Katy ServeFest

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Katy ServeFest 2013 Update

Plans are well under way for Katy ServeFest 2013!  We will be working at Katy YMCA’s Camp Cinco, Hip Hop Hope in Brookshire, and at Neighborhood Homes.  Please see below for specific information for each site.  Along with all the planned projects, we will be running a personal care items drive for Katy Christian Ministries Food Pantry.  The list of items that they need is below.

KCM Personal Care Items Needs List

Personal Care Items Needed:

Powdered Laundry soap (120 loads)

Toilet paper





Bar soap

Feminine hygiene

Baby Items:

Diapers (all sizes)


Baby food



All sites check in at Cinco Ranch Church of Christ

6655 South Mason Road Katy, TX 77450

Check in begins at 8:00 am

Lunch and snacks provided



Hip Hop Hope – Brookshire Texas

February 16 and 23 – 9:00 – 4:00 PM

30 volunteers per weekend – Family friendly

Scraping exterior of building, priming if time allows

Painting of Logo on side of garage with local youth


February 21 – 6:00 – 9:00 PM

provide meal for youth attending mentor program

100 meals needed

20 volunteers


Katy YMCA Camp Cinco – shuttle from check in site

February 16 and 23 – 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

150 volunteers per weekend – Family friendly

Skills : basic carpentry, trail blazing, grounds maintenance (mulch, drainage etc.) – project list being finalized by team leads



Local Homes – Katy Area

February 16 and 23 – 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

2 homes per weekend – Specialized

Clients currently being screened

Projects to be determined



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Katy ServeFest 2013

Katy ServeFest 2013 planning has begun!  On November 12, we hosted our kick off meeting for Katy ServeFest 2013!  Thanks to all our volunteers and leaders who came helped us start the process of making Katy ServeFest bigger and better than ever before!  Registration is now open!  You can register here: http://compassionkaty.volunteerhub.com/Events/Index

If you do not get our emails and would like to be added to our list, please use this link and we will get you added to our list: http://compassionkaty.org/about/contact-us/

We are so excited about the many opportunities there are to serve our community, we will once again be partnering with the Katy YMCA at their Camp Cinco facility, and working with one of our new partners in Brookshire with a youth focused ministry called Hip Hop Hope- you can learn more about Hip Hop Hope by visiting their Facebook page (no account needed to view the page) here: http://www.facebook.com/hiphophope  We will also be out serving the single mothers, widows and elderly by assisting with basic home repair projects and landscaping.  If you know someone who fits one of those categories who is in need, please let us know so we can assess the situation and see if Katy ServeFest can help.

There are many ways you can serve and volunteer with Katy ServeFest, click here to read a description of our Leadership Teams and Katy ServeFest Event Day jobs: Katy ServeFest Job Descriptions.   Actual projects are still in development, and once those are more clearly defined, we will post a listing of the planned jobs so our volunteers can get a better idea of the scope of the jobs and where they might be interested in volunteering.  If you see an area that interest you, let us know and we will get you added to that team!  Our next planning meeting is January 14, 2013 at 6:30PM at the Katy Vineyard Link (615 S. Mason Rd, next to Fuzzy’s Pizza).

We look forward to serving with you!

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Thank You Fall Katy ServeFest 2012 Volunteers and Partners

We had a great turn out at Fall Katy ServeFest on September 29! Despite the slightly rainy weather, we were able to complete many projects at 4 locations. There were more than 80 volunteers from 6 churches that came out to bless our community.  Special thanks to Holy Covennant UMC, Memorial Lutheran of Katy, St Peters UMC, The Fellowship at Cinco Ranch, Kainos Community church , Epiphany Catholic Church, Grace Methodist and Grand Lakes Presbyterian for helping us bless those in need in the greater Katy area.

Sequence 01 from Diane Walker on Vimeo.

Also, please save the date for Katy ServeFest 2013!  February 16 and 23, 2013.  Our first planning meeting is at 6:30 on November 12 at the Link (615 South Mason Road).  RSVP to Diane@compassionkaty.org if you can join us!

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Fall Katy ServeFest is September 29, 2012

Please make plans to join us as we Serve and Share in our community by blessing some families in need at Fall Katy ServeFest.  We are planning several projects at multiple locations that include landscaping and simple home repairs.  This one day project blitz will leave a lasting impact on the Katy community as together, we serve others in Jesus’ name.  We need people of all skill levels- from master carpenters to kids who can use garden tools!  Also, you can help by donating money or materials needed to complete the projects and further the mission of Compassion Katy.  Contact Diane@compassionkaty.org for more information.

You don’t want to miss out on this opportunity to be the hands and feet of Christ in Katy.

Fall Katy ServeFest

September 29, 2013  9am- 1pm

Register online here: Fall Katy ServeFest Registration 

A special thanks to The Fellowship at Cinco Ranch for their continued support in allowing us to use their website for registration.


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Compassion Katy Summer 2012 Update

Save the Date!  Fall Katy ServeFest!
Please take a moment to mark your calendars for our upcoming Fall ServeFest on September 29, 2012.  We are still finalizing locations at this point, but we anticipate being out in the community serving the elderly, widows and single moms by blessing them with some exterior maintenance work and landscaping.  You won’t want to miss out on this incredible day to Serve and Share with us!

Summer Volunteering
As summer beings, many of our Compassion Katy Superheroes are looking for a way to give back to the community.  Several of our non-profit partners have volunteer opportunities for all ages.  Katy Christian Ministries has jobs for volunteers 13 and up, Lunches of Love (located in the Richmond/Rosenberg area) has openings for all ages, and Home Delivered Meals of Katy, who delivers food to homebound seniors in the Katy area, also has openings for drivers (children/youth are welcome to ride along and assist), contact Sibyl Westenhaver via email at sibyl@consolidated.net to find out more about volunteering with Home Delivered Meals.

You may also find other volunteer opportunities by checking out the websites of our non-profit partners here: Compassion Katy Partners

Compassion Katy Updates
We are excited about the growth that has taken place at Compassion Katy in the past 6 years and can’t wait to see where God is leading us in the future.  To help us better help the churches, non-profits and volunteers, we are investing in a new Volunteer Management Program.  We are currently looking at several options and hope to move forward by this fall.  We are seeking donations to help us achieve this goal.  Currently, The Fellowship at Cinco Ranch graciously allows us the free use of their database software (which you may have noticed when you have registered online for past events) and we are extremely grateful for the use of this software, however it really doesn’t fit the needs of Compassion Katy, so in order to grow, we must change.  We anticipate the cost to be under $5000 (for purchase of the program and annual usage fees) and our goal is to raise that much money so we don’t have to use funds that might otherwise be going back to blessing the community through events like ServeFest, Leap Into Service and more.  We are truly grateful for God’s provisions for Compassion Katy through donations from the churches and our volunteers.  Thank you for helping us “Simply Serve” and “Simply Share” with our community.

Compassion In Action Stories, Katy ServeFest

Thank You Katy ServeFest 2012 Volunteers

Compassion Katy wants to thank all of our incredible volunteers who served with us at Katy ServeFest 2012!

For the first time in Katy ServeFest history, we were forced to cancel a work weekend for outdoor projects on February 18 because of weather conditions. However, on February 25, the volunteers were able to complete almost every planned project at each of the 7 different project locations. At the Katy Family YMCA’s Camp Cinco, we worked to improve the day camp facility by clearing and mulching new trails, building three new play structures, painting and staining various areas, repairing several buildings and pouring over 7 cubic yards of concrete. Volunteers worked at 2 different Katy Christian Ministries locations, building new dressing rooms at the Mason Rd Superstore and painting at their administration building. We were also able to bless several families in our community by assisting with much needed home repairs like repairing walls, painting, roofing, plumbing and electrical work.

Special thanks goes out to our 20 church partners and the many volunteer Katy ServeFest Leaders who stepped up and made such a huge difference to our community! Without the help of our leaders and church partners, Katy ServeFest would not happen. Compassion Katy would also like to thank Chick-fil-a of Katy and Treehouse Mexican Baja Grill for their generous donations of food for the volunteers. Thank you!

Katy ServeFest

Katy ServeFest – February 25

Due to unfavorable weather and working conditions we had to cancel the work day scheduled for February 18, so we need every available volunteer on Saturday, February 25 to complete all our planned projects.  Lunch will be provided by Chick-fil-a of Katy.  

Please register here for the February 25 work event: Katy ServeFest Online Registration

Hope to see you Saturday for a sunny major work day!

Katy ServeFest

Katy ServeFest Feb. 18 POSTPONED

Due to unfavorable weather and working conditions, we have made the decision to postpone the work planned for this weekend. We will be working at all sites on Saturday, February 25, in an effort to complete our planned projects. We would love for those who are registered for the first weekend to make plans to come on February 25.

You may register here for the February 25 work event: Katy ServeFest Online Registration

Hope to see you next Saturday for a sunny major work day!

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Katy ServeFest 2012

We will be working at Katy Christian Ministries, Katy YMCA’s Camp Cinco, and multiple homes helping families in need on February 18th and February 25th, 2012.  We anticipate projects that include general construction and carpentry, plumbing, electrical work, painting, landscaping/groundskeeping, and general clean up.

You may register online here: Katy ServeFest 2012 Online Registration

If you are interested in joining our leadership team, please use the contact us here: http://compassionkaty.org/about/contact-us/

Find more information at www.KatyServeFest.org


Katy ServeFest, Past Events

Thank You Katy ServeFest 2011 Volunteers

February 26, 2011 and March 5, 2011

YMCA Camp Cinco
Katy Christian Ministries
Krause Children’s Center

2011 Katy Servefest Slideshow from The Fellowship at Cinco Ranch on Vimeo.

Thank you to our incredible Katy ServeFest Volunteers! We completed many projects at all three work sites and because of your dedication and hard work, we were able to bless our community for Christ! ServeFest Volunteers gave more than 2,000 volunteer hours, representing almost $43,000 in donated labor value! Plans for Katy ServeFest 2012 are already underway, watch this space for information and details about this exciting event!

Special thanks to our 2011 Katy ServeFest Sponsors!


MKT Mortgage

Levin and Atwood, LLP

Christian Brothers Automotive

The Breath of Life Clinic

Texas Online Printing

Exploration Technologies

2011 Church Partners

Redeemer Community Church, Creekside Community Church, River Bend Baptist Church, Grace Fellowship UMC, Cinco Ranch Church of Christ, The Fellowship at Cinco Ranch, The Vineyard Church of Katy, Cornerstone Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Grand Lakes Presbyterian Church, The Crossings Church, Epiphany of The Lord Catholic Community, Westland Baptist Church, Life Church Katy and Church of the Holy Apostles.