"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.

Submit a Prayer Request

If you have an emergency prayer request, please call the pastor on call at 979.450.5101

Pastoral Counseling

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

Stephen Ministry

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.

Contact: Bonnie Reid

Click here for detailed information on Stephen Ministries and how you can help.

Spiritual Direction

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

Care Team

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

Friends Gathering Respite Care Ministry

Purpose Statement | Participant Enrollment Form | Participant Photograph Release Form | Waiver of Liability Form

Friends Gathering is a no-fee ministry of Christ United Methodist Church run by volunteers. Participants must live at home or at an independent living facility in Bryan/College Station area. Caregivers are welcome to attend the program. Friends Gathering provides mental stimulation and socialization opportunities for participants. Respite Care can be defined as an interval of rest or relief provided to a primary caregiver of a loved one who has been diagnosed with dementia or other debilitating disease. A regularly scheduled respite can ease the strain on caregivers and benefit persons with the disease by allowing them to socialize, exercise, and receive mental stimulation.

Contact: Anne Boyle

Meal Team

This team prepares and delivers meals to Christ UMC members or families.

Contact: Beverly Lightfoot

Newborn Team

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

Funeral Team

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: Jennifer Goldsby

Quilting Team

This team comes together to quilt with other members of Christ UMC to prepare gifts for those in need.

Contact: Judy Horton

Al anon

Meets Thursdays at 7:30 pm in A96 (Annex Building)

Contact: Jeff Taylor

Alcoholics Anonymous

Meets Thursdays at 7:30 pm in Atrium Room (Annex Building)

Contact: Britt Mullins

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