Caring Ministry

stained glass image of woman caring for child

We are here for you. Please contact us when you or a loved one could benefit from care.

Our staff offers counseling and referrals to community resources for those who are troubled, ill, facing life changes or feeling lost. Our members offer care through many volunteer programs, including Stephen Ministry, visits, phone calls and more.

Request Prayer     Report Hospitalization

Caring Ministry Volunteers Report a Visit

  • News & Events
  • Support Group Schedules

    All groups are open to the community. Call the church at 972.235.8385 to confirm meetings.

    AA (Alcoholics Anonymous)

    Tuesdays, 7 pm, Harvey Assembly Room 217A

    Alcoholics Anonymous® is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.

    Career Jump Start

    Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 pm, Ogden Fellowship Hall or Mays Hall

    Learn More

    Co-Dependents Anonymous (in Spanish)

    Contact Margarita Campos, 972.294.9833, for information, times and locations.

    Compulsive Eaters Anonymous (CEAHOW)

    Mondays, 7-8 pm, Room 214
    Saturdays, 9-10 am, Room 214

    Employment Transition Ministry

    Sundays, 11:00 am -12:00 pm, Room 209

    Learn More

    Family After

    Family After is for alcoholics and their family members and is focused on the whole family moving toward wellness and supporting sobriety.
     Contact: , 972-523-4076

    Schizophenics Support Group

    Tuesdays and Saturdays, 7-8:30 pm, Room 217B

    Single Parent Action Network

    3rd Mondays, 6 pm, Mays Hall

    Learn More

  • Resources

    FUMCR Resources

    Funeral and Memorial Service Planning Guide Download

    Prayer Focus Open Window

    Stephen Ministry Learn More


    External Resources

    Alzheimer's Association - Local support groups and information

    I Can Survive - Cancer survivors email group

    Diabetes Association - Information and support 

  • Staff

    Contact the whole Caring Ministry team with one email to .

    Call us at the main church number, 972.235.8385, anytime. For after-hours emergencies, press “0” to reach the answering service. A pastor is on-call.

    Rev. April Johnson Bristow

    Pastor Don Hood

    Rev. Scot Bontrager

    Kay Schafer
    Administrative Assistant
Becoming One Again

Becoming One Again

An 8-week program that provides intentional steps toward healing and wholeness following divorce, Tuesdays, Sep 13 - Nov 1, 7-8:30 pm Learn More

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Displays in Shawver Welcome Center Oct 9 and 16. Information in worship services Oct 16. New web page. Learn More

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid

Sundays, Nov 6 and 13, 3-7 pm. An 8-hour training course that teaches how to help someone with a mental health issue. Learn More