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Care Groups

Jesus speaks of offering “a cup of cold water” (Matthew 10:42) in his name as a way of being his disciple. We offer many ways to stop by the well and receive that water.

Davidson Care Ministers (DCMs)

Davidson Care Ministers (DCMs) are trained and experienced laypersons with spiritual gifts to offer Christ-centered support and assist with Congregational Care at DUMC. Our DCMs offer care in various ways:

-one-on-one ministry care with those experiencing grief, illness, or other life difficulties
-visiting those in hospitals, homes and facilities
-serving Holy Communion to those who are homebound

If you believe that you or someone you know may benefit from Davidson Care Ministry, please contact Rev. Jim Humphries for more information.

Care Groups

Care Groups

NOTE: If you have a need that is not addressed by one of these care groups, please contact Rev. Jim Humphries. 

Cancer Care

A warm place where survivors and their caregivers are welcomed. Click here for the current booklet, which includes the 2019 meeting schedule. Contact Rev. Jim Humphries.

Grief Care
This group meets weekly, from October through January. It is available for anyone who has experienced a loss of any kind (person, job, pet, other). Contact Sherry Carpenter for more information.

LGBTQIA Friends and Family Group
The LGBTQIA Friends and Family Group supports our LGBTQIA community through support, service, and education. This group meets the first Tuesday of the month, 6:30 p.m. Contact Beckie McCall (704-491-4353). Please click here to see our Facebook page.

Davidson Career Transition Program
Open to people currently in the job market or those in transition and interested in career information and support. Meetings are held the first and third Wednesday mornings. Click here for the current handbook.

Alcoholics Anonymous & Al-Anon
Groups meet on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays in the Congregational Care House.  For information refer to charlotteaa.org or charlottealanon.org. 

Pastoral Care

Speaking with a pastor can be helpful for those who are experiencing loss, terminal illness, or have questions regarding religious beliefs. Contact any of the pastors to arrange a time to talk.

If you need immediate assistance, please call the Church Office (704-892-8277).

Home Visitation and Communion: If you or someone you know is homebound and desires a visit and/or Communion served in their home, contact Rev. Jim Humphries (704-892-8277).

Sanctuary Counseling Group

An extension ministry of Davidson United Methodist Church, Sanctuary Counseling Group is an accredited service center of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors and the Samaritan Institute. Click here to learn more.

Finding Peace Video Series

This pandemic and quarantine have changed our lives in ways none of us could have imagined. Some of us are experiencing feelings of anxiety, depression, and trauma as we never have in our lives. We want to offer some help. Join Rev. Jim Humphries for a new online series called "Finding Peace." In each episode of "Finding Peace," Jim will speak to different area mental health professionals and trained specialists about ways we can address and cope with the emotions many of us are facing today, while seeking the peace of Christ.

Episode 1 / Episode 2 / Episode 3 / Episode 4 / Episode 5 / Episode 6 / Episode 7 / Episode 8 / Episode 9

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 988

Local Mental Health Resources

Davidson Lifeline
They offer suicide prevention and mental health resources along with free training to support those in mental health crisis. 
Mobile Crisis Team
They provide emergency psychiatric assessment, immediate intervention for family crises, interventions for parents and children, and assistance to the hospital or other appropriate psychiatric care.
Cabarrus, Iredell, Rowan County residents   866-275-9552
Catawba County residents                             877-327-2593
Gaston County residents                                855-527-4747
Lincoln County residents                                800-568-9689
Mecklenburg County residents                       704-566-3410
Atrium Inpatient/Outpatient Behavioral Health for Children and Teens (Ages 4-17)
Behavioral Health Helpline
24/7 Crisis Assistance
704-444-2400 or 800-418-2065
Atrium Behavioral Health Psychiatric ER (Ages 18+)
501 Billingsley Rd
Charlotte, N.C. 28211
704-358-2700
Daymark Recovery Services Behavioral Health Urgent Care
284 Executive Park Drive
Concord, NC 28025
704-939-1100
Mental Health America of Central Carolinas
They provide help, offer hope, and promote mental wellness through advocacy, education, and prevention.
Novant Children and Adolescent Behavioral Health Programs (Ages 7-17)
Novant Adult Behavioral Health Programs (Ages 18+)
Psychology Today
Find a local therapist.
Counseling Referrals
You may also contact Davidson United Methodist Church for a local therapist referral.

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