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Support Groups

Grief Support Group
First United Methodist Church is offering a support group for those experiencing grief and loss.  GriefShare is a 13-week grief recovery support group, featuring videos on varying topics of grief and recovery as well as small group time for listening and sharing. This newest version of GriefShare was just released and includes updated videos and workbooks.

  • The 13-week session begins on Thursday, August 24, and continues through Thursday, November 16.

  • The group meets weekly on Thursday afternoons from 1:00–3:00 PM.

  • The group meets in the church Parlor on the ground floor across from the elevator.

  • The suggested donation for materials is $25.

  • You may register for GriefShare by calling or stopping by the church office

(512-863-2370) or by going to the GriefShare website


PALs Place

PALs Place is a respite ministry for people in our community who are challenged by the complications of Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. PALs Place meets every Monday from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. The only exception to that is a Monday when the church office is closed. Caregivers bring their loved ones to the McKinney Christian Ministry Center where they are offered conversation, activities, lunch, exercise, and entertainment. Applications for PALs Participants may be picked up in the church office. For more information, contact or call the church office at 512-863-2370. 

PALs Support Group

The PALs Support Group is for caregivers and family members of loved ones diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementia-related illnesses. The support group meets on the second Monday of each month at 10:00 AM (except on holidays when it meets on the second Monday) in the McKinney Christian Ministry Center room 1003. Members of the group are encouraged about their daily situations and good habits of self-care. They are given information that will guide them to make good choices for the care of their loved ones. The group meets during the time of our PALs Ministry, but it is not necessary that participants in the support group have a loved one in our PALs Ministry. or more information, contact or call the church office at 512-863-2370. 

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