Care and Concern Ministry
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com or Sally Sutton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.
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.
Divorce Care Group
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: email@example.com.
Get in touchIf 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.
Safe SanctuaryIt’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.
Celebrate Recovery 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 678-849-8383 or Nancy Folds at email@example.com, 770-337-2050. Stephen Minister Application
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