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. If you are in need of a Stephen Minister, contact the church office, or Vicky Robertson, Stephen Ministry Leader, 817.282.0949.
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 homebound friend regularly. Phone calls and greeting cards are additional ways a Caring Friend keeps in touch with their homebound friend.
If you would like to volunteer as a Caring Friend to one of our homebound members, or if you know of a church member that is in need of a Caring Friend, contact Cathy Cartmill, 817.282.7384, x22.
FUMC Hurst sponsors various support groups for individuals who are dealing with difficult issues in their lives.
Grief Support: Six-week grief support groups are offered several times each year. Individual grief counseling is available, contact Rev. Donna McKee.
Depression Connection Peer Support Group
Meets Mondays, 6:30–8 p.m.
For information or to enroll, please call the Depression Connection Team, 817.810.9599.
Lamplighters: Support for Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse
Lamplighters offers support and a program for recovery from incest and childhood sexual abuse. For more information on Lamplighters, go to www.TheLampLighters.org. To contact the Hurst group, email HurstLamplighters@gmail.com (your email will be confidential and will go directly to the leader of this group).
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, 6:30–7:30 p.m. and Wednesdays, 6:30–7:30 p.m. Child care is available at FUMC Hurst.
For more details, please e-mail email@example.com or contact Bob Horton, 972.786.6445.
LeLeche League’s mission is to help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.
Meetings are the second Thursday of each month, 9:45–11:30 a.m. For more information, contact Arden Lovell, 817.656.5644.
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.