ur pastors, ministers, 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 and Hospitality Ministries provide a variety of services, offered by several different persons and groups. Contact the church office at office@oakhillumc.org for more information.

Caring Ministries


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. For more information, please contact Diane Merwarth at griefshare@oakhillumc.org. To register for Spring 2021 GriefShare, click here.

Homebound Ministries

We deliver word and sacrament from our monthly Sunday Communion worship service, provide recordings of the worship service and provide transportation when needed. For more information, please contact the church office at (512) 288-3836 or office@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 Rae Barho at (512) 589-5871 or raebarho@gmail.com.

Prayer Chain

We have an active network of persons who pray for concerns as they come in. Contact Rebecca Fontenot at rfontenot1994@gmail.com 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.

Hospitality Ministries

Greeters and Ushers

Greeters and ushers serve visitors, guests, and church family alike, helping each person to find a place that meets their needs, offering a program, a friendly handshake, and a warm welcome. Our purpose is to serve those in attendance and to exemplify the fruit of the Spirit to everyone that enters our doors. Contact Brad McMahon at bemcmahontx@gmail.com for more information about becoming an usher. For more information about serving as a greeter, contact Susan McBride at maddygin@austin.rr.com.

Certified Welcoming Congregation

This church has been recognized as a Welcoming Congregation by The United Methodist Church through Igniting Ministry, the television and welcoming ministry of the church. This mark of recognition is earned each year through efforts of a local congregation to prepare actively and intentionally to receive newcomers.

Bread Deliveries

A welcome bag containing a loaf of fresh bread, the latest issue of the church newsletter, and general Oak Hill UMC information is delivered to the homes of first-time visitors every Sunday afternoon. For more information or to help, contact Clay Robinson at lewisyork60@yahoo.com.