In an event of a local disaster we, as a church, respond to the needs.

Below are ways we respond to a disaster.

If you're still struggling from Hurricane Harvey in any way,

please visit Senator John Cornyn's Website for aid. 


Prayers are powerful. Pray for those affected and everyone working around the city who are meeting the needs.


Volunteering is also a great way to serve those who have been impacted during a disaster. We will update a list of ways to serve during our response to a disaster.


Financial donations can be made in the following ways:

  • Gift cards from grocery stores, Wal-Mart or Target.

  • Cash or checks made out to “First Methodist Houston” and marked for “Disaster Relief”. 

  • 100% of the funds go directly to people in need


Physical donations can be dropped off at:

West Houston Assistance Ministries
10501 Meadowglen Ln
Houston, TX 77042


Catholic Charities
2900 Louisiana St
Houston, TX 77006


Paula Niz | Missions Coordinator |

Disaster Relief

Home Repair

The Home Repair Ministry 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 establish quarterly projects for greater home repair needs. Each client must own their own home, and demonstrate the need for financial assistance. Applicants are reviewed according to team’s skills and budget availability.

Click here to request assistance.

Home Repair Informational Meeting

Join us for an informational Zoom meeting on July 15 at 6 PM. This meeting is to learn more about how to be a part of the First Methodist Houston Home Repair Team and how was are partnering with HOPE Disaster Recovery on projects. Come learn more about our team and how to volunteer your time to help those in need of home repairs. For more information or to register, contact Paula Niz at


Change Cans

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

Write letters to incarcerated men and women requesting a pen pal for encouragement. A great way to offer support and forgiveness, with correspondence being routed through the church. Please contact Paula Niz at for more info.

Skills For Life is a prison ministry dedicated to providing inmates with the servant leadership and communication skills they need to live lives of excellence upon release from prison.  Further, to use these tools while incarcerated so as to change the culture in prison.  Finally, to raise awareness and foster involvement of the public to bring about the necessary changes.


Skills for Life Goals: 

  1. To cut the recidivism (repeat offender) rate- The success of the program is being determined by statistical analysis.

  2. To change the prison culture- This program is one of the tools we give the inmates to make that happen. The culture is being changed by the inmates. Officers at the Central unit in Sugar Land, Texas say they have no discipline problems with the inmates in Toastmasters.

  3. To get the outside world involved- This will be accomplished through a program of education and motivational talks. We then support those who will participate.

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