Welcome to Neighbors in Action!

Our Students, Our Stars  

Performing Arts Classes at Port Houston Elementary


We are proud to announce a new partnership with Hope Stone Inc., a Houston non-profit that provides outreach and support services in our community through dance and other performing arts.  Hope Stone is dedicated to improving the quality of life using the vision of "Art for All."  Since its inception, Hope Stone has concentrated on areas of need, such as making artistic performances accessible to the community and offering art outreach to children at risk. Together with Hope Stone Inc., Neighbors in Action is providing classes in theater, drumming, spoken word, and dance to the students of Port Houston Elementary on Friday afternoons. Thanks to the wonderful teachers and Hope Stone founder, Jane Weiner, for making this incredible project possible! 


Digging Deeper in the Faith

Port Houston Moms' Small Group

 


In March of 2014, something very special began in the Port Houston neighborhood. A small group of mothers committed to worship, pray, study Scripture and apply its principles to their daily lives. Not only have these women grown in knowledge, but in their boldness for the Lord. The mothers have been inspired to seek out ways to share their faith, including a worship concert they hosted in the community park and a monthly outreach to bring cheer and compassion to residents of a local nursing home. 


2015 promises to be an amazing year as the Port Houston Moms' Small Group continues their spiritual growth under the leadership and teaching of Rev. Sara Reyes from Kingwood United Methodist Church.  Rev. Reyes' ministry focuses on Hispanic women, entitled "Virtuous Hispanic Women Institute."  Her mission is to help Hispanic women experience and discover the transforming power of God in their lives through formation and empowerment.  A ten-month study curriculum covers key topics, such as self-esteem, being a mother and wife, finances, and more.  


We are anxiously anticipating all that is ahead,knowing that as we dig deeper into God's word, he reveals to us His plans for our lives.  Classes will meet on Mondays from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.  If you speak Spanish and would like to join, or  if you can help with child care during our meetings, please contact Kathrin Meier at kmeier@fmhouston.com.  

Arts and Crafts for Port Houston Moms

A new class for Port Houston moms has begun!  After expressing their interest in arts and crafts, the women have begun their course of study, which includes party planning, making piñatas, decorating cake stands and cupcakes, constructing paper poms and lace crowns, as well as adding the little extras like envelopes, invitations, paper flowers, and masks.  Our volunteer leader, Mildred, is devoted to helping the mothers create a beautiful party on a shoestring budget.  And it’s more than just party planning - - the mothers enjoy engaging with their creative side and taking a break from the routine of daily chores. Thanks, Mildred, for sharing your incredible gifts with our group!  

Neighbors in Action would like to give a heart-felt thanks to the group Horizon from Lakewood United Methodist Church and The Seekers from St. Peter’s United Methodist Church for hosting an incredible Easter Egg Hunt for the children and families of Port Houston. On March 21, the two groups joined forces to make this year’s Easter unforgettable for many. The event was open to the whole community, and the children chased after 2,000 eggs that were hidden in the park, while the parents enjoyed delicious treats.  Games, face painting, and Christian Easter crafts followed the egg hunt and the children were thrilled with a bounce castle.  NIA is grateful to everyone for making this beautiful day possible.

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Easter Egg Hunt

March Snippets

  • Our Port Houston Youth Group attended Ash Wednesday service at Ecclesia and participated in a Disciple-Now weekend together with other students from First Methodist Houston. 
  • The teens also had a blast during Skate Night!
  • HUGE thanks to the Heights Small Group from First Methodist for collecting and handing out hundreds of new and gently used shoes to the parents who are involved with NIA!  It was truly a blessing!