The Dot and George Uthlaut Family Assistance Program
Dot Uthlaut, a Prayers Of the People (POP) Volunteer Lay Chaplain, retired in 2016 after 35 years of faithfully visiting patients in the hospitals every week of the year! Adding to her fine legacy of spiritual care, Dot and her husband, George, established this program enabling POP Spiritual Care Volunteers to provide parking assistance for families visiting the Texas Medical Center hospitals. The POP Volunteer Lay Chaplains have access to parking tickets or tokens to disseminate to families in need.
“So then, whenever we have an opportunity, let us work for the good of all, and especially for those of the family of faith.” (Galatians 6:10).
Dot and George Uthlaut with their family
“Dot and George have participated in the Venturers (a group of adults that meet once a month), served as Ushers, been a part of the small-group ministry, attended various Sunday School Classes, and been faithful participants in our Partner-in-Prayer ministry. When the POP’s ministry began forty-two years ago, at Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church, Dot and George had already been members for nine years. Seven years later, Dot was called to the POP’s ministry and for the past 35 years, she’s visited, prayed for and offered hope to countless patients in the Medical Center and surrounding hospitals. She has been a blessing to all of us!” – Rick Meyers, Associate Pastor of Caring Ministries, Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church
“At Houston Methodist Hospital, Dot has been as constant as the sunrise. She is always faithful, always positive. Dot absolutely radiates a sense of confidence, assurance, and encouragement. She is a pearl of great price.” – Rev. Robert Kidd, System Director, Spiritual Care and Values Integration, Houston Methodist Hospital