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Volunteer at FUMCR

"Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest." - Matthew 11:28

Volunteer with Caring Ministry

Training and support are provided for all of our volunteers.

Serve through Phone Calls

Congregational Care Calling Team

Contact Benita Belsley, 972.235.0504, or Janet Thompson, 972.235.2971.

Call church members to see how they are doing. Callers answer any questions they have about the church, ask if they have any needs that the church could help meet and let them know that the church cares about them.

Serve through Visits

Report a Visit

Congregational Care Visitors

Contact Amber O'Reilly -, 469.231.2759

Visit one or more church members who are homebound or residing in nursing homes or assisted living facilities. Volunteers are assigned a member to visit twice each month.

Hospital Visitors

Contact Jane Aitchison -, 972.231.1242

Visit hospitalized members on Tuesdays, Thursdays, or Saturdays. Volunteers are placed on teams, and each team is responsible for two months of the year.

Homebound Communion Team

Contact Dr. April Johnson Bristow -, 972.996.0139

Serve communion each month to our homebound members.

Serve through Cooking or Baking

Bereavement Care Volunteers

Contact Jan Casner -, 972.661.5928

Assist when there has been a death in the FUMCR community. Teams are formed to bake cookies, prepare food and/or serve at receptions following services.

Serve through Prayer

Prayer Ministry Volunteers

Contact Dr. April Johnson Bristow -, 972.996.0139

Prayer Team members come to the Chapel on Tuesday mornings between 10 am and noon to pray for persons and families in crisis as a response to prayer requests submitted by members of the congregation as well as area hospital chapels. 

Prayer time is offered silently on a come-and-go basis. Participants do not pray together, but individually pick up prayer cards and pray over each card. Prayers are offered kneeling at the altar or seated in a chair. A list of new church members, military and on-going prayer requests is available to take home for prayers during the week.

Prayer Team members are confident in prayer life, maturing in faith, can keep confidences (since prayer concerns are a sacred trust) and give a minimum of 30 minutes a week to pray for concerns of others. Praying for people that are in need of trust, peace, comfort, patience and healing has an impact on Prayer Ministry Group members as they intercede before God on others' behalf. New group members are always welcome!

Serve through Sewing

Prayer Blanket Ministry

Contact Joan Huddleston,, 972.235.7378

Many ways to help. Help cut fleece on the first and third Mondays each month from 1-3 pm at First Center. Contribute financial support; this ministry operates by donations only. People with embroidery machines are needed to add the Methodist cross & flame to each blanket. LEARN MORE

Serve through Administration

Career Jumpstart & Employment Transition Volunteers

Help with meetings, speakers, and membership. Career Jumpstart meets on Tuesday evenings. Employment Transition meets on Sunday mornings. MORE

Serve through Stephen Ministry

Participate in fifty hours of initial training. Most meetings are on Tuesday nights, 7:00 to 9:30. Commit to serve for at least two years. After commissioning, take part in continuing education and twice-monthly small group supervision. Meet with an assigned care receiver at least weekly. A new class of ten or more Stephen Ministers begins each year. MORE

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