Support Groups at Emmanuel

Divorce Care / Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m.

DivorceCare meets on Tuesday evenings from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Church Parlor.  DivorceCare 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 a video, group discussion and a personal workbook. This is a warm and caring environment and everyone is welcome. For more information please contact Melanie at (304) 422-1419.

Grief Share / Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m.

The GRIEFSHARE Support Group meets weekly on Wednesdays.  This group has met during the day at 10 a.m. and in the evenings 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 will be leading Grief Share and if you are interested in talking with Gail and/or attending Grief Share on Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. Please call (304)-588-7632 or (304)-485-5171/ email: Gail Samolitis at:

Breaking Free Recovery is not meeting at this time

Breaking Free is not meeting at this time.

Breaking Free is a Christ-centered 12 step support group that is for anyone who is dealing with addictive behavior that is controlling their life.  For more information, call the Church Office at (304) 485-5171.

Alzheimer’s Support Groups

Alzheimer’s Association Support Groups & Workshops
First Monday of every month – 6:00 p.m.: Genesis – Marietta Center, 117 Bartlett Street, Marietta, OH… For more information, contact Pam Parsons at (740)-373-1867 or or the Alzheimer’s Association at (800)-272-3900.

First Wednesday of every month – 1:00 p.m. First Lutheran Church, 1701–19th Street, Parkersburg, WV…  For more information, contact Joe Lantz, MSW, LCSW, at (304)-422-9293 or the Alzheimer’s Association at (800)-272-3900

Second Monday of every month – 1:00 p.m. Belpre Senior Center – 1614 Washington Avenue, Belpre, OH… For more information, contact Susie Casto at (304)-482-4602 or or the Alzheimer’s Association at (800)-272-3900.

Upcoming Workshops at Emmanuel Baptist Church:

     November 20 at 11:00 a.m. – Noon

     December 13 at 10:00 a.m. – Noon

Men’s Support Groups & Women’s Ministries

A men’s support group meets at Emmanuel every first and third Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Emmanuel Baptist Women’s Circles – The Debbie Myers Circle meets monthly on the third Monday at 6:30 p.m. The Miriam Fountain Circle meets quarterly on the third Thursday at 1:00 p.m.  Call the church office if are interested or need more details.

MOPS / Mother’s of Pre-Schoolers first and third Tuesdays at 9:00 a.m.

MOPS / Mothers of PreSchoolers meets one the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 9 a.m. from September-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 Brittany Norby at: