Care and Support for Those in Need

Life After Loss: Grief Support
This support group is for adults 18 and up who are experiencing the loss of a friend or family member. We provide a safe place to share and learn. Trained and experienced facilitators lead participants in learning and sharing about the physical and emotional aspects of grief as well as coping methods for finding healing and new growth. Contact Melanie Duncan at 901-853-8383 ext. 112 or mduncan@colliervilleumc.org.

The Circle
Are you on your own? After experiencing the great loss of a husband or wife life may often seem meaningless, incomplete, and lonely. We invite you to join us as together we support one another in love and move forward in life with Christ’s joy and purpose. This group meets once a month at a home for a potluck meal and fellowship. Contact Marcia Nanney at (901) 212-6121 or dm5oaks@yahoo.com.

Parents Support Group
Facing life without your child is difficult and can be so lonely at times, no matter where you are on your journey. Meets the first Wednesday of each month for an hour, beginning at 7pm in Room 102 in our Ministry Center. Contact Julie Smith at (901) 486-9160 or Sherrin Willis at (901) 485-2673.

Stephen Ministry

The mission of the Stephen Ministry team is “to show God’s love through Christian caring.” If you are in need of one-on-one Christian care, then contact Carol Ingram at (901) 573-2556 or Rev. David Atkinson at (901) 853-8383. All correspondence is kept confidential.

To learn more about Stephen Ministries, visit the national website.

Card Ministry

Through writing cards, we share love, support, care and prayer with those who have been ill, home-bound or on the prayer list. We meet each Tuesday at 1pm in Room 100. To help write cards in Christ’s love, contact Ruth Walters at (901) 827-4584 or ruthewal@aol.com.

Visitation Ministry

To request a visit, contact Ruth Walters at (901) 827-4584 or ruthewal@aol.com.

Casserole Ministry

Nothing speaks of love more than a homemade casserole and bread delivered when you most need it. To cook and/or deliver, contact Ginny Slover, 901-853-1401 or ginnys1@att.net.

Flower Ministry

Flowers brighten any day and are a tangible sign of God’s love and ours to home-bound members. To help arrange or deliver Sunday’s flowers from our Sanctuary on Monday morning, contact Judy Caulk at 901-853-3941 or Jhcaulk@att.net.

Knitting for Missions

This group of energetic and compassionate women knits and crochets prayer shawls, pocket prayer squares, baby items for local hospitals, scarves and hats for homeless persons and needy Collierville Elementary students. Meetings include prayer and devotionals. Beginners are always welcome.

Wednesdays at 6:30pm Contact Norene Ritchey, 901-853-2748.

Thursdays at 10:00am Contact Mary Crutchfield, 901-853-7291.

Sacramental Ministry

Would you like us to bring you communion to your home? We deliver communion on the first Sunday of every month. If you are home-bound and would like communion please contact Mary Ann Medlin, mamedlin40@yahoo.com or call 901-493-8415

The Columbarium and Memorial Garden

The Columbarium is a sacred, permanent structure comprised of niches to contain cremated human remains. It provides a final resting place with special meaning for church members and their families for whom involvement in the church was an important part of life on earth and a meaningful end-of-life option.

Who is Eligible? Church members and their spouses, their children (including adopted children and step-children) and others with strong ties to the church if approved by the Columbarium Committee upon written request.

Niche Cost is $3,000 which accommodates two remains and includes inurnment and engraving of granite faceplate.

The Memorial Wall holds plaques that are $500 each and commemorating individuals who have already passed or will have traditional burial in the future.

Columbarium Committee

Julie Smith, Chairperson, 901.486.9160, jeesmith2@aol.com

Committee Members: Reverend David Atkinson, Cindy Brewer, Sandy Carpenter, Sherry Douglas, Cindy Ford, Bill O’Connor, Julie O’Connor, Curt Terry, Susan Watson and Scot Woodard