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.

Divorce Support

Stay tuned! If you have any questions about more info on the Divorce Support?

Contact Penny Waters


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 offered in two, 6-week sessions a year. We serve children in Kindergarten through 12th grade; classes are broken up into age groups. 

We meet on Thursday nights from 6:30 – 7:30 in the Children’s Ministry Pod. Our Fall Session will begin on November 5th.  Fall Dates are: 11/5, 11/12, 11/19, 12/3, 12/10, 12/17

Please click HERE to register your child / children for the Rainbows For All Children Grief Support Program. You will be contacted to confirm enrollment, once the form is completed. 

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

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

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.

Contact Kathie Stasko at for more info and to sign up.

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Prayer Shawl is a weekly support group at every Thursday at 7:00 pm for adults who love to knit or crochet prayer shawls to distribute to those in need of comfort.

For more information on this group, please email Kathie Stasko.

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



Alzheimer’s/Dementia Caregiver Support Group
Join us for our new Dementia Caregivers Group
2nd Tuesday of every month
in the library at 2:00 pm.
Respite Care Provided.
To sign up, contact Rev. Kathie Stasko at

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