The Canvas community seeks to embody the active love of Jesus by participating in redemptive work together within the Montrose neighborhood: helping the poor, feeding the hungry, consoling the lonely, and healing the wounded. We intentionally seek growth in maturity, integrity, and compassion in order to strengthen our connection with God and neighbor. This means forming disciples who live as Jesus would live if He were living their life. This means becoming a church that goes out, instead of only trying to bring people in. Here are some ways you can get involved.
We partner with Kids Hope USA to provide mentors to elementary school students at Wharton K-8 Dual Language Academy. Mentoring is all about building a friendship with the student and being a consistent, positive adult presence in their life as well as helping them with school work and other life skills.
WOMEN’S HOME ART PARTY
The workshops take place once per month at The Women’s Home on Westheimer and are designed to create a fun, safe environment for participants to process experiences through participation in different kinds of creative art projects.
HOMELESS CARE PACKAGES
Serve Houston’s homeless population by working with a team to assemble and distribute care packages. Each package contains something to eat, something to drink, a Help Card, and a bible.
Once per month Canvas visits the Cottage Shop at The Women’s Home on Westheimer to sort donations, inventory items, rearrange the showroom floor, and take care of other duties as assigned. The income generated from the Cottage Shop allows the Women’s Home to provide quality programs and resources for local women in transition.
ART/MUSIC IN WORSHIP
Because God is an infinitely creative being Canvas believes that creativity is an expression of worship to the Lord. We are always looking for musicians and artists to enrich the worship experience at Canvas. If you would like to paint, sculpt or add to the sonic landscape in worship please contact Carole Sconfitto.
SPONSORING A REFUGEE FAMILY
NEW: Canvas is sponsoring a refugee family through Interfaith Ministry. Sponsorship involves taking the family to the grocery store, showing them around town, helping them run errands, moving them into their apartment, and possibly even greeting them at the airport upon their arrival. Volunteers are on call for a six month period and are part of a 8-10 member team.
BAKING BREAD AT KINDRED KITCHEN – COLLABORATION
NEW: Join Kindred in baking organic bread for Central City Co-Op on Wednesdays from 6 am – 10 am every week. We bake both regular and cinnamon sugar loaves. All are welcome and coffee is provided!
For more information or to participate, please email [email protected].