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Care & Support

Care & Support Ministry

Care & Support is the ministry of care and counseling. We aim to help people through any kind of major or minor crisis. This includes listening, supporting, encouraging and befriending. In times of need, care and counseling is just a phone call away. We support the congregation, Trietsch members and the broader community. Our ministry is led by clergy, staff and dedicated servants with a heart for personal care.

"I was hungry and you gave me food to eat. I was thirsty and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger and you welcomed me. I was naked and you gave me clothes to wear. I was sick and you took care of me. I was in prison and you visited me." Matthew 25: 35-36

Check out our upcoming events to see groups that you can connect with or email Rev. Doug Meyer, Associate Pastor of Caring Ministries, for personal care requests. 

Upcoming Events

Care & Support Calendar

Prayers & Cares

If you would like to be on our Prayers & Cares list and have staff and others pray for you, please email Jeanette Tumino with your prayer request or submit your prayers to our Prayer Wall.

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We welcome anyone to subscribe to receive weekly Prayers & Cares as well as Pastor's Prayers (prayer requests from the pastors). You may OPT IN or OUT anytime to any list. 

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Pastoral Care

Few, if any, of us get through life's challenges without help from others. From time to time we all need a little help and support, whether it's a meal, special prayer, visit or transportation. Based upon Jesus' call to love one another, the Pastoral Care of Trietsch seeks to provide support to members in time of need.

If you would like to schedule an appointment with a pastor, hospital visits or need any other kind of help, call 972-539-8547 or email Rev. Doug Meyer at dougm@tmumc.org

After hours, please call 972-539-8547 ext. 398, and follow the prompts for pastoral care, 24-hours a day.


Support Groups

Support groups are small groups of people interested in the support of others who are facing similar challenges. The groups are structured around the topic, led by trained facilitators and are a great resource for building relationships while growing through life's challenges. Support groups include, but are not limited to, grief, addiction, and illness.

To get connected to a support group, email Rev. Doug Meyer, Associate Pastor of Caring Ministries.

Ongoing Support Groups

  • Stretched to the Limit: caregiver's support group
    A community support group for those who are caregivers to older parents, family or friends. Meets on the first and third Mondays from 7 - 8:30 pm in room 110. For more information, contact Barbara Carruth at halfmoon3@verizon.net.
  • Neighborhood Memory Cafe: early to moderate stage Alzheimer’s or memory loss and their care partners
    Meets 2nd & 4th Thursdays at 2:30 in room 111. Will provide support, information and socialization. The sessions will enable a person with Alzheimer’s to stay physically, mentally and socially active. For more information, please contact Gaynell Cox at egecox@gmail.com.
  • ReNew: a community in recovery
    This group meets EVERY Wednesday night 6:30 - 8:30 pm. Please join us in the Ministry Center for music, guest speakers, and small group time all with a focus on addiction recovery. For more information, contact Doug Meyer at dougm@tmumc.org.
  • Awakening: Al Anon family group
    Al Anon Family Group meetings are held twice weekly (Saturdays at 9:30 am and Thursdays 6:30 pm) in room 240 in the Family Life Center (FLC).
  • Awakening: Al Ateen group
    Does someone else's addiction affect a teenager (or tweenager) you know? If so, AlAteen is here to help. AlAteen meets Sunday Evenings, 7-8 PM, Room 136.
  • Women's Cancer Support Group
    This group brings women together to share their questions, concerns, and praises concerning their journey with cancer. We get together Sept-May, 7-9 pm in room 111. For more information, contact Sharon White at sharon@sharonandtrey.com.
  • Single Souls: widow/ widower support group
    This widow/widower support group meets the 1st Friday of each month in room 121, located one floor down from the Main Entrance. The group is ongoing and open to all.

Counseling

We offer one-on-one counseling with a pastor of Trietsch for an open heart to listen and spiritual guidance. If you are looking for a recommendation, we are happy to connect you with professional counselors based on your need. Please email Rev. Doug Meyer at dougm@tmumc.org with questions about counseling.


Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministry is the one-to-one lay caring ministry that takes place in congregations that use the Stephen Series system.

Stephen Ministry congregations equip and empower lay caregivers—called Stephen Ministers—to provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are hurting.

To learn more or to connected with a Stephen Minister, contact Rev. Doug Meyer at dougm@tmumc.org or 972-539-8547 ext. 242.


Recovery Ministry

If you are dealing with a life struggle that you can't overcome on your own like depression, addiction, mental illness, divorce, or loss, we're here to help. Please reach out to Rev. Doug Meyer, Associate Pastor of Caring Ministries, at dougm@tmumc.org to set up a time to pray, talk, or just sit together.

We all have something we can't overcome alone. Let's face it together.

Grief

Coping with Loss

The Grief Seminar, Coping with Loss, provides participants with opportunities to understand the emotional and physical dynamics of grief. Led by trained grief facilitators, you'll learn about the grief process, share with others, give and receive support and develop healthy coping skills and activities. We will help you decrease a sense of isolation and increase a sense of normalcy through contact with others in similar situations and share personal experiences within a safe, caring and understanding environment.  This seminar is 5 weeks in duration and is free of cost.

2018 Dates
Thursdays, 7pm, 5 weeks

  • November 10   - 9:30am - 12pm - Handling the Holidays special  one day seminar

To register or for information about our next seminar, please contact Jeanette Tumino at jeanettet@tmumc.org, call the church office at 972-539-8547 or contact Rev. Doug Meyer at dougm@tmumc.org.

Divorce

Becoming One Again

Coming in 2019

This is an 8-week program that provides intentional steps toward healing and wholeness during and following divorce. The process is full of emotion and can result in disorientation. God heals, even the pain of this hard time. We plan on offering this course twice a year.

Becoming One Again will help you:

  • Sort feelings
  • Process your thoughts
  • Feel supported as you find hope and healing
  • Develop healthy steps toward rediscovering your life and becoming whole again.

Becoming One Again is open to individuals at any stage of the separation/divorce process. Also those divorced for up to three years.

To learn more, contact Rev. Doug Meyer at dougm@tmumc.org.

Addiction

We are a community of people willing to admit struggles with substance abuse, pornography, food addictions, gambling, sex addiction, or anything else that consumes us inside and out. Let's create a culture in the church that acknowledges addiction as a challenge that touches us all. Our addiction recovery events and groups are a safe space for those personally facing addiction and family members affected by addiction. This is a judgement-free zone where all are welcomed and loved as they are. All races, education levels, sexual orientations, gender identities, beliefs, political affiliation are welcome to join as exactly as God made you.

ReNew: a Community in Recovery

Wednesdays, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

"Don't be conformed to the patterns of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds so that you can figure out what God’s will is—what is good and pleasing and mature." - Romans 12:2 (CEB)

ReNew is a 2 hour gathering where we will hear from  guest speakers, sing songs together, and break out into small groups to talk to each other, all with a focus on addiction recovery. This group will meet every Wednesday night in the Ministry Center starting on September 26, 2018.

Addiction Recovery Resources

Download our Healing and Recovery Support Resources to see lists of support groups, reading materials, prayers, community organizations, and websites that we recommend for getting started with recovery. You can also pick up a printed version at the Info Desk on Sundays.

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Mental Health

Let's Talk: Community Conversations about Mental Health

We all know someone who is impacted by mental illness. Maybe you are that person. Trietsch Memorial United Methodist Church is pleased to host a program called: Let's Talk. This is a series of educational topics about mental illness, how to recognize it, and what we can do to help. Through community conversations, we hope to provide a forum where local experts can lead discussions about the hard, everyday life issues we all face.

Upcoming Let's Talk forums will be announced soon.


Special Needs Ministry

Butterfly Ministry, our special needs ministry, exists to provide an inclusive environment for individuals with specific needs. We not only want to serve these individuals but also partner with their families as they participate in the life of the church.

We want to help any individual who faces unique challenges related to physical, mental, behavioral or emotional needs that would benefit from additional support.

Butterfly Class - Every Sunday - 9:30 am - Noon

The Butterfly class is designed for individuals who might better succeed in a more structured, sensory friendly setting. Individuals in the Butterfly class will enjoy age appropriate activities and lessons to grow disciples and build community.

Our desire is to create an atmosphere that includes, accepts, and supports all individuals and all abilities. Please help us create a positive experience for your child by reading our policies and completing the forms below.

Our PoliciesIntake Form"About Me" Form

Do you want more information about Butterfly Ministry? Contact Kristine Cook by email at butterfly@tmumc.org.



Serve in Care & Support Ministry

If you are interested in being a dedicated servant to Care & Support ministry, you will be trained, affirmed and encouraged throughout your journey. Please fill out the form if you are interested in serving, and we will be in contact with you.

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