Support Groups at MoCity First

MoCity First's Congregational and Community Ministry is based on the philosophy that Jesus was a Healer of the mind, body and spirit. The team works with several ministries to offer care to a community in need. In addition to support groups, the team offers health screenings, flu vaccines and community seminars. They also maintain a volunteer First Aid Team on Sunday mornings.


Stephen Ministry

MoCity supports and embraces Stephen Ministry. Stephen Ministers are members of our congregation who receive special training to provide one-to-one confidential Christian care to people in our congregation and community experiencing challenges in life - grief, loneliness, divorce, hospitalization, disability, job loss, and other life difficulties. Stephen Ministers listen, care, encourage, and provide emotional and spiritual support to people going through a crisis or a difficult time. 

To learn how to become a Stephen Minister, or to receive confidential care, contact a pastor at 281-499-3502 or the Stephen Ministry Leader, Martha Hanson, at 281-491-1355. 


Groups Meeting at MoCity

AA

Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem. For more information on AA, visit www.aa.org.

The Men's AA group meets in Room 124 on Wednesday nights at 6:30 PM.

The Women's AA group meets in the Parlor on Wednesday nights at 6:30 PM.


Depression Support 

In collaboration with the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of Greater Houston, MoCity offers the Depression Support group. This group is a free and confidential support group for individuals living with, or family and friends affected by, depression and bipolar disorders. For more information about this support group visit the DBSA Greater Houston website at www.dbsahouston.org or reach the organization by phone at 713-600-1131.

The DBSA support group meets in the parlor on Thursday nights from 7:00 to 8:30 PM.


Alzheimer's Caregivers Support

In collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Houston, the FUMC's Community and Congregational care team offers the Alzheimer Caregiver’s Support group. This group is a free and confidential support for family and friends living with caring for those affected by Alzheimer or other forms of dementia. For more information about this support group, visit the Alzheimer’s Association’s website at www.alz.org/texas or call the FUMC office (281-499-3502).

This group meets the second and fourth Tuesday of the month from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. NOTE: this group is for the caregivers only. 


Cornerstone Recovery

Since 1999, Cornerstone Recovery has been helping teens and parents confront and overcome substance abuse problems. Through daily actions that move everyone into a future with promise. Cornerstone helps the parents get back in charge of their homes, and helps the adolescent establish self-esteem and healthy habits. 

For more information, contact cornerstone@cornerstonerecovery.org.


Parkinson's Exercise Group

Houston Area Parkinson Society's (HAPS) exercise program benefits the physical and psychological well-being of individuals with Parkinson's disease. Because Parkinson's disease affects a person's ability to move, exercise helps to keep muscles strong and can improve flexibility and mobility. It improves balance, helping people overcome gait problems and strengthen the muscles that aid in swallowing and speaking. Also, exercise can prevent some of the secondary long-term complications of Parkinson's disease, such as stiffening of the joints, muscle stiffness and constipation. HAPS exercise classes provide an environment for individuals to participate in safe, appropriate exercises with added benefits of building social connections with others. 

For additional information, visit their website at www.hapsonline.org/