Care Ministries

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Counseling Center @FUMC

Dr. Peggy Reynolds

727-828-8360

The Counseling Center at the First United Methodist Church of St. Petersburg is an outreach ministry that provides confidential counseling to families, marriages, couples, and individuals (including children, youth and adults) by state licensed counselors. The administrative staff members are skilled in helping new clients match their concerns with the clinical expertise of the available counselors as well as local resources. Insurance, private pay and a limited amount of scholarship funds are provided to remove financial barriers to receiving the mental health care needed. Personal faith is one of the greatest resources an individual has during challenging times.  The full Counseling Center team assists clients in nurturing their ability to apply their growing faith whenever possible. This begins with the first contact with the administrative assistants and extends into the private counseling sessions.


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Heart for Healing: Faith Community Nursing

Sandy Sauers, RN

727-596-5347

Heart for Healing FCN promotes health and healing practices from a Christ centered perspective by encouraging healthy lifestyles and helping people understand the relationship between lifestyle, faith and well-being. Faith Community Nurses provide Christian health counseling, education, advocacy and intentional care of the spirit. 


Blood pressure and health information clinics are held the second Sunday of each month from 9 am -11:30 am in the nurse’s area (right past the Fellowship Hall) on the first floor.


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Stephen Ministry

Barb Willey

703-409-8003

We are all broken in some way; the only way to become whole is through the cross. The Stephen Ministry provides confidential, individual Christian care to persons in our congregation and community who are experiencing some of life’s most difficult times.

Care Groups
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Life's Healing Choices Book Group

Sunday

9:30 AM

Room 212 (Library)

BEGINS JUNE 5! We have all been hurt by other people; we have hurt ourselves; and we have hurt others. As a result, every single one of us ends up with some sort of hurt, hang-up, or habit. But the question we all face is, "Where do we go from here?" Using the Beatitudes of Jesus, these eight choices promise true happiness and life transformation. We will read and discuss one chapter per week.

Contact:

Jason Martin

407-756-0076

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Caregiver Support Group

Wednesday

12:00 PM

Zoom

This group is for anyone who is offering caregiving to a family member or a friend or neighbor. The group is "open" and participants come when needed. We offer emotional support, information about community resources and stories of what has worked for us.  It is a safe place to vent and grieve as we all know the mixture of love and frustrations we live with while caring for others.

Contact:

Dr. Peggy Reynolds

727-828-8360

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Celebrate Recovery

Thursday

6:30 PM

Chapel

Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered program that helps us overcome our “hurts, habits, and hang-ups.” The program is based on 8 principles from the Sermon on the Mount and the 12 steps. It is an inclusive program that helps with a large number of issues from addictions to anger, low self-esteem, past hurts, and current difficulties.


We meet at 6:30 PM in room 208 as a "Large Group" for worship, testimonies and a lesson.  From 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM, we break down into two "Small Groups" (gender specific) to give participants an opportunity to share confidentially, and to share strength and hope. 

Contact:

Jason Martin

407-756-0076

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Al Anon Family Group

Thursday

7:30 PM

Room 214 (Parlor)

Al-Anon Family Groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength, and hope in order to solve their common problems. 


Al-Anon is not allied with any sect, denomination, political entity, organization, or institution; does not engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any cause. There are no dues for membership. 

Contact:

Elsa Houtz

727-415-8746