What We Do
Food & Clothing
Through various ministries such as food and clothing distribution, MCH seeks to model the example of Jesus Christ in Matthew 25:35-36, “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.”
People living in the following zip codes may be eligible to receive food:
Gano Center: 77008, 77009, 77022, 77026, 22028 (Call 713-227-1146)
Joy Fellowship Center: 77003, 77011, 77012, 77023, 77029, 22087 (Call 713-921-0197)
In an average month, MCH serves over 2,500 people through the food pantry ministries at Gano Mission Center and Joy Fellowship Center.
Each afternoon, neighborhood children visit the Mission Centers of Houston for Kids’ Clubs. Kids club provides a fun and safe environment for kids to explore their creativity and let off some steam after a long school day. Volunteers and staff teach a Christ centered Bible study. Crafts, music and games are also an exciting part of the club.
Kids’ Clubs are for children ages 4 – 10. Homework assistance is also provided.
Volunteers can help to lead crafts, music or game time, as well as share the hope of Christ by just being present and involved in a child’s life.
To volunteer with Kids’ Clubs, please visit our Volunteer section.
Preteen & Teen Clubs
Preteen & Teen Clubs meet each week at Gano Mission Center & Joy Fellowship Center. Soccer, basketball and dodge ball are the sports that are most often played. Computers, video games, board games and crafts are available for those who are not interested in sports. A Christ centered bible study is taught by staff. Preteens and Teens take various outings throughout the year as a reward for attendance, good behavior and participation in program activities.
Acteens and Sowing Club also take place at the centers. These clubs are a place for girls to explore creativity through crafts, cooking and other activities. These programs are smaller than the main youth program and offer a great place for mentoring relationships to flourish. Mission training is a key component to these programs.
Youth clubs are for adolescents aged 10-17.
To volunteer with Youth Club’s, please visit our Volunteer section.
Adult programs at Mission Centers of Houston consist of senior adult ministry, senior adult home-bound food delivery, homeless food and hygiene bags, food and clothing distribution, Bible Study, and marriage and parenting classes.
Each week, over 100 senior adults meet at Gano Mission Center and Joy Fellowship Center for food, fellowship and worship. Senior adults also take several day trips throughout the year. A yearly overnight trip to Palacios, TX is the highlight for many seniors. The community gathering aspect is what really makes senior day really stand out.
In addition to on-site ministry, MCH sponsors a weekly homebound ministry to over 30 senior adults. Volunteers deliver food and offer pastoral counsel and prayer with the seniors.
Bible Study is central to each of our programs and we have a Ladies Bible Study held twice weekly at the Gano Mission Center. MCH offers the class for free and is taught by local volunteers and staff . We also offer marriage and parenting classes for women at various times
To volunteer with any of the above-mentioned Adult programs please visit our Volunteer section.