A church with a BIG HEART

Cancer Support Group

Join us for a 4 part series starting in January.  You may come to all 4 or just the ones you want to hear.  Great way to start off the year!


January 16th - Join us for a time of sharing our stories about the ways that cancer has touched our lives.  We will offer support and prayer for one another.  Come if you have a cancer diagnosis or if you love someone who has a cancer diagnosis.  Come if you want to offer care and support to someone who has a cancer diagnosis. This time will be led by Holly Tickle, Marriage and Family Therapist.


January 23rd - Our Cancer Support Community will meet to share and learn.  Come if you have a cancer diagnosis or if you love someone who has a cancer diagnosis.  Rev. Beverly Ostrowski will lead our conversation.


January 30th - Chet and his Cancare team will share what Cancare is doing in the Atlanta Faith Community to support people diagnosed with cancer.  We will have a conversation on ways Cancare supports individuals as well as ways our Cancer Support Group can grow and learn from Cancare's new initiative to help congregations develop and maintain cancer support groups.  Please join us to contribute your insights and wisdom to this important conversation.  All are invited whether you have cancer or not.  This is a ministry offering care to people with cancer and you are welcome to come and learn about it. Chet Burdick will lead our conversation.


February 6th -  Kristin Oja is a Doctorate Prepared Nurse Practitioner, Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor and Founder of STAT Wellness.  Passionate about taking a functional medicine approach, Kristin focuses on prevention and uncovering the root cause of chronic illness and disease.  She is so excited to come speak with you all about nutrition and how to use food as medicine!  All are invited to come and learn from Kristin.  Whether you have cancer or another illness or you just want to learn about eating for wellness, you are welcome!


For more information on any of the above classes feel free to contact terri@sugarloaf.org or hollytickle@gmail.com.


Alzheimer's Support Group


Sugarloaf UMC has a very long running ministry that is open to our members and the community.  Our Alzheimer's support ministry is available to help those who are either a caregiver or dealing with a family member with Alzheimer's.  This group meets monthly on the 2nd Thursday of every month at 7pm.  This group is led by Suzanne Walker who has a passion for this ministry.  To learn more contact  Suzanne Walker at zanwalker@prodigy.net or co-leader, Karen Decker at 404.695.4887.


Christian Counseling Support


We have a relationship with a Licensed Marriage & Family therapist who works out of our office here at Sugarloaf.  She specializes in marriages/relationship, grief, anxiety, depression, teen, young adults & family.  To learn more, contact at hollytickle@gmail.com or at 404.784.6313.