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need one on one care?

Our pastors and lay volunteers at Oak Hill UMC work together to serve the pastoral
and caring needs of the church community. We strive to be the hands and feet of

Christ, caring for each other as He taught us to do.

Pastoral Counseling

Our pastors are available to meet with you to offer a listening ear and for prayer. They are also able to refer you to professional counselors if you need a higher level of care. To reach the pastors, contact the church office at office@oakhillumc.org or visit our Staff Team page for individual contact information.

 

Homebound Ministries


Are you unable to get out and about? We love to stay connected with our homebound members.

We make friendly visits and are also able to bring communion elements to you. 

Contact Pastor Missy Jenson at (512) 288-3836 or missy@oakhillumc.org.

Agape Meals


An outreach team of volunteer individuals that provides meals to other church members who are experiencing various temporary crises (e.g. birth of a child, death of a family member, sickness, hospitalizations, etc.). Please contact Ashley Fryer at ashleywhitefryer@gmail.com if receiving meals

through a trying time would be a help to you.

Prayer Chain


We have an active network of persons who pray for concerns as they come in. Contact the church office at (512) 288-3836 or office@oakhillumc.org to request prayers or fill out this online form.

Hospital Visitation

 

If you or a family member or a friend is currently hospitalized and would like to have a visitor from the church, please contact the church office at (512) 288-3836 or office@oakhillumc.org.

 

Stephen Ministers

 

We all experience challenges in life when we could benefit from the support of a caring Christian relationship. Stephen Ministers provide confidential, one-to-one Christian care to persons experiencing difficulties such as changes in relationships, family, employment, relocation, finances, health, spiritual needs, and more. Stephen Ministers will “be there” for their care receiver, meeting faithfully for an hour each week, for as long as there’s a need. While a Stephen Minister is not a pastor, counselor or therapist, each Stephen Minister has received 50 hours of training and additional continuing education.  If you would like to speak confidentially about how a Stephen Minister can help you, please contact Nancy Goodhue, our Stephen Leader Referrals Coordinator, at (512) 426-5541 or negoodhue@gmail.com,

or Pastor Missy Jenson at (512) 288-3836 or missy@oakhillumc.org.

 

GriefShare

 

GriefShare is a faith-based video seminar and support group for people who are grieving the death of someone close to them. At GriefShare, you learn valuable information about recovering from grief and renewing your hope for the future. Our next GriefShare cycle will begin in January.

We also offer one-time sessions with a specific focus in the fall. We will host “Loss of a Spouse” on October 21 from 10:00am-12:00pm. We will also offer “Surviving the Holidays” twice: November 11 or December 9 from 10:00am-12:00pm.

 

For more information, please contact Diane Merwarth at griefshare@oakhillumc.org.

However, if these dates don’t work for you or you’re in need of a group now, please
visit the national GriefShare website and use their “Find a Group” tool to locate
current, local offerings: https://www.griefshare.org/findagroup.

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