Pastoral Care

In Hospital or Care Facilities

Emily Johnson
Piedmont

Richard Drane
Pruitt Healthcare

Betty Lee Kennedy
Northside

Please notify us

To notify the clergy of a pastoral care concern, such as a birth, hospitalization, or death, please click here to immediately notify select clergy and staff. You may also contact Rev. Josh Miles at 404-240-8270 or joshm@prumc.org.

Sympathy to

Julie Wright and family on the death of her daughter, Chelsea Benson, on September 22.

Many have asked how you can best support Julie Wright and her family after hearing the devastating news of her daughter, Chelsea Bensons passing. Please continue to pray for Julie and her husband Tal, Chelsea’s husband Todd Benson, and their precious three young children who have lost their mother far too soon.

Visitation will be held this coming Sunday, October 2, 2:00 – 5:00 pm at Carmichael Funeral Home in Smyrna. The address is 2950 King Street, SE, Smyrna, GA 30080.

The Memorial Service will be held on Monday, October 3, 2:00 pm at St. Andrew United Methodist Church located at 3455 Canton Rd, Marietta, GA 30066.

SUPPORT GROUPS

HOMEBOUND VISITATION

Through the PRUMC Homebound Visitation Ministry, individuals, families, small groups and Sunday School classes provide support for members who cannot come to church – many of whom you may already know. If you would like to learn more about visitation opportunities or if you or someone you know would enjoy having a visitor, please contact Rev. Julie Wright at 404.240.8203 or juliew@prumc.org.

CARE & CONCERN FOR FAMILIES

For parents and children experiencing a crisis within the family. We respond in tangible ways (meals, etc.) as well as with prayers. For more information, please contact Jordan Black at jordan@prumc.org.

RESPITE CARE

Respite Care Atlanta offers support services to any and all caregivers as well as stimulating and engaging day care for adults with cognitive difficulties.  It is a safe weekday place that provides vital interaction for clients and self-care time to caregivers. To learn more about this program, please visit our website here, or contact Rev. Julie Wright at 404.240.8203 or juliew@prumc.org.

MOVERS & SHAKERS

Movers and Shakers Parkinson’s Support Group
Second Wednesday of the Month, 12:00 pm, B158
If you or someone you love has Parkinson’s disease, we invite you to participate in this PRUMC support group meeting. We meet each month for lunch and sharing. Contact Rosemary Josey at rosemary.josey@gmail.com.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings
Mondays, 7:00 pm, C210
Discover strength and hope through the fellowship of those recovering from alcoholism. If you are looking for help and encouragement to stop drinking, please join us. For more information, contact Patrick Carver at carversoccer@gmail.com.

SPIRITUAL GUIDANCE

Spiritual Direction, often called “Spiritual Guidance,” is a prayerful opportunity for an individual to share his/her relationship with God with one who can be a guide, or “anam cara” (soul friend), on this spiritual journey. The Spiritual Director covenants with the Directee to meet regularly, to pray daily for them and to provide a safe space for the individual’s experiences to be shared and pondered. Together with the Holy Spirit, the Director and Directee listen for God’s voice and discern God’s presence in the Directee’s life.

We find that God often shows up among ordinary daily activities, such as washing dishes, caring for an elderly relative or driving to work. We also look for the ways God speaks through scripture, worship, and prayer, as well as through music, art, dreams and relationships.

Spiritual Direction is not therapy. It is not Pastoral Counseling. It a sacred companionship, focused on the Directee and the working of the Holy Spirit in their life.

A Spiritual Director can help if:

  • You find yourself wanting a greater relationship with God. 
  • You search for God at a crossroad in your life.
  • You want to explore new ways to pray.
  • Prayer has become difficult.
  • You want someone to help prayerfully discern a call of God for you.
  • You desire a companion on the spiritual journey.

For more information, contact Leslie Watkins at (404) 240-8248 or lesliew@prumc.org.