Area churches offer divorce support groups

Wed, 01/02/2008 - 10:33am
By: The Citizen

Three local churches will offer support groups for those who are separated or newly divorced.

DivorceCare, a 13-week session for those going through divorce transition, will be offered at Peachtree City United Methodist Church beginning Wednesday, Jan. 9.

The class offers help in dealing with emotional pain and sorting out the realities of divorce situations, with emphasis on finding ways to cope and heal toward a better life. Sessions include a video featuring top experts and discussions relating to life.

Classes begin Wednesday, Jan. 9, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in room 306 in the Worship Center at 225 Robinson Rd., Peachtree City.

Childcare is available with reservation: contact

For more information on the class, contact Jill Davis Collins at or call the church, 770-487-6499, or visit the church website

A new DivorceCare class will begin Tuesday, Jan. 15 at Providence United Methodist Church in south Fayette County. The class is geared toward those who are separated or newly divorced.

DivorceCare is a 15-week Biblically based class led by a friendly, caring group of people who will help participants through one of life’s most difficult experiences.

Membership at Providence is not a requirement. There are no costs involved and free child-care is available.

The class meets Tuesdays from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. in Room F-13 at Providence UMC, 592 Bernard Road, Fayetteville.

For more information or to sign up call Barbara Hudson, 678-773-4656, or Kevin McCormick 770-891-1177.

A special 8-week program entitled “Divorce and Beyond” will be offered at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church in Newnan beginning Jan. 28 and running through Feb. 26. Participants will meet Tuesday evenings from 7 to 8 p.m. in the education wing of the parish’s new facility, room 105.

The program is open to the entire community and all are welcome. Registration may be made by contacting Sharon Burke at 770-317-7990. The registration fee is $10.

Child care will be provided for participants.

The goals of the program are to provide support within a caring faith community and to guide participants in finding positive and healthy ways to deal with the many emotions they are experiencing during this time of transition, and beyond.

St. Mary Magdalene church is south of Thomas Crossroads in east Coweta County, at 3 Village Lane, off McCollum-Sharpsburg Road and Ebenezer Church Road.

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