At FirstChurch, we have been given a heart for caring. Congregational care plays a vital role in bringing the community together as the body of Christ.
In the Body of Christ, we take care of each other for Christ’s sake. The love of Christ dwelling within each of us calls us to reach out to others. Within this Body of Christ called First United Methodist Church in Dallas, there are several opportunities to become involved in caring for others.
Self-less volunteers gather once a month and individually in their homes to create beautiful prayer shawls, lap robes, caps and mufflers, and baby blankets to be delivered to hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, homes, and anyone who is in need of being wrapped in prayer. Contact Joan Bexley or Sandra Martin.
Those with the call to sharing words of encouragement and celebration, send cards with prayerfully crafted words on beautiful cards. These volunteers take great joy in sending comforting words to our bereaved, celebration to new parents, and hope to hospital dismissals, and all who would be blessed with their loving words. Contact Linda Stanford.
The prayer team is made up of faithful members who pray daily for persons who request prayer, for members who are experiencing ill health, or a rough spot in their lives, as well as prayers of celebration for joys. There is great power in persons of faith praying together. Contact Nancy Fears.
The Insider Visitation Ministry extends the continued love of Christ through contact and support to members who may no longer have the ability to attend worship in person. Volunteers for this ministry have the unique opportunity to bring the love of FirstChurch to our Insiders and keep them connected to their church through monthly visits and phone calls.
To receive the grace of these ministries as well as individual care, please contact Rev. JoNell Lindh, Minister of Congregational Care at 214-697-5825.