Support Groups and Classes
The following ministries are formed around regular classes, meetings or workshops that are designed to support or inspire. Most are headed by lay leaders.
Care Givers Support Group
WHEN: Mondays, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Led by Gayl Braymer
Caregiving a loved one can be isolating and overwhelming. Our group provides confidential, loving support to those involved in caregiving. We seek to give emotional support and resource suggestions to those in need. More information: Contact Gayl Braymer at [email protected] or 214-906-2170.
Parish Nurse Ministry
WHEN: 9:30 to 11 a.m., third Sunday of each month resumes in September
WHERE: Nurse’s Station, South Entrance
Led by Diane Boyd, RN
The Saint Michael Parish Nurse Ministry is made up of professional Registered Nurses from our parish. Among other services, the Parish Nurses maintain a station in the South Lanai on the third Sunday of each month, taking blood pressures and providing information regarding the focus of health awareness for the month.
Questions: Contact Dianne Boyd, RN, [email protected].
Prayer Shawl Knitting Ministry
WHEN: First and third Tuesdays of the month, 1 to 3 p.m.
WHERE: Room 103
Led by Byrd Teague
To date, over 2,590 prayer shawls have been knitted and distributed by the Saint Michael Prayer Shawl Knitting Ministry, extending the love of our parish to those who are hurting or ill. Each of these shawls is tagged with a label that identifies it as being knit with love at Saint Michael and a healing prayer is added. Each shawl is blessed by the clergy and by the entire congregation prior to distribution. Join us for camaraderie, prayers and the joy of knitting a message of love. Questions: Contact Byrd Teague, [email protected].
Praying Our Goodbyes
WHEN: 10 to 11:30 a.m., third Wednesday of the month
Led by The Rev. Dr. Hiltrude Nusser-Telfer
Praying our Goodbyes is a mourning and grief support ministry that addresses grief of any kind--such as a death, a job loss, a business, a home, or divorce. Utilizing readings from the book, “Praying Our Goodbyes” by Joyce Rupp, The Rev. Dr. Nusser-Telfer, helps those in attendance examine their grief and recognize it. All are losses that we grieve and we must grieve in order to recognize that loss. The Rev. Dr. Nusser-Telfer tells us “that for humans to shorten or circumvent the grieving process is to invite illness and even severe depression.” RSVP and Questions: [email protected].
Pre-Marriage Counseling Meetings
WHEN: Sundays – September 5, 12, 19, and 26 (Time and Location TBD)
WHERE: Online via Zoom
Led by The Rev. Greg Pickens and Noralyn Pickens Ph.D.
This series is led by The Rev. Greg Pickens and Noralyn Pickens, Ph.D. and is offered to prepare couples for marriage and their life together.
Women's Cancer Support Group
WHEN: Mondays, 1:45 to 3 p.m.
WHERE: Online via Zoom
Led by Sue Patton and Charlie Stobaugh
The Women’s Cancer Support Group is a long-term support system for information, referrals, feedback, and a feeling of safety, shared by other women who have experienced cancer and from those who are in the fight right now. A licensed professional counselor meets with the group weekly. Questions: Sue Patton, [email protected], or Charlie Stobaugh, [email protected].