Congregational Care, Support & Recovery
Medical Center Guests
If you are visiting The Medical Center from out of town, let us serve as your church home away from home.
Medical Center Apartments
First Presbyterian Church has joined The Church Apartment Ministry of Houston that makes apartment units available for out-of-town patients at a reduced rate for up to six months.
Christ Centered Support Groups
A variety of groups are offered through FPC in support of individuals wanting to address “hurts, habits and hang-ups.” The opportunities include men's and women's support groups and a new “Co-dependency” group for men. The groups meet on the FPC property and use materials that have been helpful to thousands of Christians as they work through life issues from a personal faith perspective. The groups are facilitated by others who have found help and hope.
For those who have lost a family member or friend. Receive valuable resources, grow spiritually and gain strength in the journey of healing.
A Christian grief support group for those who have suffered a loss. Receive valuable resources, grow spiritually and gain strength in this 7 week series. The next GriefShare series TBA.
We welcome you to invite others who may benefit from the GriefShare series; it is not limited to FPC members.
Please contact the Caring Ministry for information – 713.620.6546 or firstname.lastname@example.org
A ministry for those who would like to receive the Sacrament, but are unable to attend worship services. Teams of Elders serve Communion to those at home on a monthly basis.
The James Ministry was created in response to the frequent need of church members who are faced with certain necessary “hands-on” tasks, which they are unable to do on a short-term basis because of illness or injury. Everyone goes through difficult times. Having someone to care and commit their time, talent and energy to assist you with specific tasks can help you through these times.
Klesis In-Home Ministry
Klesis volunteers are caring people ministering to the needs of church members who are ill, elderly or disabled and unable to attend church services. Once a month visits brighten the day of in-home members and help keep them connected with their church family. Active members of all ages are encouraged to share in this caring ministry. If you know of someone who would like to have a visitor, or if you would like to become a Klesis visitor, contact the Caring Ministry.
To view a testimony regarding the Klesis In-Home Ministry: Click Here.
Knitters with a Heart
Hand-knitted and crocheted comfort shawls, lap throws and hats created in love and prayer are given to members and their loved ones in times of crisis.
The Prayer Chain is a group of individuals who pray daily for the needs of individuals of the First Presbyterian family.
FPC pastors are ready to provide care to all members of the congregation. When someone needs additional support, Stephen Ministers are available and equipped to supplement the work of the pastoral staff by providing one-on-one confidential care.
A Stephen Minister is a lay person who has received 50 hours of hands-on training, followed by continuing education and peer group supervision. Stephen Ministers listen without judgment and care unconditionally. “No burden is too great and no problem is too small.”
The Stephen Ministry is part of the pastors’ response to the church’s mission to “equip the saints” to care for one another. In so doing, Stephen Ministers supplement the pastoral care offered to the congregation.
Enriching lives through fellowship, memory care and wellness. www.amazingplacehouston.org
An interfaith cancer service rooted in the religious community where cancer survivors and people of faith offer support to cancer patients and their families. www.cancare.org
Interface-Samaritan Counseling Centers
Providing high quality counseling services for all people, to help them find hope where they see little or none. www.interface-samaritan.org
A lay spiritual care hospital ministry providing care, support and Christian presence to Presbyterians, their families, and others in 11 Houston area hospitals. www.popministry.org