Resources & Things to Do

blood drive april 6, 2020

You can help our community by DONATING BLOOD.

Monday April 6, 2020

11:00 am- 6:00 pm

Tomball UMC 

Faith Building

by Appointment only!

refit with sara quarantine playlist 3/25/20

Just because our campus is closed doesn’t mean you can’t workout at home! Checkout this video playlist from REFITwithSara

Prayer Garden

Prayer Garden

Looking for a place of solitude and calm, come enjoy our prayer garden.  Our prayer garden was built in 2002 to encourage a sense of peace and solitude. It is a place where you can come and get away from the hustle and bustle of the day and spend some quiet time with our Lord & Savior.

There is a covered area with benches where you can sit and meditate.  There are benches in the courtyard area surrounded by beautiful landscape.

Matthew 26:36-40

36 Then Jesus went with his disciples to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to them, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.” 37 He took Peter and the two sons of Zebedee along with him, and he began to be sorrowful and troubled. 38 Then he said to them, “My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me.” 39 Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.” 40 Then he returned to his disciples and found them sleeping. “Couldn’t you men keep watch with me for one hour?” he asked Peter.

Opportunities to Serve the Community


Disasters happen. When they do, we can be prepared by knowing where to seek or offer help in the the aftermath.

More than 325 nonprofits serving the Greater Houston area post their volunteer needs year round on the Volunteer Houston website. Create an account or log in and find one that speaks to you or respond to an urgent need posted below.

Prayer Trail

Recently, Ashley Carter suggested that we have a great prayer trail for our people to walk if they want to get out in nature for a bit.  She also thought it would be a great idea for us to have a guide available to help people with scripture and prayer as they walk, if they so desire.  These were great ideas!  So…here is a guide you can use that takes advantage of some of the unique sights on our own prayer trail and how you can use them to remember God’s presence and power in your life!  Click the button and either print or use your phone or tablet to read as you go!  Enjoy!

covid-19 Resources

Resources During Covid19

Financial Assistance:  Penny Appeal USA invites those economically affected by COVID-19 to apply for their COVID19 Financial Hardship Grant. Successful applicants will be awarded a grant for use towards food, bills and any uncovered living expenses as a result of quarantine and/or work and school closures.

For help with stress/anxiety issues: This article has tons of resources and links for those who need intervention in a time of crisis.

Unemployment Benefits:  Gov. Greg Abbott decided to waive waiting periods and work-search requirements for Texans who lose their jobs because of the coronavirus** If your employment has been affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19), apply for benefits either online at any time using Unemployment Benefits Services or by calling TWC’s Tele-Center at 800-939-6631 from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Central Time Monday through Friday.

TWC is experiencing an increase in call volumes and hold times on our Tele-Center phone lines. You are encouraged to use our online claim portal, Unemployment Benefits Services (UBS ), to handle your claim needs quickly. UBS is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We also encourage you to sign up for Electronic Correspondence so you can receive your TWC communications online as soon as possible.

TWC will investigate why you lost your job and mail a decision explaining whether you are eligible for unemployment benefits.

Note: Extended Benefits (EB) and Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) are not available at this time.”

Food for Seniors & Children: 

Gallery Furniture has free food for seniors and children at Gallery Furniture North Freeway, 7AM-8PM CST daily. Grab and go meals: breakfast with a juice, lunch with a milk, must be a child or senior in car, one meal per person in car.

HEB & Favor have partnered to provide seniors, 60 & above, can order and have groceries delivered without contact with anyone.  Call 1-833-397-0080 or go to their website

Tomball ISD will continue to offer a free curbside meal service for all TISD students from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 24 or Wednesday, March 25 at Tomball High School’s front entrance.

To limit exposure risk, we will provide meals for the week and families are asked to come one of the two days for their meals.

Please make sure and provide your student’s ID# upon pick-up. If you do not know your student’s ID#, we will assist you.

*** Please choose one of the two designated days to pick up meals.

Food Pantries in Area:

 Tomball Emergency Assistance Ministries open Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.  For Assistance 281-351-6700.  Only providing drive through assistance.  Located at 300 W. Main, Tomball. Must live with zip codes of Tomball and within Tomball school districts for assistance.

Northwest Assistance Ministries – Located in NW Houston area – off FM1960 and Kuykendahl – 15555 Kuykendahl, Houston, TX.  Monday – Thursday, 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM; Friday – 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM.  Zip Codes include:  77014, 77032, 77038, 77050, 77060, 77064, 77066, 77067, 77068, 77069, 77070, 77073, 77086, 77090, 77373, 77379, 77388 and 77389.

Kids Min Virtual Wednesday bible Study

Hey there.  Just letting you know that as of this Wednesday, 5:00 pm, I will be doing a Zoom call (live) with my peeps.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 621 834 350

sunday Kids Min Message With Pastor Lisa

Empowering Courageous Kids!

I am going to be doing a recorded lesson for Kids Min that they can listen to.  About 15-20 minutes in length.  It will be about Exploring Jesus’ Power to pull us through anything! 

thursday Night bingo With Pastor Lisa

This Thursday, March 26th at 6:00 pm I will have a live Zoom bingo party for anyone who wants to participate.  Every week I will try and do something different….

I do need people to register so that I can send them their bingo cards.

Tomball umc youth scavenger hunt covid-19

  • Each completed task earns 1 point

  • Most points by the end of quarantine wins a $50 gift card (CFA or Whataburger) (or first to complete all tasks)

  • All items must have picture or video evidence sent to Kat via Text or Email.

  • Ensure you receive confirmation for a received photo/video.

  • You can only combine up to 2 tasks in one picture or video entry.

  • Each picture/video entry must be clearly stated with what task(s) it is for.

  • Tomball UMC reserves the right to report any pictures/videos on the church social media pages.

  • For 7th-12th graders (others can compete for fun) 

Task List
  • Complete a puzzle (minimum 250 pieces, at least 5 progress pictures required…make a time lapse from start to finish for one extra point!)

  • Learn how to shuffle cards (video required)

  • Start to finish – Do a load of your laundry

  • Watch a cartoon on mute and make your own dialog for the characters

  • Send a screenshot of your phone on 14% battery

  • Give your parents a hug (or air hug)

  • Design and make a paper airplane, fly it, and measure how far it flew

  • Learn the alphabet in sign language

  • Color a picture

  • Make a church/youth group themed Tik Tok or short video

  • Play a board game/card game with your family

  • Make a unique musical instrument

  • Make a meal for/with your family

  • Find a pet rock, name it, and design their own shoe box paradise

  • Make a time capsule

  • Write a song

  • Build a castle from Legos

  • Write a letter and mail it to a family member that lives far away

  • Clean out under your bed

  • Do a one minute wall sit

  • Successfully complete 2 minute to win it games

  • Write 3 things you’re grateful for

  • Search online for a scholarship and apply for it

  • Invite 2 friend to follow the Youth Instagram page

  • Lip sing to your favorite (clean) song

  • Bake something

  • Take a walk

  • Find five things in your house/closet to done to TEAM

  • Watch the sunrise or sunset

  • Make an indoor campsite

  • Have a pillow fight

  • Join a least two of our Zoom Youth meetings on Wednesdays

  • Practice playing an instrument

  • Memorize 3 Bible verses you don’t already know

  • Wash yours or your parents vehicles

  • Make an origami crane

  • Make a nest of sticks/leaves/grass that will hold an egg

  • Make a quarantine themed Tik Tok or short video

  • Call an elderly neighbor/church member to see if they need anything (ask Kat for name/numbers if needed!)

  • Build a house of cards (at least 4 stories tall)

  • Read a book

  • Make your own at home work out with at least 3 exercises

  • Make a family tree

  • Make a video tutorial explaining how to do something you’re good at

  • Make a Tik Tok or short video in slow motion

  • Read an entire book of the Bible

  • Send Kat two new ideas for Youth

  • Do 30 minutes of yard work for your parents or a neighbor

  • Make a bizarre snack and eat it

  • Clean the baseboards of two rooms

  • Learn the definition of “absquatulate” and use it casually in a text message

  • Find 3 interesting facts about the book of Acts


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