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Caring Ministry

Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. - Hebrews 10:23 NIV

The following outside support groups meet at FUMCR.

AA (Alcoholics Anonymous)

Tuesdays, 7 pm, Harvey Assembly Room 217A

Alcoholics Anonymous® is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.

Alzheimer's Association Caregiver Support Group

2nd Saturdays, 2-4 pm, Room 210

Regularly scheduled meetings are designed to provide emotional, educational and social support for a care-partner of persons with Alzheimer's disease. The goal is to help participants develop methods and skills to solve problems. Support Groups are led by trained volunteer facilitators. It is not a requirement that someone be a member of First United Methodist Church Richardson in order to attend the meetings. 

Codependientes Anonimos (Co-Dependents Anonymous in Spanish)

Fridays, 7 pm, Room 202

Contact: Letty, 214.901.5373

Compulsive Eaters Anonymous (CEAHOW)

Mondays, 7 pm, First Center (across Custer from main FUMCR campus)

Contact: Zinda,

Saturdays, 9-10 am, Room 214

Contact: Pat,  

Family After

Family After is for alcoholics and their family members and is focused on the whole family moving toward wellness and supporting sobriety.
 Contact: Jay Reese, 972.523.4076

Schizophrenics Support Group

Tuesdays, 7-8:30 pm, First Center (across Custer from main FUMCR campus)

Contact: Mark 214-407-2614

Additional External Resources

ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION - Local support groups and information
DIABETES ASSOCIATION - Information and support
I CAN SURVIVE - Cancer survivors email group

Caring Ministry Staff

April Johnson Bristow
Director, Caring Ministry
Dan Flanagan
Pastor, Senior Adults, Adult Faith Formation, Caring
Scot Bontrager
Pastor, Caring Ministry
Don Hood
Pastor, Caring Ministry
Jennifer Rawlinson
Administrative Assistant, Caring, Group Life, Senior Adults, Young Adults
Kay Schafer
Assistant, Caring Ministry