Help and Support2018-12-11T07:55:16-06:00

St. Luke’s is a church where compassion is more than a feeling. We are one family in Jesus, putting faith to work in love. Our clergy are available to talk and pray with you when you are experiencing grief, a difficult family situation, an illness, or when you are struggling with another challenging life event. In addition to our pastors, St. Luke’s has a counseling center open to the community and staffed with licensed therapists. The church also equips and empowers lay caregivers—called Stephen Ministers—to provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are hurting.  If you would like to talk to a pastor or Stephen Minister, call the main church number at 713-622-5710 and we will get you in touch with a member of our clergy.To schedule an appointment with a professional counselor, call 713-402-5046

Hospital

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, contact Laurie Kereluk, 713-402-5086

Divorce

Divorce Care is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. Different topics will help you face challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. This 13-week workshop meets on Tuesdays from 6:30–8 p.m beginning September 4 through December 11. For more information, call Shelley Quillin at 713-402-5033. Personalized, professional counseling can also be helpful when you are faced with a divorce. Whether before, during or after the divorce process, our counseling center can be of help. For questions or to schedule an appointment, call 713-402-5046.

Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministers are men and women in our congregation who listen, care, and encourage persons who are facing a crisis or who are going through a tough time. They provide emotional and spiritual support. These ministers have fifty hours of specialized training, enabling them to walk alongside someone in need, without judgment and with confidence and compassion. The weekly one-on-one sessions last an hour and are completely confidential and free. Contact Reverend Bill Denham or call him at 713-402-5156.

Grief

Reverend Bill Denham leads a 13-week Christian based GriefShare group on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. This is for people who are grieving the death of a loved one.  For some, it is the loss of a spouse. For others, it is the loss of a parent, a sibling, or a child. The pain is intense and each person has a unique story. There are no quick fixes. No one ever gets over the loss of a loved one. Ever. You do not have to be a church member to attend.  A $35 donation is suggested to defray program costs.  Childcare is available with reservation.  The next group begins September 4 through November 27. To register, contact  Shelley Quillin at 713-402-5033.

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 offer love, hope and support. To help or let us know someone who needs a call, contact Laurie Kereluk at 713-402-5086.

Individual or family counseling can also help you sort through the feelings that accompany grief. Our counseling center is staffed with licensed therapists who can help. Call 713-402-5046 for details or to schedule an appointment.

Life Balance and Counseling

The Nick Finnegan Counseling Center (NFCC) – a ministry of St. Luke’s Church – provides affordable mental healthcare to individuals, kids, couples and families. NFCC meets you where you are emotionally and financially. Payment options include insurance, self-pay rates of $90 or less and a sliding scale. Call 713-402-5046 for more information or to schedule an appointment. Conversations are confidential.

NFCC is not a crisis facility. Call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room if you are experiencing a mental health emergency. If you have thoughts of suicide or self-harm, call the suicide hotline immediately. For the adult hotline, call 800-784-2433; for the teen hotline, call 800-273-8255.

Lonely and Homebound

Friends at Home is a group of well-loved members who are no longer able to attend church services. They receive monthly newsletters, activity packets, phone calls and seasonal flowers at Advent and Lent. Email Shelley Quillin or call her at 713-402-5033

Respite Care

Caring for a loved one with memory loss is stressful. The Amazing Place offers respite care, facilitates family meetings, provides education and resources as needed. For more information visit their website or call 713-552-0420

For families with children of special needs P.M. Pals is our “kids night out” program offered free to church members and the community. Our special needs children and their siblings will have a blast while parents have the opportunity for a much-needed night out to reconnect and rest. Offered on the second Friday of each month from 6 to 9:45 p.m. at St. Luke’s Westheimer campus. To participate or volunteer, please email Bevin Barrett or call 713-402-5053.

Addiction

Personalized recovery work is available with the help of a professional therapist at Nick Finnegan Counseling Center – a ministry of St. Luke’s. Call 713-402-5046 with questions or to schedule an appointment.

Looking for a meeting? Peruse the list below for AA, Al-Anon, DA, DBSA, FAIR, Nar-Anon , SAA, SLAA meetings at St. Luke’s.
More info? Email Shelley Quillin or call her at 713-402-5033. Click here to download the list below.

SUNDAY

  • SLAA 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. 3501 Building 101 (Augustine Fellowship)

MONDAY

  • Contractor’s Group AA 8 p.m. – 9 p.m. EC 0-304-301 (men only, “closed” to observations)
  • Nar-Anon Family Meeting 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.  ES-311
  • Tex US TOO, Inc. Prostate Cancer Group 2nd Monday 7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. EN-207
  • Weight Watchers 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. EC-304 Attic 3rd Floor

TUESDAY

  • Tuesday Al-Anon Family Group 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. EN-204
  • Catacombs AA 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. EN-205 (open group)
  • Food Addicts in Recovery (FAIR) 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. 3501 Building 104
  • Tuesday DA 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. EN-204
  • DA Vision Group Last Tuesday 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. EN-207
  • River Oaks Tuesday AA 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. ES-311
  • SLAA 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. 3501 Building 104 (Augustine Fellowship)
  • re:MIND Tuesday 11:00 a.m – 12:30 p.m. EN-208

THURSDAY

  • Catwomen AA 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. EN-205 (women only group)
  • re: MIND 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.  Chapel Parlor and EN-208
  • Luke’s AA 8 p.m. – 9 p.m. EC-304 (attic)

FRIDAY

  • SAA 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 3501 Building 104

SATURDAY

  • SAA 8 a.m. – 9 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. 3501 Building 104
  • SLAA 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. 3501 Building 101
  • Business DA 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 3501 Building 107
  • SLAA Sat Evening 5:30 p.m. 3501 Building 101