SUPPORT/COUNSELING

If you are facing difficulties, please know that there are others who want to help you. Christ Church provides assistance through a combination of our own ministries and referrals to other groups or services available in the community. 

 

If you need help with any of the following and more, please contact Rev Ellen Kent at ekent@cc-um.org or 936-273-2030 x7242.

  • Getting groceries or medicine
  • Finding support groups or professional counseling
  • Prayer for yourself or someone else
  • A shawl to take to someone in the hospital
  • A Stephen Minister to walk with you through a life difficulty
  • Would like to receive communion in your home

You are loved, we’re here for you.

Krist Samaritan Counseling Center

Christ Church United Methodist has a fully accredited, licensed psychological counseling center that takes most insurance programs. Every week trained marriage & family therapists are on the Christ Church campus, providing a full range of psychotherapy for human emotional health and well-being. Any person in need of counseling and psychological healing may call the Krist Samaritan Center at 281-480-7554 to make an appointment. The Samaritan Counseling Center operates on a sliding fee scale.

re:MIND [Depression and Bipolar Support]

re:MIND (formerlyDBSA) groups meet on Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m. and at 7:30 p.m. at Christ Church United Methodist. Participants meet to explore coping and recovery strategies for depression and bipolar disorder diagnosis, to share common experiences, to have positive social interaction and to learn more about mental health. A trained facilitator is present at every group.
 
For more information, please see the re:Mind website.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholic Anonymous meets on Monday evenings from 7:00 to 8:00 pm in the Covenant Chapel. If you think you have a problem with alcohol we are here to offer experience, strength and hope. Please call Daniel Lemire for more information 858-602-9556 or email Daniel Lemire

Adult Children Of Alcoholics & Dysfunctional Families

Meet every Thursday at 7:30pm in the Parlor

Group: Finding Hope & Balance 

Group Facilitator: Allison Humphries -(832) 797-9204
 
Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACA)/Dysfunctional Families is a 
Twelve StepTwelve Tradition program of people who grew up in dysfunctional homes.
 

For more information on this organization visit https://adultchildren.org 

Autoimmune Support Group

in room 115 | Will resume in January

This group meets the second and fourth Thursday of the month, 11-12:30 in room 115

The group’s purpose is to have a safe place for people to discuss the challenges of living with an autoimmune disease. The group is open to all ages, anyone who has been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, anyone who thinks they may have an autoimmune disease but has not been diagnosed yet, and anyone who is a caretaker.

For more information please contact Shelley Feil,
phone number – 281-451-2491

Grief Share

It hurts to lose someone.

Find help at through Grief Share.

Grief Share is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone.

We meet every other Wednesday |11 :00 AM – 12:30 PM PM in the Parlor

Do you have a passion for bringing Christ’s love and care to people during a time of need?

Consider applying to be trained as a Stephen Minister.
 

What Is Stephen Ministry?

Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ (Galatians 6:2, NRSV).

Stephen Ministry offers a proven and effective way to organize, equip, and supervise a team of congregation members—called Stephen Ministers—to provide high-quality, one-to-one, Christ-centered care to people in the congregation and the community experiencing life difficulties.

Who’s Involved in Stephen Ministry?

Stephen Leaders are church staff, lay leaders, and pastors trained to provide ongoing leadership for their congregation’s Stephen Ministry. They are equipped for this key role through the Bridge Leader’s Training Course.

Stephen Ministers are congregation members trained by their Stephen Leaders to offer care to people who are hurting. A Stephen Minister typically has one care receiver at a time and meets with that person once a week for about an hour.

Care Receivers are individuals in the congregation or community who are going through a crisis or life difficulty. Potential care receivers first meet with a pastor or Stephen Leader, who assesses their needs for care and matches them with a Stephen Minister. The caring relationship lasts for as long as the need persists.

For more information or to discuss how you can become involved in this ministry,

contact Rev. Ellen Kent at ekent@cc-um.org or 936-273-2030 x7242

 
 
Other Local Support Services include:
 
Matt Hines, LPCI
 
Derek Prins, MA, LPC, Psychotherapist, Counselor Children-Adolescents-Adults
26205 Oak Ridge Dr
832.512.7409
 

Other resources:

  1. White Stone Associates
  2. Woodlands Family Institute (Leslie Alexander, Stephen Parham, Robyn Fairchild)
  3. Mosaics of Mercy | Helping families Navigate mental health & addiction recovery