Missouri City First’s Congregational and Community Care 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 has coordinated health screenings, flu vaccines and community seminars. They also maintain a volunteer First Aid Team on Sunday mornings.
Missouri City First supports and embraces Stephen Ministry. Members of our congregation who receive special in-depth training provide one-to-one confidential Christian care to people in our congregation and community who are 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.
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.
Re:Mind, a free and confidential support group for individuals living with depression and bipolar disorders meets weekly at First Methodist Missouri City. Family and friends affected by those in need of services are also welcome to attend. Formerly organized as the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of Greater Houston in response to a critical need, re:Mind has evolved into a hig-quality mental health service supervised by licensed mental health professionals and professional staff. For more information about this support group, visit their website at www.remindsupport.org or by phone at 712-600-1131.
The re:Mind support group meets in the parlor on Thursday nights from 7:00 to 8:30 PM.
In collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Houston, the First United Methodist Church Missouri City’s Community and Congregational Care Team offers the Alzheimer Caregiver’s Support group. This group provides free and confidential support for family and friends living with or caring for those affected by Alzheimer’s 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 FUMCMC 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.
The 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 strengthens 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 and muscles caused by a lack of regulated smooth muscle activity. 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.