Support Groups & Counseling

Cumming First United Methodist Church is ready to meet your needs.  We offer a variety of different support groups and counseling opportunities.  Explore the tabs below to learn a little more.



“Rebuilding”  for those considering divorce, separated or recently divorced.

  • Internationally renowned divorce therapist Bruce Fisher and his 700,000-copy bestselling guide, Rebuilding: When Your Relationship Ends, have made the long and difficult process of divorce recovery a lot easier. The divorce process rebuilding blocks offer a proven, supportive nineteen-step process for putting one’s life back together after divorce.
  • Child care provided with prior reservations
  • To sign up, contact Penny Waters at

Rainbows/Spectrum is a weekly support group for children and youth who have experienced a significant loss or change in their lives such as death, divorce, or remarriage. This group is offered in two, 12-week sessions a year.

*Please Note Date Changes:

The Fall session has been cancelled.  We will have a Winter / Spring session beginning Feb. 2, 2017.

Winter 2017  Dates:

February: 2, 9, 16, 23

March: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

April: 13, 20, 27

For more information on this group, please email Cherie Perkins or call (770) 887-2900 ext. 220.


  • Emotions Anonymous is a twelve-step organization, similar to Alcoholics Anonymous. Our fellowship is composed of people who come together in weekly meetings for the purpose of working toward recovery from emotional difficulties. EA members are from many walks of life and are of diverse ages, economic status, social and educational backgrounds. The only requirement for membership is a desire to become well emotionally.
  • The group meets each Wednesdays from 7:00 – 8:30 in Room 18 below the Sanctuary.
  • For more information contact Michael Garstecki, Facilitator  (678) 477-8215


Our goal is to provide a safe, loving and secure place, adapted to the special needs of each individual. We want to help individuals with special needs, and their families, feel welcome and accepted at our church while sharing Jesus Christ with all people. There are monthly social outings and weekly Sunday school classes for all ages.

Our Sunday School group meets weekly at 11:00 AM in Rm. 11 under the Sanctuary.

For more information about Gentle Souls, please email Kathie Stasko or call (770) 887-2900 ext. 212.

Combat Veterans 4 Christ is a support group for Veterans experiencing PTSD or other issues related to their service to our nation.

For more information on CV4C, please contact Joe LaBranche at (404) 862-2141.

This is a lay, caring ministry in which one person reaches out to another in a time of need. An ongoing, confidential relationship develops, giving people the help they need from someone who will journey beside them through the wilderness times of life.

For more information on Stephen Ministry, please contact Kathie Stasko or click here.


“Grief Matters” is an eight week peer support program devoted to understanding the nature of grief and providing strategies for the grief journey.

  • SPRING SESSION: February 28, 2017 – April 18, 2017
  • Meets at 6:30 pm in Room #110
  • Leaders:  Rev. Kathie Stasko, Esther Mitchell
  • No fee
  • Child care provided with prior reservations
  • Contact Kathie Stasko for more information and to sign up for the next available session.

Road to Recovery offers a ride for cancer patients to doctors appointments or chemo/radiation treatments.

For more information on Road to Recovery, please contact Linda Conyers at (770) 781-4706.

Intercessory Prayer Ministry is a vital ministry of the church.

If you would like to request prayer for yourself or a loved, please send an email to and leave a confidential request.

If you would like to become a part of the ministry, please contact Kim Medlin at (404) 310-1588 or Linda Robertson at (404) 630-7020.

If you are aware of a church member who is hospitalized or homebound, please email Kathie Stasko or call (770) 887-2900 ext. 212.

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