FUMC of Arlington

Caring and Support

Overview

The Congregational Care Ministry provides compassionate, caring concern through personal service to members of our church family and community who have special needs. You may be interested in participating in one of our various areas of service.

Volunteer

We invite you to be a volunteer in our caring ministries. Our volunteers work in small groups or as individuals to 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

Stephen Ministry

Offers ongoing one-on-one spiritual care and support for persons who are experiencing illness, grief, divorce and other life difficulties. 

For more information please visist our Stephen Ministry page.

The Intercessory Prayer Ministry

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. The Intercessory Prayer Ministry respects the individual’s privacy while praying for all requests received. You may submit a written prayer request using the confidential cards in the church office or by calling the prayer line listed below. 

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. You are invited 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.

Columbarium

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.

Contact

Sharla Martin
Parish Visitor for Pastoral Care
smartin@arlingtonmethodist.org