Serve During the Pandemic

How can you continue to serve during the world-wide pandemic and keep others and yourself safe at the same time?

The best thing you can do is get vaccinated if you have not already. This is the best way for our community, nation, and world to move past this pandemic.

A great way to love your neighbor as yourself is to practice good covedticate.

  • remember that people have different levels of comfort on wearing masks. Please don’t judge.
  • practice good hygiene

CAM Ministry Team

We have a group that meets regularly to make sack lunches for people experiencing homelessness. You can help! These sack lunches are dropped off at CAM (Christian Assistance Ministry), and they distribute them.

They will accept donations twice a month but will only pack 400 bags once a month and deliver 200 bags twice a month to CAM (this is their request). Please bring donations to the Atrium on the parking lot side on the dates below, 8:45 am – 9:45 am every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. You can bring donations at other times (like Sunday mornings) and drop them on the green counter in the Maresh Hall Kitchen.

Here are the regular needs; they change slightly each time they meet (The core group and a tiny group of church members provide ministry.  After doing this for many months, it is getting expensive. It would be great to involve more church members and others in the community bringing in these needed items.)

  1. Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches Individually wrapped in ziplock bags
  2. Fruit cups NOT limited to applesauce
  3. Individual bags of chips
  4. Individual bags of cookies (not homemade)
  5. Granola bars or Nutrigrain bars
  6. Peanut butter crackers
  7. Individual hard candies like peppermints
  8. Checks made payable directly to CAM (Christian Assistance Ministry) or Woodland marked CAM Ministry Team.

San Antonio Food Bank

The San Antonio Food Bank is being stretched pretty thin. Here are a couple of ways you can help.

  1. Give to them through the YouthCUE donation page. YouthCUE has a special event coming soon to benefit the SA Food Bank.
  2. Volunteer at the SA Food Bank. They need many more volunteers right now. Learn more on their site.

Give Blood

Our area blood supply is getting low. The South Texas Blood and Tissue Center is taking limited donors at a time to help protect everyone’s health. Learn more and set up an appointment at their site.

Get Vaccinated

People age 16 and up can get the COVID vaccine, and soon, everyone 12 and up will be able to. The vaccine is free. The vaccine is safe.

By getting the vaccine, you are protecting yourself from serious illness and death and you are protecting others. You may have a great immune system, but not everyone does. This will help us reach herd immunity and get things closer to normal.

Find a COVID vaccine near you at vaccines.gov.

Text your ZIP code to GETVAX (438829) in English, or VACUNA (822861) in Spanish to get the contact information of three locations near you with available vaccines.