Baby Blessings partners with Parent Life 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. To learn more about this ministry contact them here.
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). To support this ministry see their Volunteer Hub page here.
Children’s Home of 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. See their Volunteer Hub page here, or see our 2019 host week schedules:
Fiesta Friday is a fun night for teens and adults with special needs. On the last Friday of each month, we enjoy games, movies, and snacks together while caregivers enjoy an evening out. You will be so blessed to join us on one of these nights! See the Fiesta Friday Volunteer Hub page here.
Home Helpers serves the elderly, widows, and single moms in our church family by providing basic around the house labor (yard work, clean up, and minor home repair). Home Helpers meets one Saturday a month to scatter across the city and bless the lives of others. If you are in need of home help, or know someone who is, please make a referral here. To volunteer, see their Volunteer Hub page 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. To learn about volunteering, contact this ministry here.
Love on a Leash
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! To learn about this ministry contact them here.
Monterey partners with Lubbock Impact (34th & Boston) to provide volunteer support for their weekly soup kitchen, clothing closet, and medical clinic. Lubbock Impact offers its wide variety of services to the community each Wednesday. To connect with this ministry see their Volunteer Hub page here.
Meals on Wheels
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. To learn more about this ministry contact them here.
One Saves Three Blood Drive
Monterey’s Blood Drive Ministry hosts blood drives at the Monterey campus throughout the year to provide much needed units for patients in need. To learn more about this ministry contact them here.
Foster & Adoption
Monterey challenges families to step into foster and adoption in a number of ways. We are a One Heart Orphan Care partner, an alliance of 20 local churches advancing the Church’s response to the foster care crisis. We also host a monthly Foster Parent Night Out for moms and dads to refresh. To get connected to our Foster Parent Nights Out see our Volunteer Hub page here. To learn more about foster and adoption contact Aaron Dawson here.
Unexpected Pregnancy & Post-Abortion Recovery
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. To learn more contact our Parkridge liason here or see Parkridge Pregnancy Center.
Open Door is an inner-city hub for those experiencing homelessness in downtown Lubbock (13th & Ave. T). Open Door is a home for the homeless and a family for the abandoned. Their primary task 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 Open Door.
Poverty 101 is now “Ministry With the Poor”. This discussion and experience-oriented class, hosted by Chad & Jaime Wheeler at Open Door, 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. See Upcoming Dates here.
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. Kairos “inside” weekends happen each May and November. To learn more about this ministry contact us here.
St. Benedict’s Chapel
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 ten 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. To serve or check team schedules click below:
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. To learn more about Same Light contact us here.
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. To teach a Sunday morning class, be a buddy, or co-teach, see our Volunteer Hub page here. If you are a special needs family contact Deanna Dawson here.
Threads of Love
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. To learn more about this ministry contact them here.