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.

FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY

Financial Peace University is the proven plan to pay off debt, save and build wealth that’s helped nearly 6 million people start winning with money.
The class will be virtual.
Starts June 7.
You will watch the video lesson from your online account and then we will get together on Zoom as a group.

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.      

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 dementia or any illness.  
Meets the first Sunday of each month from 9:30-10:45 am at the Daily Grind Conference Room. 3960 Mary Eliza Trace, directly across from Building C of Due West UMC.

Spouse Support Group

Offering encouragement and insight for those loving a spouse through Alzheimer’s or related dementias. Meetings are the second, third, and fourth Wednesday mornings of each month. 9:00-10:30 am.  Coffee/muffins served on the first and fourth Wednesdays. A full Brunch is served on the third Wednesday. Contact Sheila Welch for location. 404-642-6027 or dementiaministry@duewest.org

Alzheimer's/Dementia Family Support Group

Offering encouragement and insight for those loving a family member or friend through Alzheimer’s or related dementias.  Meetings are the fourth Thursday evening of each month.  7:00-9:00 pm. 870 Cross Fire Ridge, Marietta.  Dinner is provided for the February, April, June, August, October & December meetings.

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

EMOTIONS ANONYMOUS

Feeling overwhelmed, anxious, depressed or have emotions that control your life? Join this 12-step support group and gain knowledge and support from others experiencing similar issues. This group meet on Mondays at 7:00 pm in Room S213 in Building C.  

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.

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.

Parkinson’s Support Group

This is a safe and confidential environment for those living with the disease, and their caregivers.
Please set aside the second Sunday of every month. For more information, please contact David Allen at 770-422-8174 or Ann Mann.

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. (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. 

CONGREGATIONAL CARE

STEPHEN MINISTRY