Fellowship Friday


Fellowship Friday, an Energizers outreach ministry, provides a loving, welcoming and fun environment for family members with mild to moderate memory loss who do not require skilled care. This program, a partnership between Interfaith CarePartners and BCUMC, is designed to give caregivers some much needed time away.

The next Fellowship Friday will be October 14, 10:00am – 1:30pm, in the Fellowship Hall. The theme is Octoberfest and entertainment is Jeff Stewart.

Call Dot McLaren at 713.466.1898 or Joyce Stewart at 281.463.4932.

Would you like to help with Fellowship Friday?

No special training is required – all you need is the desire to show Christ’s love to our guests. If you would like to help enrich the lives of our guests or would like more information about this program, please contact Dot McLaren at 713.466.1898.



It is with great pleasure I write to inform you that the Gathering Place®, aka Fellowship Friday, at Bear Creek UMC is celebrating a milestone. September marks the eleven year anniversary since we started the Alzheimer’s Care Team® Gathering Place Fellowship Friday at Bear Creek United Methodist Church.

Team Leader, Dot McLaren, along with Co-Leader, Joyce Stewart, have served with passion and joy. The tireless contributions of ALL Care Team members make Fellowship Friday what it is: a time of companionship, laughter, and joy. Their ministry has a positive effect on the Care Partners® and their loved ones which cannot be measured.
Although the real meaning of a team’s service lies in the relationships of care and compassion for the Care Partners® they serve, we at Care Partners® would like to recognize the scope of their commitment to serving your congregation and the community. The number of people served, the hours of care donated, and the number of team members are an expression of their dedication. We believe that you and your congregation will applaud their effort and join us in celebrating their accomplishments.
• Number of care partners (families) served since 2005 – 177
• Number of hours of dedicated service since Care Team formed – 18,676
• Number of Care Team members since inception – 70
I am bringing these remarkable accomplishments to your attention with the hope that it may be possible for you and your congregation to take advantage of the team’s anniversary to affirm this ministry, undertaken on behalf of the congregation.
The love, commitment, and compassion of each volunteer is a testament to their faith and an answer to the call to care for our brothers and sisters in need of our support. I hope you will join with me in honoring their work. Please do not hesitate to contact me if I can be of further assistance.

Many blessings to you,

Karen Pettit, MA Theology
Care Team Coordinator
Care Partners
(713) 682-5995