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
GriefShare is a grief support group that offers help and encouragement after the death of a spouse, child, family member, or friend. Often, friends and family want to help you, but don’t know how. That’s the reason for GriefShare. The group meets weekly. The meetings are led by a trained facilitator. The FUMC GriefShare group is led by Suzanne McFarland. Each meeting offers fellowship, a video seminar, and group discussion about the video content. Group members also receive a workbook for the purpose of journaling and personal study exercises that reinforce the weekly session topics. Click here for more information and to register for a session.
- 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