Support Groups

Emmanuel Baptist Church The Marriage Course
The Marriage Course

The Marriage Course is a series of seven sessions, designed to help couples invest in their relationship and build a strong marriage. This excellent, non-denominational, Christian-principled course is designed to strengthen relationships whether you are happily married, working to get there or considering marriage. Marriage is valuable and investing in it is important! For more information about The Marriage Course or ways you can get involved, contact Eileen Mayer at 304-485-8555.

Divorce Care 

DivorceCare meets on Tuesday evenings from 6-7:30 p.m. in the church parlor. Divorce Care is for people who are looking for support as they work through the issues related to separation and/or divorce. Led by Melanie Whited, the sessions include videos, group discussions, and personal workbook materials. This is a warm and caring environment, and everyone is welcome. For more information please contact Melanie at (304) 422-1419.


Divorce Care Support Group
Griefshare Help and encouragement after the death of a loved one
Grief Share 

The Grief Share support group meets weekly during the day at 10 a.m. and/or in the evening at 6 p.m. Call the church office (304 485 5171) to confirm meeting times for the current group.

Grief is defined as conflicting feelings caused by the end of, or change to, a familiar pattern of behavior. Generally, grief is connected to loss, but there are many life events that can lead to grief: death of a loved one, loss of a job, change of residence, retirement, just to name a few.

Grief Share is a 13-week Bible based support group sponsored by Emmanuel Baptist Church, and designed for those who are experiencing grief. During our time together we will discuss topics like “what is normal”, “what’s next”, challenges to grief, anger, guilt and being “stuck”. Gail Samolitis leads this group, and if you are interested in talking with her, and/or attending a class, please call (304)-588-7632 or (304)-485-5171, or email her at: Gail Samolitis at:

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) meets on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 9 a.m. from September to May. Young moms often feel lonely and isolated, and need the basic support and encouragement from other moms who are facing the same challenges. Childcare is provided for registered participants. For more information or to register, contact Becca Reid at 304-966-6430 (check with Becca for schedule changes due to Covid)

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Men’s Support Group

Pastor Kurt is developing a regular ministry to the men of our church. We have breakfast and lunch meetings, seasonal Bible studies and regular “special interest” zoom meetings.  See our bulletin for current men’s ministry events.

Mens Group Christian Fellowship Group for men

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