There are several avenues within this ministry that allow you the opportunity to be an active part of someone's care and support through Williams Memorial UMC.
Stephen Ministers are Christian men and women who are trained to provide one-on-one care to people going through a difficult time in their life, such a loss, divorce, job loss, illness, or separation due to military deployment. Since 1975, more than 600,000 people from more than 11,000 congregations and other organizations have been trained as Stephen Ministers.
Society of St. Stephen Food Pantry
During our Monday night Community Cafe, our Society of St. Stephen Food Pantry provides 100 families with the opporunity to shop for the groceries they need.
A group of women from our community who meet to quilt together in an effort to provide those who are going through cancer treatment a warm quilt made with love.
Our Homebound Ministery is a visitation ministry to those confined to their residence. This ministry provides fellowship, calls, notes and communion to those who are homebound within our community and want to remain connected to our congregation.
February - April 2017 Community Cafe and Food Pantry will be on the first and third Monday of each month. Doors open at 4:30pm and the meal is served at 5:30pm to those in need within our community. Following dinner, a group of those dining with us are also taken through our Food Pantry to shop for the groceries they need for themselves and their families. Volunteers are needed weekly to stock the pantry, shop for groceries, prepare the meals, serve, and clean up. For more information on Community Cafe and Food Pantry, please contact the church office at (903) 832-8663 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The newly formed Compassionate Friends Chapter of Texarkana will meet on the 2nd Saturday of each month, starting on November 8, from 1:00-3:00pm at WMUMC in Room #103. The focus is for parents and grandparents grieving the loss of a child or grandchild. For more information, please contact Cindy Sanford at (903)280-4130.
WMUMC's Prayer Team is an active ministry within our congregation who meet on Monday mornings in our prayer room to pray for the weekly prayer concerns within our congregation and community.
Congregational Care Minister
Congregational Care Ministers are those who feel called to be a loving, compassionate, grace-filled and non-anxious presence to those who are going through challenging times. CCMs are laity who work alongside the pastoral care team of the church. They make hospital visits, telephone persons in need of contact, meet one on one with those who need a listening ear and offer support to grieving families. They proactively seek to encourage and care for those within their church community.
If you are interested in becoming a part of this rewarding ministry, please contact Sue Camp.