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Caring Ministries

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS (AA)
Mon, Wed & Fri (8-9 pm) in Room 209/211 (Co-Ed); Contact Russ P. at 704-215-0553.
Sat (5-6 pm) at the Eagle’s Nest (Co-Ed); Contact Ben Icard for more info.
Monday (6:30 – 8:00 pm) in Room 97/99 (Co-Ed); Contact Carolyn Perlman for more info.
Visit the official AA website, or see the complete schedule of area meetings.

AA/SOBER MAMAS
A Women’s Only AA Group. Childcare is provided. For more information, contact Jenny Savage.
Meets 11:30 -12:30 – Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Friday in Room 210/212.

ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP
This MUMC-sponsored group meets 4th Monday of each month (7-8:30 pm) in Room 213/215
Do you feel overwhelmed by your caregiving responsibilities and need help and respite? Be encircled by support from other caregivers at the monthly Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group on the fourth Monday of each month.
For more information, contact Marge Averill.

FEED THE PEOPLE – FOOD PANTRY
This MUMC-sponsored ministry, through Matthews Help Center, helps provide food for those in need in our local community. Please consider donating. Details can be found on our Feed the People Flyer.
For more information, contact Doug Hunter.

GRIEFSHARE
Help and encouragement after the death of a spouse, child, family member or friend. Weekly small group meets Thursdays. Next session is September 14 – December 14.

JAIL MINISTRY BIBLE STUDY – FOR WOMEN
Sunday Evenings (8 pm) at the Mecklenburg County Jail
This study is an extension of the Disciple program to teach the word of God. Participants need Disciple 1 as a pre-requisite and will receive three training sessions prior to entering the jail. An experienced partner will be with you during the Bible study. Volunteers are needed! For more information, contact Trish Pegram (704-839-1624).

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS (NA)
Meets Tuesdays & Thursdays (8-9 pm) in Room 158
For more information, please contact George Bingham or visit the official Narcotics Anonymous website.

NAR-ANON – FAMILY GROUP
Meets Tuesdays (8-9 pm) in Room 209/211.
For more information about Nar-Anon, please contact Sarah Magruder or Ellen Saunders (704-543-1383) or visit the official Nar-Anon website.

ROOM IN THE INN
This MUMC-sponsored ministry supports the homeless in our community with outreach and love. We welcome donations, please see attached list for specific items needed. View group servant needs with descriptions. Groups, individuals and families are invited to sign up here. For more information, contact Ben Icard.

STEPHEN MINISTRIES
Stephen Ministries is a program of our congregation that equips lay persons to provide distinctively Christian one-to-one care to those who are experiencing a wide variety of life challenges and circumstances, both in our congregation and our community.
If you are in need of a Stephen Minister or would like to learn how to become a Stephen Minister, please contact Pastor Paul Craig.

Stephen Ministry training is scheduled to begin in early 2018 for all those desiring to serve in this caring ministry.  Interested trainees should complete the application and contact stephenministry@matthewsumc.org for more information.  This is an accelerated training so you can begin serving in the role before the end of 2017. If you would like more information on Stephen Ministries as a whole, please visit their official website or click here to watch a video.