Our Youth Programs 

 

BBAY (Burton Bridge Area Youth) is open to all youth in Grades 9-12.  It meets in the gymnasium of the Burton Elementary School every Wednesday from 6 - 8 pm.  We watch movies, play games, study the bible, and eat.  Join us. This activity has adult supervision. The Fall opening date to be announced soon.

 

Camp Hope is a summer camp open to children and teens.  Children in grades 1-6 are campers while 7th and 8th graders are our junior staffers.  High School students can apply for a Camp Hope staff position.  Camp Hope was held at our Greenvine churches (Greenvine Baptist and Greenvine Emmanual Lutheran) from June 18-29.  More than 40 children enjoyed bible study, crafts, and games.  Camp Hope will return in 2019.

 

Our Senior Program

 

Seniors (55+) are invited for fellowship and games on Fridays starting at 10 am.  We meet in the Family Life Center at St. John's United Church of Christ, 516 N. Colorado Street, Burton.  Our local EMS staff visit regularly to offer minor services, such as blood pressure measurement.  Lunch is served at noon for $3. For information on meal deliveries for homebound seniors, contact the Bridge Ministry Office at 979-289-2223.

Thank you volunteers for the delicious desserts and the efficient service!

Manna Ministry

 

With our partners, Brazos Valley Food Bank and Bread Partners, we offer a mobile food pantry once a month between 10 am and noon.  If you qualify for this program, your food carton can be picked up in the parking lot at the back of St. John's United Church of Christ, 516 N Colorado Street, Burton, Texas. Upcoming dates for the mobile food pantry:

  • September 14
  • October 12
  • November 9

Contact the Bridge Ministry Office for qualifications or just come by on Friday. The process is easy.  We continue to grow each month.

 

Helping Hands

 

This ministry helps the needy in our community make minor repairs to their homes.  We can build ramps to provide accessibility to homes.  Thanks to The UM Army who made improvements to 12 homes in June 2018. To apply for assistance, contact the Burton Bridge Ministry Office.

 

Community

The Fall garden is planted! 

We need volunteers to help with watering. Contact the Bridge Ministry Office.

Looking forward: Thanksgiving dinner the Sunday prior to Thanksgiving.  The dinner is free and proceeds from the Silent Auction are used to support our children Christmas program. Have an Auction item?  Contact Pam at 979-289-2223.

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The Corner Shoppe and The Store Next Door

 

The Corner Shoppe is our thrift store and offers a variety of clothing and household goods.  The Store Next Door offers used Christmas items year round.  The proceeds from these two stores support our outreach and ministries.  We need volunteers to work in the shop.  Contact Pam at 979-289-2223.