Caring

   CARING MINISTRIES


CANCARE

CanCare is a non-profit organization in which the volunteers are all cancer survivors of at least one year. After a three-day training, they work with other individuals who have been diagnosed with cancer (and their families), providing one-on-one support. 


COMMON GROUND - CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP

People share encouragement, resources, and hope as they live with loved ones with chronic illnesses. Meets the second Friday of every month at 10:15 am in the Parlor. 


FLOWER MINISTRY

Volunteers divide arrangements from Sunday worship services to be delivered by teams to the homebound, hospitalized, and those in nursing homes. Volunteers are needed for flower arrangement and for flower delivery. 


GATHERING PLACE*

The Gathering Place celebrates its 6 year anniversary! For more details, follow this link.


The Gathering Place is a monthly program that offers a safe, loving, spirit-led, caring environment for those who are living with memory loss. The Gathering Place allows caregivers an opportunity to have time to themselves and/or enjoy quality interactions with their loved one by participating in the Gathering Place Activities. Please contact Beth Parnell for more information.


     Recent News Article:

     http://www.houstonchronicle.com/life/houston-belief/article/Nonprofit-Gathering-Place-provides-        conviviality-10127386.php?cmpid=gsa-chron-result


     *NEW GATHERING PLACE WEBSITE

     If you would like to see the newly published website for The Gathering Place

     and Common Ground, go to http://lakewoodgathering.org.


HOME COMMUNION

Teams of volunteers are sent out on every first Sunday of the month to serve communion to our homebound, hospitalized, and nursing home members. 


LAY CHAPLAINCY AT METHODIST WILLOWBROOK

Volunteers are trained to provide care to hospitalized people at Methodist Willowbrook Hospital. 


NEW NORMAL - GRIEF RECOVERY

People who have experienced grief meet every other month for lunch and for discussions of hope as they journey to find the “new normal” after experiencing loss. 


PRAYER MINISTRY

LUMC’s Prayer Ministry has several facets. There is the Prayers and Squares ministry which makes prayer quilts; a weekly prayer meeting on Wednesdays where every name on the LUMC prayer list is prayed over; a Sunday morning Prayer Room Ministry that signs prayer cards and prays for those desiring prayer; and various prayer vigils throughout the year. 

Follow this link to submit a Bible verse to our Prayer Ministry Team.

Follow this link to download this month's prayer calendar.


PHONE MINISTRY 

This ministry equips volunteers to reach out and provide prayer and care to LUMC members in need through weekly phone calls. 


SECOND FAMILY

Second Family provides caring relationships and support that allows people with limited ability to leave home to interact on a regular basis with caring team members and also provides respite for caregivers to have an hour or two to run errands, have lunch with a friend or otherwise decompress from the stress of caregiving. To learn how to be on the Second Family Team or to request Second Family help, contact Rev. Pam Cline at pam.cline@lakewoodumc.org.


SHEPHERD’S MINISTRY

This ministry provides food to those who have had recent hospitalizations and are in need of help. In addition, Shepherd’s Ministry hosts and provides food for receptions that follow funerals or memorial services at LUMC. 


STEPHEN MINISTRY

This ministry provides one-on-one, trained, lay Christian care to those who are experiencing crises or transitions in their lives. Situations that Stephen Ministers address include, but are not limited to, divorce, grief, illness, unemployment, family crises, and change. 


HOW CAN I SERVE? 

VOLUNTEER TO SERVE COMMUNION TO HOSPITALIZED AND HOMEBOUND

PROVIDE MEALS TO THOSE IN NEED

PRAY FOR THOSE IN NEED

VOLUNTEER AT THE GATHERING PLACE

BE TRAINED AS A STEPHEN MINISTER

BE TRAINED AS A LAY CHAPLAIN

ARRANGE OR DELIVER FLOWERS


CONTACT: 

beth.parnell@lakewoodumc.org