With so many things to offer, you may be wondering how to take advantage of some of these services. Well, here is a list of questions and answers of who to contact and how to get involved.
How do I...
... get baptized/get my child baptized?
As Lutheran Christians, we believe that Baptism is a Sacrament— meaning, a sacred act. This is NOT something we do; it is something God does for us. Baptism is more than a sign of our belief. It means the Holy Spirit works faith in the heart of the individual and God promises His steadfast love. Through the waters of Baptism, God calls us His beloved and redeemed people. For this reason we believe adults, children and infants can all be baptized and receive God's promise of faith, forgiveness and life everlasting! We do believe God's Word includes the command to baptize individuals of all ages when Jesus commanded in Matthew 28:19, "Go, therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit."
If you or you have a child that you want to be baptized please call the church office and check that the date is available before making any plans with your family. Then contact the pastor you want to do the baptism and see if he is available on the date that you have planned. Baptisms can take place at either the 8:30 or 11:00 worship services. The church office will email you a form to be filled out and returned. As soon as the form is received the date will be reserved. Since we try to only do one baptism at each service we will reserve on a first come first serve basis.
... talk to a pastor?
To talk with a pastor, please call the church office at 281-242-7711.
... get a Stephen minister?
If you or someone you know is in need of a Stephen Minister, you can confidentially place your request in the bright blue Stephen Ministry lock box on the information table next to the elevator on the first floor or contact one of the Stephen Ministry leaders listed on our Stephen Ministry page.
... become a member?
If you are currently a member at another Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) congregation, you can transfer your membership over to Fishers of Men Lutheran Church. If you are not currently a member of an LCMS, please contact the church office at 281-242-7711 for information on our next membership class.
... reserve a room?
To reserve a room, please call the church office at 281-242-7711.
... schedule a wedding?
We believe that marriage is a holy and sacred gift from God, so it is our intent that members approach marriage according to Biblical standards, in a way that is pleasing to God. We believe that marriage is a sacred union of one man and one woman (Genesis 2:24-25), and that God gave marriage as a picture of the relationship between Christ and His bride, the Church (Ephesians 5:32), our pastor(s) will not officiate over any marriages inconsistent with these beliefs and our church property may not be used for any marriage ceremony, reception or other activity that would be inconsistent with our beliefs and this policy.
If you want to hold a wedding at our church, please call the church office and check that the date is available before making any plans with your family. Then contact the pastor you want to perform the ceremony and see if he is available on the date that you have planned. Wedding guidelines and forms can be obtained from the wedding coordinator, Cathy King. The pastor will require pre-marital counseling before the wedding takes place. Please contact the pastor you wish to perform the ceremony for his requirements.
... donate online?
You can donate to Fishers online through your bank or, with our new SecureGive online giving site, you can make regular contributions or one-time gifts to Fishers of Men online using a credit or debit card. Setting up an account takes less than five minutes on your computer or internet-connected device! Click here to go to our SecureGive online page.
- For your donation to automatically connect to your pledge and Giving Statement in CCB, ensure that the phone number you use in setting up your SecureGive account is the same as the “main” phone number in your CCB profile. Click here to log in to your CCB profile info (Fishers Online). Click on your name in the upper-right corner and then select “Profile.”
- If you do not wish to set up a secure account, one-time anonymous gifts are welcome!
- There is no charge to you to make a donation.
- NOTE: Our online giving provider does charge us a percentage of your gift amount. To maximize your giving, see if your existing bank has free auto-pay or “bill pay” service, and consider setting up your giving to Fishers Of Men Lutheran Church there. Our mailing address is: 2011 Austin Parkway, Sugar Land, TX 77479 and office phone: 281-242-7711.