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

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

Internationally renowned divorce therapist Bruce Fisher and his 700,000-copy bestselling guide, Rebuilding: When Your Relationship Ends, has made the long and difficult process of divorce recovery much easier. The divorce method “Rebuilding Blocks” offers 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


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, 6-week sessions a year. We serve children in Kindergarten through 12th grade.

Our Fall Session will begin Thursday, September 5th, and will meet each week from 6:30 – 7:30. 

Dates: September 5, 12, 19, 26 and October 10, 17, 24

*October 24th  will be our Rainbows Celebration – parents and/or guardians are invited to join us

To register your child / children for the Rainbows For All Children grief support group, please fill out the form below.

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.

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.



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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