The Congregational Care Ministry provides compassionate, caring concern through personal service to members of our church family and community who have special needs.
Individuals or small groups who provide for the needs of our congregation through:
- Visiting homebound members
- Providing a meal
- Visiting at hospitals
- Performing small fix-up jobs
- Providing occasional transportation
- Making caring calls
- Writing caring notes
Offers ongoing one-on-one spiritual care and support for persons who are experiencing illness, grief, divorce and other life difficulties. Stephen Ministers take as their inspiration Matthew 25: 40, “Just as you did it to one of the least of these who are member of my family, you did it to me.”
Stephen Ministers go through a thorough training program that prepares them for the service they provide. Individuals may request a Stephen Minister by contacting the church office.
The Intercessory Prayer Ministry
The Intercessory Prayer Ministry prays for all requests they receive. Requests are placed through confidential cards found in the church office and phone calls. We invite you to become a part of the ministry by spending one hour of your time weekly in the Prayer Room praying for others.
Our Intercessory Prayer Line is 817-860-1083.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
The Prayer Shawl Ministry prepares hand knitted, crocheted and fabric prayer shawls for those who have an extended illness or are recovering from surgery. We invite you to become a member of that ministry by attending a monthly meeting on the fourth Friday of the month at 10:00 am in Room 153. You do not need to know how to knit to be a part of this ministry.
For many of our members and their families, First United Methodist Church of Arlington is a crucial part of their lives.
As members of this community of faith, we are drawn closer to God and each other. As we grow in our faith through the sacrament of baptism, participating in worship, singing in the choir and serving God, we share some of the most important experiences of our lives.
So it is only natural that the church—which is a cornerstone of the city’s history—be the final resting place for those who choose it. Just steps away from the Sanctuary and Vandergriff Chapel, the columbarium will provide a sacred space for our loved ones.
This holy place will offer a peaceful setting for prayer, meditation, thanksgiving and remembering. For more information, visit the columbarium page.
Parish Visitor for Pastoral Care