We love our Marvin family and are here for all ages and stages of life. 


    The Marvin Church family firmly believes in the power of prayer. Have a prayer need? Visit our prayer wall. Submit your request, which can remain as private as you would like. You're encouraged to pray for the requests you see on the wall. You can also submit prayers by filling out a prayer card (found around campus) and putting it in the offering plate or dropping it into the prayer box at the Welcome Center. 
    This intercessory prayer team meets from 10-11 a.m. on Thursdays to pray for requests submitted to the church. You are welcome to come and pray with this team or join others who receive the requests at home via email and pray over them individually. If you are interested in being a part of this vital ministry, contact Marilyn Budde.
Prayer Wall
Submit prayer requests
Pray for others

Homebound Communion

“Do this in remembrance of Me”—These words mean so much to many who are no longer able to physically attend church. Would you like to deliver Holy Communion to homebound members? We are looking for people to organize homebound Communion on the first Sunday of every month, the same day we celebrate Communion at church. Do you think only pastors can serve Communion? Not so. Laity can assist in the sharing of bread and cup—a celebration of the whole church. Everything you will need will be provided along with instructions and encouragement.

Since we began our homebound Communion ministry, we have served Communion to hundreds of households. Yet we are still unable to meet the demands for homebound Communion, and requests continue to increase. In addition to the efforts of our committed team, we ask the congregation for help in delivering Communion to homebound households on the first Sunday of each month.

Be on the lookout for Communion bags near the Welcome Center. You are invited to take a bag on your way out of church and share Communion that afternoon. The bags include simple instructions.


We visit members and friends in the hospital and have an active ministry to our homebound members. 

    Marvin Church has an active team of homebound visitors who seek to visit members and family no longer able to attend worship services on the main campus. Additionally, a pastor or lay persons periodically serve these members the sacrament of Holy Communion. If you have a loved one in need of this service, please fill out the form.
    The pastoral staff seeks to comfort you or your family member prior to surgeries and during periods of hospitalization. Each Marvin pastor is assigned a particular day to visit hospitals. 

Marvin Church is dependent upon information from members and their families, Sunday School classes or other individuals to let us know members and families are scheduled for surgery or in the hospital. Please fill out the form to let us know about hospitalizations or pending surgeries.


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Please include the hospital name, room number, upcoming surgery date or the need for homebound visits or Communion.

Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministry, a Christian lay caring ministry for those in need, is a vital part of our congregation's mission: Call Equip Send. Stephen Ministers are trained to listen, encourage, pray and share Christ's love in an atmosphere of confidentiality and trust. They work with Marvin pastors and others to provide the best possible care for their care receivers.

If you would like to explore seeking the assistance of a Stephen Minister, please call the church (903.592.7396).

There are many active Stephen Ministers at Marvin who have been trained to be special friends to those who are hurting due to loneliness, unemployment, divorce, grief, being shut in, childbirth, loss of spouse, lifestyle changes or questions about God and faith, or who are experiencing some other personal crisis. Consider becoming a Stephen Minister by answering Christ's call to "carry each other's burdens, and in this way you fulfill the law of Christ" (Galatians 6: 2). The Stephen Ministry program is constantly seeking caring individuals who feel called to serve in this important mission of Marvin Church. Might God be calling you?

Ceremonies (weddings, memorials, baptism)

Please fill out the form to get more information about baptism, getting married at Marvin or planning a funeral or memorial.


Persons of any age are suitable candidates for baptism because Christ’s body, the church, is a great family that includes persons of all ages. We baptize infants and children, celebrating the work of God in their lives. Parents or guardians who present a child promise to nurture them in the church family so they may lead a Christian life and one day become professing members of the church. The Methodist Church also performs believer’s baptism, where a person who has made the decision to follow Christ is baptized as part of their public profession of faith. The church does not re-baptize, but believers can remember their baptism and thank God for his saving grace.


Your wedding is a time when you will come before God, family and friends to make a life-long commitment of your love. Marvin Church wants to minister to you during this time. We look forward to serving you and helping to make your wedding day a blessing. Wedding guides are available to answer your questions. Submit the Rites form and we will contact you with the information you need.

Funerals and memorial services

To help you through this most difficult time, we offer a step-by-step guide. While we hope this guide is helpful, it is not intended to substitute for a personal conversation or meeting with a pastor. Please fill out the form if you have lost a loved one and are planning a funeral or memorial service, or call the church (903.592.7396). A pastor will be glad to respond to your concern. 


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