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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
elizabethlabunski@gmail.com
Tuesdays7:00 p.m.Whole Hearted Ministries
Survivors of Sexual Abuse
Hemby House – Room 5kimtrout@bellsouth.net
Wednesdays6:30 p.m.Adult Children of AlcoholicsSanctuary Building – Room 212704-846-1032
sandra.mckee@weddingtonchurch.org
Wednesdays6:30 p.m.GriefShareWeddington Fellowship Hall704-846-1032
sandra.mckee@weddingtonchurch.org
Wednesdays6:30 p.m.DivorceCareHemby House – Room 1704-846-1032
sandra.mckee@weddingtonchurch.org
3rd Wednesdays6:30 p.m.Alzheimer’s & DementiaOnline704-957-2978
dsrecapper@carolina.rr.com
Wednesdays7:00 p.m.Rule 62 Women’s Alcoholics AnonymousBonds Grove Campus Fellowship Hallmonicabuttrey@gmail.com
tjeske24@gmail.com
Thursdays7:00 p.m.Al AnonHemby House – Room 1mglaube@icloud.com
1st & 3rd Thursdays7:00 p.m.Caregiver Support GroupSanctuary Building – Room 212(334) 482-0467
2nd Thursdays7:00 p.m.NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Health)Onlineevannduncan@namiunionnc.org
Fridays6:30 p.m.Adult Children of AlcoholicsSanctuary Building – Room 209704-351-0360
3rd Saturdays9:30 a.m.Menopause/Peri-menopauseTBCOn hiatus. Call the church office for information: 704-846-1032
Saturdays6:30 p.m.Narcotics AnonymousWeddington Fellowship Hallbluetcranes@carolina.rr.com

Support Groups and Programs

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 is suffering from mental illness. To register for classes, please contact NAMI Union County.

 

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.

Whole Hearted Ministry Support Group Whole Hearted Ministries is devoted to shining the Light of Christ into the shadows of sexual assault, a challenge affecting nearly 1 in 5 women and 1 in 71 men in our nation. These statistics represent individuals, possibly those around us, who have endured trauma and often suffer in silence due to shame. Our church is committed to breaking that silence, offering compassion, support, and Christ’s love to heal and restore those affected by this profound issue. Click here to learn more.

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.

Narcotics Anonymous ministers to those who struggle with drug addiction. NA meets on Saturday evenings from 6:30–7:30 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) PAL serves as a beacon of hope for families grappling with a loved one’s addiction. Through free weekly gatherings, PAL offers education and faith-driven strength, focusing on vital issues from enabling behaviors to emotional growth. This supportive group underscores the transformative role of a relationship with God in overcoming the challenges of addiction. For more information, please contact the PAL facilitator Jennifer Wyatt.

Rule 62 Women’s Alcoholics Anonymous embraces Rule 62—don’t take yourself too seriously. Open to women of all ages, we support one another on the path to recovery, celebrating a joyful, alcohol-free life together. Discover the power of community and shared laughter as we journey toward a brighter, sober future filled with hope and happiness. Contact the group leader for more information.

DivorceCare Support Group DivorceCare is a sanctuary of healing for those enduring the heartache of separation or divorce. This 13-week, video-guided program offers understanding and practical resources for navigating this challenging season. In our support group, your unique journey is respected, allowing comfort and peace in knowing you’re not alone. Assurance fills our hearts, for we believe that through faith, you shall find strength and restoration. Click here to register.

GriefShare Support Group Join our GriefShare Support Group, a place of understanding and solace for those who have experienced the loss of a spouse, child, family member, or friend. During this 13-week journey starting September 6, 2023, we’ll walk together through the confusion and isolation that grief brings. You don’t have to face this alone. Click here to register.

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. Contact Rev. Ed Briggs or Sandra McKee for more info.

Caregiver Support Group: A Sanctuary for Compassion Are you navigating the complexities of caregiving? Join us to share experiences and support in this challenging season of life. We’re guided by the words of Galatians 6:2: “Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way, you will fulfill the law of Christ.” With Christ as our foundation and the supportive fellowship of others facing similar challenges, we can endure this difficult season with grace. For more details, contact Kami Merritt at (334) 482-0467. 

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.

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. Note: This group is currently on hiatus.


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.


  • MHA Screening: Online screening is one of the quickest and easiest ways to determine if you’re experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition. Our screens are free, confidential, and scientifically validated.
  • 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline: The 988 Lifeline provides 24/7, free, and confidential support to people in distress – you don’t need to be suicidal to reach out. Call 1-800-273-8255 to be connected with a crisis counselor. Crisis counselors who speak Spanish are available at 1-888-628-9454.
  • 988 Textline: When you text 988, you will complete a short survey letting the crisis counselor know a little about your situation. You will be connected with a trained crisis counselor in a crisis center who will answer the text, provide support, and share resources if needed.
  • Crisis Text Line: If you prefer texting to talking on the phone, text MHA to 741-741 to be connected with a crisis counselor who will help you get through your emotions.
  • Warmlines: Warmlines are staffed by trained peers who have been through their own mental health struggles and know what it’s like to need someone to talk to. Visit here for more information on warmlines.

More Information

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