Volunteer Spotlight

MDPC has many opportunities to volunteer in ways that make immediate and lasting impacts. Our amazing global and local outreach partners continually minister to the needs of their clients and communities, and we know you're eager (as are we!) to help them through prayer and hands-on support. Keep scrolling for current volunteer needs...

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Join ECHOS on designated Tuesdays to feed 275-300 families facing food insecurity. They need our help to sort, pack and distribute food.

Volunteer with ECHOS

Epiphany Community Health Outreach Services (ECHOS) is an MDPC ministry partner connecting people in need with health, social, and educational resources that improve lives. Collaborating with over 30 organizations, ECHOS offers benefits application assistance and education for Medicaid, CHIP, Harris Health System, and SNAP benefits; health screenings; food from a food pantry; and more for families in Houston.

Local Schools

Mentored youth report better behavior, stronger friendships, and improved grades because of the commitment of one adult. You can be that ONE ADULT!

With just a small investment of time once a week as a mentor or tutor, you can make a big difference in the life of a young person at a local school. In just 30-60 minutes weekly, mentors, tutors, and volunteers supply the gift of hope to those they touch and give young people a vision of success.

HUG at Housman Elementary (SBISD)

Become a Reading Buddy to a second grader. Oct-Apr, one morning a week, Mon-Wed, 9:00-10:00am.
Staff Appreciation opportunities are also available. Training provided!
Contact Laura Bushong ( ) to learn more!

IMPACT at Spring Woods Middle School (SBISD)

Mentor a student 30 minutes each week. Training is provided.
Staff Appreciation opportunities are also available.
Contact Stewart Kepper ( ), Susan Wienert ( ), or Peggie Mueller ( ) to learn more!

PANTHER PALS at Piney Point Elementary School (HISD)

Tutor second graders for 30 minutes in reading or help in the teacher workroom. Training provided.
Mondays, anytime between 1:00-5:00. Come when you can and stay as long as you are able!
Staff Appreciation opportunities are also available.
Contact Chris Gehrman ( ) or Judye Hartman ( ) to learn more!

Fuente Food Pantry

MDPC Fuente Food Pantry continues to serve hundreds of families every Saturday morning on our campus. To be able to serve all the families that come to the pantry, we need more help. Questions? Contact Barbara Mueller at 281.460.5831 or .

  • Saturdays: Need 4-5 Volunteers
    Register the clients waiting in their cars, you do not need to work the entire time.
    Ability to speak Spanish is helpful but not required.
  • Saturdays: Need 30 volunteers every week
    Pack food boxes; load packed food boxes into the clients' trunk.
    Set up, break down, and clean up. You do not need to work the entire time.

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Kids' Meals

In Houston, one in four preschool children go to bed hungry. You can make sure there is one less empty tummy! Kids' Meals is a community based organization which serves healthy lunches to preschool-aged children living in poverty. Nutritious meals are provided Monday through Friday year-round, free of cost to the families.

At MDPC, we meet the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 4:30 to 6:00pm in our Fellowship Hall. Each participant is asked to bring five loaves of white or wheat bread and a servant's heart. All are welcome, so come join the effort to end childhood hunger in Houston!

Registration opens at 12:00am on the first of each month and is helpful, but not required.

Registration for Jan 11 opens Jan 1

Volunteer of the Week

Our spotlight this week honors Nancy Blurton and Mary Gwen Hulsey, two long-time Sanctuary Choir members who have led choir outreach projects for over a decade. In Nov 2010, Dave Peterson issued a Bless Challenge to our congregation, and Mary Gwen received an envelope with $10 in it to be used to "Bless Someone." With that money, she offered a meal to a downtown homeless man. That simple act provided the spark for the choir’s annual Dec carol sing and pizza party in downtown Houston. The volunteers also provided hygiene kits, gloves, hats, books, and clothes donated by choir members.
Other annual activities led by Mary Gwen and Nancy include donations for refugees through Interfaith Ministries; organizing choir participation in MDPC's Thanksgiving-Meal-in-a-Bag and Christmas for Kids; and distributions for Meals on Wheels and Emergency Hurricane Preparedness boxes to Houstonians in need. On Oct 2, the choir will sing for the Brookwood Community. A big "thank you" to these dedicated choir members who continue to inspire others to be Christ’s hands and feet in the world!

Harvey Trammell  is a Caring Ministries all-star! He is currently the Visitation Deacon and chairs the Home Visitation committee while visiting several homebound members himself. He’s also a faithful volunteer in the Second Family and Mobile Meals ministries, regularly delivering meals, taking people to doctors’ appointments, and running other errands for those with limited first-family support. On top of that, Harvey is a longtime Stephen Minister who has walked confidentially alongside other Christian men going through hard times. And if that weren’t enough, he is always quick to offer his support whenever and wherever the need arises. Harvey is the epitome of Jesus “with skin on” and we are grateful for his service! 

Tom Dodson , a long-time leader on MDPC's Men's Life team, is this week's Volunteer Spotlight! He has held several vital roles in the Men's Life program. To quote Tom: “The gifts this service has provided me...are invaluable. I hope every man gets to experience the Men’s Life program in the way I have.”

Our Volunteer Spotlight this week is a familiar face around MDPC! If you've been part of an MDPC service project, you've probably worked alongside Hobert Plunkett. He's been/is a Bible in 90 Days facilitator, an IMPACT mentor at Spring Woods MS, an Outreach Elder, a project leader for Church in the City, a Summer Celebration volunteer, a regular at Kids' Meals, on the Alpha Prayer Team, an ECHOS Food Pantry volunteer, a Bible study leader for Amazing Place, and a STAPLE at Saturday's Fuente Food Pantry. An amazing servant!

Laura Benes had so much fun at her first Girls' Getaway in 2014 that she decided then and there she wanted to be Women’s Ministry Elder so she could be in charge of it! We love Laura's creativity and passion as a volunteer. She did become involved with MDPC Women after that first Girls’ Getaway and has served in countless areas since then, including as Elder in 2017-2020. While an Elder, Laura did so much to grow Women's Ministries, but her contributions didn't end there. Her outgoing personality, beautiful designs, and passion have helped make MDPC Women the ministry it is today. She's the gift that keeps on giving!

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