We would love for you to be a part of our team.
University UMC is supported by the many volunteers who give of their time, talents and abilities to help make our church happen. Congregational Care is no different!
The Congregational Care Volunteer Team is a group of caring, compassionate, and encouraging volunteers who help support families in time of need. Volunteer opportunities range from writing cards of encouragement, making and delivering hot meals, support group leaders, and praying for those in need. You can find a detail list below.
We believe in looking after each other.
The way we see Pastoral Care is like community caretaking plus triage. We rely on the small communities we can build around ourselves to be our main support. But we also have a need for volunteers whose gifts include a capacity to listen, pray, celebrate weddings, suggest referrals, visit the sick or help intervene during crises.
Care Notes: Be blessed by taking part in our Care Notes Ministry. You would send a card to a person listed on our Care and Concern Sheet. Cards and postage are provided by the ministry. Contact Mary McBride @ 854-7658.
Prayer Quilt Ministry: Prayer Quilts are visible evidence of faith, faith in God, faith in love and faith in prayer. The quilts are held together with ties. The ties are tied with prayers said by our community of faith. If you are interested in this ministry or if you know someone who would like to request a prayer quilt for a loved one, please contact us. Contact Cindy Stitt @ (830) 981-5316
Forget Me Not: An opportunity to serve God by sending cards, calling or visiting those who are no longer able to drive to church. Cards and postage are provided by the ministry. Contact Ellie Herbold @ (830) 755-2480
Hospital Visitation: Visit a member of our congregation once or twice a month who is in the hospital or rehab. You choose the day, area of town and the time of day. Contact Shelly Kennerdell @ 696-1033.
Bereavement Care: Care is offered to families who have suffered the loss of an immediate family member. Be part of a team who host a reception in the church after the funeral by providing cookies or being a host. If you would like to serve on a bereavement team, Contact Becki Holmes @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
E-mail Prayer Chain: Be a prayer warrior to those who are asking daily for prayer. You will receive an e-mail at home or work (your choice) and you are asked to pray for each individual, keeping their request confidential. Contact Nancy Andres @ 696-1033
Homebound Visitation: Our Homebound Visitation volunteers visit those that are no longer able to attend church or visitation is for those who are in a nursing home or a rehabilitation facility. Trained volunteers will visit twice a month which include once a month delivery of communion. Contact: Dorothy McGraw @ 294-3933