Pastoral Care

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Thank you for helping us care for others.

We appreciate your contacting the church when you know of someone in need.  If you would like to submit a pastoral care request you may fill out the form found on this page.  If you prefer to speak to someone in person, please call the church offices at 404.266.2373 on weekdays or call our Pastoral Care Emergency Line at 404.419.7591 after 5:00 pm or on weekends.  If you would like your pastoral care request to be confidential and only seen by a minister, please be sure to indicate.

Care List

In Hospital or Care Facilities
Budd Terrace  |  Evelyn Joiner
Emory Midtown  |  Paul Craven
Mayo Clinic  |  Helen Bush
Northside  |  Katie Mitchell
William Bremen  |  Gay Colyer

Recently Discharged
Jim Bratton
Bill Ham
Clifford Johnson
Charles King
Dean Tunno

Pastoral Care Programming

Docs & Desserts
Thursday, September 22, 6:30 pm, Grace Hall
Come hear the latest updates about Alzheimer’s disease and an informative Q&A with a physician while you enjoy delicious desserts. Contact Lucretia Smith at 404.636.9768 or lsmith@alz.org for more information.

GriefShare
Tuesdays, Starting September 27, 6:30 pm, C105
GriefShare offers a caring faith community for those dealing with the loss of a family member or friend. Led by Carol Thurman and Lindley Small.  For more information or to sign up, contact Julie Schendel at 404.240.8270 or julies@prumc.org.  $10 for workbook may be paid at the first meeting.

Pastoral Care Request

Pastoral Care Programs

There are many programs and ministries at Peachtree Road UMC that provide care, compassion and support in times of need.  To find the program that best fits your need for Pastoral Care, please click the links below or contact Julie Schendel at 404.240.8270 or julies@prumc.org.

GriefShare
Tuesdays, 6:30 pm

GriefShare offers a caring faith community for those dealing with the loss of a family member or friend. Led by PRUMC Stephen Ministers. For more information or to sign up, contact Julie Schendel at 404.240.8270 or julies@prumc.org.
Homebound Visitation Ministry
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 about outreach opportunities or if you or someone you know would enjoy having a visitor, contact Julie Wright at 404.240.8203 or juliew@prumc.org.
Stephen Ministry
Stephen Ministry equips lay persons to provide one-on-one Christian care to anyone experiencing life crises such as hospitalization, grief, loss, disability, divorce, spiritual crisis, or other life transitions. Stephen Ministers can help bring individuals in these times of need to a closer understanding of God’s presence and peace. If you or someone you know needs a Stephen Minister, please contact Julie Schendel at 404.240.8270 or julies@prumc.org for a confidential discussion of the need.
Dementia Support Group
Third Tuesday of the Month, 2:00-3:00, C101

This group offers spiritual support and practical resourcing to family members who are in the role of caregiver for spouses, parents, siblings or other family relations who have been diagnosed with dementia. For more information, contact Kathy King at queen93king@gmail.com.
Movers and Shakers Parkinson’s Support Group
Second Wednesday of the Month, 12:00 pm, B152

If you or someone you love has Parkinson’s Disease, we invite you to participate in the PRUMC support group meeting of “The Movers and Shakers.” We meet each month for lunch and sharing. For more information, contact Sherry Wright at 404.842.1016 or donnwright@earthlink.net.
Care and Concern
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 Martha Christopher at 404.240.8243 or marthac@prumc.org.
Families with Special Needs
Parents who are blessed with children of any age who have special needs meet for education, inspiration, and fellowship throughout the year. All special needs families are invited to join us. For more information, please contact Martha Christopher at 404.240.8243 or marthac@prumc.org.
Friends of Rachel Infertility Support Group
2nd Tuesdays, 6:30 pm, B152
Friends of Rachel is a monthly confidential group created for women struggling with infertility. The group offers support through prayer, scriptural and devotional study, shared stories, and periodic guidance from medical and spiritual professionals. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Karla Daniel at karlad@prumc.org or Allison Ahern at allisonfahern@gmail.com.