Dunwoody UMC offers a wide variety of support groups and counseling to provide assistance during difficult seasons of life. Whether you need to talk privately with a highly-skilled counselor or you are looking for a group of people experiencing the same life issue, you will find support and care. If you have a need not listed here, contact Rev. Kathy Brockman at kathy.brockman@dunwoodyumc.org.

Prayer Ministry

The Prayer Ministry is a group of volunteers that use intercessory prayer, meaning they pray for others including our ministries, pastors, members in need, those on mission trips, people in need around the world and those who have specifically asked for prayer. It includes a 24-hour Prayer Line at 770-671-8239 and a Prayer Room just inside the entrance to the church offices. Call the Prayer Line at 770-671-8239 or email prayer@dunwoodyumc.org.

Stephen Ministry

Christ Caring for People through People, that's the motto of Stephen Ministry. The Stephen Minister's role is to bring God's love into the lives of people who are going through a difficult time or experiencing a crisis. Stephen Ministers listen, care, support, encourage, and pray with and for a person who is hurting. And in the midst of this confidential, one-to-one, caring relationship, God's healing love comes pouring through. To learn more about the Stephen Ministry call Pat DeBolt at 404-931-5443.

One Lamb Initiative

The mission of Dunwoody UMC One Lamb Initiative is to nurture and embrace mental wellness in a faithful community of connection and support. The mission of the One Lamb initiative is to nurture and embrace mental wellness in a faithful community of connection and support. Dunwoody UMC has been guided in developing this ministry by Diane Moffett of Peachtree Road UMC. Their One Lamb Initiative has been active for several years now. To view their information and to learn more, click HERE.

The Summit Counseling Center at DUMC

We partner with Summit Counseling to provide professional and confidential services to our members and the community. Summit addresses mental health issues with an evidence-based approach of combining professional, licensed counseling with the client’s faith. Services are available for every age and stage of life, from preschoolers to senior adults. You may see a counselor on the lower floor of the Dunwoody UMC Chapel, or at another Summit Counseling location. Learn more about our upcoming 8-week family support group by clicking HERE. Call Summit Counseling at 678-893-5300, or visit summitcounseling.org

Upcoming Events

NAMI Family to Family Class | Family-to-Family is a free, 8-week course held on Sundays 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. starting September 10 at DUMC. This course is for families, partners and friends of individuals with serious mental illness taught by trained NAMI family members of individuals living with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression, anxiety disorders, OCD, PTSD, and borderline personality disorder. Guides family members to emotional understanding, healing, insight, and action; provides caregivers with communication, problem-solving techniques, coping strategies, self-care skills to deal with their loved one’s mental illness as well as the impact on their family. For more information please contact Bob Levinson

Resiliency, A forum with Rev. Ron Greer | Resiliency is the capacity to respond to challenges, to recover from difficulties, to heal from heartaches. It means more than just survive - but to come back, to heal. On October 25 at 7:00 p.m. in the chapel we will discuss the pillars of resiliency that best enable us to engage in those stressful times and then look at the possibility that these ordeals can even strengthen us for the challenges ahead. This event is sponsored by the One Lamb Initiative and Stephen Ministry. For more information please contact Bob Levinson at Rev. Kathy Brockman

Support Groups

Dunwoody UMC offers several life-specific support groups that meet regularly to help members and the community deal with difficult issues such as memory loss, divorce or death.

If you are trying to cope with caring for a loved one with a form of dementia, even if long distance, there is a monthly support group to help you! Come and join others who are on this same journey. Confidential meetings are held the second Thursday of each month in the Wesley Room from 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. For further information contact JoAnn Akers at 404-434-9467.