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Men:Serve

NOTE: If you are a widow looking for assistance for your home projects, please contact Diane Bagby in Pastoral Care at Diane.Bagby@HoustonsFirst.org or 713-957-6761.

From Exodus 22:22 to James 1:27, the importance of serving widows is evident. As men who are called to lead through serving, the Band of Brothers mobilizes teams of men across the city of Houston to serve the widows of our church.

We are looking for men who are able to work and lead other men in serving. Men who have lawn equipment and tools. Men who enjoy serving alongside other men. Men who are simply willing to work in service to the King of Kings.

Details

  • All men MUST register in advance. Registration closes eight days before any event to give us time to create teams. Registration for each event can be found below on the link for "Upcoming Dates".
  • A background check done through the church is required for every volunteer 18 years and older to serve at Men:Serve. See the section, “Background Checks” below, for more details.
  • If you desire to serve on the same team with friends, men in your Grow Group or Life Bible Study class, please list their names and/or the name of the Life Bible Study class in the designated questions within the registration. We will do our best to make that happen.
  • If you have a son, please register him too. We ask that he be of school age and capable of working alongside of you. If you are unsure, please ask us.
  • You will receive your team and mission assignment for a widow via email the Wednesday before the Men:Serve event.

On the day of Men:Serve:

  • Meet at 8a at the HFBC Sienna parking lot. (The official Men:Serve event times are 8a–1p).
  • We will have coffee, juice, kolaches, donuts, and a short devotion before heading out to our work sites.
  • The plan is to have each team at their worksite by 9a.
  • Try to start clean-up by 12:30p, finishing around 1p. We will not meet again back at the church. However, the church dumpster is available if you have materials that need to be thrown away.

Thank you, men, and your sons, for serving!

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR MINORS WANTING TO VOLUNTEER:

Due to our CYSNA Protection Policy, if a minor wants to serve at Men:Serve as a volunteer, they may only attend if they are with a parent or guardian and must be registered with the adult/guardian. No exceptions allowed.

If you have any questions about this policy, please contact our CYSNA Director, Jenny Sheets, at Jenny.Sheets@HoustonsFirst.org.


No walk-ups allowed. Please register as soon as possible. Spots are limited. Thank you!

Background Checks


A background check done through the church is required for every volunteer 18 years and older, to serve at Men:Serve. We do not accept background checks from other companies/organizations.

The church’s background checks are valid for 5 years. If your background check is still valid, you will not receive any event communications until the week of the Men:Serve event.

If your background check has expired, or you do not have one on file with the church:

  1. After you register for Men:Serve*, you will receive an email from our Operations Administrative Assistant with the subject line “Background Check Requested” that contains a link to the background check application to fill out and submit. The email will be from Amy.Thorn@HoustonsFirst.org. Please check your Spam folder if you do not see it in your inbox.
    *If you register well in advance of the event, you will receive your request for a background check within 3 weeks of the Men:Serve event.
  2. Fill out the background check application and submit it at your earliest convenience. Background checks can sometimes in rare cases take about a week to be reviewed and processed by our vendor.
  3. You will be contacted when your background check has been reviewed and approved.
  4. If we do not receive your background check back from the vendor by the Friday afternoon before the event, you will be contacted that you cannot serve at Men:Serve, per the church’s policy.

Upcoming Dates

  • Sat, Jan 21, 2023 @ 8a–1p — Off Campus (Registration deadline: Fri, Jan 13)
  • Sat, Mar 25, 2023 @ 8a–1p — Off Campus (Registration deadline: Fri, Mar 17)
  • Sat, May 20, 2023 @ 8a–1p — Off Campus (Registration deadline: Fri, May 12)
  • Sat, July 29, 2023 @ 8a–1p — Off Campus (Registration deadline: Fri, July 21)
  • Sat, Sep 16, 2023 @ 8a–1p — Off Campus (Registration deadline: Fri, Sep 8)
  • Sat, Nov 18, 2023 @ 8a–1p — Off Campus (Registration deadline: Fri, Nov 10)

Filter the calendar by Men's ministry to see upcoming Men:Serve events.