Caring Ministries at St. Luke’s UMC offers encouragement, authentic Christian caregiving, practical support and prayer as we seek to work for the good of all to fulfill Jesus’ command to love one another and to bear one another’s burdens.
Stephen Ministry is a confidential ministry: The identity of those receiving care and what takes place in each caring relationship remain private. Stephen Ministers are lay people who receive 50 hours of training and who make a 2-year commitment to be available for 1 hour a week as needed for this ministry. If you would like to become a Stephen Minister or think you could benefit from one, please contact at 713-402-5156. For additional information on the Stephen Ministry organization please visit www.stephenministry.org.
Friends at Home
We strive to give each of our mobility-challenged members a personal connection to the church through periodic visits and telephone calls. If you would like to help make these deliveries, visits, phone calls, send notes of care or if you know a homebound member who might benefit from them, please contact Shelley Quillin at or 713 402-5033.
TeleCare Ministry calls one of our Friends at Home regularly to be certain all is well.
Christmas Poinsettia delivery on a Sunday in December.
Easter Plant delivery on a Sunday during Lent.
Visit or send notes to members who are homebound.
Assist with stuffing envelopes for the monthly mailing to our Friends at Home.
Seven days a week, 52 weeks a year, St. Luke's staff ministers and lay ministers bring the love of Christ to church members, or their friends and family who are hospitalized in the Houston area. If you would like to help, or if you know or someone who would appreciate a ministerial visit while in the hospital, please contact , 713-402-5004.
Tender Loving Care Ministry
Our "TLC" ministry strives to call every member of the church who has been recently discharged from the hospital or who has lost a loved one. The calls are intended to offer hope and support during a time of hardship or grief. To help with this vital ministry or to let us know when someone needs a call, please contact 713-402-5086.
The Career Decisions Workshop is an ongoing series of interactive topics relating the life event of job search with a goal to find faith, hope, and love along with career success. Join others and share in your journey. The workshop meets on most Thursdays 6-9 p.m. in room R21 at St. Lukes UMC. For additional information, please contact Rev. Bill Denham at 713 402-5156 or Bill Proctor at .
Nick Finnegan Counseling Center
The Nick Finnegan Counseling Center, a ministry of St. Luke's, seeks to close the gap in access to needed mental health services for all Houstonians by connecting families and individuals with care that meets their spiritual, cultural, health specific, and financial needs.
The Nick Finnegan Counseling Center is not a crisis facility. If you are experiencing a mental health emergency please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.
Our Caring Ministries Staff
Name: Rev. Bill Denham
Ministry: Care, Prayer, Worship - Traditional
Name: Mrs. Laurie Kereluk
Ministry: Care, Prayer
Name: Shelley Quillin