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Grief Group, Tuesdays 5:00 - 6:00 pm in the Parlor
To survive and live forward, those who grieve must find answers. Beyond the Broken Heart is a support group for those who are grieving the death of a loved one and in need of a community to share the loneliness of grief. Scriptural wisdom will be used to explore the issues of grief and offer spiritual encouragement for a life of renewed hope and joy. The group will also offer some specific coping strategies to guide the way back to fullness of life. For more information, contact the Church office at 281.485.1466.
Surving the Holidays
When you are grieving a loved one’s death, the holiday season can be especially painful. Our Surviving the Holidays seminar helps participants prepare for the holidays and even discover hope for the future. Cost is $5.00 for the workbook.
Surviving the Holidays 4 Kids in Grief is a 2 hour program for children ages k-12 years of age offered in conjunction with the adult seminar. A nursery if available for those 6 mo. through 4 yrs. of age. Children's programs are available by reservation only.
It may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future right now. If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, you’ve probably found there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel.
This can be a confusing time when you feel isolated and have many questions about things you’ve never faced before. GriefShare groups meet weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life.
ReMIND, Wednesdays from 7:00pm-8:30 pm,
DBSA Greater Houston, the Gulf Coast area's largest provider of mental health support groups, offers a support group at FUMC Pearland on Wednesdays from 7:00pm-8:30 pm in Bethel Building Room 203. For more information, please call 713.600.1131.
The Gathering Place
The Gathering Place meets on the fourth Monday of every month. This is a setting for congregational volunteers to provide a loving, safe and fun environment for "Care Partners" or senior members of the community and congregation who have special needs. Activities are designed and provided to meet the needs of those with Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease, stroke, or other forms of confusion or memory loss. The Gathering Place is a part of Interfaith Care Partners, a non-profit organization. Contact Karen Ediger for more information.
Second Family is a ministry offering friendship, help, encouragement, and hope to individuals in need by providing home visits, respite care for a caregiver, phone calls or perhaps just reading a book out loud.
SoulCollage for Spiritual Growth focuses on people of the bible and their story to learn more about how God works in our lives today.
Topics we may work on are:
- Commemorate the lost person (may bring snapshots that I will photo copy to use as a part of your card)
- Aspects of relationship
- Support systems who remain
- Inspirational people
- Feelings – sadness, despair, confusion, anger, numbess, my healing self
- Gratitude for what remains
- Living persons who are an inspiration to be my resilient self
Intercessory prayer group
This prayer group meets each Tuesday morning in the Bethel Building to pray for the many prayer requests that come into the church. Prayer request cards are located in the church office and lobbies.
For more information about any of these ministries, contact Rev. Barbara Fyffe.
Spiritual Direction is a time to deepen your relationship with the Divine in the company of a spiritual companion, guided by the Holy Spirit. Through conversation, holy listening and prayer you may become more aware of God’s daily activity in your life, deepening your relationship with God while growing on your own spiritual path. Sessions are scheduled once a month with Pastor Barbara, a Certified Spiritual Director.
OTHER WAYS TO HELP
Do you have a heart for service? We need you to be a part of our many ministries:
• Make phone calls in response to new prayer requests
• Praying at home in response to requests received
• Praying for those leading worship during times of worship
• Praying for MCP children and teachers during program times
• Praying for all involved in campus events (various times)
KEEPING OUR HOMEBOUND CONNECTED
• Make phone calls to our homebound members
• Send birthday, holiday, and “thinking of you” cards
• Take Communion to homebound
• Repurpose sanctuary floral arrangements for homebound delivery
• Deliver DVD, Weekly Connection, and prayer list and as requested to our homebound
• Deliver Upper Rooms and flowers (intermittent)
TIMES OF CRISIS
• Make phone calls to check status of our members in hospital or rehab
• Visit hospitalized/rehab members
• Transport members to medical appointments
• Organize meals as needed
• Cook meals as needed
• Sit with hospitalized members
• Provide pet care for hospitalized
• Provide hospitality (usher, greet) during funerals
For more information, contact Rev. Barbara Fyffe.