Most of our hospital visits are done by one of our pastors; however, we have caring people who are often volunteering at nearby hospitals and may pay a visit as well. If you, (or another McEachern member you know) 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 if you need a pastor to speak with you right away. You may also contact: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Monday Morning Ministers group is comprised of committed, dedicated people who meet every Tuesday at 10:30 am. They send cards to members and others in the community who are on our prayer list or who are going through a challenging time OR a joyous occasion, such as the birth of a baby. The group prays for the people who will receive the cards. Then each person in the group writes a note of comfort and encouragement to the person or family. If you’d like to be a part of this vital ministry, please contact: Nancy Folds at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prayer Shawl Ministry groups meet is a ministry that meets on Thursdays 10:30 am-12:00 pm. Participants come together to join in contemplative prayer and to crochet and knit shawls for those in hospitals or home with a serious illness or any number of needs. If you are interested in this ministry, please contact: email@example.com.
“McEachern Friends” is a wonderful ministry comprised of McEachern members who are matched with people who are homebound, in nursing homes, assisted living, or 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 Diane Huie at firstname.lastname@example.org or Sally Sutton at email@example.com.
Communion is served on the first Sunday of each month at McEachern UMC. For those who cannot come to church due to prolonged illness or because they are homebound, in a nursing home, rehabilitation center or assisted living facility, we’ll come to you. If you are in need of homebound communion, or if you would be willing to become a homebound communion server, please contact Diane Huie at firstname.lastname@example.org or Sally Sutton at email@example.com.
Do you feel like you have the gifts of caring, encouragement, and listening? If so, please prayerfully consider becoming a Stephen Minister. Our Stephen Ministers provide emotional and spiritual support to people who are going through a difficult time, (but not limited to, divorce, grief, hospitalization, unemployment, terminal illness, relocation, chronic illness, and loneliness). McEachern Stephen Ministry will equip you with 50 hours of training to enhance your ability to be God’s conduit of healing for those in need. To find out more about becoming a Stephen Minister, OR if you would like to know about having a Stephen Minister 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.
GriefShare is a support group, offered seasonally, for people grieving the death of someone close to you. It is a place where you can be with people who understand the pain of your loss. At GriefShare, you’ll learn of valuable information that will help you to navigate this difficult time in your life. Each session is “self-contained,” so you do not have to attend in sequence. You will be encouraged and helped whenever you begin. To register contact Nancy Folds at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 770-943-3008, ext. 5002. If you need child care please include the name(s) and age(s) of the child.
Thursdays – 7:00-9:00pm – Via Zoom. Do you ever know the right thing to do, but choose not to do it? Do you hope for a better future for your life? Do you desire freedom, peace and happiness? If you answered yes to any of these questions, know that you are not alone. There are probably people who sit as close to you as the next pew, who also feel like you. 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 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, but 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 Celebrate Recovery programs offered at over 17,000 churches, prisons, and rescue missions. Celebrate Recovery uses the Beatitudes to help people resolve painful problems involving all kinds of addictions. Come visit with us to discover new levels of care, acceptance, trust, and grace. There’s No judgment, No name calling, and No shaming!
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 678-567-5020 or email CounselingCenter@mceachernumc.org. Please download the forms listed below and complete before your first appointment.