Care and Prayer

Prayer, Support Groups, and More

We're Here for You


We would love to pray for you. We have a committed group of clergy and trusted prayer leaders that will lift up your request throughout the week.

Support Groups

Whatever it is you are facing, we want you to know you are not alone!
Below you can find a listing of the specialized groups we offer.

Community Care

The local church is a critical partner in supporting those in our community through the good times and the bad. We want to help through all of life’s moments.

Upcoming Events

There are no events scheduled at this time for Prayer and Care.

Support Groups

New Summer Grief Online Sessions Added!


We will be launching a new group for those who are facing the challenges of caring for loved ones with chronic or terminal illnesses, including, but not exclusive to, Alzheimer’s, Dementia, and Parkinson’s. This group aims to provide education, support, and encouragement to caregivers who often face significant challenges in their roles. It will focus on caregivers for individuals living with chronic or terminal diseases, Alzheimer’s, or dementia.

Registration information coming soon!




First Tuesday of each month

The Ruth Young Women’s Cancer Support group was established so any woman in the church or community who has received a cancer diagnosis can find hope and support in our faith-based group. Register here.

Please contact Kim McGarr if you have any questions.


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.



Are you dealing with anger, depression, infidelity, financial issues, spiritual confusion, problems with children, or just need someone to listen and talk to people who understand your pain and fears? Come to our friendly, confidential, Christ-centered Divorce Care program.

Learn more and register here.



Mt. Bethel offers three series of the GriefShare program. This is a 13-week educational grief support group designed to help individuals constructively deal with their grief following the death of a loved one.

Learn more and register here


 Navigating Your Journey through Grief is a 7-week educational grief support workshop, offered in the spring. Registration typically opens in January and may not be at this time.

Learn more and register here.

Our grief support facilitators, Susan Zonnebelt-Smeenge, psychologist, and pastor Bob DeVries will hold online support meetings on the following Wednesdays: June 26, July 10, July 24, and August 14 and 28. Registration required.

Learn more and register here.

Community Care


Proverbs 11:25 states, “He who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.”

If someone has ever shown up at your door with dinner, then you know what a special gift it is. 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 here.

Tony and Barbara Lay


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 Compassion 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.

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