Adult Discipleship

With opportunities in worship, discipleship and Christian fellowship, Faith hopes to meet you wherever you are in your faith journey and nurture  Christian growth and a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ.

PASTOR'S BOOK STUDY

  • NEW FALL 2020 STUDY

    IN-PERSON OR ONLINE

    SEPT. 16TH - NOV. 4TH

    9:30 AM OR 6:30 PM

    Since the 1700’s, pastors and leaders in the Methodist tradition have answered 19 historic questions to express their commitment to a common way of life and ministry. These nineteen questions cover topics from faith in Christ to spiritual practices to debt. While these questions are historic, they have a contemporary urgency in this season of division within society and church. Join Rev. David Dorn as we ask these deeply Methodist questions together.

    PLEASE REGISTER HERE

  • BOOK CLUB-CULTURAL AWARENESS

    SEPT. 10-NOV 19TH

    THURSDAYS

    6:00 - 7:00 PM

    ONLINE

    In dealing with such a sensitive topic as race, we've chosen our first book study to be on the book "One Blood: Parting Words to the Church on Race and Love" by Rev. Dr. John M. Perkins. As both a pastor and Civil Rights leader, Dr. Perkin’s letter to the church will be a great way to start our conversation around race and faith. 

    PLEASE REGISTER HERE  A Zoom link will be sent out after registering for class.

  • WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY

    WEDNESDAYS   9:30 - 11:30 AM

    (Begins 9/9/2020)

    OR

    THURSDAYS  6:30 - 8:00pm

    (Begins 9/10/2020)

    Please join the Women of Faith Fall Bible study as we go through the book of Isaiah.

    This class will offer an in person option in the Annex as well as an online option through Zoom meetings. The class will move to online only if COVID-19 restrictions require it. Thank you for your understanding.

    PLEASE REGISTER HERE. The book is available separately online through Amazon.

adult Ministry

  • Worship

    Communion Attendants

    Help with preparing, distributing, and cleaning up the elements for our worship services.  Communion is offered the first Sunday of every month at the 9 am and weekly at the 8:15 & 10:30 am services.


    Scripture Readers

    We delight in having congregation members come forward to read aloud a Responsive Psalter reading during our 9:00 am Traditional service.  Readers are always given the scripture in advance and we welcome any and all who wish to help with this special time in service.


    Ushers

    Ushers are present at the 9:00 and 10:30 services and have the important duty of welcoming all to our worship space.  They also pass out bulletins, pick up registration booklets, help attendees find seating and perform offertory duties.


    Altar Attendants

    Since the worship space is a place where people assemble to encounter Christ, our altar attendants prepare the worship space for service and decorate seasonally throughout the year.


    Altar Flowers

    Help is always welcome as flowers are sold in the Gathering Area in the weeks leading up to Christmas and Easter to help adorn the worship center.


    Tech Crew

    It takes a great team each Sunday to run our slides and assist with sound and videography.  We welcome anyone who may be interested in helping us!  No experience is necessary; we will train you.  Please email Cindy.Wenz@faithumc.org if you would like to join us!

  • Music Ministry

    Adult Choir

    All Year  | Tues 7:00-9:00 pm

    The Choir at Faith is made up of people from all walks of life that have a heart for worship and making glorious music to God.  It is NOT necessary to be classically trained to sing, or even know how to read music…just show up and we will teach you!

    Under the direction of Todd King, the choir sings each Sunday at the 9:00 am Traditional Worship Service and for special services during Advent, Christmas, Lent, Holy Week & Easter, and July 4th. The choir meets each Tuesday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 pm in the Sanctuary and during the summer months of June and July from 7:00-8:00 pm. Rehearsals on Sunday start at 8:15 in the sanctuary. If you love to sing, please come and be part of something great happening here at Faith!


    Hand Bells

    Adult & Youth | Sept-May | Tues 6:00-7:00 pm

    The Bells of Faith serve to help enhance our worship experiences. We rehearse in the Sanctuary and perform regularly throughout the church year in the 9:00 am Traditional Service as well as on special occasions such as Christmas, Easter, and July 4th. The hand bell choir does not usually rehearse during the months of June, July, or August.

    Under the direction of Stephanie Clark, the hand bell choir is comprised of members from the Adult Choir, and members of the congregation, but all have a passion for making beautiful music unto the glory of God. The hand bell choir is blessed to have a four-octave set of Schulmerich English Hand bells and a 3 octave set of Hand chimes. We welcome anyone interested to join us for rehearsal, though advanced music reading skill is preferred. Please feel free to stay and join the choir rehearsal which begins at 7:00 pm. We look forward to seeing you!


    Festival Choir

    Adult & Youth | Aug.-May | Tues 7:00-8:00 pm

    For those who love to sing but may not be able to make the Sunday commitment, the Festival Choir sings for Music Sunday during the Advent/Christmas Season, Palm Sunday, Good Friday, and Easter, accompanied by chamber and full orchestras. The music sung will range anywhere from the artistic compositions of Joseph Martin, the Rutter Requiem, to the classics such as the Dubois Seven Last Words. Any and all interested singers are invited...just show up and sing!  


    Faith Band

    The Faith Band performs during the 10:30 am service.  Rehearsals are Thursday evenings from 7:00-8:30 pm in the Worship Center.  All participants must have a basic mastery of their primary instrument and are welcome to join our rehearsals at any time in order to work towards joining us on Sunday mornings.  Please contact Patrick Brown for more information.


    A/V Tech Crew for all services

    Singing not your thing?  We always need volunteer help on a weekly basis to run our slides and assist with sound and video.  Please email Cindy Wenz if you would like to join us!

  • Women of Faith

    Women of Faith is a ministry of Faith UMC led by a group of diverse, dynamic women who are committed to connecting with women of Faith UMC and the community to provide opportunities for Study, Service and Fellowship.  The vision for our group is to create a sacred place for women to belong, believe and be a blessing. We aspire to help foster genuine relationships through Christian Fellowship and to grow in Discipleship through prayer, study and service.


    We invite all women to participate in the many opportunities we offer. Please watch your bulletin and our Facebook group for announcements and updates for upcoming events such as:

     -Ongoing Bible Studies

    -Mission Projects

    -Bake Sales in May & December

    -Ladies Night Out at local restaurants

    -Crafts

    -Retreat

    To learn more about the ministry, please email Tawnya Funderburke or visit our Facebook page.

  • Solo Spirits Singles Ministry

    The Faith Solo Spirits is a caring and supportive community outreach group providing the opportunity for Christian growth, fellowship, and service, while affirming that all single adults are whole individuals and important members of God's Holy Family.  We are integrated into all ministries of the church, rather than simply being relegated only to a "Singles Ministry."  We connect to God, to others, and to the community around us by serving in Outreach, Men's, Women's, Children's, Youth, Music, Fine Arts, and every other ministry of the church. We welcome and value singles--whether you've never been married, or you are separated, divorced, or widowed. We hope that you can connect with the Solo Spirits and we look forward to making you a new friend.

    For more information or to find out about our upcoming events and Bible studies, please contact Marie Kunkel (281-460-8827) or Cyndi Lockwood (832-643-5340).  You can also email us at faithsolospirits@gmail.com.

  • MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)

    Join fellow Mothers of Preschoolers in Christian fellowship!  We meet Fridays throughout the school year and have childcare for infants through kindergarten. We have brunch, childcare, speakers, and discussion. We also schedule play-dates and Mom's Night Out, each once a month. International Registration is $31.95. There is also a local registration fee of around $100. Scholarships are available. Please email mopsfaith@gmail.com for more information and to register.


    MOPS International encourages and equips moms of young children to realize their potential as mothers, women and leaders, in relationship with Jesus, and in partnership with the local church.
  • Care Team

    The Care Team provides prayer, communication (cards and notes of encouragement) and support for individuals who are in need on a weekly basis.  If you'd like to join us, meetings take place at 9:00 am each Monday in room 137.

  • Threads of Hope

    We are a mission group of  men and women who meet every Tuesday of the month in the annex from 9:30 am to noon. This group has been meeting over 15 years. We make the following mission items just to name a few:
       Tie fleece blankets and sew pillowcases for Ronald McDonald House
       Sew receiving blankets and tote bags for Case de Esperanza
       Sew little shorts and little dresses for African children
       Crochet and knit prayer shawls for the prayer shawl ministry
    For more information, please contact the church office at 281-341-8200 or just come and visit!  everyone is welcome and we have lots of projects where NO SEWING SKILLS are needed.

  • Prayer Shawls

    The making of a prayer shawl is a spiritual practice which embodies thoughts and prayers for the receiver. It is a gift freely given with no strings attached. Made in prayer, as prayer, for prayer. Prayer Shawls are given for many life events from joy to great sorrow.
    If you or someone you know would benefit from receiving a shawl please email Pastor RaMona Riggs

    If you would like to join us in making shawls, please email caring@faithumc.org.