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 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 Pastor RaMona Riggs about your needs.


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 Pastor RaMona Riggs.


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.


TRANSFORMATION PRAYER MINISTRY

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 TransformationPrayer.org.

  • PRAYER REQUESTS

    There is so much power in prayer! If you have a prayer request and would like someone to pray with you (or for you) please fill out click on the link below. Your request will be sent to our Pastor RaMona Riggs.


    PRAYER REQUESTS

  • LEARN ABOUT BEING AN USHER

    If you've ever thought about being an usher and wondered what it would be like, please email Pastor RaMona Riggs for details or to get started..  She will explain what an usher does during service and the little bit just after service is over.  You might be surprised to know you can still sit with your family during service!

  • LEARN ABOUT BEING PART OF OUR PRAYER TEAM

    If you are interested in praying for others, this church and those that attend and work here, our Prayer Team might be the perfect place for you to serve!

    Contact Pastor RaMona Riggs for more information or to get started!

  • THREADS OF HOPE

    Threads of Hope is a mission outreach of Faith United Methodist Church, dedicated to being the heart and hands of Jesus to those in need.


    We welcome anyone wishing to join this ministry where we work, play, pray and fellowship together. There is a niche for everyone considering the variety of handmade items that require sewing, surging, knitting, crocheting, tying, washing and ironing, cutting and stuffing. Prior experience is not required as members are always available to assist new members and with new projects. All supplies and kits are provided, however, if you sew, you are encouraged to bring your personal portable sewing machine. 


    Some of our current mission efforts are dresses for little girls in Africa, baby blankets, tote bags and bibs, fleece prayer blankets, pillowcases, knitted and crocheted prayer shawls, heart-shaped pillows, walker bags, clothing protectors, and pocket prayer quilts. These items are distributed on an as-needed basis to various individuals, community and international outreach organizations, long-term care facilities, hospitals, etc. – wherever there is a need.


    Threads of Hope currently meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month from 9:30 a.m. until Noon in room 157 of the Annex, dependent upon possible scheduling conflicts. For additional information or questions please contact Sandra Jentzen.  


    Neither attendance nor membership at Faith UMC is required to participate.

  • 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.