Support groups

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

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 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
Offering encouragement and insight for those loving a spouse through Alzheimer’s or other related dementias.  Join us three Wednesday mornings a month from 9:00-10:30 am.  On the 2nd & 4th Wednesday we will meet for coffee at the Hardage Farm Clubhouse (671 Hardage Farm Dr, Marietta).  On the 3rd Wednesday we will have a Brunch Meeting at Sheila’s home.

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.  We meet on the 4th Thursday from 7:00-9:00 pm at 870 Cross Fire Ridge, Marietta.  Dinner meeting every other month.  RSVP to Sheila.

Our Caregiver Ministry is hosting...

“Powerful Tools for Caregivers”

 Sponsored by Due West UMC Caregiver's Ministry and Cobb Senior Services

This educational program is designed to help family caregivers take care of themselves while caring for a relative or friend.  You will benefit from this class whether you are helping a parent, spouse, friend, or someone who lives at home, in a nursing home, or across the country.  Class meets once a week for six weeks and is FREE!  Class is limited and registration is required!

Tuesdays, March 20-April 24, 2018
2:00-3:30 pm in The Gathering Room (Building A)

To register, contact Sheila...

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.

Weight Watchers

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.