Every month we come together to Serve around North Texas. Some projects are open to families serving together, and others are limited to adults only. If your next step is serving others, join us in one of our upcoming projects listed below.
BACKPACK BASH FOR BACK TO SCHOOL
Backpack Bash — It’s time to bless our local students and teachers as they prepare for next school year. From May 15 – June 15, 2022, we help them do this in the safest way possible by developing partnerships with RISD, other faith-based and corporate partners and key companies in the educational circle including D&W SourceAll to create a COVID safe backpack with supplies for each student. Our goal is to bless 7500 students with backpacks and supplies for the 2022-2023 school year. We’re asking for you to partner with us in blessing these students. For only $20 you can help us outfit a child with a technology protective backpack filled with RISD approved school supplies, pre-packaged to prevent contamination and ready to be given to a student in need.
INTERNATIONAL FRIENDS – ESL
This ESL program has been going strong for over 50 years and provides an opportunity for immigrants in our area to learn and develop their English skills while hearing about Jesus in a morning or evening session. This group will resume meetings in September. Please check back to register as a student or volunteer.
AUSTIN STREET SHELTER
Austin Street Center provides safe shelter and meets the basic needs of the most vulnerable homeless. Founded in 1983, Austin Street Center is the largest low barrier shelter in Dallas that serves men, ages 45 and older, and women, ages 18 and older. Each person who finds shelter with Austin Street Center is provided a safe place to sleep, showers, clothing, and meals. Each month our church members clean, prepare, cook and deliver a baked potato meal to Austin Street Center Shelter. This is traditionally the 4th week of the month. As the pandemic has changed many things, this group continues in a modified version in order to provide for the needs of this wonderful ministry, Austin Street Center’s goal is to help clients transition from homelessness to independence. #HelpThemHome
CHURCH UNDER THE TREE
Church Under the Tree — This outreach to homeless neighbors in Plano meets weekly at Haggard Park beginning with lunch at 1:30PM on Sundays. Come join us in providing a much needed meal, friendship and a Gospel message with these neighbors. If you would like more information about this ministry please click:
FOOD FOR FAMILIES
Food for Families – On the second Saturday of each month, our Food for Families team picks up food from Crossroads Community Services, sorts it on church campus, and receives families struggling with hunger needs as they pick up their personalized, nutritionally balanced food. Normally, we provide 7 days of food for every month. Click the buttons below to volunteer or to help a family that may benefit from this ministry.
FBCR COMMUNITY GARDEN
METRO RELIEF BUS
Metro Relief Bus is a homeless outreach organization that specializes in deep relationships with those on the streets in an attempt to point them to Jesus and provide resources to help them get back on their feet. Volunteers help in making and distributing soup, drinks, bread and toiletry items. There is a heavy emphasis on relationship building and praying with our homeless friends. For more information or to join us in this effort click the button below.
A creative way to recycle plastic bags and make sleep mats for our homeless neighbors while joining a great group of encouraging prayer warriors in blessing some of the least of these. Join these ladies throughout the week to continue the process or find out what you can do at home that will help them simplify their process and be of value to others. Together they have created over 500 mats in just over 3 years and are headed “full-speed” toward 600+! If you would like more information please click:
ANGEL TREE (CHRISTMAS SEASON)
Join us in bringing Christmas joy to families walking through a challenging season of life. Through this unique ministry we bless the families in our area who are faced with immense challenges. To find out more about what our 2022 Angel Tree program will be like, click below