Opportunities to Serve

Looking for ways to serve God and people?

CAM Ministry Team

We have a group that meets once a month to make 500 bags of food for people experiencing homelessness. You can help! These sack lunches are dropped off at CAM (Christian Assistance Ministry) twice a month, and they distribute them.

The CAM Ministry Team prefers money instead of donations of items. They have found a way to purchase the items they need with less money.

The meet on the 2nd Wednesday of each month to make the bags. Half of the bags are deliver on the 2nd Wednesday and half on the 4th Wednesday.

Contact Becky Upchurch to find out more including how you can help fill the bags. Contact Lee Weems to help him take the bags to CAM and to see what CAM is all about.

CASA Advocate

Jennie and Lance Mayes completed CASA Advocate Training and were sworn in on Friday, October 13, 2023. A CASA Advocate is a volunteer, court-appointed position to help the court look out for the best interests of children in foster care who have been removed from their homes due to neglect or abuse.

We will spend some time with a child (or sibling group), with the birth parents, foster parents, teachers, doctors, and more to give a report to the court and make a recommendation in their best interest.

Check out the CASA website to learn more or talk with Lance. Click to see more details about becoming a CASA.

Child of God Bed Ministry

The Child of God Bed Ministry Team is meeting practical needs.

It seems pretty simple — provide a bed for a child who needs one. This simple gesture keeps families together! If a family is engage with CPS, each child must have their own bed to sleep in for them to remain in the home. Sharing a bed, sleeping on a couch, or sleeping on a palate will not work.

We started off by making beds, but it got really hot this summer and making beds slowed. Then we looked at purchasing beds and we found some that work really well and are less expensive than making the beds.

We need help providing funds, delivering and setting up beds, and more. Contact Tim Son to be part of this wonderful ministry.

Find lots more on our Woodland Bed Ministry page.


ESL (English as a Second Language) classes are hosted at Woodland in the morning and evening.

  • Monday – Thursday, 9 am – 12 noon
  • Tuesday & Thursday, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

We are always looking for teachers and conversation partners. If you speak English, you are qualified!

The world is coming to Woodland. Contact Diana Bridges to find out how you can help.

Check out these pages for more:

Give Blood

Our area blood supply always needs more. The South Texas Blood and Tissue Center is taking appointments. Learn more and set up an appointment at their site.

Habitat Build

Woodland’s Fall Habitat Build is going on right now!

Every Saturday, 7:45 am – 3:30 pm, volunteers gather at the build site to work on a new house for a family.

This new home will change this family for generations.

Contact Phil Sagebiel to see how you can become involved and check out our Habitat page here.

Migrant Ministry in Brownsville

Migrants are coming across the border and volunteers in Brownsville need our help.

These trips will pop up every once in a while when there is a request. We do whatever is needed: we serve meals, make sandwiches, sort clothing, count hygiene kits, and more.

Let Lance know if you are interested in going to Brownsville to help out for a couple of days or so.

Women in Action

Women in Action is a women’s ministry group that uses their hands to serve others in our community and throughout the world.

They meet on the third Monday of each month to prepare Days for Girls Kits or Hygiene Kits.

Find out more from Becky Miller or Linda Mason and see their Woodland page here.