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.
Please note, if you OPT OUT of an email, you will also be OPTING OUT for all Trietsch emails. If you just want to stop receiving one email list, update your profile instead to delete or add the lists you want.
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 email@example.com.
After hours, please call 972-539-8547 ext. 398, and follow the prompts for pastoral care, 24-hours a day.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.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 on the third Thursdays, Sept-May, 7-9 pm in room 111. For more information, contact Sharon White at email@example.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.
We offer one-on-one counseling with a pastor of Trietsch for an open heart to listen and spiritual guidance. We are also happy to connect you with professional counselors based on your need. We've recently started hosting Kim Peterson and Clint Donaldson, Licensed Professional Counselors from The Center in our building.
A note from Kim Peterson:
Counseling has been my passion for as long as I can remember. There are times in everyone's life when challenges arise and problems seem overwhelming, and I am truly honored to be a part of helping my clients explore the issues and develop new skills. Together with my client, I aim to help each person find personal empowerment, knowledge, and confidence to face what life presents next.
Areas of Expertise:
- Registered Play Therapy
- Child and Adolescent Issues
- Stress and Anxiety
- Adjusting to Life Transitions
- Behavioral and Social Issues
- Self Esteem
If you'd like to schedule an appointment with Kim Peterson, please call 214-526-4525 or CLICK HERE to schedule an appointment online.
A note from Clint Donaldson:
Authenticity and relationships are at the core of the human experience. My goal as your therapist is to provide a safe space to begin to move towards these things in your life and so much more. Finding the solutions to life’s issues can be challenging work and my desire is to come along side of you in those experiences. Whether your focus is with others, God or spirituality, or yourself, I hope to act as the sounding board to discovery and change in your life.
Areas of Expertise:
- Depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts
- Faith and spirituality
- Marriage, couples
- Substance abuse/addiction
If you'd like to schedule an appointment with Clint Donaldson, please call 214-526-4525 or CLICK HERE to schedule an appointment online.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 972-539-8547 ext. 242.
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 email@example.com 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.
Planning a Funeral or Memorial Service for Your Loved One or Yourself
We know the loss of a loved one can be one of the most challenging seasons of our lives. In some cases we have weeks or months to prepare, frequently the loss is sudden and plans have to be made in the midst of heart ache and chaos. In an effort to ease the pain a bit our Congregational Care Ministry has put together a funeral planning resource booklet we hope you will find helpful.
The booklet contains resources that can apply in any setting : an outline for planning a service, a guide to help making your own service wishes known, as well as Hymn and Scripture suggestions.
Some of the information is unique to Trietsch and covers step by step details on planning a service at Trietsch.
If this booklet sparks any questions you may have please feel free to reach out to Jeanette Tumino at firstname.lastname@example.org or Rev. Doug Meyer at email@example.com.
Paper copies are available at the church Information Center.
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.
- January 30
- May 7
- September 17
- November 7 (One-day Holiday Seminar)
To register or for information about our next seminar, please contact Jeanette Tumino at firstname.lastname@example.org, call the church office at 972-539-8547 or contact Rev. Doug Meyer at email@example.com.
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 community of men and women of all ages who have chosen to acknowledge their struggles with alcohol, drugs, and other unhealthy life choices. The group gathers weekly for a time of reflection, music, mutual encouragement, accountability and support. Each week we explore what it means to make healthier life choices. Themes covered include: Hope, forgiveness, fear, courage, shame, guilt, Grace, numbing, addiction.
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.
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.
- Adults @ 9:30-10:30 am in room 235
- Children @ 11 - noon in room 235
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.
Do you want more information about Butterfly Ministry? Contact Shelby Rabjohn by email at firstname.lastname@example.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.