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Congregational Care at FUMC Lawrenceville provides encouragement, practical support and prayer for people in need. We offer ministries to meet the needs — spiritual, emotional, physical and relational — of all those God brings our way.

Emmaus Community

The Walk to Emmaus is a spiritual renewal program intended to strengthen the local church through the development of Christian disciples and leaders.

The program’s approach seriously considers the model of Christ’s servanthood and encourages Christ’s disciples to act in ways appropriate to being ‘a servant of all.’

Financial Peace University

In nine action-packed lessons developed by Dave Ramsey, you’ll learn how to beat debt, build wealth, invest for the future and give like never before.

This information will change your life, both financially and otherwise. On average, families who participate pay off $5,300 in debt and save over $2,700.

To learn more about the program, visit

Health and Wholeness

Throughout the year, FUMC Lawrenceville provides health screenings, classes, and information on issues related to health and wholeness.

This includes:

  • CPR/AED/First Aid Training – FUMC offers periodic classes in CPR, First Aid and the use of AED devices. Cost: $22.00 per person.  For information, contact the church office at (770)-963-0386.
  • Faith, Food & Fitness – This class offers a unique perspective on fitness for women by helping them understand that “It’s not what you’re eating – it’s what’s eating you!”  We’ll worship, learn, laugh and get healthy together – with God’s help.
  • Faith Community Network – FUMC is a member of the Faith Community Network with the Gwinnett Hospital System. This program has been designed to help improve the quality of care for our congregation and has been instrumental in decreasing mortality, reducing hospital readmission rates  and healthcare costs, while improving patient satisfaction.  For more information or to register as an FUMC member of Faith Community Network, contact the church office at (770)-963-0386.

Lawrenceville Co-Op

A large outreach of FUMC Lawrenceville is the Lawrenceville Cooperative Ministry, or Co-Op.

The Co-Op serves residents of Lawrenceville and Dacula, assisting those in need by providing food and limited emergency financial assistance for utilities and prescription drugs.

They also offer assistance by connecting those in need with various helping sources in the community. The Co-Op seeks to help clients identify ways to achieve self-sufficiency.

We regularly host fundraiser events, gather donations and accept tithes and financial gifts in support of the Lawrenceville Co-Op.

For more information, visit

Lawrenceville Employment Assistance Program

The Lawrenceville Employment Assistance Program, or LEAP, is a ministry whose mission is to help those who are unemployed, under-employed or mis-employed find the career that aligns with God’s plan for their life. LEAP is affiliated with the Crossroads Career Network.

To learn more, visit the LEAP page.

Prayer Ministry

The Prayer Ministry is composed of people of God who are committed to prayer as a means of supporting the ministries of the church.

Our Prayer Ministry is composed of people of God who are committed to prayer as a means of supporting the ministries of the church. The Prayer Ministry is always active in prayer and helping others grow and strengthen their own personal prayer lives.

The ministry hosts regular events including Coffee and Conversation with God and Prayer Ministry Training, as well as special events, such as the Prayer Labyrinth during the Children’s Advent Festival at the end of the year.

Relay for Life

Relay for Life is the signature event of the American Cancer Society.

The event involves teams of participants from the community that are formed to rally in support of loved ones who are fighting, or have lost the battle with, cancer.

For more information, visit

Stephen Ministry

The Stephen Ministry is grounded in Jesus’ command to love one another. Through one-to-one caring relationships, those who are hurting receive the love and care they need to support them.

Stephen Ministers are specially trained individuals that bring God’s love to those who are hurting— those who have lost a job, lost a loved one, gone through a divorce or are battling illness.

God is waiting to make a difference in their lives through you. Is God waiting on you to answer His call into this amazing caring ministry? Take time to listen. He might be leading you into Stephen Ministry.

Do you feel a loss of God’s presence? Do you question how God is working in your life? Are you experiencing a situation that leads you to question whether or not you’ll be okay? Could you or someone you know benefit from the care of a Stephen Minister?

Support Groups


Support groups at FUMC Lawrenceville are an extension of our Congregational Care Ministry.

They provide opportunities for individuals to find comfort, compassion and support for people dealing with a wide range of life situations including addictions, illnesses, employment transitions, grief and loss.

All of our support groups are open to the community. All are welcome to attend.

Cancer Support

  • A support group for anyone with cancer and their caregivers, from diagnosis through treatment and beyond.
  • Contact: Scott & Melissa Anderson


  • A support group for people grieving the loss of someone close.
  • This is a non-denominational group and features biblical teaching on grief and recovery topics.
  • Meeting time: Wednesday nights, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., Room 301
  • Our next group runs June 6, 2018 – August 29, 2018
  • Contact Lauralee Burke at with questions or to register

Divorce Care

  • DivorceCare is a support group for those who are separated or divorced.
  • The group is led by people who understand what you are going through.
  • We want to help you to deal with the pain of the past and look forward to rebuilding your life.

Rainbows & Prism

  • Peer support groups for children designed to help them as they deal with changes in family life including death, divorce or step-family challenges.
  • Intended for children kindergarten through 8th grade
  • For registration information, please call the church office 770-963-0386

Road to Recovery

  • A support group that ministers to individuals struggling with addiction, family members who are trying to learn to cope with their loved one’s disease, and individuals who are recovering from addiction.
  • Meeting time: Wednesday evenings, 6:15 – 8:00
  • Room 306

Caregiver Support Group

  • Provides encouragement, resources and support for those who are caring for loved ones who suffer from dementia and/or memory impairment.
  • Meeting time:  Every other Tuesday, 1:00 – 3:00 PM
  • Meets in the Parlor

NA Vaders

  • Meeting time: Monday evenings, 7:30 – 8:45
  • Room 300 (Gibson Hall)

Women’s NA Group

  • Meeting Time: Tuesday evenings, 7:00 – 8:30
  • Room 128/130 (Community Room)

Joyful Women’s Step Group

  • Meeting Time: Saturday mornings, 10:00 – 11:00
  • Room 308

Briggs & Associates: WOW Women’s Group

  • Meeting Time: Mondays, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Room 306