The Pastoral Care Ministry of Chapelwood exists to provide and embody Christ-like, confidential, compassionate care to individuals experiencing a personal crisis (health, relational, emotional, or spiritual), loss, and life transition. This is accomplished through ministries to those who are hospitalized or homebound, in nursing homes or other assisted living situations; through individualized pastoral counseling, grief support groups, benevolence ministries, and a variety of other caring resources. While our pastors are not licensed counselors and therefore are not available for long-term counseling needs, we can direct people in need to a number of places where such counseling is available.  Simply need a listening ear for a short time?  Chapelwood is a Stephen Ministry congregation, with members available to those who just need someone to hear.

Chapelwood's Pastoral Care staff also supports a ministry to the homebound and hospitalized, and cares for those who need to arrange memorial services for a loved one.

 In case of an after-hours emergency, dial the church number, (713) 465-3467 to be connected with the pastor on call.

Prayer Ministry

Intercessory prayer is one of the most important sources of spiritual support in the Chapelwood community.  Church members, their families and friends are invited to request prayer support of staff and fellow members by submitting prayer requests either in writing, by completing a Prayer Request Card found in pew racks in the Sanctuary, or online.  Please contact Pamela Moore (713) 354-4480 for more information.

Hospital Visitation

Chapelwood pastors and trained lay volunteers make regular visits to those who are hospitalized to provide the ministry of presence and prayer. To add a name to the hospital visitation list, please contact Karen Firenza at [email protected] or (713) 354-4411.

Funerals and Memorial Services

The Pastoral Care Team works closely with families dealing with end of life issues including the planning of funerals and memorial services. Please contact Dr. Wick Stuckey at [email protected] or (713) 354-4430 for assistance.

Grief Support

Chapelwood’s Grief Support Group is an ongoing ministry to those experiencing the pain of loss when a loved one passes. The group generally meets the first and third Monday of each month from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. in the Anchor House. This is an open group where participants are free to join at any time and leave when they feel they have received the help they need. For further information, please contact Dr. Wick Stuckey at [email protected], or (713) 354-4430.

Ministry to the Homebound

Those unable to attend church in person are still a very important part of the Chapelwood community. Trained lay volunteers make regular telephone calls and personal visits to the homebound offering prayer, support, and encouragement.  Holy Communion is also available upon request. For more information, please contact Dr. Wick Stuckey at [email protected] or (713) 354-4430.

Pastoral Counseling

Although Chapelwood’s Pastoral Staff members are not professional counselors, they are available to offer pastoral care and counsel to those dealing with a wide variety of life issues. Pastors seek to offer prayer support and spiritual direction. Referrals to licensed professionals are also available. For more information, contact Dr. Wick Stuckey at [email protected] or (713) 354-4430 or you may contact a pastor directly.

Stephen Ministry

Chapelwood is a Stephen Ministry church. Stephen Ministers are laypersons who have undergone extensive training to be able to walk alongside those dealing with various sorts of life crises, such as divorce, the death of a spouse, job loss, or long-term illness. Stephen Ministers meet weekly with care receivers to journey through such life transitions. For more information, contact Dr. Wick Stuckey, [email protected], (713) 354-4430  or Pamela Moore, [email protected], (713) 354-4480.

Prayer Shawl Ministry

 God’s steadfast love and caring presence is communicated through the beautiful prayer shawls created by the Prayer Shawl Ministry. After being prayed over and blessed, these prayer shawls are offered to those who are hospitalized, homebound, or in other need of support. Please contact Peter Johns (713) 354-4449 for more information.

Quarterly Blood Drive

Chapelwood hosts a blood drive four Sundays a year.  Representatives from Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center will collect your donations.  Giving blood provides hope for cancer patients who depend on the support of their family and friends and on the generosity of donors just like you.  Consider giving 20 to 30 minutes of your time to give a pint of blood.  Walk-ins are welcome.  Blood donors must be at least 17 years of age and a minimum of 110 pounds.  Eat a sensible meal within 4 hours prior to donation. You need to bring a driver's license to donate blood. For more information, contact Susan Hall, [email protected] or (713) 354-4456.

Columbarium/Memorial Chapel

For information about the Columbarium, please click here.