Home Repair Ministry Team
The First Methodist Houston Home Repair Team assists those identified as economically disadvantaged by our partner ministries, as well as our congregation’s needs for home repairs. In order to work with more focus and excellence, we have decided to accept home repairs for members only, and work on projects with HOPE Disaster Recovery for greater home repair needs.
If you would like to join the Home Repair team, please fill out the required documents: Home Repair Application, Background Check, Safe Sanctuary Training, and Liability Waiver. For more information, contact Paula Niz.
Home Repair Request
The Home Repair Team is glad to assist you on your home repair needs. If you are in need of Home Repair, please complete the Home Repair Request form below. Each client must own their own home, and demonstrate the need for financial assistance or disability. Applicants are reviewed according to team’s skills and budget availability.
First Methodist has the desire to be prepared during hurricane season and ready to respond in a disaster. We have Response Team Leaders, Site supervisors, a Compassionate Care Team and volunteers ready to assist in an event of a disaster.
The Response Team Leaders will focus on helping organize teams, communicate & coordinate with Disaster Coordinators, and other volunteers, gather supplies and make sure we have all the materials we need to work, monitor assignments, communicate needs of members and volunteers and oversee projects as needed. The other group of volunteers we are recruiting are Site Supervisors. They will be responsible to communicate with Response Team Leaders, create a plan to execute with sufficient volunteers, & equip, prepare and assign volunteers to onsite tasks and supervise. In addition, we have a Compassionate Care team of volunteers that will offer empathy, listening, encouragement to members impacted by disaster and help to connect them with a Stephen Minister for long-term support.
If you are a church member, it is important to update your contact information in the church data base, REALM, so that we are able to contact you in an emergency. For more information, or to join our team contact Paula Niz.
Home Repair Volunteer
Collect change around your home and help provide an audio translation of Scripture for people who do not have the Bible in their own language. Change Cans are available at the Welcome Center. Pick up yours this Sunday!
Prison Pen Pals & Skills for Life Goals
We are able to write letters to incarcerated men and women who have requested a pen pal, giving a great way to offer encouragement and forgiveness to prisoners. All letters are routed through the church. If you would like to become a Pen Pal, contact Paula Niz.
The internet is now referred to as the 8th Continent and has become the place many people are searching for God. Our online missionaries connect with people wanting to explore and grow in their faith. Opportunities for new missionaries in English and Spanish are available. For more information, contact Paula Niz.