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Weaving a Tapestry

Interfaith Ministries

Grace Ngo spoke with Bethany on the phone. Here's a brief summary with forwarded corresponding links included.

Operation IMpact: Operation IMpact is a special project to help prepare homebound seniors across our community for Hurricane Season. Volunteers will deliver five days’ worth of shelf-stable meals and bottled water, as well as emergency information and supplies, to more than 4,300 Meals on Wheels clients, some of the most vulnerable members of our community. This will ensure they are prepared in case IM’s regular deliveries are interrupted by a storm. Just last year we were all reminded by Hurricane Harvey how vitally important this program is! We're too late to help with this for 2019, but they do it every May or June of every year, pre-hurricane season. Meals on Wheels She said that they need the most amount of volunteers when it comes to meals on wheels. There are different roles with that. We can either help package everything at the warehouse, or we can have 1 or 2 volunteers pick up everything at a drop off point. Then, the 2 pickup volunteers will divvy up the meals to the rest of the volunteers and deliver the meals to their intended recipients' houses.

Dinner Dialogues: The next one will be on November 3rd, but we can't sign up until the end of September or maybe October.

Faith in Our City: It's about exploring other people's faiths in Houston. Each month is a different faith. The link shows the schedule.

Spring Interfaith Council: Bethany told me about this group. They're not officially with Interfaith in downtown, but she said it would be great if we could support them. They just formed not too long ago. They have a bunch of different local events near us that's on the website.


Bayou Land Conservancy

Bayou Land Conservancy (BLC) has been at the forefront of land preservation in the Houston region for more than 20 years. They have accomplished much since their first conservation easement was signed in 1996. As of today, they have protected nearly 14,000 acres of precious green space at 61 preserves in the Houston region.

Lands the BLC protect include the Spring Creek Greenway, the longest, connected, urban forested corridor in the nation. When finished, the Greenway will ultimately:

  • Stretch over 40 miles,
  • Reach from Highway 249 in Tomball east to US 59 in Kingwood, and
  • Cover more than 12,000 acres.

The BLC also took a lead role in creating the Spring Creek Nature Trail, a 14-mile, natural-surface path that follows Spring Creek built largely by volunteers. It is open to hikers, bikers, birders, and other nature lovers. Experience the gentle meanders, wetland ponds, and abundant wildlife that Spring Creek has to offer on the Spring Creek Nature Trail.

Discover the beauty of Houston Wilderness Park with Bayou Land Conservancy on National Public Lands Day. Help us keep this beautiful park,just outside Houston, beautiful. National Public Lands Day is the largest single-day volunteer effort on public lands. This year, on On Saturday 9/28/2019 9:0 AM - 12:00 PM, we will help clear unwanted under-story vegetation, remove invasive plants, and pickup trash in the area.

Dress: Field clothes —long pants, and close toed shoes. Consider bringing layers in case you get warm/cold, like a breathable long sleeve shirt.

Other items to bring: Sunscreen, bug spray (lots of it), gloves, hat, and a reusable water bottle. BLC will have enough field supplies for everyone. Please feel free to bring any of your own tools.

25840 FM 1485
New Caney, TX 77357

Please meet in the large parking lot at the nature center for a morning volunteer huddle and quick orientation. Once you have been assigned a volunteer group, you may need to drive your vehicle toa new location inside the park.

Sign Up HERE