*January 20: CMG Family Bingo Night
Assist with this fun family event in the school cafeteria at 6:30. Contact Heather Nalls at firstname.lastname@example.org
*January 21: HOM Furniture Pickup
Drive and pick up furniture and other household items and bring to storage house. Contact HOMfurniture.email@example.com
January 25: HOM Apt Set up and storage house organization
Help sort and organize storage and/or set up apartments. Contact HOMfurniture.firstname.lastname@example.org
*January 27: Men's Uptown Homeless Shelter
Prepare and serve dinner to Shelter residents. Contact Wally Penilla at http://email@example.com
*January 28-29: Share Sunday
Donate non-perishable food at Masses to stock the pantry at Catholic Charities.
*January 29: 5:00 pm Teen Mass
Teens needed to usher, serve as altar servers, Eucharisitic ministers, readers, etc. Click here for details.
*January 29: Operation Sandwich Ministry
Teens needed to supply items and make bag lunches for Salvation Army. Lunches will be assembled at 4:00, before the 5:00 Teen Mass. View details and sign up to help or bring items here.
February 17: Heart of a Woman Set-Up
Assist with set-up for the luncheon and program. Contact Karen Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org
*February 18: Heart of a Woman Lunch
Assist with check-in, door prizes, and lunch tables from 9:00 - 12:00. Contact Karen Brown email@example.com
February 20: Florence Crittenton Dinner
Volunteers needed to prepare and serve dinner to at-risk, young pregnant women at their residence, located near Carolinas Medical Center, Main. Volunteers needed from 2:30 - 5:00 to help prepare and from 5:00 - 7:00 to serve. Contact Yza Lustre at firstname.lastname@example.org or 618-518-1191.
Meals for Southminster Levine & Dickson Hospice:
Our Parish is responsible for providing meals (dinner on Tuesdays and Thursdays and lunch on Saturdays for the months of March and April). Something as simple as the convenience of an onsite fully prepared meal makes an enormous difference to the hospice volunteers, the patients, and their families. Please go to the following signup genius link for more details and to volunteer - http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b45afab2ba02-hospice Contact Meagan Quinlan with any questions email@example.com, 704-564-4586
*On-going: Levine Dickson Hospice House - Snack Collection.
Help stock the pantry with nonperishable snacks for family members and patients. Individually wrapped granola bars, trail mix, cookies, crackers, juice boxes, pretzels, are needed (preferably in bulk). Contact Meagan Quinlan at firstname.lastname@example.org
On-going: Lap Robes & Prayer Shawls
Our parish’s Sewing Guild Ministry provides lap robes and prayer shawls to nursing home residents and shut-ins, and our supply is very low! If you knit or crotchet and would like to share your talents through this beautiful act of mercy, please contact Denise Murphy at 704-843-9660 or email@example.com for details.
On-going: Freedom School Volunteers:
Submits application to the tithing committee, help coordinate the tags for the Angel Tree and plan other fundraising activities.
Teen Board Coordinator - Assists with promoting, recruiting and scheduling teen volunteers.
Supply Shopper Coordinator - Shops and purchases necessary supplies. All supplies will be reimbursed.
*Intern Appreciation Coordinator: Coordinates appreciation bags/tokens for college interns for 3 weeks beginning in mid-June.
Contact Laura Hull for more information on any of these positions at firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Gabriel Church is committed to thithing a minimum of 10% of our Offertory. The list below represents some of the organizations that have received our tithing funds or benefit as an outreach ministry . These organizations offer volunteer opportunties. Visit their websites to learn more. Many of these offer service hours to teens as well.
Baby Bundles: Provides newborn essentials to families in financial need. View details here.
Catholic Charities: Many opportunities to volunteer in various capacities. View details here.
Classroom Central: Provides school supplies to students living in poverty. View details here.
Crisis Assistance Ministry: Provides assistance and advocacy for people in financial crisis, helping them move toward self-sufficiency. View details here.
Hope Haven, Inc.: Provides recovery for chemically dependent adults and families. View details here.
Hospitality House of Charlotte: Offers temporary lodging to families and patients being treated at local hospitals. View details here.
*Southminster Retirement Home: Volunteer opportunities for teens (15+) and adults to work with residents. Music & Memory - create personalized playlists for residents; Pretty in Pink Cart- assist staff in pampering female residents with make-up, manicures; Daily Programming - play cards, lead a game of trivia, etc.; Work in community garden. Contact Elizabeth Frye for details at email@example.com
*Special Olympics: Offers community-based and school-based programs to athletes. View details here.
*Urban Ministry Center: Offers support to vulnerable homeless neighbors. View details here.
Parish Life Volunteer Opportunities
*Coffee and Donut Volunteers (Sundays after 7:30, 9:00, and 10:45 am Masses) Volunteers sign up in advance, choosing specific dates and Mass times. Set up and clean up are simple, and this ministry is appropriate for everyone from singles to families with children, Scout troops, and teens who need serve hours. Sign up on-line here.
Men/Women Ushers Needed at all Masses:
If you regularly attend the same Mass each week, consider serving as an usher. Contact Bob Fernan at 704-562-3802 or firstname.lastname@example.org
1st Tuesday of the Month: Shining Stars
Non-profit adult day respite program for people with early to moderate Alzheimer's Disease. Help with games, social interaction and excerise. Volunteer needed to serve at Sardis Presbyterian Church. Contact Suzanne Bach at 704-335-0253.
Once a month: From the Heart Gift Shop
Volunteers needed to work one Sunday per month from the end of one Mass to the beginning of the next. Contact Theresa Anderson at email@example.com. (9:00 Sunday Masses have greatest need for volunteers.)
On-going: Words on the Wall at Mass
Volunteers are needed to administer the projector and laptop during weekend Masses. Contact John Krasniewski at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arrive 20 minutes before Mass and welcome people as they arrive in the Narthex. Volunteers especially needed for the 5:00 pm Masses on Saturday and Sunday. Perfect for smiling faces of all ages. View details and sign-up online here.
On-going: Welcome Table Volunteers
Stay 15 minutes after Mass and staff the Welcome Table in the Narthex (answer visitors' questions and provide registration information to newcomers.) Volunteers especially needed for the 5:00 pm Masses on Saturdays and Sundays. View details and sign-up online here.
*On-going: Rosary Makers
Meets Thursdays from 10:30 - noon in Ministry Center, Room D to make rosaries for missions around the world and for sick relative, friends and parish members. Most of our work is done at home. If you are homebound, we will bring you instructions and pick up completed rosaries. Questions? Call Betty or Paul Donovan at 704-817-8780 or email@example.com
On-going: Altar Society
Our parish Altar Society needs you! This ministry launders and irons the Communion purificators for the church, maintains the holy water fonts and cares for the Adoration Chapel. Volunteers help once every 4 to 6 weeks on Friday afternoons or Saturday mornings for about an hour. For more information, contact Denise Murphy at 704-843-9660, or firstname.lastname@example.org .
On-going: Cluster Leaders and Co-leaders
Coordinate social and service opportunities for neighborhood and/or other groups of fellow parishoners. Contact Denise Murphy at email@example.com