Back 2 School Backpacks
The start of school is right around the corner! This year Parkway is partnering with the Brookshire Police Department to collect new backpacks filled with school supplies for students in our community. It’s a simple way to share Jesus’ love with kids. Purchase the backpack and supplies. Fill the backpack and bring it to church on 7/24, 7/31 & 8/7. Below is the list of supplies to put in the backpack.
1 – Pair of Earbud Headphones
1 – Pair of Student Scissors
8 – Jumbo Glue Sticks
1 – 100 Count Package of Lined Notebook Paper
6 – Boxes of #2 Pencils with Erasers
6 – Large pink erasers
1 – Box of 24 Crayons
1 – Box of Markers
4 – Folders with brads
6 – Boxes of Kleenex/Tissue
2 – Bottles of Hand Sanitizer
1 – Disinfectant Wipes/Clorox Wipes
1 – Student Zip Bag to Hold School Supplies
1 – 1 set of Gallon Ziploc Bags
1 – Handheld Pencil Sharpeners
1 – Mesh Backpack
4 – Composition Notebooks
Food Fair – 7:30am – 10:00am / Westpark Location (27043 FM 1093, Richmond TX 77406)
Join us as we partner with Family Hope to provide a month’s worth of groceries to 300 deserving families in our community. This is a great opportunity for everyone in your family to serve together. All you need to do is show up on the Second Saturday at 7:30am. Once you arrive please park in the Northwest section of the parking lot. Families receiving food park in the South section of the parking lot. After arrival go to the Family Hope tent in the South parking lot to sign in and receive a job and instructions. Wear your Parkway T-Shirt if you have one!
Food Fair – 8:00am – 11:30am / North Katy Location (5819 Tenth St. Katy TX 77493)
Join us as we partner with Katy Christian Ministries and the Houston Food Bank to ease food insecurity for families in need throughout our community. This is a great opportunity for everyone in your family to serve together. All you need to do is show up on the Second Saturday at 8:00 AM. Once you arrive, please park in the lot across Tenth St from our church. It will be marked with a “Volunteer Parking” sign. After parking, go to the round table at the northwest corner of the building, fill out the Volunteer Sign In & wait to receive a job and instructions. Wear your Parkway T-Shirt if you have one!
When you support Parkway Fellowship, you are helping support ministry outside the walls of our church. Below you can learn about the different organizations we partner with, all who are making a difference here locally and around the world.
The mission of Elijah Rising is to end sex trafficking through prayer, awareness, intervention, and restoration. In 2020, this ministry provided 1056 nights of safe housing and reached 474 women through intervention. Formed in 2011, this group firmly believed that prayer was the most important and most effective response to the human trafficking epidemic. Today Elijah Rising is ending sex trafficking through prayer, building awareness, intervention, and restoration.
Demand Disruption believes that all people are created equal and deserve freedom and respect. Sexual exploitation exists in a cycle of supply and demand. This organization fights sex trafficking by reducing demand. Demand Disruption has crafted a wide range of classes, workshops, programs and initiatives to support community leaders, organizations, those struggling with unwanted sexual behavior, and their loved ones.
Family Hope is the largest non-profit agency that exclusively serves northern Fort Bend County’s residents with medical assistance, food, rent and utility assistance, job searches, furniture and disaster relief. They work towards transforming hurting people into healthy families through the hope of God. They serve by assisting the community with food in moments of crisis, and equipping them with resources to identify, leverage, and develop community assets in order to improve lives.
Katy Christian Ministries
Katy Christian Ministries is a Social Service non-profit serving the Katy/West Houston area. They have Social Service Departments that offer emergency financial assistance, Food Pantry, Crisis Center that houses the Domestic Abuse Center and Sexual Assault Center, Resale Store, and Donation Center. Currently, KCM has 35 Coalition Churches in Fulshear, Katy, West Houston, and surrounding areas.
Feed the Hunger
Feed the Hunger is a Christian ministry delivering hope and a future to malnourished children around the world who are vulnerable to starvation by utilizing volunteers to pack life-saving meals, which we distribute along with culturally appropriate Bibles. They seek to meet these needs in three target audiences: (1) at-risk children in America and overseas, (2) those in crisis situations, such as refugees and victims of natural disasters, and (3) ethnic groups that are just beginning to be reached with the message of Jesus.
Champions Kids Camp
Champions Kids Camp’s mission is to nurture children who have survived a traumatic injury, illness, or personal loss, such as the loss of a parent or sibling. Singer/Songwriters, Bill & Kim Nash, founded CKC in 2001 in honor of their oldest son, Billy, who survived childhood Leukemia. Over the years, CKC has helped thousands of children to move past their trauma, which gives them improved self-esteem & social skills, reduced fear and anxiety, higher grades in school, and the tools to become a productive part of our community.
Smilin’ Rylen Foundation
The Smilin’ Rylen Foundation is dedicated to raising awareness about organ donation and to assist families in crisis. Rylen Cowen earned his angel wings on June 5, 2017, at only 13.5 months old, after a battle with Bacterial Meningitis. Little but Mighty, Rylen did not leave this earth untouched. Thanks to the medical advances in organ donation, Rylen was able to save 5 lives. In 2019, the Smilin’ Rylen Foundation was able to donate over $45,000 to Ronald McDonald House Houston, Life gift, Emma’s Hugs, and Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep.
Katy Fulshear Young Life
Katy Fulshear Young Life’s goal is to show young people how much God cares about them by showing up in their world and sharing the message of God’s love through Jesus in ways and words they could understand and relate to. Since 1941, Young Life leaders have walked with kids and earned the right to be heard in an exhausting and exciting world. In 2018, 348,000 kids were involved every week all around the world.
Keturah’s Haven is a Christ-centered home to assist homeless pregnant women who need to be loved, nurtured, encouraged and supported during their pregnancy. Keturah’s Haven was established to break the chain of generational poverty and hopelessness by providing women in crisis pregnancies a loving, structured environment as well as the necessary resources and support for them and their children to become productive, well-balanced and contributing citizens.
Impact Africa’s mission is to motivate, educate, disciple and provoke individuals toward a passionate relationship with Jesus Christ through socially relevant outlets of ministry service; which in turn deeply impact individuals, communities, and nations. Their programs and emphasis include an opportunity to create jobs for local South Africans, they have found this to be an effective way to sustain long-term strategies and maximize impact on the Communities we are working in. They are are fueled by the idea of equipping and mobilizing South Africans to impact fellow South Africans.
Makarios is on a mission to equip Churches, Schools, and Families in order to bring about spiritual restoration. They strive to see vulnerable communities spiritually restored through the love of Jesus Christ. Makarios operates a School and a Family Empowerment Center in Montellano, Dominican Republic, and partners with under-resourced schools to provide training and resources for them to launch their own Family Empowerment Centers. Through these Family Empowerment Centers, a connection between the school and the family is made that results in parents being more capable and effective in raising their children from a biblical worldview.
The Mission statement for Venezuela Now, Inc. is simply: “Reach the Lost of Venezuela”.
We do this primarily by training indigenous pastors and leaders to reach their nation for Christ. Our primary partnership is with the United Methodist Church of Venezuela which was created by students in the Seminary and holds its annual conferences on the Seminary Campus. However, we train leaders from many denominations and independent churches from across the country. The overarching goal is to train Venezuelan pastors to be effective mission ministers able to pastor a primary church and to plant additional congregations and social missions for the purpose of reaching the lost of Venezuela.