Congregational Care

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: hospital-visitation@mceachernumc.org for more information.

Care and Concern Ministries

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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.
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Monday Morning Ministers

The Monday Morning Ministers group is comprised of committed, dedicated people who meet every Monday 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 nfolds@mceachernumc.org or monday-morning-ministers@mceachernumc.org.

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Prayer Shawl Ministry groups meet is a ministry that meets on Thursdays in 2 sessions. (10:30 am-12:00 pm or 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 a serious illness or any number of needs. If you are interested in this ministry, please contact: prayer-shawl@mceachernumc.org.

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Homebound Visitation – “McEachern Friends”

“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 diane.huie@comcast.net or Sally Sutton at sallysutton770@yahoo.com.

Homebound Communion

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 diane.huie@comcast.net or Sally Sutton at sallysutton770@yahoo.com.

Support Opportunities

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Stephen Ministry

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 billhanse0905@gmail.com, 678-849-8383 or Nancy Folds at nancy.folds@yahoo.com, 770-337-2050.

GriefShare

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 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.

Celebrate Recovery

Thursdays – 7:00-9:00pm – Care Center, G103 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!

For more information contact Merry at 770-943-3008 ext. 6051 or email us at CelebrateRecovery@mceachernumc.org

DivorceCare

No one decides to get married with the expectation that divorce will happen, and yet it does. Hurt, confusion, and anger follow. A new 13-week DivorceCare cycle begins at MMUMC on Tuesday, February 25 at 6:30 pm in room F147.

If you or someone you know is facing separation or divorce, consider joining or referring someone to this group. New members can join anytime during the 13 week cycle.

DivorceCare is based on biblical principles and is non-denominational – all are welcome.

For more information about DivorceCare go to divorcecare.org. To learn more about the session starting February 25, 2020 at MMUMC, contact Nancy Folds at 678-587-5002 or email nfolds@mceachernumc.org.

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 678-567-5020 or email CounselingCenter@mceachernumc.org. Please download the forms listed below and complete before your first appointment.