FUMC Church Ministries


Prayer Shawl Ministry

Some people give casseroles, bake bread and cookies or send flowers; our ministry makes prayer shawls and pocket squares and gives them to people in the hospital and those at home who need to feel God's loving arms around them. The pocket squares (4" squares) are sometimes sent in care packages and given to our young people at they prepare to do a week of service or go off to college.


The Prayer Shawl Ministry group meets at 11am on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at the home of Linda Neumann. For more information, please contact Linda at blneumann@hotmail.com.

Joy Ministry

Through the JOY Ministry, First United Methodist Church shows and shares God's love, recognizes the value in each person, and meets the spiritual needs of families with children who have a disability. The JOY Ministry provides a safe, caring environment where children, youth and adults with special needs can worship the Lord and experience God's unconditional love.


JOY Ministry is available through the following programs:


Church Care at 9AM on Sundays - allows the parents to enjoy the 9AM worship service while their child is learning and having fun. Pre-registration is required if care is needed.


Sunday School at 10AM - classes for special needs children or inclusion within the classes of the Children's Sunday School Department.


Fun Fridays - theme-based nights for play time, activities, games and snacks for special needs children and their siblings so parents can go have time to themselves.


Vacation Bible School - summertime dates - a class is available for JOY kids or inclusion within the VBS program.


For more information, click here to contact the JOY Ministry directors.

School for Little People

Our goal is to help children grow in a Christian atmosphere and experience Christian living at their own levels of understanding. This school is designed to create an environment which enables children to express their own creativity and grow in the knowledge of who they are in relationship to God, family and others. The School for Little People is a Christian preschool sponsored by the First United Methodist Church of Lake Jackson. Many denominations are represented because all are welcome here.


For more information, please call the School for Little People office at        979-297-3641.

Carpenter's Hands

Carpenter's Hands are called to be Jesus' hands extended across our community, building and repairing for those in need. While others are called to speak the message of Jesus' love with their mouths, Carpenter's Hands volunteers speak the message through their labors of love. Opportunities to serve are available for both skilled and non-skilled workers. For more information or if you would like to join this team, please contact

Ralph Hendricks.

Flower Ministry

Following Sunday worship services, the altar flowers are normally divided into smaller arrangements, which are then delivered to people who are in hospitals, or home-bound, or in nursing homes, or to those who need a little extra tender loving care to brighten their day. If you would like to participate in this special ministry, please contact Ethel Tracy.

Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministry is the recruiting, training, commissioning and supervising of congregation members to provide one-on-one Christian care to persons in need. Stephen Ministers typically are assigned one care receiver at a time and meet with that person for about one hour each week.


The needs of care receivers may include divorce, loss of a loved one, hospitalization, terminal illness, loneliness, relocation, unemployment, retirement, empty nest, and other life transitions. For more information, please contact Phyllis Motes or the church office. 

Music & Arts Ministries

Come and join us in sharing your gifts and talents with us in the ministry through music. It doesn't matter if you have sung for many years or have never sung in a group before; we want to give you an opportunity to express your faith in singing praises and worshiping God together. Come and let the music minister through you. No prior experience is necessary, just a willingness to learn and serve.


Our music ministry consists of the following:


Adult (Sanctuary) Choir - sing every Sunday morning during the 11 AM worship service. Contact Laura Mays for more information.


Praise Band - guides the praise and worship time during the 9 AM service each Sunday, with songs ranging from contemporary-arranged hymns to the latest expressions of contemporary music. Contact Jordan Goldman for more information.


Handbell Choir - performs numerous times throughout the year during worship services and special holiday services, as well as at various community events. Contact Ruth Seiwell for more information.


Children's Sunday School Singers - the children learn wonderful music appropriate for presenting in worship services. For more information, contact Laura Mays or Misty Hankinson.


Tuesday Intercessory Prayer

Every Tuesday, the Chapel is open from 9 AM to 8 PM to provide everyone a quiet place to pray. Special prayer cards are prepared ahead of time and made available in the Chapel during these hours; everyone who comes by is asked to sign the cards, which are then mailed to those for whom we have received prayer requests, to let them know that our church family is praying for them. For more information on this ministry, contact Mary Helen Israel.

Emmaus Walk

The Walk to Emmaus is a spiritual renewal program intended to strengthen the local church through the development of Christian disciples and leaders. The program's approach seriously considers the model of Christ's servanthood and encourages Christ's disciples to act in ways appropriate to being " a servant to all".


For more information, contact the church office, Tom Crawford, Kim Lee or  Jerry Higgins.