Congregational Care

Our church offers a variety of pastoral care ministries for those dealing with emotional and spiritual needs. Some of our congregational programs are listed below. For questions or concerns or to schedule an appointment, contact Rev. Bill Roth, Minister of Congregational Care, at 704 295-4835 or broth@mpumc.org .  To reach the pastor on call, contact 704-376-8584. For emergencies, please dial 911.

Marriage Enrichment

We offer Marriage Matters workshops throughout the year. Marriage Matters I is primarily designed for premarital couples or recently married couples and is offered in August and February.  Using lectures, PowerPoint, video and couples sharing, Rev. Roth offers the knowledge and skills to have a marriage that matters. Details: Carmen Rivera,Office of the Registrar, at 704-295-4818 or crivera@mpumc.org.

Hospital Visitation

Lay ministers visit hospitalized members, typically on Fridays and weekends. To find out more contact Michael Teden at mdteden@whitehallag.net.

Casseroles

Hundreds of casseroles are distributed annually to our church members in times of crisis or bereavement, and to new parents. To join this ministry and deliver or bake casseroles contact Virginia Abernathy at larryaec@bellsouth.net.

End of Life Planning

Information and Planning booklets are available in the Main Lobby and useful for organizing helpful information needed at the end of life, including funeral plans.

Lay Homebound Visitation

Support and care is provided for homebound members by lay visitor. Contact Rev. Bill Roth, Minister of Congregational Care, at 704 295-4835 or broth@mpumc.org.

Counseling

Individual or Couple Counseling is offered at our church by Bronah Livingston, LPC. To schedule an appointment, contact her at 704-295-4802 or email her at Bronah@mpumc.org.

Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministry is a distinctively Christian program of one-on-one caring ministries for those experiencing difficult life challenges in our congregation and community. Stephen Ministers work with persons dealing with loneliness, terminal illness, spiritual crisis, aging, separation or divorce, loss of a loved one and other life transitions. To arrange for a Stephen minister or to find out more about becoming a Stephen minister contact Rev. Bill Roth at 704 295-4835 or broth@mpumc.org.

Prayer Ministry

A team of more than 30 volunteers pray for the many prayer requests that come in each week.   Requests are confidential and stay active for one month. Prayer requests can be updated by sending additional E-Mails. Want to learn more? Email Carmen Rivera at crivera@mpumc.org.

Prayer Shawl Ministry

The Prayer Shawl Ministry at Myers Park United Methodist Church provides shawls and baby blankets to comfort those experiencing difficult times in their lives.  For more information about this ministry, contact Gena Barnett at genab2@gmail.com.

Funeral Hospitality

Funeral hospitality involves either usher at the services or help with set-up and serving at funeral receptions. For more details contact Carmen Rivera 704-295-4818 or crivera@mpumc.org.