Support Services

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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.

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Care Nights

Thursdays | Group Meeting Times Vary

Care Nights are intended to meet the various needs within our community, and all are welcome. Join us any Thursday evening, and see what we have to offer you. For more information and program offerings, click here »

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

Shepherd Counseling Center

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Don Mayfield, Director

The Mt. Bethel Shepherd Counseling Center recognizes that people both inside and outside the church sometimes need the assistance of a mental health professional. We believe that the mission of the church goes beyond worship and teaching.

The Shepherd Center provides a Christian setting to meet the psychological needs of the greater community. Our therapists are in general practice, offering the customary range of psychological services, including individual adult psychotherapy, individual child psychotherapy, assessment and evaluation, marital therapy, family therapy, group psychotherapy, and structured psycho-educational groups.

For more information, please call the Shepherd Counseling Center at 678.571.5119.

Divorce Care

Facilitators: Rev. Glenn Ray, Kevin Nicholas, and licensed professional counselor, Judith Reichenbach | Find out more »

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, Ed. S. and Rev. Glenn Ray. We utilize the national Divorce Care Program.  

You may sign up here, or by contacting 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

Facilitators: Dr. Susan Zonnebelt-Smeenge, a licensed clinical psychologist, and Dr. Robert DeVries, a pastor and seminary professor emeritus

If you have experienced a significant loss including that of a spouse, child, parent, sibling, or friend for which you are presently grieving, Mt. Bethel UMC offers a group program through Care Nights.

Drs. Zonnebelt-Smeenge and DeVries offer group programs at various times during the year. Dr. Zonnebelt-Smeenge also offers individual counseling. If you would like to speak with her, she can be reached at 616.780.1082.

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Aloha to Senior Solutions

Dawn Reed, Certified Senior Advisor

Aloha to Senior Solutions, located within the Mt. Bethel Community Center, provides care coaching and consultation as well as family caregiver education and support groups. If you are caring for a spouse, sibling, or aging parent, please contact us to let us help you navigate the care journey. Our support groups are educational, resource-based and allow for an open forum of sharing with other caregivers.

We specialize in family and caregiver support in dealing with Parkinson’s Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease/Dementia and age related health issues.

For more information, please call Aloha to Seniors at 678.777.7241.

Ruth Young Women’s Cancer Support Group

First Tuesday of each month | 7pm | Mt. Bethel Community Center

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.  Contact Sandy Weber if you have questions or would like additional information.

Click here for more information about The Ruth Young Women’s Cancer Support Group »

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 questions or would like additional information.

Peer Financial Counseling

We have members who can provides, 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.