Baby Blessings partners with Parent Life (formerly Teen Parents of Lubbock) to identify expectant mothers who are most in need of support–socially, emotionally, and spiritually. Baby Blessings throws baby showers for these young mothers in order to show love in the name of Christ.
Birthday Boxes is a ministry with Children’s Home of Lubbock that makes ready-to-go parties in a box for kids in foster care. Anyone can participate by purchasing a cake for $25, cake + gift for $50, or an entire Birthday Box for $125 (party for 12). These make great gifts for others, or share your own birthday on Facebook or Twitter!
Carpenter’s Church is an inner-city church in downtown Lubbock (13th & Ave. T). Carpenter’s is a home for the homeless and a family for the abandoned. The primary task of Carpenter’s is to cultivate a community formed by God that works for the physical, spiritual, and emotional restoration of those in poverty. We support Jaime Wheeler in her ministry at Carpenter’s.
Carpenter’s 101 is an introduction to ministry with the poor and homeless. This discussion and experience-oriented class, hosted by Chad & Jaime Wheeler at Carpenter’s Church, is designed to help anyone grow in an understanding of poverty. We’ll also go on a tour of some of the major hang-out and resource spots for our friends in downtown Lubbock.
The Children’s Home of Lubbock has blessed over 6,000 children through its various programs during its 50+ year history. In addition to Monterey’s financial partnership with the Children’s Home, our members engage the children living at the Children’s Home through tutoring meals, birthday party boxes, and other special opportunities throughout the year.
Family Promise seeks to restore the dignity, safety, and independence of families struggling with homelessness by providing a stable environment, case management, and connection to the community. As part of the Lubbock Family Promise effort, Monterey provides evening meals, overnight chaperones, transportation, and weekend support. You can sign up for our host weeks here:
The American Cancer Society Hope Lodge (3511 10th St.) offers free lodging for cancer patients as well as transportation to and from cancer treatments. The Hope Lodge is the first of its kind in a non-metropolitan area. Monterey members provide a meal each week for patients and their families staying there.
Love on a Leash is a Pet Therapy Ministry that uses lovable and well-trained dogs and handlers to visit hospitals, nursing homes, schools and anywhere there are those in need of love, encouragement, and a smile. These “gentle giants” can make anyone feel better!
Monterey partners with Lubbock Meals on Wheels to deliver meals to residents who are disabled, elderly, or cannot cook for themselves. Lubbock Meals on Wheels serves over 700 meals each day, and over 160 meals each weekend in the Lubbock community.
Monterey’s Orphan Care Ministry partners with local churches, agencies, and non-profits through Lubbock’s One Heart Orphan Care network to offer a range of support to foster families in Lubbock. Among them, Monterey hosts a monthly Foster Parent Night Out, builds gift baskets for foster families, and hosts quarterly Babysitting Training to provide respite for foster families.
Monterey seeks to be a safe place for young women walking through the difficulties of unexpected pregnancy and related challenges. Whether it’s confidential counseling, connection to professional care, or just someone who understands, we desire to stand with these young women just as Jesus stands with us.
Kairos Prison Ministry volunteers enter our prisons for a weekend of ministering to incarcerated individuals. Kairos believes that true rehabilitation starts with the “heart”. With this in mind, the ministry begins with volunteers who model and share God’s unconditional love, grace and mercy. Our next Kairos weekend is Nov. 12-15 in the Montford Unit.
St. Benedict’s Chapel is a church for the working poor and homeless and has been “Feeding Body and Soul” since 2007. St. Benedict’s is a ministry partnership of nine diverse churches in Lubbock and provides free meals to the community 7 days a week. Teams of volunteers from Monterey purchase, prepare, and serve a meal every Wednesday and some Tuesdays.
Same Light Ministries was launched by our teens in 2011. In partnership with a trailer park in NW Lubbock, they have brought the presence of Christ to children and families each week, planning and playing games, teaching Bible lessons, and sharing meals together. Same Light has been granted property in the neighborhood from which the ministry operates.
Special Needs Ministry longs to build a church culture where people of all abilities feel God’s unconditional welcome. We recognize the unique stresses faced by families with special needs, and we believe the church exists to surround and nurture these families in Christ. Be a buddy, co-teach a class, or be a VBS helper for a special needs group by clicking above.
Third Day ministry offers skilled labor and consulting to those in need in our community, with special emphasis given to widows. This team goes out on a regular basis to serve in various projects and activities focused on blessing the lives of others.
Threads of Love is a sewing ministry that seeks to bless the families of premature infants as well parents of newborns who die due to stillbirth, miscarriage or infant death. This ministry desires to comfort and bind the hearts of parents during a time of uncertainty.