Serve
the City

God has intentionally placed our church in Dallas so that we can reach the millions of people who live here. Whether you are planting seeds at an urban farm or serving a meal to the homeless, your time spent serving helps shape the city’s future by sharing Christ’s love with people in need. Put your gifts to use at one of our ongoing service opportunities.

Donate to Treasures Of Hope

Nov. 4 through Dec. 9

Treasures of Hope is an outreach to families in need during the Christmas holidays. HP Pres partners with Dallas Leadership Foundation who works with Dallas ministry organizations and churches that serve those in need throughout the year. Each of these ministries are able to refer their clients to shop at the Treasures of Hope. The donated gifts are purchased by the clients at .25 on the dollar. This strategy is very empowering for these families. 

HP Pres will be collecting gift items to stock the Treasures of Hope store through Dec. 9. Drop off gifts at the Sanctuary Entrance, Wight Garden Entrance, or Bell Center Reception Desk or purchase a gift online.

Volunteers are needed to run the TOH store from December 10–14 between 5–9 pm.

Purchase a gift

TOH gift list

Volunteer at the Christmas Store

Mill City Community Farm

Mill City Community Farm

Every 1st Saturday – Bring the Entire Family
9 am–12 pm

Mill City is a neighborhood in South Dallas that, like many others, deals with the reality of poverty- a struggling school, drugs, shortage of affordable housing and a food desert.

Alongside our partners, DLF and the Mill City Community Association, HP Pres is helping in building the new Mill City Community Farm. Each month volunteers will help by putting up new fencing, building the farm layout and infrastructure and gardening.

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Austin Street Center

Austin Street Center

Every 2nd Wednesday – Ages 8+
6:15–7:30 pm

The Austin Street Center offers emergency shelter and related services to the homeless of Dallas. Every second Wednesday we gather to prepare and serve dinner to 400 men and women. A hot meal and a friendly greeting nourishes the body and the soul.

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Bonton Farms

Bonton Farms

Every 2nd Saturday – All Ages – Bring the Entire Family
9:30 am–12 pm

Bonton is a “food desert” neighborhood located in South Dallas, and Bonton Farms is an urban farm created to make local, organic produce available to the surrounding community. The farm also provides jobs to those in the area. Every second Saturday volunteers serve by planting seeds, gardening and feeding the animals.

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Body & Soul

Body & Soul

Every 3rd Saturday – All Ages – Bring the Entire Family
7:30–9:45 am

Body and Soul is a partnership of local churches that have been instrumental in providing innovative solutions in transforming Dallas’ homeless and at risk populations. We serve breakfast and distribute toiletries, clothing items, and spiritual nourishment in the basement of the St. Paul United Methodist Church.

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Dallas Leadership Foundation

Dallas Leadership Foundation

Year Round Opportunities

HP Pres works with Dallas Leadership Foundation's (DLF) Youth department to mentor students in the Richardson Schools District area. Often times it only takes one encouraging adult to change the direction of persons life. Mentoring times are about listening and encouraging students to talk about issues he or she is currently facing. Mentors can meet their students when convenient to both. We look for meetings to be on regular basis with a 3-4 hour commitment per month.

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Handymen

Handymen Ministry

Year Round Opportunities

Join the Men’s Ministry and use your handy skills to assist our elderly members and others in need in the community. We help with small house projects or yard needs.

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IFP

International Friendship Partners

Year Round Opportunities

Most international students who come to study in the U. S. never have the opportunity to enter an American home. You can break down walls by becoming an IFP Partner and begining a relationship with an international SMU student. You'll connect with your student every four to six weeks over a cup of coffee, having them over for dinner, attending an IFP event with them, inviting them to a church activity or whatever else fits into your lifestyle

Become an IFP Partner

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Refugees

Refugee Ministry–Preschool Aids

Urgent Need

For the Nations needs weekly volunteers to help in the preschool classes where 3 and 4-year-olds learn fine and gross motor skills, social skills, pre-reading and math skills, and of course, the Gospel of Christ! Preschool classes are taught by a full-time teacher and utilize volunteers to assist each 2 hours morning and afternoon. On-Site child care for your children ages 0–5 is provided. We ask for a commitment of 2 hours (9–11am or 12–2 pm) once a week. 

Sign up to be a Preschool Aid or get more information

Refugee Ministry–Adult English Class Aid

Share the love of Christ and learn about the world while assisting with adult ESL classes for refugees at For the Nations. The classes are taught by experienced teachers and utilize volunteers as teachers’ aids in each level. Classes are 9–11 am, Mon–Thurs and 12–2 pm, Tues–Fri. We ask for a commit to the same two hour slot per week. On-site child care for your children ages 0-5 is provided.

Sign up to be an Adult English Class Aid or get more information

Questions about serving our city?