Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston (Official Page)

Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston (Official Page) Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston brings people of diverse faiths together for dialogue, collaboration, and service. Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston manifests the strength of shared beliefs through four areas of service to the greater Houston community: • Meals on Wheels for Greater Houston delivers more than one million meals each year to seniors in Harris county. • Refugee Services, in conjunction with the U.S.
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State Department, resettles hundreds of refugees in Houston each year. • Office of Disaster Preparedness and Response facilitates communication on behalf of Houston's faith communities during relief and recovery efforts. • Interfaith Relations provides a safe harbor for greater Houston through its many interfaith programs and dialogue efforts.

Mission: Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston, a United Way Agency, brings people of diverse faith together for dialogue, collaboration and service.

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Volunteer Houston
02/04/2021

Volunteer Houston

Meet Azellia White (1913-2019) An American aviator who was one of the first African-American women to earn a pilot's license in the United States.

She was part of a group that founded the Sky Ranch Flying Service in 1946. The Sky Ranch Flying Service was an airport for Houston's black community and provided charter flights as well as flying lessons.

She was inducted into the @lonestarflightmuseum Texas Aviation Hall of Fame in 2018. The Aviation Science lab at Sterling High School (Houston) Houston Independent School District was named in her honor.

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Have you selected Interfaith Ministries as your benefit charity on Amazon Smile? If so, today is the day to renew that s...
02/02/2021

Have you selected Interfaith Ministries as your benefit charity on Amazon Smile? If so, today is the day to renew that selection!

Interfaith Ministries celebrates the culture and achievements of our Black brothers and sisters! We must look back to un...
02/01/2021

Interfaith Ministries celebrates the culture and achievements of our Black brothers and sisters! We must look back to understand where we have been and how far we have come. We are dedicated to continuing the important work of fighting for civil rights, equal justice and respect for Black people.

Celebrating #BlackHistoryMonth

Interfaith Ministries is partnering with Sewa-Americorps to offer a Disaster Preparedness Workshop on Feb. 10, 10am-11am...
01/29/2021

Interfaith Ministries is partnering with Sewa-Americorps to offer a Disaster Preparedness Workshop on Feb. 10, 10am-11am!

Register at: ⁣
https://forms.gle/xfPFUKBN4ExjQk5v8.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing login info. See the attached image for more details!

This evening begins the celebration of Tu B’shevat. A minor Jewish holiday, it is often referred to as the new year (or ...
01/27/2021

This evening begins the celebration of Tu B’shevat. A minor Jewish holiday, it is often referred to as the new year (or “birthday”) of the trees. The holiday originated in the Talmud, and was based on the date chosen for calculating the agricultural cycle of taking tithes from the produce of the trees, which were brought as first-fruit offerings to the Temple in Jerusalem.

iLEAD Youth Initiative at Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston (Official Page) partnered with Iconoclast Artists to...
01/22/2021

iLEAD Youth Initiative at Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston (Official Page) partnered with Iconoclast Artists to offer three virtual workshops - art, dance and written expression - inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to 50 8th-11th graders on MLK Day.

According to The Rev. Gregory Han, director of Interfaith Relations and Education at Interfaith Ministries, “Dr. King was aware of the power of word and image, of inspiring the imagination of people for a better and more just world through his words that were works of art as much as speeches. We think that an event, focused on young people, that works at the intersection of word, art, and movement, in service to Dr. King’s hopes, is a good way to honor him.”

The visual arts workshop was led by artist Daniel Anguilu (pictured). The dance workshop was led by choreographer Christopher Thomas. The poetry workshop was led by poet, writer, and activist Marlon Lizama.

This virtual event was hosted by Interfaith Relations and Community Partnerships and honored the legacy of two great individuals focused on civil rights and social justice for all - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rabbi Samuel E. Karff.

Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston extends congratulations to President Joseph Biden and Vice President Kamala Ha...
01/21/2021

Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston extends congratulations to President Joseph Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. We celebrate the historical significance of electing the first woman, the first Black person and South Asian to the role of Vice President.

We extend our appreciation to them for their commitment to public service.

Learn. Lead. IMpact. Gain experience. Create a professional network. Earn $600 monthly compensation in addition to a $1,...
01/20/2021

Learn. Lead. IMpact. Gain experience. Create a professional network. Earn $600 monthly compensation in addition to a $1,000 educational award at the end of your 6 months of service by becoming a Serve Houston Ambassador.

Apply to be an Ambassador or Lead Ambassador at www.imgh.org/servehouston

Applications are now open!

Please continue to share this with young adults you feel could thrive in this servant leadership program!!

#servehouston #servicelearning #servicematters #LearnLeadIMpact

Are you looking for a meaningful way to impact refugee youth? Do you like setting your own schedule when you volunteer? ...
01/20/2021

Are you looking for a meaningful way to impact refugee youth? Do you like setting your own schedule when you volunteer? Do you want to make a difference in your community from the comfort and safety of your home? Become a Refugee Youth Mentor!

If you are interested, please contact our Community Engagement Coordinator Kamil Khan at [email protected] for more information.

The City of Houston and multiple faith leaders will participate in the national Memorial to Lives Lost to #COVID19 by tu...
01/19/2021

The City of Houston and multiple faith leaders will participate in the national Memorial to Lives Lost to #COVID19 by turning city hall and other buildings amber at dusk on Tuesday, January 19. There will be a nationwide tolling of the bells at 4:30pm CST.

Volunteer Houston
01/18/2021

Volunteer Houston

As we observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day we encourage you to make it a #DayOn #Volunteer #GiveBack
One person can have a lasting impact for generations. Just 1 hour of your time can make a difference.
#BeTheChange
Visit www.volunteerhou.org to find out how you can help your community

Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston (Official Page) is launching a new program, Serve Houston. Serve Houston aims ...
01/12/2021

Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston (Official Page) is launching a new program, Serve Houston. Serve Houston aims to unite diverse young adults with a passion for leadership and civic engagement in a service program that benefits both the participants – referred to as Ambassadors - and the Greater Houston community. Ambassadors will engage in service projects, undergo leadership development experiences, and inspire the next generation of servant leaders.

Interfaith Ministries is seeking interested college students, students taking gap years, servant leaders and even post-college young adults to explore the eligibility requirements and application for both Ambassadors and Lead Ambassadors.

Applications are being accepted for Ambassadors through March 31, 2021. The program runs from May through November 2021. For more information regarding the Serve Houston program and to apply online, visit our website at https://www.imgh.org/servehouston/.

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Volunteer Houston #servantleader #learnleadimpact #servicematters

ATTACK ON THE UNITED STATES CAPITOL We are shocked and saddened by the breakdown of our civil society and the attack on ...
01/08/2021

ATTACK ON THE UNITED STATES CAPITOL

We are shocked and saddened by the breakdown of our civil society and the attack on our democracy as evidenced by the violent assault on our nation's Capitol on January 6, 2021. In these troubled days for our Republic, Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston (Interfaith Ministries) calls upon all people of faith, or no particular faith, to pray, reflect and aspire to the highest of our shared hopes, beliefs and values.

The attack on the U.S. Capitol, that struck at the heart of our representative government, has shaken our already divided country. There is much work to be done to heal our nation and it often seems like the work is overwhelming, or our efforts futile, but we must not give in to despair or complacency. We must continue in our work of building respect for each other, listening to one another and loving our neighbor. Let us, together, face with conviction, truth, and compassion, the challenges that are before us. Interfaith Ministries will continue to work with all people of goodwill to further our mission of dialogue, collaboration, and service.


Martin B. Cominsky
President & CEO

Franklin J. Harberg, Jr.
Chair, Board of Directors

01/07/2021

A new year, a new opportunity to make a difference! Serve Houston Ambassadors will advance key community initiatives through a 6 month service program, earn compensation, work with a diverse group of people, and earn valuable experience.

Spread the word to young adults that love to serve! Apply now at www.imgh.org/servehouston

#servehouston #servicelearning #servicematters #LearnLeadIMpact
Volunteer Houston

Our Meals on Wheels seniors need reusable, washable, cloth face masks.  How you can help:1) Purchase festive, colorful, ...
01/06/2021

Our Meals on Wheels seniors need reusable, washable, cloth face masks. How you can help:

1) Purchase festive, colorful, or themed fabric and make as many adult-sized masks as you like. Here's is some helpful information from the CDC regarding homemade masks: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/how-to-make-cloth-face-covering.html
Place completed masks into a sandwich-sized, sealed bag.

2) Purchase adult-sized masks online or at the store. If the masks came several to a package, please bag individually

Items can be dropped off at 3202 San Jacinto, 77004 between 11 AM and 1 PM on weekdays. Please email [email protected] to schedule your drop-off.

Thank you for helping us continue to offer our seniors the things that they need to keep them safe and well!

Our hearts are with the victims of this tragic shooting at Starrville Methodist Church in Winona, Texas.  We extend our ...
01/04/2021
Pastor killed in shooting at Methodist church in East Texas

Our hearts are with the victims of this tragic shooting at Starrville Methodist Church in Winona, Texas. We extend our sympathy to the pastor's family and healing prayers to those injured.
https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/crime/article/Fatal-shooting-at-Methodist-church-in-Starville-15842856.php

There was a fatal shooting at Starville Methodist Church in Starrville, leaving one person dead and injuring several others.

Bodhi Day is the Buddhist holiday that commemorates the day that the historical Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama, experienced ...
01/02/2021

Bodhi Day is the Buddhist holiday that commemorates the day that the historical Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama, experienced enlightenment.

Wishing you health and happiness in 2021!
01/01/2021

Wishing you health and happiness in 2021!

Today is the last day to make a 2020 contribution to I.M. and be eligible for this year's increased charitable deduction...
12/31/2020

Today is the last day to make a 2020 contribution to I.M. and be eligible for this year's increased charitable deductions! For more info or to make a gift, visit: https://www.imgh.org/donate/

Only a few days left! When you select Meals on Wheels, you’re helping to ensure that seniors like Chester receive the nu...
12/28/2020

Only a few days left! When you select Meals on Wheels, you’re helping to ensure that seniors like Chester receive the nutrition and friendly visits they need.

Visit a local Subaru of America, Inc. dealership and select #mealsonwheels when buying or leasing a new car. Subaru will donate $250 to Meals on Wheels programs in Texas.

#sharethelove 💖

Kwanzaa is an annual celebration of African-American culture which is held from December 26 to January 1, culminating in...
12/26/2020

Kwanzaa is an annual celebration of African-American culture which is held from December 26 to January 1, culminating in gift-giving and a feast of faith, called Karamu Ya Imani.

12/25/2020

Merry Christmas from our family to yours. 

IM is fortunate to have an Albert Schweitzer Fellow, Sukaina Makzoumi from the University of Houston, working with our f...
12/24/2020

IM is fortunate to have an Albert Schweitzer Fellow, Sukaina Makzoumi from the University of Houston, working with our female refugees to address mental health and empowerment through art. The Women Refugee Art Program (WRAP) uses acrylic painting and weekly journaling as a medium to express emotion and share thoughts within a small group. Some of the beautiful paintings created by our refugee women can be seen here:

During the 2020 Subaru of America, Inc.  #sharethelove, your lease or purchase of a new #Subaru by Jan 4 can support sen...
12/22/2020

During the 2020 Subaru of America, Inc. #sharethelove, your lease or purchase of a new #Subaru by Jan 4 can support seniors like Ophelia right here in our community this New Year and beyond!

Select #MealsOnWheels, and Subaru will donate $250.

INTERFAITH MINISTRIES DELIVERS THANKSGIVING MEALS TO NEARLY 5,000 SENIORS, PREPARES FOR HOLIDAY GIFT DISTRIBUTION
12/22/2020
INTERFAITH MINISTRIES DELIVERS THANKSGIVING MEALS TO NEARLY 5,000 SENIORS, PREPARES FOR HOLIDAY GIFT DISTRIBUTION

INTERFAITH MINISTRIES DELIVERS THANKSGIVING MEALS TO NEARLY 5,000 SENIORS, PREPARES FOR HOLIDAY GIFT DISTRIBUTION

HOUSTON (December 21, 2020) – Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston continued its annual tradition of delivering Thanksgiving turkey dinners with all the trimmings to nearly 5,000 seniors. The distribution looked different due to COVID-19, with staff delivering the meals prior to the holiday, ...

Did you know that the CARES Act offers additional tax benefits for individuals or corporations making charitable contrib...
12/21/2020

Did you know that the CARES Act offers additional tax benefits for individuals or corporations making charitable contributions in 2020? Learn more here:https://www.imgh.org/.../11/CARES-Act-2020-Tax-Benefits.pdf

There are several ways you can make a gift to IM before year end:

• Mail your check, made payable to “Interfaith Ministries”, to: Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston, Attn: Development Department, 3303 Main St., Houston, TX 77002. All gifts postmarked on or before December 31, 2020 will be considered a 2020 charitable contribution.

• Donate by credit card over the phone: 713-533-4924.

• Make a gift of stock. Call 713-533-4924 for more details or email [email protected].

• Give online at www.imgh.org

Thank you for your support!

More meals for seniors in need? Check.More friendly visits? Check.A brand new #Subaru? Check.When you purchase or lease ...
12/19/2020

More meals for seniors in need? Check.
More friendly visits? Check.
A brand new #Subaru? Check.

When you purchase or lease a new Subaru during the 2020 Subaru Share the Love Event, check the #MealsOnWheels box, and Subaru of America, Inc. will donate $250 in support of homebound seniors! ❤️

Did you know that the CARES Act offers additional tax benefits for individuals or corporations making charitable contrib...
12/17/2020

Did you know that the CARES Act offers additional tax benefits for individuals or corporations making charitable contributions in 2020? Learn more here:https://www.imgh.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/CARES-Act-2020-Tax-Benefits.pdf

There are several ways you can make a gift to IM before year end:
• Mail your check, made payable to “Interfaith Ministries”, to: Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston, Attn: Development Department, 3303 Main St., Houston, TX 77002. All gifts postmarked on or before December 31, 2020 will be considered a 2020 charitable contribution.
• Donate by credit card over the phone: 713-533-4924.
• Make a gift of stock. Call 713-533-4924 for more details or email [email protected].
• Give online at www.imgh.org

Thank you for your support!

Thank you to Cheniere Energy Inc. for assembling 1,000 holiday gift bags for our #mealsonwheels seniors!
12/14/2020

Thank you to Cheniere Energy Inc. for assembling 1,000 holiday gift bags for our #mealsonwheels seniors!

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Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston brings people of diverse faith traditions together for dialogue, collaboration and service, as a demonstration of our shared beliefs. Our core programs are: • Meals on Wheels delivers more than one million meals and more each year to 4,000+ homebound seniors in Harris, Galveston and surrounding counties. In addition, aniMeals on Wheels provides free pet food to over 1,200 dogs and cats of homebound seniors - as well as spay/neuter services, flea and tick prevention, and more! • Refugee Services, in conjunction with the U.S. State Department and Episcopal Migration Ministries, resettles hundreds of legal refugees in Houston each year. 90% of our refugees are self-sufficient within six months of arrival. • Interfaith Relations and Community Partnerships (IRCP) provides a safe harbor for greater Houston through its many interfaith programs and dialogue efforts. In fall 2017, Volunteer Houston became part of the IRCP family, matching volunteers with nonprofits across the community.

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Feedback welcome on new interfaith book. KINSHIP makes a unique contribution towards inter-religious compassion. It advocates ways of reading Jewish, Christian and Islamic holy books that champion commonalities and debunk disparaging misreadings. Friendly eyes examine each book’s unique characteristics, seeing genuine expressions of faith. Upon reading this book, you may emerge with renewed hope in the power of religion as a force for peace.
Join us!!! Stand along with Our Youth! We will be taking precautions and socially distancing at this event. Please come out if you can! Please share this among your networks. *If you have any supplies (water, PPE, etc.) that you can donate, please let me know. https://www.facebook.com/events/4425563464182868/
Friends and family I need some help getting more votes for my puppy. Can you please help? We need around 100 more votes to get back in 1st place and have 4 more days of voting. Please click her photo and LIKE the photo to cast your vote. **MUST LIKE THE PHOTO IN THE LINK NOT THIS POST*** You can also vote on Instagram by clicking the link and typing Bob Marley in the comments. Please help Marley win! https://www.instagram.com/p/CEN8dRrp0Mz/ Thanks in advance. (Feel free to share with your friends to help us get more votes) #TeamMarley https://www.facebook.com/rockyandmaggies/photos/a.3220288168053251/3220289941386407
Hello Everyone! My puppy is entered in a contest for our local pet store Rocky and Maggie's and she really could use your help with some votes. Marley is the sweetest puppy and will make a great cover to the calendar. Please click her photo and LIKE the photo to cast your vote. You can also vote on Instagram by clicking the link and typing Bob Marley in the comments. Please help Marley win! https://www.instagram.com/p/CEN8dRrp0Mz/ Thanks in advance. (Feel free to share with your friends to help us get more votes) #TeamMarley https://www.facebook.com/rockyandmaggies/photos/a.3220288168053251/3220289941386407
All my volunteer friends.. my puppy has been entered into a contest to win the cover of Rocky and Maggie's pet store 2021 calendar. We really need some votes to win. Please take a minute to click the below link and like Miss Bob Marley's photo to help her win. If she wins, all pet supply prizes will be donated to the Animeals program. Thanks in advance #teammarley https://www.facebook.com/rockyandmaggies/photos/ms.c.eJxFk8lxQDEIQzvKsC~;9N5YJivWvb4QQYLuZeK6mem9M~;biZ2EpltG7VEviB1gdyRtJFqEg9xfgD0acwIYDpsMTzFG4EDhAEoj7lX1trACpMDwy76ALQVK9tK9tqQNEEcgqjqTQAFeJXskNwwUL~_g80upm0hCCia4FbYwZKpK5kPYB8v~_h9AyT7QC8UQoO2ybaMkWVK3j3Ca1rXVL3ohqTNpXg5VliQU8Slu65FsG3Nt3wuaDXgYPcJRwug~_B8oJ4s9jhKYuAPGA3fvQ~_IAB5Aeu5IuuSPotSC7pGJMKhts33OByycsNDqU81OBQykPN3HCpb7jpOmBJcHcZ3mXaoCCoMzWhaQXAW9DkbSzjA3WmzbaJHEEQe4phjrhZzDgL7pK8yzgWtEVwW7f3K2cc0YvRDcHafwG0vd60.bps.a.3220288168053251/3220289941386407
Did not receive food today recording says you are not supplying meals on wheels anymore in Houston? Why no email or phone call.......am scared.
Asalaam Alaikum (Peace Be Upon You) I am a sincere advocate of interfaith dialogue and I am a Public Speaker, and a student of comparative religions. I am also the Author of the newly released book, Consider Islam: Disproving the Patriots of Propaganda. I am looking to book events to discuss similarities and address differences, in order to build bridges of understanding with people of all religions. Please contact me for your event! Respectfully
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Support our recent immigrants from Afghanistan and Iraq! No One Left Behind - Houston, TX Chapter is officially getting started next weekend. Come on out to George Bush Park, Pavilion 1, on Saturday, May 4th. We will have free food from Afghan Village and Shinwari, as well as games and a bouncy castle for the kids! 11am-3pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/586625025188846/
Volunteers needed to deliver shelf-stable food and bottled water to Meals on Wheels seniors in preparation for Hurricane Season! Six convenient pickup locations across the community: Bear Creek, Chinatown, EADO, Galveston County, Humble, and Midtown. For info, email [email protected] or visit www.imgh.org/impact2019
Asalaam Alaikum My name is Kenny Bomerr and I am the Dawah Team Leader for the Houston Branch of Mercy for Mankind. We are looking for those interested in doing Dawah to join our team Insha Allah. We will be out at Herman Park near the Gift Shop as you approach the Zoo entrance. We would love to see you there Insha Allah!! Please share this Insha Allah! www.kennybomer.com
Magnificent Marrakesh in Marvelous Morocco! Part of our Interfaith Tour of Spain/Morocco in October 2019 with Professor Munir Shaikh and Rabbi Steve Einstein. $100 discount for deposit by February 15, 2019! Information: (949) 677-6728