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: Pastor RaMona Riggs.


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


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 Pastor RaMona Riggs about your needs.


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 Pastor RaMona Riggs.


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 or 1-800-272-3900.


Transformation Prayer Ministry, now available at Faith UMC, is the opportunity to work with a facilitator and prayer intercessor during three separate sessions to identify beliefs we hold that run contrary to the truth-and move to a position where the lies we believe are replaced with God’s perspective. The ultimate goal is a refined faith and transformation that makes it possible for us to walk effortlessly in the fruit of the Spirit. TPM is completely confidential and totally donation based. No one is ever turned away due to financial concerns.

To learn more, please email  Michael Wingate and visit