Congregational and Pastoral Care

From births, marriages, hospitalizations, deaths and all of life’s events in between, we are here to help meet your needs. Our trained staff can provide pastoral counseling, arrange hospital or home visitation, conduct marriage, funeral, and memorial ceremonies or simply support you in prayer.

Celebrating and responding to significant life events is an integral part of loving ALL people into a relationship with Jesus Christ. Our Congregational Care team sends pastors and lay members to visit those who are: welcoming a newborn into their family; recovering in the hospital; in continuing care facilities; celebrating a 90+ birthday; or, needing monthly visits with communion from a Congregational Care Minister (CCM).

When a death is imminent or has occurred, the surviving loved one should call the church office as soon as possible to notify our pastoral staff. Our Congregational Care pastor will coordinate pastoral care and, if requested, a funeral service, which we call “A Service of Life and Faith.”

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Thomas Hudspeth

Pastor of Congregational Care & Deaf Ministry
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Dawn Anderson

Associate Pastor

Support and Recovery Groups

Meeting Time: Tuesdays 6:00 p.m.
Location: Shipp Chapel
Group Leader: Dawn Anderson
Leader Contact: danderson@llumc.org
Age Group: All

Celebrate Recovery is a confidential Christ-centered program to help people overcome life’s “hurts, habits, and hang-ups,” including addictions. We start with worship the fist hour and then move to small men’s and women’s open share groups in the second hour.

Ministry Leader: Dawn Anderson, danderson@llumc.org or 214.706.9639

Meeting Time: Sundays 9:00 a.m.
Location: Oxford 205
Group Leader: Dawn Anderson
Leader Contact: danderson@llumc.org
Age Group: All

This ongoing video-based grief support group is for those who are separated, diverced, or in the process. A $20 donation covers the workbook. You can find detailed information about the program we use at divorcecare.org.

Facilitator: Dawn Anderson, danderson@llumc.org or 214.706.9639

Meeting Time: Day Group 1st & 3rd Wed. 12 p.m.; Evening Group 2nd & 4th Wed. 6:45 p.m.
Location: Copeland House
Group Leader: Dawn Anderson
Leader Contact: danderson@llumc.org
Age Group: All

Daytime Group: First and third Wednesdays, 12-2 p.m., Copeland House
Evening Group: Second and fourth Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Copeland House

This ongoing video-based grief support group is for those who have lost a loved one to death. A $20 donation covers the workbook. You can find detailed information about the program we use at griefshare.org.

Facilitator: Dawn Anderson, danderson@llumc.org or 214.706.9639

Meeting Time: 1st Thurs, 6:30 p.m.
Location: Pastors Beginnings Room
Group Leader: Dawn Anderson
Leader Contact: danderson@llumc.org
Age Group: All

This ongoing support group is for those who have lost a loved one to suicide. We tell our stories, support each other, and discuss a different topic related to suicide grief each time we meet.

Facilitator: Dawn Anderson, danderson@llumc.org or 214.706.9639