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Weddington Church seeks to be the hands and feet of Jesus to those who are hurting in our church and in the community. Support groups such as AA, NA, Food Addictions, GriefShare, and DivorceCare are how many people have found healing and hope.

This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.

John 15:12

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DayTimeGroup TypeLocationContact
Sundays7:00 p.m.P.A.L.S. (Parents of Addicted Loved Ones)Hemby House – Room 1 & Onlinenmcmanus@windstream.net
Mondays6:30 p.m.Domestic ViolenceOnlineshinealightondv@yahoo.com
Mondays6:30 p.m.T.O.P.S. (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly)Bonds Grove Fellowship Hallbobe8013@aol.com
Mondays6:00 p.m.Alcoholics Anonymous for WomenHemby House – Room 1704-491-5965
Mondays7:00 p.m.Foster/Adoption GroupHemby House – Room 3orangie1@gmail.com
Tuesdays7:00 p.m.Whole Hearted Ministries
Survivors of Sexual Abuse
Hemby House – Room 5kimtrout@bellsouth.net
Wednesdays6:30 p.m.GriefShareWeddington Fellowship Hall704-846-1032
Wednesdays6:30 p.m.DivorceCareHemby House – Room 1704-846-1032
3rd Wednesdays6:30 p.m.Alzheimer’s & DementiaOnline704-957-2978
Thursdays7:00 p.m.Al AnonHemby House – Room 1704-846-1032
2nd Thursdays7:00 p.m.NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Health)Onlineevannduncan@namiunionnc.org
Fridays6:30 p.m.Adult Children of AlcoholicsSanctuary Building – Room 209Lboehm@carolina.rr.com
3rd Saturdays9:30 a.m.Menopause/Peri-menopauseHemby House – Room 1704-846-1032
Saturdays8:00 p.m.Narcotics AnonymousWeddington Fellowship Hallbluetcranes@carolina.rr.com

Support Groups and Programs

Adult Children of Alcoholics is an organization that is intended to provide a forum for individuals who desire to recover from the effects of growing up in an alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional family. The group meets Fridays at 6:30 p.m. in Room 209 of the Sanctuary building. 

Al-Anon This support group for people who have loved ones struggling with addictions meets in-person and virtually on Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. in the Hemby House.

Alzheimer’s and Dementia Support Group This group meets to offer support for people who are caring for loved ones who have Alzheimer’s or dementia. A representative from the Alzheimer’s Association facilitates the group’s discussion. They meet on the third Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. virtually. Contact Ginny Hunt the facilitator of this group for more information or for a link to be a part of this group.  

Caring Hearts (Homebound and nursing home care) This group offers Christ’s love, nurture and support to those who are unable to be active participants in the congregation due to the incapacities of old age or other infirmities that confine them to their homes and nursing/adult care facilities. Caring Hearts visits, calls, deliver meals, offers prayer support and develops relationships with a homebound friend. Click here to watch a video on our Caring Hearts Ministry. If you would like to be a part of this ministry or would be interested in more information, please contact Rev. Ed Briggs or Sandra McKee.

DivorceCare Support Group DivorceCare is a safe place to find healing from the pain of separation or divorce. At this 13-week, video-based support group program, you’ll find helpful counsel and practical tools for decision-making. People at DivorceCare understand how you’re feeling and what you’re struggling with. Everyone’s story is different, and you’ll be accepted right where you are, in a safe place. It’s so comforting to know you’re not alone and that you’re going to be okay. If you or someone you know is interested in signing up, please contact Sandra McKee

Domestic Violence Support Group Jessica Moser leads a 12-week domestic violence support group.  For more information about this group that meets virtually, please contact the church office. 

Foster/Adoption Journey Group The participants of this group seek to offer encouragement to each other as they navigate parenting adopted or foster children. The group meets on the first Monday of every month at 7:00 pm in the Hemby House. If you are interested in attending this group, please contact Patty Myers.

GriefShare Support Group It may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future right now. If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, you’ve probably found there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel. This can be a confusing time when you feel isolated and have many questions about things you’ve never faced before. The GriefShare group meets weekly for 13 weeks to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. Email Sandra McKee to become a part of this healing ministry.

Menopause Support Group for Women We are pleased to announce a support group for women who are struggling with perimenopause and menopause. The group offers a safe space to talk about (or just listen to) the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual challenges of menopause – and receive compassionate support, information and resources to help you thrive. The group meets on the 3rd Saturday of each month at 9:30 a.m. in the Hemby House. Click here to register.

Mental Health Ministry With a focus on awareness of mental health and illness, it is the mission of this ministry to help erase the stigma of mental illness and implement support through courses, groups and studies. This fall, we will begin a monthly Mental Health Seminar series. Please click here to let us know what topics you would be interested in hearing about.

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) NAMI offers a once a month virtual support group for family members who have loved ones living with mental illness. Contact Evann Duncan, group leader for the date, time, and link to the meeting.   

NAMI Connections Recovery Support Group meets weekly via Zoom. This group is peer-led for individuals living with a mental condition. For information on the dates, times, and a link, please contact group leader, Chris Spizzirri.

NAMI Family-to-Family Classes are for family members with a relative who has a mental illness. To register for classes, please contact NAMI Union County.

Narcotics Anonymous ministers to those who struggle with drug addiction. NA meets on Saturday evenings from 8:00-9:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Contact is Jon Boyer, 252.643.3551, slashtwentyfore@gmail.com. The NA Officers Meeting is the 1st Saturday of the month from 3:00-5:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Contact is Jordan, 704.993.8995.  

PAL (Parents of Addicted Loved Ones) Parents are often collateral damage when a family member struggles with addiction. (PAL) brings healing and hope as it helps families deal with the issues surrounding a teen or an adult child struggling with addiction through free weekly meetings offering education, fellowship, and most important, hope. PAL gives parents the tools they need through an evidence-based curriculum that deals with critical issues ranging from enabling to delayed emotional growth; and the support they want through the sharing time between parents. This faith based group reinforces the role a relationship with God can make in the struggle with loved ones living with addiction. PAL meetings are on Sunday evenings at 7:00 p.m. in the Hemby House. For more information, please contact the PAL facilitator Jennifer Wyatt.

Pink Bag Ministry Each year, over 250,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer. A breast cancer diagnosis can leave these women feeling fear, anger, helplessness and anxiety. The mission of the Pink Bag Ministry, a Care Ministry of Weddington Church, is to offer a pink bag of thoughtfully curated gifts to comfort and show love and support during this time of distress.  To nominate someone to receive a pink bag, please contact Minister of Pastoral Care, Rev. Ed Briggs.  

Prayer Shawl Ministry is made up of people who prayerfully knit and crochet prayer shawls for women and lap quilts for men who need a reminder of our love and prayers. Anyone interested in this ministry contact Sandra McKee.

Stephen Ministry is a ministry in our congregation in which trained and supervised lay persons, called Stephen Ministers, provide one to one Christian care to individuals facing life challenges or difficulties. Weddington Church has several trained Stephen Ministers. Learn more about Stephen Ministry on the website and by watching this video.

Whole Hearted Ministry Support Group Did you know that according to the National Sexual Violence Center, nearly 1 in 5 women in the United States and 1 in 71 men have been sexually assaulted? Truly, these numbers are alarming! Behind each number is someone who has been traumatized. Unbeknownst to you, there are people around you who are a part of these statistics. The power of shame and embarrassment for these individuals keeps them from getting the help they need. We, as a church, are seeking to bring the Light of Christ to the darkness of sexual assault. If you are interested in more information about our Whole Hearted Ministries, please visit the Whole Hearted Ministry website. 

Weddington Christian Counseling Center

Weddington Christian Counseling Center is a place of healing and growth for members and visitors of Weddington Methodist Church, as well as the surrounding community. Click for more information.

More Information

For more information on our Pastoral Care Ministry and support groups, please contact our Minister of Pastoral Care, Rev. Ed Briggs or Administrative Assistant, Sandra McKee at the church office.