Interfaith’s Directory Celebrates Its 45th Anniversary

The Woodlands, TX (Wednesday, March 6, 2019) - In 1974, Interfaith's first program was created when Reverend Don Gebert visited and interviewed families living in The Woodlands to create the first Woodlands Directory. Today, Interfaith continues to publish the award-winning Interfaith of The Woodlands Community and Business Directory. Over 40,000 directories are distributed each August to area residents and businesses. What started as 4 mimeographed pages has grown into a printed and a multiple media resource for the community with over 500 advertising partners.   Just like 45 years ago, the Directory has documented - first in print and today in print and online - the growth of The Woodlands community, as well as served as a guide to both the residents and locally owned businesses of our area.   "The Interfaith Directory stays steadfast in its 45-year-old mission to not only be the premier print and online resource to The Woodlands community, but to generate revenue for our many programs and services," said Missy Herndon, Interfaith of the Woodlands President and CEO.   Between its first and last page, The Woodlands Community and Business Directorycontinue its purpose of connecting residents of all generations while simultaneously helping others in need through revenue dollars generated through advertising partnerships to fund Interfaith's many programs and services.   Interfaith of The WoodlandsCommunity and Business Directoryis published annually by Interfaith of The Woodlands. Interfaith of The Woodlands is a nonprofit social service agency providing numerous programs and services to meet the needs of The Woodlands and the surrounding area since 1973. For more information on Interfaith's programs and services or information on The Woodlands Community and Business Directory, please visit woodlandsinterfaith.org or call 281-367-1230.   Cutline: VP of Programs, Lucy Gomez, Interfaith President and CEO Missy Herndon, Publications Manager Cathy Mogler

Community Models Take the State at Upcoming Giving Goes Glam

February 25, 2019
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THE WOODLANDS, TX (Thursday, February 21, 2019) — Interfaith of The Woodlands and Junior League of The Woodlands are pleased to announce the highly anticipated Community Models for Giving Goes Glam 2019. The 8thAnnual Fashion Show and Luncheon, presented by CHI St. Luke’s Health, will be held at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center on Friday, April 5, 2019.  Chaired by Nicole Murphy and Emily Wilcox, this event raises critical funds for community outreach efforts. Perisha Burnham, Stacey Fontenot, and Bobbi Jo Miller will walk the runway representing Junior League of The Woodlands.  “Each model has deep ties within this community, working tirelessly to support our programs.  Because of these efforts, they were awarded as our 2018 outstanding active member, provisional member and sustaining member, respectively.  We are deeply grateful for their dedication to the Junior League,” commented Jennifer Colerick, Junior League of The Woodlands’ President. Representing Interfaith of The Woodlands are Debbie Sukin, Ty Tillman and Amy Torres; each having volunteered for Interfaith in a variety of roles for many years.  “At the heart of Interfaith are our volunteers, and each of our models has shown a deep commitment to our mission of serving this community. Whether it be serving on our board, fundraising or volunteering for our programs, these women give selflessly time and time again.” shared Missy Herndon, Interfaith of The Woodlands’ President & CEO. The event includes a New York-style runway show highlighting fashion provided by Saks Fifth Avenue, live entertainment, a chance to win a shopping spree at Market Street The Woodlands, and silent and live auctions.  The perfect combination of fashion, philanthropy, and friendship, Giving Goes Glam’s proceeds benefit the missions of both organizations, supporting programs and services for the South Montgomery County community. For sponsorship opportunities or further event details, please visit givinggoesglam.org or contact Carolyn Donovan, Interfaith of the Woodlands’ Director of Development, at development@woodlandsinterfaith.org or 832-615-8225. Interfaith of The Woodlands is a nonprofit social service agency celebrating its 45th year of providing numerous programs and services to meet the needs of The Woodlands community and surrounding area. For more information on Interfaith’s programs and services or to become a volunteer, please visit woodlandsinterfaith.org or call 281-367-1230. The Junior League of The Woodlands is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. For information on The Junior League of The Woodlands, please visit jlthewoodlands.org or call 281-376-5754.

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Photo 1 Cutline: Top Row (l-r) Debbie Sukin, Missy Herndon, Perisha Burnham, Ty Tillman, Stacey Fontenot, Jennifer Colerick. Row 2 (l-r) Amy Torres, Emily Wilcox, Nicole Murphy, and Bobbi Jo Miller. Photo Courtesy: Mindy Harmon Photography

NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2019

Interfaith of The Woodlands elected four new distinguished individuals to serve on the 2019 Interfaith Board of Directors. Rob Johnson, 2018 Board Chairman of Interfaith of The Woodlands, announced the recent appointments of Father Tom Rafferty, Pastor Rodney Mills, Kerrie Guerrero and Jim Parisi to the Board.
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Giving Goes Glam Announces 2019 Event

Interfaith of The Woodlands and Junior League of The Woodlands are pleased to announce CHI St. Luke’s Health as the Presenting Sponsor for the 2019 Giving Goes Glam Fashion Show and Luncheon, as well as Event Chairs Nicole Murphy and Emily Wilcox. The highly anticipated 8th annual event will be held at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center on Friday, April 5, 2019.
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INTERFAITH INVITES COMMUNITY TO PARTICIPATE THROUGH HOLIDAY GIVING PROGRAMS

As the Holiday Season quickly approaches, Interfaith of The Woodlands is preparing to serve families and seniors in crisis through their annual Holiday GIVING programs. Interfaith’s Holiday GIVING programs rely on community generosity to be able to serve others, each program offering a unique way to get involved. The Holiday GIVING programs include Adopt-a-Family, Holiday Toy Drive, and Gifts for Seniors.
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Interfaith Honors Hometown Heroes and Celebrates 45 Years of Caring

The Woodlands Celebration of Excellence Gala, themed “45 Years of Caring,” welcomed 750 guests at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center Saturday, October 6. The 19th annual event was dedicated to honoring the 2018 Hometown Heroes and celebrating Interfaith of The Woodlands’ 45th Anniversary. This year’s event raised $750,000 for crisis assistance in South Montgomery County.
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2018 Interfaith Staff

INTERFAITH ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENTS TO SENIOR LEADERSHIP TEAM

The Board of Directors for Interfaith of The Woodlands and Interfaith Community Clinic are pleased to announce the appointments of Holly Mayer, Director of Programs and Services, and Carolyn Donovan, Director of Development. Both women bring a combined total of over 30 years of service and nonprofit experience to the Senior Leadership team that will lead Interfaith as it moves into its 45th year of serving South Montgomery County.
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Day of Caring Announcement

On October 5, 2018, Interfaith of The Woodlands’ 45th anniversary celebration will recall the nonprofit’s mission as it celebrates with service. In an attempt to honor the past, Interfaith will celebrate its present by caring about the future, setting a goal to collect 45,000 pounds of food.
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Happy Holidays: Thank you to all of our donors and volunteers!

November was a month to be thankful, and we are humbled by our neighbors and community partners who have given so much to Interfaith this past month, from Food Pantry donations to participating in Holiday GIVING to volunteering your time.

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2018 Celebration of Excellence Gala Honoring our Hometown Heroes

October was a show-stopping month of service and giving! Thanks to our community, Interfaith was able to honor our 2018 Hometown Heroes, all while raising vital funds for local families in need. A very special thank you to our generous supporters, including Presenting Sponsor Woodforest National Bank. We raised $750,000…

Read November 2018 Issue »

Interfaith Celebrates Day of Caring: A Community-Wide Food Drive

We hosted a community-wide food drive to celebrate Interfaith’s 45th anniversary. So many volunteers and community members came out to offer their support and to drop off food donations, and we just wanted to say Thank You for Caring!

Read October 2018 Issue »

Kits 4 Kidz Gives to over 2,100 Children!

Interfaith was filled with the sound of laughter and excitement as over 2,100 children received backpacks and school supplies as part of our annual Kits 4 Kidz program. Thank you to The Woodlands community for donating and volunteering to help students in need.

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2018 Hometown Heroes Selected

Congratulations to the five individuals, one corporation and one nonprofit organization for being selected as the 2018 Hometown Heroes: Robert Heineman, Steve Leakey, Dr. Joel Reed, Patti Rivela, Mrs. Brynn Ballard Huntsman and Mr. Peter Huntsman, Entergy Texas, Inc. and The Junior League of The Woodlands.

Read August 2018 Issue »

Kits 4 Kidz Community-Wide School Supply Drive Kicks Off

Interfaith kicked off Kits 4 Kidz school supply drive!  Supplies being collected include markers, crayons, scissors, glue, pencils, pens, map pencils, copy paper, notebook paper, binders, pocket folders, pencil boxes/bags and backpacks.

Read July 2018 Issue »

ON THE GO Mobile Food Pantry

Throughout the year, Interfaith takes its Food Pantry on the road to provide for our neighbors in need. Recently,  Interfaith distributed 100 boxes of fruits and vegetables, provided by the Montgomery County Food Bank, to 539 individuals at Mission Woods Apartment Complex!

Read June 2018 Issue »

IRONMAN Texas

Thank you to all our IRONMAN Volunteers that not only served our athletes from near and far, but helped raise much needed funding for our many Programs and Services! Interfaith had 461 volunteers log over 2,000 volunteer hours for IRONMAN Texas!

Read May 2018 Issue »

Food Pantry Remodel and Reveal

The Interfaith Food Pantry has recently remodeled and upgraded their refrigeration area to accommodate protein rich perishable foods, such as frozen meats and dairy in addition to the fresh produce harvested at both Veggie Village Community Donation Gardens.

Read April 2018 Issue »

John Cooper Empty Bowls Project

Each year, students from The John Cooper School National Art Honor Society create hundreds of bowls in an effort to raise funds to combat hunger in the community. The bowls are part of their Annual Empty Bowls Project where guests were invited to donate $10…

Read March 2018 Issue »

Interfaith Announces 2017 Board Chair Debbie Sukin

Board members joined clergy from our Member Congregations at Interfaith’s Annual Meeting in December. Debbie Sukin was announced as the 2017 Board Chair and Ray Sanders will move to the Ex-Officio.

Read January 2017 Issue »

FaithsTogether 20th Annual Giving Thanks Observance

FaithsTogether held their 20th Annual Giving Thanks Observance! People of all backgrounds came together at The Woodlands Community Presbyterian Church for a beautiful celebration of the season! Thank you, FaithsTogether, for all your hard work in putting together such an inspiring program, which included…

Read December 2018 Issue »

2018 Celebration of Excellence Gala Honoring our Hometown Heroes

October was a show-stopping month of service and giving! Thanks to our community, Interfaith was able to honor our 2018 Hometown Heroes, all while raising vital funds for local families in need. A very special thank you to our generous supporters, including Presenting Sponsor Woodforest National Bank. We raised $750,000…

Read November 2018 Issue »

Interfaith Celebrates Day of Caring: A Community-Wide Food Drive

We hosted a community-wide food drive to celebrate Interfaith’s 45th anniversary. So many volunteers and community members came out to offer their support and to drop off food donations, and we just wanted to say Thank You for Caring!

Read October 2018 Issue »

Kits 4 Kidz Gives to over 2,100 Children!

Interfaith was filled with the sound of laughter and excitement as over 2,100 children received backpacks and school supplies as part of our annual Kits 4 Kidz program. Thank you to The Woodlands community for donating and volunteering to help students in need.

Read September 2018 Issue »

Thank You!

We’re halfway through 2018, and we want to say Thank You to our member congregations for an outstanding year of service so far.

Read August 2018 Issue »

Happy Birthday to our founding Executive Director

Gebert turned 89 in June, and Interfaith is proud to have been pioneered by this great man. We thank Rev. Gebert for building the foundation that we now call Interfaith!

Read July 2018 Issue »

May Missions Fair

Interfaith was proud to attend the May Missions Fair of The Woodlands First Baptist Church. Thank you to Senior Pastor and Interfaith Board Member, Dr. Bruce Webb, for your hospitality.

Read June 2018 Issue »

Veggie Village Volunteers

Youth from The Woodlands United Methodist Church Youth weeded and mulched garden beds in preparation of the summer harvest season at Veggie Village Wendtwoods.

Read May 2018 Issue »

Reverend Don Gebert Speaks to IYP at Inaugural Event

Reverend Gebert delivered a powerful message sharing the history of The Woodlands and the integral part Interfaith plays in our community. He inspired the audience of all ages to never give up on their dreams.

Read April 2018 Issue »

Senior Clergy Attend Interfaith Board of Directors Retreat

Interfaith’s Board of Directors is comprised of 27 individuals who jointly oversee the activities of the organization, including nine Senior Clergy representing member congregations.

Read March 2018 Issue »

Prayers for Our Jewish Neighbors

November 2, 2018
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Our thoughts and prayers are with our local Jewish neighbors and the entire Jewish community in our nation. Interfaith asks you to join us as we continue to share love, and care for ALL of our neighbors. The Woodlands Religious Communities, Inc., known as Interfaith of The Woodlands, was created in 1973 to bring people of ALL faiths together and build the spiritual side of our community.
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