Summer Volunteering at the Arc of Katy
Why: To put into action Cornerstone’s mission: “Renewing our families, our communities, and our world by bringing faith and life together in Christ.” – To be a blessing to our community – To come along side the Arc of Katy and help them minister to those who might be considered by some to be the “least of these”.
Who: The Arc of Katy (A 501(c)(3) Corporation) works to create opportunities for all children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) that enable each person to be a participating and respected member of our community and to grow in mind, body and spirit.
When: 8:00AM to 3:00PM Monday through Friday each week beginning June 5 through August 18
Where: Cornerstone’s gym
How: There are MANY ways to pitch in. Which one works for you?
Prayer: Most importantly, pray! Pray for Arc, their staff and campers. Pray for good weather over the summer. Pray for the Arc Team as we begin to meet together. Pray that the Lord would use all of us at Cornerstone to be a blessing and proclaim the gospel.
Cornerstone Days @ the Arc: Join us for one or more Cornerstone Days @ the Arc: Wednesday, June 7, Wednesday July 5 or Wednesday, August 2. There are several ways you can help.
- 10:30AM Community Crafts: Volunteers will assist the Arc campers creating crafts which will be delivered to various area ministries. (contact Carol Kutzer about this assignment at (281) 579-1080 or info@CornerstoneKaty.org.)
- 12:00PM Lunch: help prepare and serve lunch to the Arc campers and staff. (contact Linda Cover) Please visit: www.volunteersignup.org/EXLBB to sign up for menu items.
- 12:30PM Activity Time: After lunch, our Cornerstone youth spend time doing fun physical activities. (contact May Gourlay)
ARC Sunday: Each summer, invite the campers and their families to worship with us one Sunday. This summer, Arc Sunday will be August 6. We will start the morning with a continental breakfast. Then the campers will share a song or two with our congregation during the worship service and also be invited to assist our teams of Ushers and Greeters.
Open House: At the end of the summer the ARC has a tradition of hosting an Open House for the friends and families of the ARC campers. This is a highly energetic event where the campers show off the skills they have learned over the summer, projects they have completed and give the families a taste of their experiences. We would like to provide a reception for those who attend this event. We will need baked goods and beverages and people to serve them. This event is scheduled for Thursday, August 10 around 1:00PM. (contact Doniece Russell)
Security Shift: The Arc needs people 18 years and older to sit at the front door of the gym for 1 shift each day. The morning shift is from 8:00AM to NOON. The afternoon shift is NOON to 3:00PM. Just sit and read, play Angry Birds on your phone or write the next great American novel – just be there to be a gate keeper. We would like to cover as many of these shifts as possible and to make it as convenient as possible. If you are interested in volunteering with the Arc of Katy outside of Cornerstone events, you will need to complete the volunteer application. For information about volunteering with the Arc of Katy please visit: http://thearcofkaty.org/volunteer
I look forward to hearing from you.