For more information, contact Congregational Care, 713.620.6546 or .
Medical Center Guests
If you are visiting The Medical Center from out of town, let us serve as your church home away from home.
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 and women 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. This seven week series begins again in spring 2014.
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 Memorial Garden at First Presbyterian, Houston is a place for those who love this church and have a sense of closeness to it which they would like to preserve even after death. It is hallowed ground, sacred to the memory of those who have gone on to a closer presence with God. It will be maintained forever in quiet, dignified beauty as a place of peace and serenity.
The Prayer Chain is a group of individuals who pray daily for the needs of individuals of the First Presbyterian family.
A jobs ministry created to meet the needs of people in career transition. Biblical teachings, a job transition workshop and practical steps to your job search come together with your participation to lead you to the next right steps in your career path. Topics covered are an overview and objectives, testing and application, ideal job description, interviewing skills, resumes and networking. The class is interactive and powerfully charged by the Spirit of God.
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, 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
CanCare of Houston is an interfaith volunteer cancer service rooted in the religious community. Volunteers are cancer survivors themselves and people of faith offering support to cancer patients and their families. www.cancare.org
Interface-Samaritan Counseling Centers
Interface-Samaritan Counseling Centers has a rich heritage of bringing hope and healing to men, women, and children in a Christian context providing high quality counseling services for all people, to help them find hope where they see little or none. www.interface-samaritan.org
Presbyterian Outreach to Patients (est. 1974) is 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