Support groups


Due West offers a variety of groups with a supportive environment which 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

Sundays (year around), 7:30-8:30 pm in The Gathering Place (Building A) across from Sanctuary A.

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.     

Contact: Go to the AA website at for more information.

Dementia Ministry

Are you loving someone through Alzheimer’s or some other dementia related disease?  Please join us:

Honoring Our Parent
Sharing information, insight and solutions to questions that arise while honoring our aging parents through an illness or simply through declining years.  Meets the first Sunday of each month from 9:30-10:45 am at the Daily Grind across the street from Building C.

Spouse Support Group
Offering encouragement and insight for those loving a spouse through Alzheimer’s or other related dementias.  Join us during November for our meetings on Wednesdays, November 13 & 27 from 9:00-10:30 am for coffee at the Hardage Farm Clubhouse (671 Hardage Farm Dr, Marietta).

Alzheimer's/Dementia Family Support Group
Offering encouragement and insight for those loving a family member or friend through Alzheimer’s or other related dementias.  Due to Thanksgiving, we meet the 3rd Thursday, November 21 from 7:00-9:00 pm at 870 Cross Fire Ridge, Marietta.  Dinner meeting are in February, April, June, August, October & December.  RSVP to Sheila.

All groups welcome new members.  If you have questions, need more info or to RSVP for any group, contact: Sheila Welch at 404.642.6027 or Email Sheila

Click Here for our "Loving Through Dementia" Website

GriefShare Support Group

Sundays, 6:00-8:00 pm in a Private Home

A GriefShare Support Group meets in the home of Lynn Capraun and Connie Morrow at 300 Marietta Walk Lane, Marietta GA 30064. The meeting dates are: October 20 & 27, November 10, 17 & 24, December 8 & 15, January 5, 12, 19 & 26, and February 2 & 9. You may join the group at any time.  See the meeting dates below.  There is a $25 registration fee (no childcare onsite). For more information, Email Ann Mann

Each week you watch a short video, followed by discussion.  You share as much, or as little as you feel comfortable sharing.  This is designed to be a safe space for people suffering the loss of a spouse, parent, friend or relative.

Sojourners, a place for graduates of GriefShare to continue their journey from mourning to joy, meets Sunday nights from 7:00-8:30 pm at the home of Cindy Parman.  For information and the address, Email Cindy.

S.O.S. (Survivors of Suicide) Support Group

2nd Thursday of each month from 7:00-8:30 pm in Building C - Room S228.

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. 

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.

Weight Watchers

Thursdays from 6:00-7:00 pm in Building C - Room S219.

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.  

Contact: Jamie Hester at 678-245-2724 for more information.

Widow to Widow Support Group

Due West United Methodist Church is now forming a Widow to Widow Support Group. This is a safe space for women who have lost a spouse to meet with others who are going through the same thing.  It will be a place for conversation and encouragement.  When widows have a place where they can talk freely, and listen with compassion, the journey from mourning to restored joy is made more bearable. 

This group meets the first Sunday of each month from 2:00-4:00 pm at the home of Teresa Bowles in Kennesaw, GA.  Teresa and Elizabeth Whitton will be facilitating the meeting.  Please contact Teresa at 404-406-0012 for the address.  If you have questions, please Email Teresa or Email Elizabeth.  (There is no childcare on site)

Counseling Center

The Center provides counseling, assessment and mental health services and is committed to providing opportunities and resources for personal and spiritual growth for individuals, couples, families and youth.  For more information Click Here.

Congregational Care

Click Here for more information about our Congregational Care.