist at The Micah Center, helping with daily showers, and life skills. Our next work camp is December 3 to December 9, 2017, and we are asking for commitments.
– The Houston Association owns 200 low-income apartments in Settegast Heights. We extend the love of God to people in need. There are plenty of volunteer opportunities available and for the holidays we ask for financial support to provide our residents with a Thanksgiving Feast and Christmas presents.

Who we are is expressed through our connection:
– The Houston Association is comprised of 16 churches in Greater Houston. We run various programs together that allow our members to get to know each other.
– A few times a year we host youth events for teenagers to have a fun day together full of food and games.
– We help one another: When a church is struck by disaster we pitch in to help out. When Christ United Church of Cypress was hit by a flood, crews from Rosenberg and all over the place rushed to help.
– We equip and exchange pastors. Our local ministers get a chance to gather every month to discuss important items that affect all of us. Every year we try to schedule a pulpit rotation so ministers and congregations have a chance to get to know ministers and congregations from the other side of town.
– Last but not least the Houston Association coordinates our ecumenical and interfaith programs in Greater Houston. We model unity in the body of Christ. It’s what the United Church of Christ does. We have always been faithful to our motto, “that they may all be one” (John 17:21).

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