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Join us at the table this season!

Every holiday season, we offer service opportunities and more - to help you serve, build relationships, and disciple your family. This year, we're highlighting fantastic ways to reach international people groups, in our city and around the world.

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"The World at Our Table" Opportunities

Here you'll find opportunities to impact the world - both here and overseas.
And keep scrolling for many more opportunities below this section.

Operation Christmas Child Processing Center

Thursday, Dec. 8, 7-10pm
Saturday, Dec. 10, 2-6pm (Plano Campus) and 3-7pm (anyone)
Saturday, Dec. 17, 9am-1pm

An important step before shoeboxes go all over the world: Volunteers come from all over the Southwest to the high-energy Processing Center to inspect boxes, add extra toys when needed, and get these awesome ministry tools shipped! Fortunately, we have a Center in our own backyard - so drive up to Coppell and join in on the fun. Great for Groups and for anyone 13 or older. More details at the links below.

Anyone can sign up at signup.com/go/5tNDHD, and Plano campus people have a specific spot on Dec. 10: signup.com/go/2KjJf1

ESL Classes with Love Is

Any day Monday through Thursday
6050 Ridgecrest Rd., Dallas

Love Is offers computer-based, self-paced ESL classes. Each class is two hours. Volunteers are needed to connect with participants and provide one hour of one-on-one guided conversation (using a book) to reinforce lessons.

Contact frances.reid27@gmail.com for more info.

Operation Christmas Child: Fearless Boxes

Collecting through Sunday, Dec. 4, in Plano and Fort Worth; Tuesday, Dec. 6, in Dallas

Packing a box (no boxes taken after Dec. 6): Click here for information on providing a box of toys to a child around the world!

Serving at the Processing Center: Have a lot of fun inspecting and preparing shoeboxes for shipment to kids all over the world. Anyone can sign up at signup.com/go/5tNDHD, and Plano campus people have a specific spot on Dec. 10: signup.com/go/2KjJf1.

Come & See at QuestCare Clinic

December 15 – 10-11:30am
9780 LBJ Fwy, Suite 124, Dallas (QuestCare Clinic)

Come and see what God’s doing at Watermark’s QuestCare Clinic! You’ll get a tour of the clinic, learn about our vision and how we operate, and hear stories of God’s faithfulness. You’ll also learn more about how you can be a part of the mission. College age and above.

Click here to sign up or contact cchermak@watermark.org.

International Discipleship Trips to Ethiopia

Are you a Watermark member and interested in serving on a short-term trip overseas? We take a unique approach to these trips, including making sure you are fully trained to serve in the best ways possible!

We're presently taking applications for Ethiopia trips for next May and July. Get the application and more information at watermark.org/ethiopia.

International Discipleship Trips to Haiti

We regularly establish new trips and will likely have several in 2017. If you're interested in these trips, please read our International Trips Page first. Then contact kbundren@watermark.org if you're still interested and want to be notified when other trips are set!

The only confirmed Haiti trips at this moment are the twice-a-year Haiti Family Trips each November and February. (Next open trip is Nov. 2017.) But new trips are being planned as we speak!

Christmas Gifts for the Families of Vickery Meadow

Donations accepted through December 10 at 9:30am
5750 Pineland Dr., Dallas (Northwest Community Center)

Vickery Kids Club will be hosting a Christmas Market for the kids and families in Vickery Meadow. Help donate gifts for these families, many of whom are new to the country and will be experiencing Christmas for the first time. Donations can be dropped off on the day of the Christmas Market (Dec. 10 at 9:30am) – or anytime before that during the Center’s hours (M-F 8:30am-5:00pm and Sat 10:00am-2:00pm).

Sign up by clicking here. Contact cara.pennington@gmail.com for more info.

Serve at the Vickery Meadow Christmas Market

Saturday, December 10 – 9:30am-12:15pm
5750 Pineland Dr., Dallas (Northwest Community Center)

Vickery Kids Club will be hosting a Christmas Market for the kids and families in Vickery Meadow. Come help serve these kids and families, many of whom are new to the country and will be experiencing Christmas for the first time.

Sign up by clicking here. Contact cara.pennington@gmail.com for more info.

Human Rights Documentary Screening

Sunday, December 11 – 1:45-4:00pm
Watermark Dallas

Join the Reclaimed ministry for light snacks and a film screening of the documentary A Path Appears. Come watch and discuss this eye opening film and leave with a greater understanding of human rights violations across the world and in our own backyard. High school age and up suggested.

Click here to RSVP via Facebook, or contact katie.chrisman3@gmail.com.

Christmas Stockings for QuestCare Clinic Patients

Through December 18
9780 LBJ Fwy, Suite 124, Dallas (QuestCare Clinic)

You, your family, or your community group can put together stockings to help us share the gospel and invite patients – many of them refugees and immigrants – to Watermark’s Christmas Eve services.

Click here to sign up or contact cchermak@watermark.org.

Opportunities with Other Ministry Partners

Wrap Christmas Gifts for the Kids of West Dallas

Weekdays in December – 10am-12pm or 1-3pm
3906 N. Westmoreland Rd., Dallas

Help wrap Christmas gifts for the Children’s Christmas Celebration at Brother Bill’s Helping Hand. You can bring gifts to be wrapped or wrap the gifts that have already been donated. Please bring wrapping paper, tape, and scissors. Adults only please.

For more info, contact volunteer@bbhh.org.

Reading & Crafts with West Dallas Kids

December 5, 6, 7, & 8, 3:30-5:30pm
2223 Singleton Blvd, Dallas

Come hang out with West Dallas kids at Readers 2 Leaders’ after-school program! Read with the kids and enjoy hands-on, Christmas-themed activities and crafts. Two program sites available. Ages 14 and up.

For more info, contact lisa.dickerson@readers2leaders.org.

Prepare “Shoes for Orphan Souls”

Tuesday, December 6 – 1-3pm
7901 Samuell Blvd., Mesquite

Volunteers help process, sort, and pack shoes and other humanitarian aid items for the children and families Buckner serves in Texas and around the world. All ages welcome!

For more info, visit www.buckner.org/shoes or contact sschober@buckner.org.

Fun at the Park with Exodus Kids

Thursday, December 8 – 6:00-8:30pm
4630 Munger Ave. #110, Dallas

Come take some of the Exodus kids (ages 5-10) to the park to play while their mothers are in class. There are also opportunities to stay with the younger kids (5 and under).

For more info, contact eli@exodusministries.org.

A Meal or Dessert for the Homeless at Watermark

Any Sunday through December 18 (excluding Nov. 27) – 12:30pm
Watermark Dallas

Sponsor a meal or dessert for our homeless friends that come to Watermark every Sunday with the Welcome Home ministry. Meals are served after the 11:15am service. Home cooking, carry out, delivery, or financial donations are welcome. Great for families or groups!

Contact welcomehomemission@gmail.com for more information.

Donate Christmas Gifts for West Dallas Kids

Drop off by December 17 (drop-off details below)
3906 N. Westmoreland Rd., Dallas

Donate Christmas gifts for kids ages 0-14 years of age. Donations can be dropped off at Brother Bill’s Helping Hand Monday through Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm.

For more info on specific gift items needed, please contact volunteer@bbhh.org.

Christmas Gifts for Northlake Elementary

Drop off by December 9 (drop-off 8am-4pm)
10059 Ravensway, Dallas

Donate gifts for students that receive a “Golden Ticket” for good behavior. Students get to choose either a gift for themselves or a family member. Approximately 100 gifts needed.

Contact laurenbsolomon@gmail.com for more information.

Build Nativities for Inner City Churches

Saturday, December 10 – 8:30am-1:00pm
2075 W. Commerce St., Dallas

Come hang out with 2ndSaturday as they serve the seniors of West/South Dallas with needed home repairs and build nativities (with reclaimed materials) for inner city churches!

For more info and sign-up, contact serve@2ndsaturday.org.

Sort and Organize Christmas Gifts

Monday, December 12 – 10am-12pm
5310 S. Buckner Blvd., Dallas

Volunteers will help sort and organize Christmas gifts to be distributed to foster parents, single moms, and vulnerable families in the Buckner family programs. Ages 14 and up.

For more info and sign-up, contact lkmiller@buckner.org.

Reading & Crafts with West Dallas Kids

December 12, 13, 14 & 15, 3:30-5:30pm
2223 Singleton Blvd, Dallas

Come hang out with West Dallas kids at Readers 2 Leaders’ after-school program! Read with the kids and enjoy hands-on, Christmas-themed activities and crafts. Two program sites available. Ages 14 and up.

For more info, contact lisa.dickerson@readers2leaders.org.

Wrap Christmas Gifts for Northlake Elementary

December 13, 14, 15, 16, 9-11am
10059 Ravensway, Dallas

Volunteers will help wrap gifts for families and staff at Northlake Elementary, one of our partner schools with the School Impact ministry.

Contact laurenbsolomon@gmail.com for more information.

Help Host a Christmas Party for CCA Students

Friday, December 16 – 10am-1pm
Watermark Dallas

Help host a very special Christmas lunch for the staff and students at Cornerstone Crossroads Academy (CCA). Lots of opportunities to prepare food, serve, and engage with the students!

For more info, contact christmasvolunteer@cornerstonecrossroads.com or click here to sign up.

Cornerstone Crossroads Academy Open House

Monday, December 19 – 4-6pm
2815 South Ervay St., Dallas

Come and meet the students and staff of Cornerstone Crossroads Academy at the December Open House. Learn about this unique school that gives young adults in South Dallas a second chance to get their high school diploma! Optional: Bring paper goods to help re-supply the school for the spring semester. Click for more info.

Click here for more info, or contact kristi@cornerstonecrossroads.com.

Serve 1,000+ at the Children’s Christmas Celebration

Saturday, December 24 – 9-11am (first shift) or 11am-1pm (second shift)
3906 N. Westmoreland Rd., Dallas

Come volunteer on Christmas Eve morning at Brother Bill's Helping Hand to give out gifts, sing carols, and much more with 1,000+ West Dallas kids and their families! Great for families and groups.

For more info, contact volunteer@bbhh.org.

Christmas Eve Lunch for the Homeless in South Dallas

Saturday, December 24 – 9:30am-12pm
2713 South Ervay St., Dallas

Come to the Cornerstone Kitchen in South Dallas to serve a meal to the homeless on Christmas Eve. Spaces are limited so sign up soon!

For more info or sign-up, contact servesouthdallas@gmail.com.

“Put It Back Together” Party in West Dallas

Monday, January 2 – 10am-12pm
3906 N. Westmoreland Rd., Dallas

After the party’s over, there’s still lots to be done! Come help us "put everything back together" after the Brother Bill's Christmas Celebration and get the Grocery Store ready to serve the West Dallas community after the holidays.

For more info, contact volunteer@bbhh.org.

Christmas Clean-up & New Year Prep

Saturday, January 7 – 10am-1pm
5310 S. Buckner Blvd., Dallas

Come to Buckner’s historical campus and help get it ready for the new year! Help take down Christmas trees and lights, and pack up extra toys that have been enjoyed during the holidays. All ages welcome!

For more info and sign-up, contact lkmiller@buckner.org.