What better way to kick off the summer than a day of fun in the sun at Schlitterbahn?  The youth group headed to Galveston at the end of May to celebrate the end of the school year and kick off the summer in style.  We spent the day enjoying the water and the Texas sun!

Youth Trip To Schlitterbahn Galveston

Job purpose
Neighbors in Action is looking for a part-time (15 - 20 hours) Youth Coordinator to lead our programs for our Hispanic teenagers. The ideal candidate  is fluent in English and Spanish and has a strong passion for Christ that results in caring for the poor and oppressed, as well as strong intercultural competences.   

Duties and responsibilities

  • Be in charge of NIA youth programs: Wednesday night Bible Study, Thursday night Fellowship time, service projects on Thursday evenings, one service project per month on Saturday
  • Be in charge of summer programs (retreats, camps)
  • Organize outings
  • Go on mission trips with youth
  • Look for new volunteers
  • Coordinate with existing volunteers
  • Keep attendance records for programs
  • Prepare curriculums and lessons for all volunteers
  • Clean center after programs
  • Organize special events, such as field trips, Easter Egg Hunt, etc.
  • Come up with new program ideas
  • Engage with parents, be willing to connect via Facebook
  • Sometimes help with other tasks such as opening the center for adult classes, running errands, etc. 

Planned schedule for regular programs:
Wednesdays from 5.30 – 8.00pm

Thursdays from 5.30 – 8.00pm
One Sunday per month: taking teenagers to First Methodist at 9am.
Rest of the hours can be arranged with some flexibility

Planned schedule for summer months (mid June through mid August):
More flexible schedule, depending on week. Must participate and drive kids to different summer camps
Go on retreats with teenagers
Host outings for teens during summer  going to Bible study for teenagers, and Cathy has joined a church after


  • Passion for ministry to teenagers
  • Be 21 or older
  • Fluent in Spanish and English a plus
  • Intercultural competences
  • Growing relationship with Jesus Christ evidenced by action, attitude, and behavior.
  • Ability to fully embrace the vision and values of Neighbors in Action
  • Proven expertise in administration
  • Reliable, trustworthy, self starter, and excellent at following through on details
  • Possess the ability to use appropriate judgment, discretion, sensitivity, and confidentiality
  • Proven leadership skills utilizing a cooperative, collaborative team leadership style
  • Possessing strong interpersonal skills with the ability to maintain healthy and motivating

Working conditions
The candidate has to be able to work on evenings on a regular basis and to work on weekends occasionally. Must be flexible to different schedule during summer months. Driver’s License is required. Candidate is welcome to bring his/ her own children to the programs.

Please send your resume to our Director, Kathrin Meier at kmeier@fmhouston.com


NIA is looking for a Part Time Youth Coordinator!

In May, Neighbors in Action welcomed Girl Scouts Troop 21179 in the community park. The girls hosted a fun event for our Port kids to educate them about a healthy life style and eating habits. Thank you all so much for coming, and we are looking forward to working with you in the future!

Thank You, Girl Scouts Troop 21179

As the school year comes to an end, we would like to express a heartfelt thanks to our partner Hope Stone Inc. for an amazing year of experiencing the arts at Port Houston Elementary.  Hope Stone is a local non-profit that provides outreach and support services in our neighborhood through dance and other performing arts.  This organization is dedicated to improving the quality of life in under-served communities, making artistic performances accessible to children and families and by offering art outreach to children at risk.

Hope Stone at port elementary



Rev. Trish Woodruff at Port Houston Moms' Small Group

​Our Port Houston Moms' Small Group had the honor of welcoming a special guest in May: Rev. Trish Woodruff came to spend time with us and share her testimony about her time with Mother Teresa. The moms were moved to tears when she spoke about the material and spiritual poverty that she encountered and how she learned from Mother Teresa how to totally surrender to Christ's will. She also talked about how we are all called to serve Jesus in those around us. Thank you so much, Rev. Woodruff, for blessing us with your wonderful presentation and friendship! ​



On May 16, the Youth Ministry of Memorial Drive UMC - The Refuge - hosted an end of year school party for Port Houston families. The kids had a blast with all the different types of games, such as pool, air hockey, Wii, and basketball, and enjoyed different crafts and a coloring contest. The parents who came enjoyed some hours of relaxation. At noon, we were served burgers, hot dogs, and ice cream! NIA would like to thank the Refuge Team for making this an unforgettable day for many!

End of Year School Party at The Refuge  

Welcome to Neighbors in Action!