Care & Health

As a disciple of Christ, we believe in loving and serving others in our congregation and community with compassion through the ministries of care and health. 

For more information about these ministries, please contact Shirley Arbet.

Receive Care

Stephen Ministers are specially trained Christian caregivers that provide a confidential, one-to-one listening ear during times of difficulty or crisis.

Learn more about Stephen Ministry here or email Shirley Arbet if you would like to talk with a Stephen Minister.

Care Providers

Caregiver Conference

Saturday, March 2 | 8am-2pm

Gloria Dei partners with CarePartners each spring to provide skill-building and informative workshops on a variety of topics. Numerous exhibitors will also be there to help guide you in your journey as a caregiver.

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Support & Recovery

Breast cancer support | 2nd Tuesday each month | 11:30am-1pm

Marion's Bosom Buddies, a support ministry for women with breast cancer, welcomes other survivors to meet them for lunch each month at an area restaurant. For the location, please contact Lynn at 281-838-2524 or

griefshare | THURSDAYS, 8/8-10/31 | 10am-12pm

Widowed or widower? Help is here and hope is possible at this seminar as you discover other people understand, why it hurts so much, reasons for hope, and practical tips for coping with the death of a spouse.

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parkinson's exercise & support group

The Houston Area Parkinson Society meets at Gloria Dei weekly for an exercise & speech group and monthly for a support group for Parkinson's. Contact Angelica at 713-313-1652 for more information.

R3 Support | Mondays | 7-8:30pm

R3 is a free Christ-centered program that seeks to….Redeem, Restore and Renew...anyone with an addiction, compulsion or personal struggles.  It is a scripture based, twelve-step approach to overcoming drugs, alcohol, overeating, overspending, gambling, smoking, abuse, obsessive worry or anger, or any other destructive behavior. Contact Sue at 308-440-5206 or  for more information.

Caregiver Workshop | sept 14 | 9:30-11:30am | LC 214/216

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - A Journey Through Alzheimer's Disease

Brennan Kraut, the Director of Regional Supportive Care, LLC, will explain the stages of Alzheimer's disease by using characteristics of the Seven Dwarfs. Explore Alzheimer's in terms of the physical, cognitive, and psychosocial effect it has from diagnosis through the progression of the illness. 

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CAREGIVER CONFERENCE | OCT 12 | 9:30-11:30AM | LC 214/216

The Right Care at the Right Time

Rebel Heasley, RN and Director of Palliative Care at Houston Methodist Clear Lake Hosital, along with Mark Robinson, Chaplain with Traditions Hospice will share how to choose the level of care needed at the right time when patients face a serious or life threatening illness. The goal of both Palliative and Hospice care is quality of life,  focusing on the body, mind and spirit.

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