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REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! CLICK HERE TO LEARN HOW TO JOIN THE TEAM!

NOTE: All Serve Centers hosted by Houston's First are FULL! You are welcome to volunteer at any other available Serve Center listed on the 1DayHouston website.

Houston's First is partnering with 250 other churches, ministries, and organizations for 1DayHouston on Sat, Apr 29 — a citywide day of service projects taking place at "Serve Centers" across the greater Houston area.

The Houston's First family is no stranger to coming together to make a difference in our community in Jesus' name. From churchwide efforts like GO Houston to our day-to-day ministries at our Faith Centers, our church embraces opportunities to share the love of Jesus while meeting the practical needs of our neighbors. That's exactly what we'll do at 1DayHouston.

On that day, Houston's First members will serve at Serve Centers along with community volunteers from outside our church who sign up to serve at our hosted Serve Centers. After serving together to bless our city, volunteers will gather for a celebration at the Toyota Center with a special guest artist. An invitation will be given to the thousands in attendance to take their next steps in their relationship with Jesus Christ — perhaps for the very first time.

What is Love Has No Limits?

Love Has No Limits, the organization coordinating 1DayHouston, unites and empowers churches, community champions, ministries and organizations, alongside tens of thousands of volunteers, to provide sustainable solutions to some of the greatest challenges in our community. They hosted 1DayLA in 2021 with more than 50,000 volunteers serving across Los Angeles! Pastor Gregg Matte, Missions Pastor Clark Reynolds, and other Houston's First leaders have met one-on-one with LHNL representatives over the past year to ensure that their beliefs and approach to ministry align with ours.

What is the goal?

The goals of 1DayHouston are to:
  • Unite churches and ministries across the city
  • Tell the community that the churches are “the ones who love”
  • Reach those who are far from Jesus as they are invited to serve alongside Christians

For Houston's First in particular, we want to:

  • Mobilize as many of our people as possible for a day of serving and representing Christ to the city
  • Link arms with large churches and small churches
  • Unite across all of our campuses to impact our community

How do I register?

All registration is done directly through the 1DayHouston.com website. See Register for 1DayHouston below for details.

What are Serve Centers?

You can think of a Serve Center like one of our ministry sites during our church's own GO Houston mission trip to our city. A Serve Center is a designated location where volunteers will gather to work on a specific project or projects. Each campus of Houston's First will host various Serve Centers, with some of them being GO Houston ministry sites from previous years. A full list of these is available here.

What type of work will we do?

1DayHouston will focus on four primary initiatives, with Serve Centers providing different ways to address these goals:

Who will serve at the Serve Centers?

When signing up to serve at 1DayHouston, our church family is invited to serve at one of our Serve Centers. In addition, anybody throughout our city wanting to serve that day can sign up for one of our Serve Centers, too! It will be a great opportunity to meet new people, and for you to invite your own friends and neighbors to serve with us.

  • Houston's First members are welcome to sign up for ANY of the Serve Centers throughout Houston whether's it's one hosted by our church or not.
  • All minors under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian present and be in their care at all times.

How long is 1DayHouston?

The service work done on that day will last a few hours, but will not be a full day. The exact schedule will be announced as soon as it is available, and it might vary based on the Serve Center.

Who else is participating?

There are over 250 churches, ministries, and organizations committed to be a part of 1DayHouston. Among them are our friends at Champion Forest Baptist Church, Sagemont Church, and Hope City Church, as well as at Houston Welcomes Refugees, Loving Houston, and Houston Responds. In addition to those organizations, anybody from the community can sign up to serve at 1DayHouston!

What can you tell me about the celebration event?

There will actually be TWO celebrations at the Toyota Center — one on the evening of Sat, Apr 29, and one on the evening of Sun, Apr 30. So many volunteers are expected to be a part of 1DayHouston that we will not all fit at just one celebration! Tickets will be given to volunteers at their respective Serve Centers.

Here who is slated to perform (as of Wed, Apr 12). Visit the 1DayHouston website for the latest information.

  • Sat, Apr 29 — Parker McCollum, Connor Smith, and Tobe Nwigwe
  • Sun, Apr 30 — Tim McGraw, Kari Jobe, Connor Smith, and Tobe Nwigwe

Register for 1DayHouston

NOTE: All Serve Centers hosted by Houston's First are FULL! You are welcome to volunteer at any other available Serve Center listed on the 1DayHouston website.

Ready to join the team? Great! All registration is done directly through the 1DayHouston website. Here's what you need to do:

  1. Review the Serve Centers below.
    • Each of our campuses is hosting a variety of Serve Centers across the greater Houston area.
    • Look over the list of Serve Centers in the section below to determine where you want to serve.
    • Make a note of that Serve Center's name before you go to the 1DayHouston website to register.
    • You are also welcome to serve at ANY of the hundreds of Serve Centers around the city. You do not have to serve at one hosted by Houston's First.
  2. Go to the 1DayHouston website here and walk through the registration form.
    • Click the Register Now button
    • Click the Begin Registration Now button
    • On the map shown, enter your desired Serve Center by name in the "Search for an event" field above the map
    • Once you find your desired Serve Center, click it
    • On the Serve Center's page, click Register at the top
    • Complete the registration process

Serve Centers

Review the Serve Centers hosted by each campus of Houston's First

The Loop

NOTE: All Serve Centers hosted by Houston's First are FULL! You are welcome to volunteer at any other available Serve Center listed on the 1DayHouston website.

Find the Serve Center where you want to serve, make note of it, then register for 1DayHouston at 1DayHouston.com!

  • Houston's First @ Faith Center–Harwin — FULL!
    Be a part of refugee relief as you assemble family welcome kits and learn about the refugee resettlement process in Houston.
  • Houston's First @ Faith Center–Harwin — FULL!
    Assemble and distribute food boxes to families in the Harwin area experiencing food insecurity.
  • Houston's First @ Faith Center Food Pantry — FULL!
    Assemble and distribute food boxes to families in the Spring Branch area experiencing food insecurity.
  • Houston's First @ Iglesia Bautista Hispana Neighborhood Family Party — FULL!
    Be part of Iglesia Bautista Hispana's neighborhood family party by assisting with 15 passenger van transportation and providing support at various stations.
  • Houston's First @ New Life Baptist Church — FULL!
    Serve single parent families through car care ministry and aid distribution.
  • Houston's First @ Prestige Learning Institute — FULL!
    Learn about refugee empowerment and the work of PLI. Prayer walk the community and assist with neighborhood clean up.
  • Houston's First @ The Loop Campus Homeless Outreach — FULL!
    Provide a meal and distribute care kits to the homeless in the community.
  • Houston’s First @ First Responders Serve — FULL!
    Assemble and deliver care kits for firefighters in the community. Deliver care kits to fire stations across Houston.

Registration at the following Serve Centers is being handled directly through Houston's First using the links below. Volunteers wanting to serve at these locations must have been pre-approved by our CYSNA Protection Policy at Houston's First. If you are not sure if you have been pre-approved, complete a registration form and a staff member will be in contact with you.

  • Houston's First @ Costa Mesa Apartments Family Day — FULL!
    Share God's love by helping to facilitate a neighborhood block party for the entire family at this apartment complex.
  • Houston's First @ Gia Memorial Apartments Family Day — FULL!
    Share God's love by helping to facilitate a neighborhood block party for the entire family at this apartment complex.
  • Houston's First @ The Pines at Long Point Apartments Family Day — FULL!
    Share God's love by helping to facilitate a neighborhood block party for the entire family at this apartment complex.
  • Houston's First @ Sunblossom Mountain Apartments Family Day — FULL!
    Share God's love by helping to facilitate a neighborhood block party for the entire family at this apartment complex.

Cypress

NOTE: All Serve Centers hosted by Houston's First are FULL! You are welcome to volunteer at any other available Serve Center listed on the 1DayHouston website.

Find the Serve Center where you want to serve, make note of it, then register for 1DayHouston at 1DayHouston.com!

  • Houston's First @ Care Net Pregnancy Center of Houston — FULL!
    Serve through helping with construction & beautification of the facility (ages 13+ with parent or guardian).
  • Houston's First @ Cy-Fair Helping Hands — FULL!
    Serve our homeless neighbors by assembling compassion bags (all ages welcome), helping with food pantry sorting & processing (ages 10+ with parent or guardian), and by making/delivering sandwiches & sack lunches to day laborers (ages 13+ with parent or guardian).
  • Houston's First @ Cypress Assistance Ministries — FULL!
    Serve through helping with food pantry sorting & restocking (ages 14+ with parent or guardian). Must be able to lift 35+ lbs, and be able to stand for long time periods.
  • Houston's First @ Hope Disaster Recovery — FULL!
    Serve our elderly and homeless neighbors by assembling food kits (all ages welcome), and helping with the beautification of homes through both indoor and outdoor painting (ages 15+ with parent or guardian).
  • Houston's First - Cypress Campus — FULL!
    Help serve Houston's First - Cypress through campus beautification and construction. We'll be picking up trash along Bridgeland HS property lines and constructing gravel sidewalk on the Cypress Campus property (ages 18+).
  • Houston's First @ Redeemed Ministries — FULL!
    Serve Redeemed Ministries through raking & bagging leaves (ages 10+ with parent or guardian), flower bed cleaning & planting (ages 10+ with parent or guardian), hauling wood & debris in flatbed trailer (ages 16+ with parent or guardian), and power washing (ages 16+ with parent or guardian).
  • Houston's First @ Sheridan Elementary — FULL!
    Serve Sheridan Elementary with the beautification of their campus by planting & flower bed cleaning (all ages welcome).
  • Houston's First @ The Connection School — FULL!
    Serve The Connection School with the beautification of their campus by landscaping, painting, and helping with minor repairs (all ages welcome).
  • Houston's First @ Friendship Baptist Church — FULL!
    Serve The Church at Friendship with the beautification of their campus by helping paint (ages 15+ with parent or guardian).

Downtown

NOTE: All Serve Centers hosted by Houston's First are FULL! You are welcome to volunteer at any other available Serve Center listed on the 1DayHouston website.

Find the Serve Center where you want to serve, make note of it, then register for 1DayHouston at 1DayHouston.com!

  • Mission Centers of Houston @ Gano Houston — FULL!
    Serve the community through AID distribution.
  • The Compassion Center @ Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist — FULL!
    Support the ministry of Mission Centers of Houston by helping to sort and organize goods and resources at the Compassion Center warehouse.
  • Buckner Family Hope Center – Reed Road — FULL!
    Serve the community through AID and food distribution, and neighborhood beautification.
  • Houston’s First – Downtown @ Nehemiah Homeless Project — FULL!
    Serve our homeless neighbors by giving out care packages, building relationships with those we meet, and having faith conversations with those who are open to speaking further. Minimum age 13+ and minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.
  • Restoration Community Development Corporation
    Serve the community through AID and food distribution, neighborhood beautification, and homeless outreach.

    Sienna

    NOTE: All Serve Centers hosted by Houston's First are FULL! You are welcome to volunteer at any other available Serve Center listed on the 1DayHouston website.

    Find the Serve Center where you want to serve, make note of it, then register for 1DayHouston at 1DayHouston.com!

    • Houston's First - Sienna Campus — FULL!
      Preparing a house for participants in a ministry's transitional program, including removing wallpaper and painting, moving exercise equipment, and clearing out a bedroom of clothes. Location will be provided for those who are serving.
    • Clothed by Faith — FULL!
      Sort, pack, and distribute new student clothing.
    • Houston's First @ Archbishop Fiorenza Park — FULL!
      Serve at Archbishop Fiorenza Park by making the park look more beautiful through picking up trash (all ages welcome).

    NOTE: For all three Serve Centers, we will follow this schedule:

    • 8a — Arrive at our Sienna Campus (4309 Sienna Parkway, Missouri City, Texas)
    • 9a — Arrive at the Serve Center
      • Volunteers may drive their own vehicles to the Serve Center, or ride in a 14-passenger van provided as space allows.
    • 12:30p — Depart the Serve Center
    • 1p — Arrive at our Sienna Campus


    Event Details

    • DateSat, Apr 29, 2023