PARK CARS TO RAISE $$ - Shepherds Heart, Waco – HOT Fair Parking Lot      
   Fundraiser - October 5-15

Grace Church allows Shepherds Heart, Waco to park cars in their parking lot for a fee during the HOT Fair. They need VOLUNTEERS to PARK CARS. You can serve for one hour or as many hours as you would like. Email Diane Graham, with the dates and times you can serve. The dates and times: Oct. 5-6th from 5-8pm; Oct. 7-8 from noon-7pm; Oct. 9-13 from 5-8pm and Oct. 14-15 from noon-7pm.

 FEED HUNGRY STUDENTS - Meals for Christian Women’s Job Corp (CWJC) Students:

It's hard for women to find dinner between work and class, and many of our studens are facing food insecurity on a regular basis. Would you or one of your groups be willing to bring a meal to CWJC on a Thursday evening this fall?

Sign Up to Bring Dinner to CWJC

Here are some helpful details:

What can we bring?      Our students enjoy a wide variety of meals! Salad, soup, tacos, pizza, casserole, lasagna, chicken, BBQ... you name it!  You can purchase a meal (like Rosa's, pizza, fried chicken, or a tray from HEB) or bring something from home.  We often receive sandwiches (and welcome!), but our ladies tell us it's nice to have a variety instead of sandwiches EVERY week.

How many are eating?      We estimate about 35 each week - that includes students in our English and Spanish GED classrooms, staff, interns, and volunteers.  Some weeks we anticipate a few more (for a special event) or a few less. The sign-up link includes details.

Do I need to bring drinks? Plates and forks?      CWJC will provide flatware and plates.  We have bottled water available. 

How does drop-off work?      Please drop off food between 4:30-4:45 so our students can eat before classes start at 5:30.  You can pull into the little circle drive or park along the street on Clay Ave between 5th and 6th Street.  Call or text and someone can meet at your car with a wagon!

HELP CHILDREN READ! - Book Club Mentor for 2nd-5th Graders @ Alta Vista Elementary: Serving as a Book Club mentor, you arrive for one lunch hour (Monday-Friday between 11am-1pm), you help your group of 2-3 children read a book. If you need to switch days of the week, you simply text Elaine, the Volunteer Coordinator, and let her know. 

For new mentors go this quick form to that will need to be completed before we can get you started as a mentor.

You will need to do your Waco ISD background check. You can click here to apply - it shouldn’t take more than a minute or two.  If you need help, here’s an  instructional video we made that walks through it step by step.

New training is completely virtual.   Click here for that training    

If you have any questions on any of that, feel free to email Elaine Embry-Mullins at or call/text (903) 851-4880.

SERVE OUR NEIGHBORS IN NEED! - Hygiene Items for University High School students: 88.7% of the student body are economically disadvantaged. They need FULL SIZE hygiene items for students. These are the hygiene items we are collecting (bins are located in the Adult Education Building and at Children’s Check-In):

  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Body Wash
  • Deodorant
  • Lotion
  • Menstrual Pads
  • Tampons
  • Laundry Detergent (any kind)

HELP CHILDREN SLEEP IN PEACE - Meadowbrook LOVES Bed Build:  Don’t miss your chance to share God’s love! We are hosting another Meadowbrook LOVES all-church missions event on Saturday, September 30 beginning at 8:15 am in the Gathering Place for breakfast tacos and prayer.  We will be partnering with the Waco chapter of Sleep in Heavenly Peace to build 30 beds for children in Waco sleeping on the floor.  All the tools and supplies are provided.

We would like everyone to wear a Meadowbrook Loves t-shirt. 

More info click HERE