Church in the City 2023

Get ready to get out there and serve!

This annual all-church service project is when MDPC leaves the pews to serve our city. Be part of CITC weekend and shine God's light throughout Houston!
Service opportunities are available on both Saturday and Sunday of CITC weekend, Feb 25 and 26. Click here for answers to common questions about CITC.

CITC T-shirts

A new T-shirt design is available for just $10/shirt. Order when you register, or feel free to wear a CITC shirt from a previous year.

Childcare

Free childcare available at MDPC on Sat, Feb 25 (9:00am-12:30pm) and Sun, Feb 26 (8:00am-1:00pm) for ages 3 months-3 years ONLY. Only Saturday childcare requires pre-registration.

Sat Childcare RSVP  Registration not required for Sunday childcare.

Can't Volunteer?

If you have a conflict and can't sign up for CITC, you still can care for Houston by donating cases of bottled water and loaves of white or wheat sandwich bread for projects. Bread collection begins Sun, Feb 19 (to ensure freshness, please don't bring bread sooner). Bring donations to MDPC Front Office.

Volunteer Opportunities

Houston food Bank

Houston Food Bank

Location: 535 Portwall St, Houston, TX 77029. Bus transportation between MDPC and HFB is available for $5/person. Seats are limited. 
Age Requirement: 6+ years old. Youth 18 and under must be accompanied by an adult.  
Shift: Sunday, 9:00-Noon
Registration:
A separate registration with HFB is no longer required! Simply sign up with MDPC at the link below.

Details & Registration for HFB

Kids’ Meals

Kids' Meals

Location: MDPC Gym
Age Requirement: 5 years and up, accompanied by an adult.
Shift Options:
 • Saturday, 10:00am-Noon
 • Sunday, 9:00-10:30am
 • Sunday, 10:30am-Noon
Things to Remember: Everyone making sandwiches is required to wear a hair covering. Please bring a hat. Hair nets and gloves will be available.

Details & Registration for KM Sat      Details & Registration for KM Sun

Santa Maria Hostel

Santa Maria Hostel

Location: 2605 Parker Rd, Houston, TX 77093
Age Requirement: 10+ years old. Youth 18 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Shift: Sunday, 9:00am-12:30pm

Details & Registration for Santa Maria

Spring Spirit

Spring Spirit

Location: 8526 Pitner Rd, Houston, TX 77080
Age Requirement: 6+ years old. Youth 18 and under must be accompanied by an adult
Shift: Sunday, 9:00-Noon
Things to Remember: Seeking strong backs and/or willing spirits - this will be quite a physical project!

Details & Registration for Spring Spirit

City Prayer Walk

Prayer Walk

Location:  Volunteers will meet at MDPC for instructions, training, and to break into prayer walk groups. Groups will pray at various locations including: City Center/Town & Country, Buffalo Bayou Park near Downtown Houston, or Memorial City Mall.
Age Requirement: 18+
Shift: Sunday, 9:00-Noon
Things to Remember: Email project lead Dan Aikins, MDPC Evangelism Pastor, with questions: daikins@mdpc.org

Registration for Prayer Walk

Outreach Partner Projects

Outreach Partner Projects

Location: MDPC 
Age Requirement: These projects are designed for our youngest CITC participants or for those with limited mobility.
Shift Options:
 • Sunday, 9:00-10:30am
 • Sunday, 10:30am-Noon
Things to Remember: These projects are designed for our youngest CITC participants or for those with limited mobility.

Details & Registration for Partner Projects

At-Home Projects • 4 Options

Make Socks of Hope

  1. Package items inside one tube sock.
  2. Use the second sock to fold over the stuffed sock to hold the bundle together. If necessary, feel free to tie the two together with ribbon or string.
  3. Choose any variety of items to include inside your socks. Suggested items: granola bar, cheese or peanut butter crackers, small water bottle, toothbrush & toothpaste, bar of soap, tissues, washcloth, deodorant, razor, note of encouragement
  4. Bring sock bundles to the MDPC front office in the week following CITC.

Write Letters to Campers

  1. Learn about our partner: Each summer, Stoney Creek Ranch provides urban youth with the opportunity to learn about God’s love in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Campers try new activities such as climbing the ropes course, blobbing, fishing, kayaking, seeing a deer, playing ultimate frisbee, and more. They grow in self-confidence and deepen connections with others, all while learning they are eternally loved by God. Stoney Creek provides fun, engaging activities designed to test initiative, develop perseverance, and foster servant-leadership. The Gospel is shared through Bible studies, praise, and worship led by Stoney Creek’s staff.
  2. Write a note of encouragement that will be delivered to a camper during their summer camp session.
  3. Bring notes to the MDPC front office in the week following CITC.

Create Letters or Care Packages for College Students

  1. Write notes and/or put together a “college care package” or Easter basket for college students at Boys & Girls Country.
  2. Suggested items to include: coffee cup with Keurig coffee cups, chap stick, candy, hand sanitizer, pens, hi-lighters, pencils, index cards, gum, beef jerky, granola bars, post-it notes
  3. Return all letters and/or care packages to the MDPC front office in the week following CITC.

Write Letters to MDPC Global Missionary Partners

  1. Write a note of encouragement to one or more of our global missionaries.
  2. Drop off your letters to the front office at MDPC following CITC.
  3. Outreach staff will address and mail letters to each partner.
  4. Click here to see the list of Global Missionary Partners.