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. Our Caring Ministries provide a variety of services, offered by several different groups.

To reach the pastors, contact the church office at office@oakhillumc.org or visit our Staff Team page for contact information.

Caring Ministries

Homebound Ministries

We love to stay connected with our homebound members. We make friendly visits and are also able to bring communion elements to them. If you have a loved one that you’d like us to visit OR if you’d like to serve in this capacity on behalf of the church, please 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.

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.

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 lifetimes when we could benefit from the support of a caring Christian relationship. Stephen Ministers provides 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 Alana Oehler, Stephen Leader Referrals Coordinator, at also@austin.rr.com or (512) 289-1988 or Pastor Missy Jenson at missy@oakhillumc.org or (512) 288-3836. To learn more about Stephen Ministry, click here.

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 be offered in Spring 2023. However, if 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. For more information, please contact Diane Merwarth at griefshare@oakhillumc.org.