We believe that as Christians, we are called to bear one another’s burdens and be instruments of God’s grace and healing. If you are struggling with a physical, emotional, or spiritual need, we encourage you to connect with one of our ministries for help and support.
Attending to the pastoral needs of the congregation is a priority for the ministers of FUMC Hurst. Visits are made each weekday to members who are in area hospitals.
Pastoral counseling is available for those who would like to discuss faith issues or personal concerns. Click here for contact information for our clergy.
Stephen Ministers are lay members who are trained in pastoral ministry. A Stephen Minister can help you through a difficult time or crisis in your life. A Stephen Minister promises to be a friend, to help you through a difficult time, not to lecture or preach, not to judge, and to maintain strict confidentiality. Click here for more information about Stephen Ministry. If you are in need of a Stephen Minister, contact the church office, or Kitty Hickerson, Stephen Ministry Leader, 817.268.0908 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Men@Work is a volunteer group of men from FUMC Hurst who will come in pairs to your home at your request to help with small jobs around the house. (You pay for supplies and materials.) Men@Work can change light bulbs, trim shrubs, help with computers, move heavy items, perform minor home repairs, and more. If you need help, or to volunteer to serve with Men@Work, call the church office, 817.282.7384, x41.
Caring Friends is an important visitation ministry of our church to members who can no longer attend church due to health or mobility issues. The Caring Friend visits their home-centered friend regularly. Phone calls and greeting cards are additional ways a Caring Friend keeps in touch with their home-centered friend.
If you would like to volunteer as a Caring Friend to one of our home-centered members, or if you know of a church member that is in need of a Caring Friend, contact Cathy Cartmill, 817.282.7384, x22.
Prayer is the needful practice of all peoples and the exercise of faith and hope. If you are in need of prayer, complete a Prayer Request Card and place it in an offering plate or in the box in the narthex. You can also submit prayer requests online or by contacting the office. If you would like to participate in the Prayer Ministry, contact Donna McKee, x38.
FUMC Hurst sponsors various support groups for individuals who are dealing with difficult issues in their lives.
Monthly Grief Support Group is for those dealing with loss such as death of a loved one, divorce, or job loss. The group meets the second Monday of every month at 6:30 p.m. in W122. Contact Rev. Donna McKee.
Beyond the Broken Heart: support and ministry program. This six-week grief support group is offered twice a year, in the spring and in the fall. How do you understand grief when your heart is broken? Each session addresses a different topic, so it is not a problem if you are unable to attend all meetings. Purchase book ($8) at the first session.
Individual grief counseling is available, contact Rev. Donna McKee.
Caregiving: Space for Grace offers support for those in the role of caregivers. Caregiving takes on many forms. If you are the one doing the caregiving, it can be difficult to find God in the midst of the daily challenges. And yet, God is there. Let's find God's grace together. The group meets the first Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. in the Parlor (I103). Contact Cathy Cartmill at email@example.com for more information.
Living with Cancer is a support group for those living with cancer--cancer patients, persons in post-treatment, caregivers and family members. This groups meets the fourth Monday of every month at 6 p.m. in the Bride's Room (W120).
Adoption & Foster Support Group offers support to those who are currently a foster/adoptive family, considering becoming a foster/adoptive parent or if you’re interested in supporting area foster/adoptive families. We will meet the 2nd Sunday every other month. Our next meeting is scheduled November 8, 6:30-8:00 pm in Room I101. Childcare is available. Please register online at fumchurst.org/register for childcare and attendance certificates. For more info, contact Dorothy Romero, 512-636-5734 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women in Transition is a support group for women who are in the midst of life transitions such as death of a spouse, divorce, loss of a job or retirement. For more information, contact Dolores Sutter at email@example.com. This group meets at 7 p.m. the third Monday of every month in room W122.
Recovery Groups (AA and Al-Anon)
Last Stop AA Group and Last Stop AL-ANON Family Group meet weekly at 537 Elm Street, across from FUMC Hurst. We welcome all interested individuals at our 12–step meetings. All are Open Discussion format, and have a “home meeting” flavor. All are non-smoking.
Both groups meet Sundays, 7–8 p.m. and Wednesdays, 7–8 p.m. Child care is available at FUMC Hurst.
Faith Community Nursing
Faith Community Nursing, also known as Parish or Congregational Nursing, seeks to intentionally integrate the practice of faith with the practice of nursing. Nurses who volunteer their time for this ministry do not practice medicine on site, but help to plan and carry out educational and preventive activities.