Care and Support

Support Groups

If you are going through a tough time, please let us offer you guidance and encouragement. We offer support groups as well as individual counseling services.

If your particular need requires a minister, our minister-on-call can be reached at 770.354.5433.

DIVORCE CARE
DIVORCE CARE

Tuesdays | 7pm-8:30pm | Facilitators: Judith Reichenbach and Carolyn Curasi

Are you dealing with lawyers, family, custody, infidelity, blended families, or do you just need someone to listen and talk to? Come to our friendly, confidential, Christ-centered Divorce Care where there are people who understand your pain and fears. The group is led by Licensed Professional Counselor, Judith Reichenbach and Carolyn Curasi. We utilize the national Divorce Care Program.

To sign up, please contact Judith Reichenbach at 770.597.9882 or Glenn Ray at 770.971.2880. We look forward to seeing you and supporting you and your family through the pain of separation/divorce.

GRIEF SUPPORT
GRIEF SUPPORT

Wednesdays | 6:30-8:15pm | Facilitators: Rev. Kim McGarr or Dr. Susan Zonnebelt-Smeenge and Dr. Bob DeVries

The GriefShare program is a 13-week educational grief support group designed to help individuals constructively deal with their grief following the death of a loved one. The group is open to all. While attendance at all seven sessions is recommended, a person may attend whichever meetings he/she is able to and can begin attending at any point during the series. GriefShare meetings resume in October 2021. Please contact Kim McGarr if you have any questions.

THE RUTH YOUNG WOMEN’S CANCER SUPPORT GROUP
THE RUTH YOUNG WOMEN’S CANCER SUPPORT GROUP

First Tuesday of each month | 7pm | via Zoom

Any woman experiencing cancer at Mt. Bethel or in the community is invited to participate in our faith-based women’s cancer support group. Our mission to support any woman who has a diagnosis of cancer by making her cancer journey as easy and comfortable as possible. The monthly meetings offer emotional support as well as resources regarding cancer treatment. Please contact Kim McGarr if you have any questions.

MEN'S CANCER SUPPORT
MEN'S CANCER SUPPORT

If you are battling cancer, we want to help. We will assign a man who has gone through cancer and its treatment to be at the side of someone who is currently fighting that battle.

Please contact Glenn Ray or Kim McGarr if you have any questions.

PEER FINANCIAL COUNSELING
PEER FINANCIAL COUNSELING

We have members who can provide guidance, direction, and prayer for those suffering from financial problems resulting from the death of a spouse, a change in employment, or any other reason. Perhaps you just need someone to help you prepare a budget, or be a sounding board about your financial plans.

Please contact Glenn Ray or Kim McGarr to get started.

Support and Care Ministries

DEAF MINISTRY

We are currently on pause for live ASL interpretation; we anticipate this ministry feature to resume in the fall of 2021.

We encourage those within the community who hear with their eyes to join us in worship and grow with us in the gospel of Jesus Christ. Our ASL fellowship will resume in the fall of 2021 prior to our 11:15am worship and meets in the Academy Conference room at 9am Sundays.

If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Rev. Kim McGarr, 678.560.7237. Also, if you are trained in sign language and would like to volunteer your interpretative skills at one of our services or events, please let Rev. McGarr know.

CONGREGATIONAL CARE

Do you have news to share with the Mt. Bethel community? If you have an item that you think might belong in the “Joys and Concerns” section of our weekly bulletin, please submit it to Kim McGarr or Glenn Ray. In addition to major life events, such as births, marriages, hospitalizations, and deaths, we’d like to hear about special accomplishments, such as Eagle Scout, college graduation, or any other honors.

If you are going through a rough financial patch, the Mike Sappington Helping Hands & COVID Relief Fund may be able to provide short-term assistance. When circumstances allow, our Handy Helpers perform basic home repairs for people who can’t do it themselves.

Please reach out to any of the ministers and let us know how we can help you, or how you can help others.

SONSHINE SUPPERS

If someone has ever shown up at your door with dinner, then you know what a special gift it is. Proverbs 11:25 states, “He who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.” Sonshine Suppers is a ministry that allows those who love to cook to bring love and comfort to someone within the body of Christ. Taking part in this meal delivery ministry gives you an opportunity to not only receive a blessing, but also be a blessing. If you are interested in occasionally planning, cooking, and/or delivering a meal to someone in need, please sign up below, or contact Kim McGarr.

Any active meal needs are posted below.