HOSPITALITY & CARE

Bereavement Receptions
Prepare food and refreshment to honor the memory of a recently passed loved one.  Receptions are offered on behalf of family members so they may have a comfortable setting in which to greet mourners who have come to grieve with them. This team also prepares for celebrations within the church. Many members prepare and donate the food that is served during these receptions.

  • Contact: Joyce Porter, 512.868.0916

 

Flower Ministry
Re-arrange large altar flower arrangements into smaller vases which are then distributed by pastoral or congregational care members during home/hospital visits.   Donate gently used flower vases for the purposes of these personal flower arrangements.  Flower arrangements are made on Monday mornings, following each Sunday's worship and fresh, available flowers, in the main office kitchen.

  • Contact: Marji Breslow, 512.864.2518

 

Greeters
Greet worshipers and extend the hospitality of our church by helping guests find their way across campus, connect with small groups, or locate information about our discipleship process and opportunities to learn and grow in God's grace

Contact: Bruce Schrott, 512.863.2370

 

Pastoral Care
Visit home bound members or friends of First United Methodist Church who are unable to worship in person, on campus. Weekly one-on-one or two-by-two visits or phone calls to homes and/or care facilities share the love of Christ even when one is unable to make it to our church campus.  Home bound Communion is an additional care responsibility that a subset of this group take on to keep Christ in the lives of our congregation.

  • Contact: Caren Paull, 512.943.9300

 

Prayer Shawl Ministry
Knit, crochet or quilt shawls, lap robes and baby blankets for those in needed.  When a difficult situation arises in our congregation or beyond, we are prepared to provide a shawl as a reminder of our prayers and God's love.  Experience welcomed but not necessary, as we will train.  Meet weekly on Fridays at 11am, Rm

 

Pressure Cookers
Prepare, serve and clean up after the Wednesday Night Live meal with supervision from the Food Service Manager. 

Contact: Mona Anderson, 512.360.8833

 

Stephen Ministers
Walk with people during their time of crisis, when life circumstances are overwhelming.  Work behind the scenes to provide confidential care.  Professional counseling experience is not required; training is provided so they are prepared to offer God's comfort and peace in difficult times. 

 

Volunteer Service League
Serve the Rotary Club their noon meeting meal, earning valuable funds for our church in a discipleship of sharing God's grace.  Set tables, pour drinks, share fellowship and a nice meal with the team while the Rotarians are meeting and then clean the tables after the meeting.  It is a commitment of 2-3hrs once a month during the lunch hour on Fridays.  No dish-washing or cooking involved!

  • Contact: Nell Benold, 512.863.3103

 

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