PLACES TO SERVE


We believe we are saved to serve. We believe that God gives everyone abilities, experiences and gifts that can be used to help others. We hope you can get plugged in somewhere in the church or ourside where you can serve with joy.

I want to serve

MUSIC


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Praise Band

We exist to give opportunity for those creative types to express their passion and artistry through worship. The people who make up CBG Praise Band see themselves as leaders who offer their gifts to God as they lead the congregation in worship of our Creator.

Instrument positions include: Drums, Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar and Keyboards. Vocalists are also welcome to audition. Contact the Contemporary Worship Minister to serve.


Days and times

Rehearsal Thursdays 7:00pm

Worship Sundays 9:45am & 11am


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Chancel Choir

If you love to praise God through singing hymns and anthems, join our Chancel Choir! This team has existed since the church was founded in the 1800’s. What an honor to continue this amazing legacy! The choir leads the Traditional Service each Sunday morning.

Rehearsal is Wedesday evening and you will make some amazing friends as you acquire new vocal skills and singing techniques. If you can’t commit to every week, consider joining the choir during cantata season just prior to Easter or Christmas.


Days and times

Rehearsal Wednesdays 6:30pm

Worship Sundays 8:30am


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Worship Arts Ministry

-WAM- works to create an engaging worship environment through the use of media and technology while limiting distractions so our church family can focus on connecting with God.

Our ministry is a team effort. We are all blessed with different gifts and strengths, and whether you have a long history in production and technology, or have little experience but want to learn, we can help you serve on the team.


Days and times

Rehearsal Thursdays 7:00pm

Worship Sundays 9:45am & 11am


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Kids Choir

The Kids Choir is a training ground for young worshipers at elementary age. They develop musical skills and a heart for worship.

They sing several times a year in our traditional worship gathering and sing with the adult choir on occasion throughout the year. Practice times run concurrent with the school year. Adult volunteers are also needed to assist with the children. See the Traditional Worship Minister to get your child registered or to volunteer in this area.


Rehearsal Sundays 11:30am-noon

Worship Sundays 8:30am


OUTREACH


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Curt’s Kitchen

Volunteers prepare a hot meal for 250 people every Wednesday. Of the 250 about 105 are homebound and 100 to 145 are served at the old Grace Methodist Church on Pruitt Street.  A full holiday meal is served at Thanksgiving and Christmas. We also have Santa Claus at Christmas with gifts for the children. The gifts for the children come from an Angel Tree at CBG.

You can volunteer by working in the kitchen, delivering to the homebound, donating desserts, bringing homemade desserts, and/or donating financially.


Days and times

Wednesdays 4:30pm


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My Body and Soul

My Body and Soul helps hundreds of struggling families with free basic care and baby care items essential to everyday living but not covered by food stamps, such as diapers, toilet paper, soap, etc. We are so much more than a free goods outlet. We pray with each client who visits. Our goal is to be their answered prayer, and to provide them with dignity and hope for the future.

Volunteers sign up for a two-hour shift, as often or seldom as they want to work. Some volunteers work directly with clients, while others work “behind the scenes,” filling orders and stocking pantry shelves.


Days and times

Tuesday, Thursday and the second Saturday of the month 10am-noon


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Relay for Life

Relay For Life is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society that is held yearly all around the world. This one night event takes all year to plan and organize. RFL is a celebration of the Survivors, the Fighters and those we have lost. It takes many volunteers and lots of dedication to keep surpassing our goals in an effort to end Cancer.

There are so many opportunities to be involved. You can be a part of the camp team at the event, raise donation dollars, sell t-shirts for supporters and sell luminaries. We encourage our survivors to sign up and participate in the Survivor lap.


Days and times

Yearly Event


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Thrift Shop

Church Women United is a national movement witnessing their unity and faith in Jesus through worship, study, action, and celebration. The Baytown Area Church Women United maintain a Thrift Shop on 1410 Louisiana.  The proceeds benefit the CWU Child Care Center which provides child care for low income families, as well as some Lee College students. The Thrift Shop is run by volunteers from 5 local churches who rotate months working. CBG is responsible for working the Thrift Shop each Friday and Saturday during our month(s). Our representatives usually work four-hour shifts.


Days and times

Friday 9am-4pm / Saturday 9am-1pm


WOMEN


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Nativity Figurine Ministry

What church at Christmas time gives each child a beautiful nativity figurine to have forever? Cedar Bayou Grace! United Methodist Women of this church started this program in the late 1950’s or early 1960’s.

Creating the figurines is a multi-step process: pouring the liquid clay into the mold, firing, painting the figurine, and then varnishing. It takes time and volunteers! The Committee meets in the kitchen of the old parsonage for cleaning and painting. Pouring is done during the day.


Days and times

Wednesdays 6:30-8pm


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Prayer Shawl Ministry

Prayer Shawls are given to members of our church family going through a crisis (health, grief, etc.) in their life. Started in 2009 by Jan Martin buying the yarn, members today just bring their knitting needles or crochet hooks (size J or larger). Anyone is welcome, and the group is eager to teach crocheting or knitting to anyone interested. As shawls are being made, prayers are said for the one who receives the shawl or lap blanket. May it fill them with the love of God and give them hope for better days!


Days and times

Wednesdays 9-11:30am


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Prayer Ministry

This ministry began in 1997, with Rev. Dan Miller, Virginia Miller, Gayle Standard, and Debbie Trant.  The purpose is to contact members or anyone that needs prayer and let them know our group and church are praying for them every day.

We write personal notes or Bible scriptures to God in the name of Jesus Christ.  This ministry has grown to 33 Prayer Warriors writing cards every month.  Those of us who can, meet in the chapel for prayer and add any new names given to us.  We invite anyone who has an interest to join our group or use the list to pray at home.


Days and times

Tuesdays 8:30am


OFFICE


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Office Angels

The group Office Angels is being formed in the church office to assist the different ministry areas of the church. Typical duties would include folding and stuffing the weekly bulletins, preparing the monthly newsletter and other church wide mail-outs, and answering phones. We will also be helping the pastors and ministry leaders with various projects and anticipate that additional opportunities will arise with the move to the new building.


Days and times

Monday - Thursday / 8:30am - 4:30pm