Caring Ministries


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The Caring Ministry of The Woodlands United Methodist Church extends the love of Christ through a variety of programs and ministries fulfilling the third action of the church’s mission statement: Help those in need.


We currently host the following groups on campus: Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-Anon, COSA, Narcotics Anonymous, Nar-Anon, and New Normal: Parent Support Group.


The aim of these various groups is to offer comfort and support through different challenges life may bring.


Coming Fall 2014
Wednesdays, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m
$35 per person, includes workbook

A 13-week seminar and support group for people who are separated or divorced. DivorceCare is a place where you can meet other divorced/separated adults and hear about ways to heal from the hurt of divorce. Classes are offered two times a year. Scholarships are available upon request.

DivorceCare is a place where you can meet other divorced or separated adults and hear about ways to heal from the hurt of divorce.

DivorceCare for Kids

Coming Fall 2014
Wednesdays, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
$25 for first child, $15 per additional child

DC4K coincides with the DivorceCare program and is for children ages 5 – 12. This special group helps children heal from the hurt caused by divorce. Your children will become friends with other children who understand how they feel and the things they are going through because of divorce. Classes are offered two times a year. Scholarships are available upon request.

Register your children for DC4K when registering for Divorce Care.

Foundations for Marriage

Foundations for Marriage is offered four times a year for engaged, about-to-be engaged and newly married couples, to equip them with the skills they need as they begin their journey of covenant Christian marriage. The seminar meets on Friday night from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m and on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Dinner on Friday and breakfast and lunch on Saturday are included. For more information, contact Caring Ministries at 281.297.5953.

The Gathering Place

The Gathering Place offers hope and support by serving families with loved ones who have mild to moderate Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. This program gives the caregiver an opportunity for respite from care-giving while their loved one enjoys a fun-filled program, including crafts, simple chair exercises, music, entertainment and a light lunch. The program is free of charge and will meet once a month at our church. Please contact us for additional information. Please email us or call the church at 281.297.5900.

Grief Recovery Group

A 9-week small group experience navigating the challenges of grief.

Anger Management Workshop

Join us for support and encouragement as we learn ways to better manage our emotions.

How to Love and Help Your Adult Child

Small Group: Join this small group of parents who meet the first and third Wednesdays of every month at 7:00 p.m. to discuss issues unique to parenting adult children. For more information, please contact Vern Vincent.

Series: Maybe your 20- or 30-year-old is suffering from “failure to launch” syndrome. Perhaps other issues are making it a challenge to navigate your relationship with your adult child. Whatever the case, join Rev. Rob Renfroe and local counselors for this four-week discussion group for how to love and help your adult child. Starting Monday, March 17, at  7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the Loft.

Job Search

Devised to assist the unemployed and under-employed through spiritual encouragement and the networking efforts of its leaders and participants. This ministry meets every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in Room D206 located on the second floor of the main building. To share a job listing or for more information, email the Job Ministry.

Love and Respect

This short course on communication and conflict resolution is led by Rev. Cliff Ritter. Classes will be offered on Wednesday evenings, July 2 through August 27. For more information, call 281.297.5953.

PACE - Post Abortion Counseling and Education

A small group designed for women with questions about a past abortion, accepting forgiveness from God and how to forgive themselves. For information, call 936.441.7755, Ext. 3.

Parkinson’s Disease Exercise and Support Group

1:30 p.m.
Aldersgate Hall

PTSD Support Group

The PTSD Support Groups provide hope and encouragement to military soldiers and/or their spouse and family suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Meetings are Tuesday nights. For more information, call 877.717.PTSD.

Survivors of Suicide

An offering by the United Way Agency for those who have lost someone to suicide.  Meets the first and third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in Room Allen Parlor. For more information or to register, call Lynda at 713.527.9864 or email


Short Takes on Prayer

This annual series focuses on the importance of prayer. Takes place every May.

Notify the Church

We want to offer our prayers and support. If you have a prayer request, a loved one in the hospital or have lost a loved one, please let us know through the Prayer Center.

Pray for Others

The Prayer Center gives individuals the option to display their request publicly for the community to offer up on their behalf. Those open requests are gathered in our online Prayer Room.

Places of Prayer

  • Chrysostom Chapel

    Tucked into the quietest corner of our campus, this chapel is devoted to prayer and meditation. Surrounded by old-world icons including kneeling benches and stained glass, this room provides a reverent setting for private personal prayer and intimate services, accommodating 20 or more people. A record of all memorial gifts to the church is housed just outside of the chapel.

  • Grace Garden

    Grace Garden is a beautiful and serene place to spend time outside in prayer. Enjoy God’s beauty while walking along garden paths.

  • Robb Chapel Prayer Garden

    Located outside the Robb Chapel is a small garden where you can quietly pray.

Opportunities to Serve

Caring Ministries has several areas where you can serve including pastoral care teams, our meal ministry and the Gathering Place.

More opportunities to serve can be found under Missions.