“I give you a new commandment, that you love one another.
Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another.
By this everyone will know that you are my disciple,
if you have love for one another.” John 13:34-35
“Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way
you will fulfill the law of Christ.” Galatians 6:2
It is the mission of our Caring Ministry to strengthen and encourage one another by providing care for God’s children. We have a variety of programs and ministries to help extend the love of Christ through life’s difficult times.
Receiving Care - We are called to care for one another. It is during life’s challenges that we need to fully experience the grace and mercy of Jesus Christ. If you and your family are facing difficulty and need the help of our church family, please contact the church at 281.482.7535.
Providing Care - We are called to become Christ’s servants on earth. The men and women who serve in our many caring ministries are vital to our community of faith. If you are interested in assisting with one of our ministries, please contact the church at 281.482.7535.
This ministry provides dependable, one-to-one, caring Christian friends who really listen and are committed to walking alongside a hurting person.
Pastoral Care Team
Coordinator: Tracy Beazley
As trained lay members, the Pastoral Care Team supports and provides pastoral and congregational care to members, attenders, family/friends, and those in the church’s community area of ministry service. This ministry takes place in: hospitals; rehab facilities; nursing homes; other medical facilities, including short/long term care; and hospice care settings. The team also visits in homebound settings, recognizing that those being served may be under the care of home health providers. Pastoral Care Team members are also available to provide Communion to our homebound upon request.
Please let us know when you or a loved one has scheduled a procedure or surgery, is in a medical facility or care, is homebound, or facing end of life concerns. This information can be shared via the Welcome Tab in worship on Sundays or by calling (281-482-7535).
Coordinator: Patsy Moore
Have you just received a call from your doctor and told that you or a loved one has cancer? Are you overwhelmed with the thought of the journey that you and your family are now beginning? We have a group of Cancer Survivors who would like to help you by offering one-on-one physical, emotional, and spiritual support. While their experience will not be exactly what you will encounter it can be helpful to have someone to talk to who has walked a similar path. It can help calm your fears as you hear what their experience was like for testing and treatments.
Leaders: Scott and Donna Hanson
Do you need ideas on how to ensure the best quality of life for yourself as a caregiver? Would you like to share resources and ideas on how best to care for that special person? This support group gives you a place where you can build relationships with others who understand your concerns.
The Caregivers Network meets monthly in conjunction with the Memory Care Ministry - The Gathering Place.
Leader: Karen (Scott) Smith
Area Coordinators: Kris Clark, Sheryl Murphy Theresa Lair
Card Coordinator: Debbie McGee
Community Caring is a ministry built on small actions. Volunteers offer prayers, support and encouragement to others in times of need. Caring individuals provide prayers, meals for those who have been ill or have experienced a death in the family, and short term transportation for doctor’s visits. Please contact the church office (281-482-7535) if you would like someone from Community Caring to contact you in your time of need
Funerals and Memorial Services
Coordinator: Tracy Beazley
At Friendswood Methodist, our focus when performing a funeral or memorial service is to use the resurrection of Jesus Christ as comfort and support while celebrating the life of the deceased. In the company of believers and through the uplifting strength of worship, family and friends can find the renewal of Christian faith, hope and love to sustain them in time of grief.
Leader: Virginia Pitts
GriefShare is a caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone.
This 13-week, weekly support group, is for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one. GriefShare is a video seminar that includes group discussions and a personal workbook.
Loss of a Spouse www.griefshare.org/loss
Do you dread the lonely days and nights? Feel like your brain is in a fog? Unsure of how you’ll go on? During this two-hour video based seminar you will learn that help is here and hope is possible.
Surviving the Holidays www.griefshare.org/holidays
When you are grieving a loved one’s death, the holiday season can be especially painful. This 2-hour video based seminar helps participants prepare for the holidays and even discover hope for the future.
Leaders: Elaine Goddard and Bobby Johnson
Are you suffering from or living with a physical, mental, or emotional condition? Do you want to be healed? If so, we are here to offer help and hope through prayer.
Services of Prayer for Healing are held twice a year. What will you experience at this service? Soft music, scripture, a testimony of healing, Holy Communion, and prayers for healing and wholeness. Each person decides if they want to pray alone or with a prayer team, if they want to be anointed with oil or not. The Service of Prayer for Healing provides an opportunity for us to still our spirits before God, to rest and glory in His presence, and to be made whole. Come and experience the healing that can occur in such a Spirit-filled setting.
Leader: Cara Westerman
The Gathering Place - Memory Loss Activity Program and Caregiver Support. Do you need a break from caregiving responsibilities? Family caregivers caring for loved ones with memory loss, specifically mild to moderate Alzheimer’s, other dementias or cognitive impairments may participate in this 3 hour program. At the Gathering Place, caregivers receive respite, a break from caregiving responsibilities, while their loved one participates in planned activities such as games, music, crafts, lunch and socialization.
Friendswood Methodist works in partnership with CarePartners to offer this monthly program. Members trained by CarePartners participate on a Care Team and provide companionship and fun for individuals living with memory loss. For more information, to arrange a visit or to register a loved one to participate in this program please call 713-682-5995 or visit www.CarePartnersTexas.org
Nursing Home and Shut-in Visitation
Coordinator: Tracy Beazley
Friendswood Methodist has volunteers who visit area nursing homes and members who are no longer able to get out and fellowship with others. Please contact the church office (281-482-7535) if you feel your family member would like someone to visit and pray with them.
Prayer requests can be submitted in person, by phone (281-482-7535), or on the Sunday Welcome Tab. Our prayer Chapel is open 24 hours a day, every day of the year for those who seek a serene place to be in communion with God. We also have prayer shawls available upon request that have been prayed over and blessed in a worship service.
To view our church prayer list click HERE.
Worship – Sunday Assistance
To ensure that our Sunday worship is fully accessible, we offer personal hearing devices, sanctuary seating for walkers and wheelchairs, as well as a golf cart shuttle between the front parking lot and the sanctuary. Ushers and greeters are also available if additional assistance is needed.