Care and Support

Journey of Hope

Begins March 15, 2017

As we embrace our mission to eradicate homelessness in whatever form it presents itself, Journey of Hope Grief Support Center is an opportunity to live out our mission by providing an emotional home for those in need.

LINK Special Needs Ministry

LINK is a new ministry that will take place during Saturday night worship. LINK stands for “Learning, Including, and Nurturing with Kindness” and will consist of programs and activities for special needs children while offering their parents a time to attend worship.

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Journey of Recovery

Weekly Meetings Begin March 27, 2017 at 7:00pm
Meet in Tom Graves Hall

I am a beloved child of God who struggles with…

Journey of Recovery is a Biblically-based ongoing support group encouraging healthy recovery from the pitfalls of life.  These pitfalls come in many forms: alcohol/drug addiction, addiction to pornography, anger/rage/violence, disordered eating habits, shame, depression, codependence, anxiety, chronic unhealthy relationships, fear-based living, sexual abuse, sexual addiction, feeling unworthy, perfectionism, excessive worry, excessive need to control…

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Relay for Life

Takes Place in May Each Year | Watch for 2018 Dates

Relay for Life is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. It brings communities together to remember loved ones lost, honor survivors of all cancers, and raise money to fund research and make a global impact on cancer.

Each year Grace Avenue sponsors a team. Email Tricia Fay at [email protected] to find out all of the ways you can become involved with Relay for Life.

Divorce Care

May 1 and May 8, 2017
7:00-8:30 p.m.

Join Laura Echols-Richter as we share in a 2 week study/support group that invites participants to begin the journey toward acceptance and hope in the midst of divorce.

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Making Memories on Grace Avenue
(Respite at Grace Avenue)

2nd and 4th Mondays, 10:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m., Room 160

Making Memories is a free “day out” program for those suffering with the early stages of dementia or Alzheimer’s. Caregivers are welcome to stay, but we exist to provide this time as a period of rest from the demands of care-giving.

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Prayer Ministries

Prayer is a vital part of the ministry of Grace Avenue UMC. We are devoted to praying daily for the needs of our church family and community.

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All Bereavement assistance is coordinated through the church office. If you would like to volunteer for this ministry, contact Laura Echols-Richter at [email protected].

Good Grief

First Sundays, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Prayer Room

Good Grief is a share group that meets for support and study for persons who have experienced loss of any kind. All are welcome. The group is led by Joyce Cravens. For more information, e-mail [email protected].

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