Support Groups

It is the desire of Cumming First UMC to meet the needs of individuals in all walks of life and situations. Below is a list of Support Groups that we currently offer. If you do not see a group that fits your specific need, we are always willing to talk with you and direct you to people who can help you in your life journey. If there is not individual contact information listed, call the church office at 770-887-2900.


Intercessory Prayer is a vital ministry of the church. The very essence of the Intercessory Prayer Ministry is to provide anyone in crisis a group to turn to for prayer. If you would like to request prayer for yourself or a loved one, email to leave a prayer request. For confidential prayer requests, please contact one of the clergy directly: Rev. Dr. Matt Stewart, Rev. Gia Jones, Rev. Fede Apecena


Gentle Souls Ministry is a ministry for adults aged 16 and up with special needs. We meet at 4:00 pm on the third Saturday of every month in the Children’s wing of the church. It includes group activities, crafts, music, and a meal.

For more information about Gentle Souls, email Rev. Gia Jones or call (770) 887-2900 ext. 213.


Rainbows for All Children 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 usually offered in two, 6-week sessions a year. We serve children in Kindergarten through 8th grade.

Our group meets on Thursdays from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.  Our spring meeting dates are March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 11, 18.  There is no charge for this program and is open to all children in grades Kindergarten through 8th Grade. To register, click here.

Questions: email Cherie Perkins or call (770) 887-2900 x220


We are brought up to be strong, self-sufficient, independent people. We tend to think that if we ask for help, it is a sign of weakness. However, that is not God’s plan. God wants us to care for others and allow others to care for us in our time of need. Do not struggle alone. 

If you or someone you know could benefit from the care of a Stephen Minister email Rev. Gia Jones or call at 770-887-2900 ext. 213 (all calls are confidential).