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Caring ministry

STEPHEN MINISTRY - Christ Caring for People through People . . .
That’s the motto of Stephen Ministry. The Stephen Minister’s role is to bring God’s love into the lives of people who are going through a difficult time or experiencing a crisis. What do Stephen Ministers do? They listen, care, support, encourage, and pray with and for a person who is hurting. And in the midst of this confidential, one-to-one, caring relationship, God’s healing love comes pouring through.


If someone you know is facing a crisis, large or small, and could benefit from the caring presence of a Stephen Minister, talk to our Stephen Leader. Our Stephen Ministers are ready to care for you!  For more information about a confidential referral to a Stephen Minister, contact: Tracy Crane at (281) 851-6542 or email: cranetl003@gmail.com.


PRAYER TEAM MINISTRY

Prayer Warriors that confidentially pray for anyone who desires prayer.  They are available to pray with you anytime via phone, email or in person in the Prayer Room at Faith UMC.  Prayer requests can be made HERE


HOSPITAL & HOME-BOUND VISITATION

An organized group of volunteers are available to visit anyone who is ill or home-bound to offer prayer, communion and support.  Please call the church office at 281-341-8200 or email caring@faithumc.org about your needs or the needs of a loved one.


HOME-BOUND COMMUNION

The purpose of the Home-bound Communion ministry at Faith is to extend the Lord's Table, serving the sacrament of Holy Communion to all members of our worship community who are unable to attend church worship services due to physical and/or health constraints. Trained Lay members of the church in two-person teams take the prepared and consecrated elements of Holy Communion to serve home-bound members.
If you, or someone you know, would like to receive communion from the ministry team, please contact Linda O'Donnell at 281.341.8200 or email caring@faithumc.org.


ALZHEIMER'S SUPPORT GROUP

Faith UMC and St. John’s UMC are co-sponsoring a support group for family members, caregivers, and friends of people with Alzheimer’s and related disorders. The group provides members an opportunity to discuss care-giving challenges and share helpful tips, while receiving support from others who are in similar situations. All support groups are facilitated by a trained leader, are confidential, free of charge, and open to the public. 

The group meets from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm on the first Thursday of each month at St. John’s UMC in Richmond, 400 Jackson St., Room 105 (The Gathering Room) off the 4th Street entrance.  If you have any questions please contact us at Richmonddementia2014@gmail.com or 1-800-272-3900.

Missions of Faith

Jesus said the key to abundant living and the way to eternal life was to love God with all we are and to love our neighbors as ourselves.

Our community needs people who love and follow Jesus to take this command to be a good neighbor seriously.  If we each loved our neighbor, the way Jesus invites us to, our community would be a different place.  In fact, the scripture teaches that in such communities, the kingdom of God has come near.  Faith is committed to the building blocks of community; learning our neighborhoods, hearing our neighbors' stories, and sharing food, laughter and life with the people we live around.


Here you will find some of the ways we are going about loving the people we live among and we hope you will join us.

With the end of the Summer Reading Program, Fort Bend Hope has been looking forward to Fall Programming. By the end of September we will have after school mentoring, ESL classes and a class on discovering one's gifts and purpose.


In the meantime, Fort Bend Hope partnered with First Assembly of God for an end of the summer celebration. Fort Bend Hope hosted a giant scrabble game which was a huge hit! The scrabble set will continue to be used at the building for educational purposes. Fort Bend Hope was also at Jackson on 8/25 to help families fill out online forms at the Teacher Meet and Greet.


Email or Call Ruth McPhail Ubaldo to get involved: ruth.mcphail-ubaldo@faithumc.org or 281-341-8200.

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Recurring Mission Opportunities

Fort Bend Ramps has been building wheelchair ramps, stairs, and porches for our neighbors in need for over a decade! This group builds relationships with our neighbors, assesses sites, purchases materials, and constructs quality products with special and loving care. Fort Bend Ramps has scheduled work days typically one Saturday morning each month. Join us on a build regardless of your skill level!  Email Parker Zimmerman to learn more.


UMArmy is a week long mission experience for high school students.  Volunteer opportunities are available for students who have completed their freshman year through graduated seniors, as well as unique adult positions.  Contact Linda O'Donnell for more information.


H.O.M.E. Project is a large scale, multi-church work day that sends hundreds of volunteers to complete projects all over our Southwest Houston District.  The event is held in late Spring.  If you would like more information, please email Bob Dimon.


F.Y.S.H. Camp is geared specifically for Junior High Students who have completed 6th grade and up. Students learn to love our neighbors through three days of service, including mowing lawns, painting houses, and volunteering at local nonprofits. FYSH Camp is an extended weekend during the summer. To learn more, email Kolby Karaff.


Kairos Prison Ministries - For more than ten years Faith has sent missionaries once a week to a "foreign country" to help stop crime. That "foreign country" is right next to Richmond and unfortunately so is the crime problem.  The "foreign country" is 2 Jester Units Carol Vance- a Christian facility and J-3, a medical facility,  just a few miles from our Church.  Several times a week volunteers from Faith pass through the  gates and into the chapel or another meeting room, to lead inmate-attended classes .  Disciple--the powerful and transforming Bible study program also offered in the free world, Alpha, GED  tutoring, mentoring  and Kairos, a men’s ministry based on the Emmaus concept. Beyond meeting the call to carry the Message even into prisons, this mission opportunity is one that can--and will--have a profound impact on our community. The current missionaries of Prison Disciple agree: it just may be crime prevention at its best with the objective of transforming troubled men into spiritual men.

To get involved, please email Gerald Sellers.