Congregational Care

McEachern Memorial UMC cares about its members and the community and we seek to show it in very practical ways. Whether you have experienced a death, are ill, are homebound, in need of a real live person to talk to and pray with, or if you need support for an array of other things, McEachern cares and wants to do all we can to be present with you in your struggle. We exist to touch your heart and to help you feel Christ’s presence and experience God’s grace. If you have a care ministry idea, please share it with us and become a partner in ministry. Christ Makes the Difference!!!
Rev. Cindy Blocksidge Senior Associate Pastor
cindy@mceachernumc.org
770-943-3008 x5012

Care and Concern Ministry

Hospital Visitation

Hospital Visitation is done by one of our pastors. If you are ever sent to a hospital, please notify the church office during office hours at (770) 943-3008. If it is after office hours, please call the Emergency Pastoral Care Hotline at (770) 943-3008 extension 6030 and a pastor will speak with you right away. You may also contact hospital-visitation@mceachernumc.org for more information.

Monday Morning Ministers

The Monday Morning Ministers group is comprised of committed, dedicated people who meet every Monday at 10:30 am to send cards to members and others in the community who are on our prayer list or who are going through a tough time. The group prays for those who will be receiving the cards and then writes a note of comfort and concern to the person or family. If you’d like to be a part of this vital ministry, please contact monday-morning-ministers@mceachernumc.org.

Prayer Shawl Ministry

PSM is a ministry that meets on Thursdays in 2 sessions. One is from 9:30 am-12:00 pm and the other is from 7:00 pm-9:00 pm. Participants come together to join in contemplative prayer and to crochet and knit shawls for those in hospitals or home with serious illness. If you are interested in this ministry, please contact prayer-shawl@mceachernumc.org.

Homebound Visitation – “McEachern Friends”

McEachern Friends is a wonderful ministry of McEachern members matched with people who are ill at home, in nursing homes, in assisted living, and rehabilitation centers. McEachern Friends meet with homebound members regularly to talk, to pray, and to spend time together. If you are in need of a McEachern Friend or if you would like to become one, please contact mceachern-friends@mceachernumc.org.

Homebound Communion

Communion is served each first Sunday of the month at McEachern. We understand that there are those who cannot come to church due to prolonged illness or because they are in a nursing home, rehabilitation center or assisted living facility. If this is your situation, we will bring the sacrament to you. If you are in need of homebound communion or if you would like to become a homebound communion server, please contact Diane Huie at diane.huie@comcast.net or Sally Sutton at sallysutton770@yahoo.com.

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Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.

Philippians 2:4

Support Groups

GriefShare

Date:  Wednesdays

Time:  6:30-8:30 pm

Location:  G-101 Care Counseling Center

GriefShare is a support group for people grieving the death of someone close to you. It is a place where you can be with people who understand how you feel and the pain of your loss. At GriefShare, you’ll learn valuable information that will help you through this difficult time in your life. Each session is “self-contained,” so you do not have to attend in sequence. You will find encouragement and help whenever you begin.

To register contact nfolds@mceachernumc.org or call 770-943-3008, ext. 5002. If you need child care please include the name(s) and age(s) of the child. Get More Information

Divorce Care Group

Date:  Mondays

Time:  6:30-8:30 pm

Location:  F-235 in the Christian Life Center (CLC)

Most people will tell you that separation and divorce are the most painful and stressful experiences they’ve ever faced. It’s a confusing time when you feel isolated and have lots of questions about issues you’ve never faced before.

The DivorceCare group meets weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life.   Each session has two distinct elements:

A Seminar with Experts:

During the first 30-40 minutes of the meeting, each DivorceCare group watches a video seminar featuring top experts on divorce and recovery subjects. These videos are produced in an interesting-to-watch television magazine format featuring expert interviews, real-life case studies and on-location video.  Discussion will follow.

Child care is provided by reservation.   Contact:  susan@mceachernumc.org.

Contact Cindy Blocksidge cindy@mceachernumc.org 770-943-3008 X5012 or Nancy Folds nfolds@mceachernumc.org 770-943-3008 X5002 for more information.


Get in touch

If you or someone you know would benefit from our support groups please contact Rev. Cindy Blocksidge at 770-943-3008 x5012 or email us via the button below.
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Safe Sanctuary

It’s not just about protecting our children. Safe Sanctuary policies are to ensure the safety of adults, senior adults and volunteers, too. At McEachern we take safety seriously.
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Celebrate Recovery Ministry

Thursdays – 7:00-9:00pm – Care Center, G101 Do you ever know the right thing to do but don’t do it? Do you desire hope for a better future for your life? Do you desire freedom, peace and happiness? If you answered yes to any of these questions you are not alone. They’re about people who sit as close to us as the next pew. These words identify problems people struggle with that sermons or bible studies alone won’t solve. But there is a way to help the hurting move beyond their hurts, hang-ups, and habits to experience the healing and liberty of Christ through the recovery process using a 12 step program. If you have been a part of a 12 step program, have been clean long term, are still battling addiction as of yesterday, today, or 20 minutes ago, Celebrate Recovery at McEachern welcomes you. Since 1991, more than 700,000 people have participated in the Celebrate Recovery programs offered at more than 17,000 churches, prisons, and rescue missions. Celebrate Recovery draws from the Beatitudes to help people resolve painful problems involving addictions. Come together with us and discover new levels of care, acceptance, trust, and grace. No judgment! No name calling! No shaming! For more information contact McEachern’s Celebrate Recovery Team at 770-421-5292 or email us at CelebrateRecovery@mceachernumc.org.

Stephen Ministry

Do you have gifts for caring, encouragement, and listening? If so, please prayerfully consider becoming a Stephen Minister. Stephen Ministers provide emotional and spiritual support to people who are going through a difficult time, including divorce, grief, hospitalization, unemployment, terminal illness, relocation, chronic illness, and loneliness. McEachern’s Stephen Ministry will equip you with 50 hours of training to enhance your ability to be God’s conduit of healing those in need. To find out more about becoming a Stephen Minister, contact our Stephen Leader, Bill Hanse contact our Stephen Ministry leaders Bill Hanse at billhanse@comcast.net, 678-849-8383 or Nancy Folds at nancy.folds@yahoo.com, 770-337-2050. Stephen Minister Application

Counseling Center

The Care and Counseling Center at McEachern UMC is now accepting appointments. Services are offered to our church family and the community on a sliding scale fee by licensed therapists. To request an appointment or for more information please call 770-943-3008 ext. 1215 or email CounselingCenter@mceachernumc.org. Please download the forms listed below and complete before your first appointment. Adult Intake Child/Adolescent Intake Client Information Informed Consent