- Category: Service & Caring
Director of Lay Ministry
The Director of Lay Ministry’s (DLM) mission is to serve in a liaison and coordinating capacity with Pastoral Care, Membership, and Neighborhood Group committees, and Small Group Ministries. The DLM supports our member’s active participation in the church’s mission to grow spiritually healthy people who promote love and justice in the world.
Marianna Seaton is our Director of Lay Ministry. Marianna is interested in knowing you and your family and helping you to connect with the ministries of the church. If you are in need of pastoral care, would like to share a joy or concern, or for more information about how you can participate in the ministries of our church, contact Marianna via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Social Justice Team
The mission of the Social Justice Ministry is to provide knowledge to the congregation of social justice needs. The group coordinates the participation of Horizon and its members in offering financial support, community service, or other assistance for social justice issues.
The Social Justice Ministry conducts activities in these areas:
• Religious Liberty
• Human Rights
• Economic Justice
• Animal Welfare
• Health and Family
• Bisexual Gay Lesbian Transgender Equality
• Peace and Conflict Resolution
More details on our team and our current projects can be found here.
If you are interested in attending the committee meetings as either a guest or as a member, contact the ministry leader Paul Panek
What is the Pastoral Caregivers Program?
Pastoral Caregivers is a program providing caring support and a healing presence to the Horizon congregation. Pastoral Caregivers offer support and information to those who may find themselves in transition or crisis.
What do the Pastoral Caregivers do?
Pastoral Caregivers develop trusting and confidential relationships with individuals needing and requesting care. The relationship can involve support in many ways during a difficult time, whether at the hospital, at home or through telephone conversations. We offer information in the form of resources and contacts. Pastoral Caregivers provide a hand to hold, a quiet, listening presence or a shoulder to lean on.
The Horizon Calling Circle is a group of volunteers, trained in the art of listening, who gather monthly to telephone every member of the church. Their ministry is an extension of Pastoral Care and Neighborhood Groups. Members of the Calling Circle meet on the first Friday of each month in the spirit of a chalice circle then share a dinner together and make phone calls to members and friends of Horizon.
This ministry is an important way that we maintain our covenant of walking life's path together, and staying aware of what is happening in the lives of the congregation and the life of the church.
Horizon’s membership is divided into neighborhood groups, with one or more coordinators for each group. Neighborhood groups provide local support to church members when they have a family crisis or emergency. They also welcome new members and introduce them to other Horizon members in their neighborhood. These groups occasionally engage in local social and community support activities. Neighborhood groups currently exist for:
Addison/Farmers Branch / West Dallas
Carrollton - North
Carrollton – South / Far North Dallas
Central and East Dallas / Richardson
Coppell / Irving
The Colony / Little Elm / Far North Carrollton
Denton / Corinth / Highland Village
Frisco / Allen / McKinney
Grapevine / Colleyville / Southlake / Mid-Cities (Tarrant County)