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

Second Friday of the month, 10:15 am in the Parlor

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. 


DANCING NEEDLES

Last Friday of the Month, 10:00 am in E118

Dancing Needles is a knitting group that makes shawls for loved ones in the nursing home.


DAYS FOR GIRLS

First Tuesday of the Month, 1:00 pm in the Loft

Sustainable hygiene care solutions + social enterprise training = dignity, health and opportunity for Every Girl. Everywhere. Period. Providing hygiene kits to girls adds 2 years to their education that they would otherwise miss. This ministry meets on the first Tuesday of every month at 1:00 pm in the Loft and works to provide health and hygiene kits for girls around the world. Over 1700 kits have already been distributed! For more information, contact our office. www.daysforgirls.org


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 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.

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

New Normal Luncheon

Sunday, February 23, 12:15 - 1:30 pm; Founders Court

Lost a loved one and feeling lost yourself? Come share lunch and conversation of hope in Founders Court, as we journey together to find the “new normal” after loss. RSVP to Beth Parnell.


PHONE MINISTRY

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


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.


PRAYERS & SQUARES QUILTING MINISTRY

First Tuesdays & Wednesdays of each month

Each quilt made is prayed over and given to someone in the church or community who is experiencing a difficult time in their life. Our Prayers and Squares Ministry meets at 9:00 am in the Loft on the first Tuesday and Wednesday of each month. Come for lunch and quilting! Email ruby.samuelson@sbcglobal.net for more information.


SECOND FAMILY

Second Tuesdays at 1:00pm in E118

The Second Family Care Team at LUMC is recruiting new members to join their team! Second Family offers home-centered support with fellowship and practical help to people facing chronic illness, injury, loneliness, and respite for their care-givers. To learn more about how to join the Second Family Team, or to request Second Family help, contact Rev. Pam Cline.


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

In this time of social distancing, confidential Christian Care help is available through our Stephen Ministers. 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. 

Contact Pam Cline for more information.


SUGAR FREE:  A Diabetic Support Group

Monthly, Every 1st Monday

When you, someone you love, or a family member has been diagnosed with any form of diabetes, it can be overwhelming. Attending a diabetes support group is a proactive way to find support, help, tips and can be part of an integrated

approach to diabetes management. Free to attend and open to all. For more information please contact

Joe Parnell at 713-858-4995 or jwp1782@gmail.com



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

Together We Pray

Lakewood UMC of Houston believes in the power of prayer! Join us Monday-Saturday. 

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