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

Are you feeling exhausted from all the disruptions to life brought on by the pandemic? Are you or someone you know struggling with challenges like... -Isolation and loneliness -Anxiety over health -Grief due to many different kinds of losses -Tension from juggling work, childcare and schooling -Financial strain or job loss -Uncertainty about the future If so, you don’t have to face it alone. Our Stephen Ministers are ready to listen, care, encourage, and provide emotional and spiritual support. A Stephen Minister will meet with you privately—by phone, by video chat, or, if safely possible, in person—to offer care and support. It’s free and completely confidential. For more information, call Pat Debolt at 404-931-5443.

One Lamb Initiative

The mission of the One Lamb initiative is to nurture and embrace mental wellness in a faithful community of connection and support. This new ministry is forming now. For more information, contact Rev. Kathy Brockman.

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. Call Summit Counseling at 678-893-5300, or visit summitcounseling.org

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 10AM - 11:30AM. For further information contact JoAnn Akers at akersjoann@gmail.com or 404-434-9467.