One Church, Two Locations

1320 Main Street @ Clay
Houston, TX 77002
832-668-1800
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  10570 Westpark Drive
Houston, TX 77042
713-458-4700
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 1-800-652-2999

 
Downtown Campus  >  Ministries & Programs  >  In Touch Care
 
       

IN TOUCH CARE MINISTRY

There comes a time in each of our lives that we need a listening ear and a calming, caring person centered in Christ to journey with us. First Methodist Houston is united in our mission to be God’s instrument of bringing healing and wholeness in the lives of those in our community. These ministries are offered to support you and your loved ones.

 

Ministries of In Touch Care include:

 Prayer and Healing Service • Stephen Ministry • Hospital Visitation 
 
Krist Samaritan Center for Counseling  
Support Groups:
Griefshare, Sunday Bunch, 
The Gathering Place (Alzheimer's Respite)
Good Neighbor Ministry to the Homebound


For more information, please contact us:

Clergy Contact:
Rev. Charles Thompson 
Email or 832-668-1800

Administrative Asst.:
Amy Coleman
Email or 832-668-1845
 

NEED TO TALK TO A PASTOR, OR WOULD YOU LIKE TO VOLUNTEER AS A PRAYER WARRIOR?
Call our Downtown Campus at 832-668-1800 to make an appointment.

PRAYER AND HEALING SERVICE

On Sundays, at 12:05pm, in the Bintliff Chapel at the Downtown Campus, Communion and prayer for healing are offered. A pastor or prayer minister offers Holy Communion and prays for each individual upon request. This immediately follows the conclusion of the 11:00am worship service.   

We read with confidence the stories of Jesus’ healings while he walked the earth. We believe that God passed these gifts to his followers as Jesus’ earthly mission concluded. And yet, we often have difficulty seeing the reality that God still offers the world His gift of healing today.
 
It does not matter if the hurt is physical, emotional, or spiritual – God loves us and wants to heal all types of hurts and make us whole. Is someone close to you hurting? Please invite them to join us for this very special night of praise and worship, inspiring message and testimonies, Holy Communion, intercessory prayer and anointing of oil.
 
Questions? Contact Rev. Charles Thompson by email or 832-668-1800. 
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STEPHEN MINISTRY



Our congregation’s Stephen Ministry equips lay people to provide confidential, one-to-one Christian care to individuals in our congregation and community who are experiencing difficulties in their lives.
 
A Stephen Minister is:
  • A child of God who walks beside a person who is hurting
  • A congregation member with gifts for caregiving who is
carefully selected to serve in this role
  • Someone who has received 50 hours of training in providing emotional and spiritual care
  • A caring, Christian friend who listens, cares, prays, supports, and encourages
  • Someone who will “be there” for his or her care receiver, meeting faithfully for about an hour each week, for as long as there is a need
Stephen Ministers provide the emotional and spiritual care we need when faced with a crisis or difficulty such as:
  • Loss of a loved one
  • Hospitalization, chronic or terminal illness
  • Divorce or separation
  • Loneliness or discouragement
  • Spiritual crisis
  • Unemployment or a job crisis
  • Incarceration
  • Aging
  • Birth, adoption, miscarriage, or infertility
  • Recovery after an accident or disaster 
If you, or someone you know, could benefit from the care of a Stephen Minister, or if you are interested in becoming a Stephen Minister, call the Stephen Ministry helpline number: 713-458-4709, and someone will contact you. 
 
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HOSPITAL VISITATION

If you or a loved one are in the hospital, let the church know so that we may support you through your difficult time. We have both clergy and lay ministry members to visit you and pray for you.
 
By email or 713-458-4723
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KRIST SAMARITAN CENTER FOR COUNSELING AND EDUCATION

Professional counselors take appointments at each campus of First Methodist Houston. The goal of this ministry is to help people cope with their problems, grow toward spiritual and emotional maturity and strengthen personal relationships.
 
The center is available for appointments at:


Downtown Campus:
Wednesdays

Westchase Campus: Mondays and Thursdays 

 
To make an appointment, call 281-480-7554.
 
These services are provided on a sliding scale fee basis.
 
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SUPPORT GROUPS

GRIEFSHARE
The loss of a loved one is devastating no matter how strong our faith may be. It is in these times that we need the support of our church family. First Methodist Houston encourages those who experience a loss to contact the church so we may support you in the healing process. We offer grief support groups on a seasonal basis, grief booklets that offer insight into the grieving process and Stephen Ministry (see related link on this webpage).
 
For immediate needs regarding pastoral support, contact the Pastor on Call at: 832-668-1892.


SUNDAY BUNCH
Join this group of widows for fellowship and support one Sunday of each month. It is a great way to meet new friends and cherish those you have known for a long time. Share your experiences with others and realize that you are not alone. 

Downtown Campus: Meets on the second Sunday of each month, from  12:30 - 2:30pm, at a restuarant for lunch or we have a brown bag lunch at the church. For more information, contact Robin Milutin by email or 832-668-1827. 

To make an online Prayer Request, click here.

Click here to enjoy daily devotionals: www.upperroom.org/devotional

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THE GATHERING PLACE - ALZHEIMER'S RESPITE



 This program provides respite for caregivers to those with Alzheimer’s and other chronic illnesses. Planned activities, devotionals, entertainment, lunch and more await those attending. Feel secure knowing your loved one is with volunteers who are passionate about providing a safe environment, while you do some shopping or have lunch with a friend. Click here for dates, time and location or visit our Senior Adult Activities section.
 

For additional information, contact Sherry Fox by email or 713-914-0130.
 
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GOOD NEIGHBOR MINISTRY TO THE HOMEBOUND

Are you homebound due to age related factors or illness? Good Neighbors stay in touch by visiting, telephoning, or writing a note. If you are homebound, please let us know so that we may serve you. To receive a Good Neighbor or to be a Good Neighbor, contact Debbie Wallis by email or 713-458-4700.

You may participate in the Downtown Campus Worship as part of our Live TV viewing audience,click here for broadcast stations, or click here to watch on your computer. You can take communion with us on first Sundays by requesting consecrated communion elements to be sent to you in the mail. For more information, and to receive communion, contact Linda Calvert by email or 832-668-1816.

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