"So deeply do we care for you that we are determined to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own selves, because you have become very dear to us." - I Thessalonians 2:8.
The Care Ministry of Christ UMC is designed to create opportunities of caring for people in our community. The mission is first, to train lay volunteers to offer compassionate relief, hope and companionship; and second, to empower those trained volunteers to connect with hurting people during their difficult times of grief or pain as well as times of joy and celebration.
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Each of our pastors provide pastoral counseling for pre-marital, family and marriage, grief, and other life situations where pastoral guidance and prayer are needed. Contact: Kay Villasana
PASTORAL on call
If you have an emergency prayer request, call the pastor on call at 979.450.5101.
Our Stephen Ministers are trained caregivers, ready to listen, care for, and encourage. They pray with and for individuals and provide confidential one-on-one care to help people through whatever they are facing. If you or someone you know is in need of a Stephen Minister, contact Judy Draper, 979-219-3760.
Ever thought about becoming a Stephen Minister? Christ UMC will be training another class of Stephen Ministers in Fall 2016. Stephen Ministers work alongside our pastors to care, encourage, and provide emotional and spiritual support to people who are going through a difficult time, such as divorce, grief, hospitalization, unemployment, terminal illness, relocation, chronic illness, or loneliness. If you have gifts for caring, encouragement, and listening, please begin to prayerfully consider whether you might want to be part of this exciting ministry. If you think you might be interested, talk with one of our Stephen Ministry Leaders: Karen McNeely 832.919.5819 or Laura Arth 979.571.6826.
This ministry promotes the ongoing process of self-discovery and deepening relationship with God. In confidential, one-on-one meetings, a director guides the directee in recognizing and responding to God's presence in his or her life. Contact: Becky Oates
Mending hearts grief center
The Mending Hearts Grief Center is a part of The Hope Center, a Missions Outreach Ministry of Christ United Methodist Church. They offer many services such as grief support groups, divorce care, training & outreach, along with individual counseling. Please see our website for more information. Website: http://mendingheartsgriefcenter.org/
The Care Team contacts members and friends of Christ UMC with get well wishes, words of comfort and encouragement, or congratulations. This is done by visits, phone calls, and/or cards. Contact: Sharon Camp
This team prepares and delivers meals to Christ UMC members or families. Contact: Theresa Lineberger
The Newborn Team visits parents-to-be, provides a tour of the nursery at Christ UMC, and shares information about our nurseries. Contact: Ann Marek
Communion Delivery Team
This team delivers and shares communion the first Sunday of the month to persons who are homebound, shut-in or hospitalized. Contact: Rev. Tommy Myrick
Christ UMC's Funeral Team sets up for receptions or meals before or after funerals, serves food, and cleans up following the reception. Contact: Polli Satterwhite
Prayer Shawl Team
This team knits or crochets prayer shawls for members, family, or friends of Christ UMC experiencing illness, loneliness, or grief. Upon completion, the team prays over each shawl before it is delivered in person, or mailed to people all over the world. Contact: Pat Kelley
This team comes together to quilt with other members of Christ UMC to prepare gifts for those in need. Contact: Judy Horton
2nd & 4th Wednesdays | 6:30 pm | A104 | Contact: Polly Myrick
Thursdays | 7:30 pm | A206 | Contact: Tommy Myrick
Brazos Valley Parkinson Association
2nd Thursdays | 6:30 pm | Atrium Room | Contact: Tommy Myrick
2nd Sundays | 6:00 pm | A102 | Contact: Jonne Young