JULY MONTH OF SERVICE

51 Years of Giving HOPE to all…

Throughout our fifty-one-year history, Cathedral of Hope has made it our practice to help those in need. So, as we celebrate our fifty-first anniversary in July, we are offering a menu of volunteer opportunities that carry on that tradition through a Month of Service.

BACH for NEW VOLUNTEERS

Saturday, July 10 – 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Breakfast At Cathedral of Hope (BACH) began in the late 1990s when a handful of volunteers prepared the first hot breakfast for 12 people experiencing food insecurity and homelessness. Now, every Saturday morning, forty-five volunteers continue the tradition. This is an opportunity for new volunteers to participate at BACH – greet guests, check bags, and serve meals, coffee, and juice – and experience the blessing received by serving those in need.

Blessing Bag Party

Saturday, July 17 – 10a.m. to 12 p.m.

Have you ever driven past a person in need and wondered what you could do to help? A blessing bag is a small assortment of basic toiletries and snacks in a sealable plastic bag. People keep one or two of these bags in their car to have on hand when they encounter someone that they can bless with the bag. Of course, we’re going to make a party out of putting together blessing bags! We’ll provide the items; you provide the people power. All ages welcome to join!

School Supply Drive

Sunday, July 18 – Drop off donations under the bell wall before each service.

Take part in our Annual School Supply Drive benefitting the students at our partner schools, Maple Lawn Elementary and Burnet Elementary. Lower income kids have many hurdles to overcome. Working hard and staying in school offer a glimmer of hope for a better future. School supply drives help ensure that all kids have the same opportunities to start the school year right. Won’t you be a part of giving hope for their future? Drop off donations under the bell wall before each service.

BACH for Youth & Families Volunteers

Saturday, July 24 – 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Breakfast At Cathedral of Hope (BACH) began in the late 1990s when a handful of volunteers prepared the first hot breakfast for 12 people experiencing food insecurity and homelessness. Now, every Saturday morning, forty-five volunteers continue the tradition. This is an opportunity for families with youth to serve together at BACH – greet guests, check bags, and serve meals, coffee, and juice – and experience the blessing received by serving those in need.

Pack the Pantry

Sunday, July 25 – 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Food pantries are often the only source of free healthy and nutritious food those experiencing food insecurity and homelessness receive. The CoH food pantry provides non-perishable groceries to our guests who come to CoH for our iCare Lunch program; they are given bags of groceries to take with them after their meal. Your generosity makes it possible for us to help others. Drop off donations under the Bell Wall.

Maple Lawn Elementary School

Thursday, July 29 and Friday, July 30 – slots available throughout the day

No more ZOOM! Teachers and students will be back in the classroom soon. Teachers work tirelessly to educate children that are not their own, and most of them use their own resources to supply the basics. To show our appreciation for the work they do, and jump start their school year, let’s give THEM a helping hand decorating their rooms to enhance the learning environment. Can you spare a couple of hours to help? Don’t forget to wear your CoH SWAG!

Taste of Hope at CoH Campus

Saturday, July 31 – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Taste of Hope ministry was borne out of a “pay it forward” challenge at a Wednesday night worship service. Given $100, people were asked to use the money however they chose. John Erdos and Louis Koay used their $100 to buy food and supplies to make home-cooked hot meals to distribute to the homeless. That night, John Erdos and Louis Koay delivered 76 meals and Taste of Hope was born. The ministry began in the CoH kitchen and fellowship hall, and then, due to the COVID pandemic, the ministry was moved to private homes where it continued and grew!

Help us prepare, pack, and deliver more than 1000 meals for our neighbors experiencing food insecurity and homelessness.

Resource Center

July 1 through July 31 – 2 to 4 hours slots available throughout the month

For 37 years the Resource Center has provided programs of interest to the LGBTQ community and critical services to low-income individuals living with HIV/AIDS.

During the month of July, CoH volunteers can help prepare and serve lunch to clients in the Hot Meals Program or help stock shelves and check-out clients at their Food Pantry. 2 to 4 hour shifts available. Don’t forget to wear your CoH SWAG!