Congregational Care includes many aspects of caring for our community and congregation. In addition to home and hospital visitation, we offer support through various lifestages and support groups.
Lay Pastoral Care Team
This ministry provides compassion, patience, and kindness to church members. In their visitation, they often will take flowers from our Flower Ministry, a prayershawl or both to bring comfort and share God's peace with those in need. They meet the 3rd Tuesday of January, March, May, July, September, and November in Room 208.
- Contact: Caren Paull at 512.943.9300
We provide home communion to those in our membership who are unable to participate with us for worship. Pastor Yvonne Coon provides training to members who will then take the blessing of our Lord’s table to homes.
- Contact: Kathy Pena at 512.863.2370
Our PALs (Patience And Loving Support) provide respite for caregivers of Alzheimers and Dementia-related patients. Volunteers are paired with a participant for 4hours of fellowship, devotions, singing, games, crafts and exercise. This allows the caregivers to enjoy some important downtime and take care of personal errands or appointments. Takes place Mondays 10am-2pm at the McKinney Christian Ministry Center.
- Contact: Barb Twyford at 512.863.3935
Stephen Ministers work behind the scenes to provide confidential care and walk alongside a member in need. Stephen Ministers are not professional counselors; however, with their extensive training they are prepared to offer God’s comfort and peace in difficult times. Many of our Stephen Ministers have taken additional training to enable them to participate in the H.E.R.O.E.S. Care Program, an independent, not-for-profit organization that assists service members and military families with practical help for needs they face before, during, and after deployment. They meet each Monday at 7:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall. Learn more.
- Contact: Margie Fuhr at 512-868-8666
Growing Through Grief
The loss of someone we love can drag us into a pit where we find ourselves clamoring to seek a way out. Our feelings become tangled up inside of us. We think we are alone or unloved. We know others have healed but we wonder whether we can. It is important to recognize, however, that grief is God's gift through which God brings about our healing. The way out of the pit is through a process where we ask the hard questions, accept responsibility for our healing and experience wonder in God's mystery. This 6 session workshop, originally developed by the Rev. Steve Langford, guides us through the grief process toward a vision of life after loss.
- Contact: Bruce Schrott at 512.863.2370
Growing Through Divorce
The death of a love relationship leaves emotional wounds. Growing Through Divorce is a ministry designed to help participants address the pain and support each other in ways that promote healing, growth, and change. Thursdays at 7:00 PM, Room 303
- Contact: Teri Michelle