Due West offers a variety of groups that are designed to minister to people going through trying times in their lives. Groups like these provide a supportive environment that allows healing to take place. Each ministry is led by caring people who desire to help you deal with your life circumstances in a Biblical way so that spiritual progress and positive life-change is realized. Below is a list of support groups and contact numbers to help you get involved...
Alcoholics Anonymous® is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. This group meets every Sunday evening year round from 7:30-8:30 pm. Meetings are held in the North Campus (Building A) in Room N201 (Gathering Room) across from our main Sanctuary.
Contact: Go to the AA website at www.aageorgia.org/13k-meetings for more information.
Alzheimer's Support Group
Are you loving someone through Alzheimer’s or some other dementia related disease? Please join us:
Spouse Support Group
Are you loving a husband or wife through Alzheimer’s, dementia, or a debilitating disease? If so, please join us three Wednesday mornings a month. On the 2nd & 4th Wednesday (August 9 & 23) we will meet at the Burnt Hickory Lakes Clubhouse (5416 Thornapple Lane, Acworth) for coffee from 9:00-10:30 am. On the 3rd Wednesday (August 16) we will have a Brunch Meeting at the home of Sheila Welch (870 Cross Fire Ridge, Marietta).
Alzheimer's/Dementia Family Support Group
For anyone loving someone through Alzheimer’s or some other dementia-related disease. Our next meeting will be on Thursday, August 24 from 7:00-8:30 pm at the home of Sheila Welch (see above). Please RSVP to Sheila (information below).
SAVE THE DATE!
6th Annual Caregiver's Conference, Saturday, September 16, 2017, 9:00 am-2:00 pm
Offering help, hope, and insight into dementia care. Lunch provided. Free event open to family and professional caregivers alike. Volunteers always needed and welcome.
Caregiver's Workshop, Thursday, October 12, 2017, 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Ministering to Families Facing Alzheimer’s and related Dementias: A Workshop for Ministers,
Clergy, Church and Community Leaders
Do you know of another church who might like to build it’s own Caregivers’ Ministry?
Please help us spread the word about a very exciting workshop coming to Due West in October!
Contact: Sheila Welch at 404.642.6027 or Email Sheila
S.O.S. (Survivors of Suicide) Support Group
S.O.S. (Survivors of Suicide) Support Group provides: support, resources, acceptance, a safe reliable experience, kindness, compassion and encouragement to those who have lost a loved one to suicide. This support group meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 7:00-8:30 pm in the S. Campus Room S228. For those who have personally struggled with thoughts of suicide, please call The Link Counseling Center at 770-541-1114, or visit The Link website. The Link is known nationally for their work in counseling those who are in crisis, in addition to those who have lost someone to suicide.
Contact: Pam Roberds at 770-815-5636 or Email Pam for information about our next meeting.
In the early '60s, Weight Watchers founder Jean Nidetch began inviting friends into her Queens, NY, home once a week to talk about how best to lose weight. Today, that group of friends has grown to millions of women and men around the world who’ve joined Weight Watchers to lose weight and lead healthier lives. This group meets on Thursdays from 6:00-7:00 pm in the S. Campus Room S219.
Contact: Jamie Hester at 678-245-2724 for more information.
West Cobb GRASP Support Group
GRASP (Grief Recovery After Substance Passing) is a non-profit organization Support Group. This group meets on the fourth Tuesdays of each month from 7:00-8:00 pm in the S. Campus Room S232.
Contact: Karyn O'Miller at 404-731-1184 or Email Karyn O'Miller for more information.