Care Ministry

Pastoral Care Ministries is there to meet the needs of those who are suffering from illness, life changes, difficulties, isolation, and bereavement. If you have a pastoral need, let us know. We'll be glad to help.


Click here for Care Ministry brochure. Contact Lisa Baggett for more info.


Prayer

While prayer is an important part of any group that meets, these groups specifically focus on intercessory prayer.  You are invited share your prayer requests by phone or email. Call the prayer line number at 321-269-9020 or email prayer@ircumc.com. New Prayer Warriors are always welcome to join these groups. 


Intercessory Prayer Group: This intercessory prayer group prays over the prayer requests that come in from the weekend services. Confidentiality is honored. They meet at the Chapel in the Office Building from 11 a.m. to noon. Dinah Bryant and Bruce Baker lead the Intercessory Prayer Group.

Women TOGETHER

Women Together is a support group for women who have suffered the loss of a spouse. The women enjoy a time of fellowship, sharing, a devotion, an occasional speaker and food. The group meets the fourth Sunday of each month from 3 to 5 p.m. September to March and 4 to 6 p.m. beginning in April in Wesley Hall, Studio 153. For more information, contact Sharon McClelland, 321-383-8868


Due to COVID we are temporarily not meeting at this time. Will resume as soon as possible.

Prayer shawl

Prayer Shawl Ministry is for those who knit, crochet or would  like to learn how. There are two groups: The daytime group meets on the third Wednesday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon  in Wesley Hall, Studio 153, and the evening group meets on the  fourth Tuesday of each month from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Wesley Hall, Studio 153. 


To look at shawls available to be gifted, visit the Prayer Shawl Website


Facebook Group


If you know someone who would be encouraged with the gift of a prayer shawl or throw, please contact Susie Barth, 321-536-1821; ircprayershawl@gmail.com.

Dementia Alliance Support Group

The Dementia Alliance Support Group is open for people who are caregivers or related to a loved one or person suffering with progressive Dementia. Talk through challenges, share feelings, needs and concerns, and learn about resources available in the community. We are meeting in person on the second Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. in the Admin Building. For more information contact or email Leah Michaels at 321-652-2824 or dementiaalliance@yahoo.com.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

If you have taken on the responsibility of raising your grandchild, you may face new problems and new joys. Your new role or continuing role brings powerful feelings, parenting questions, legal and financial challenges and sometimes exhaustion. YOU ARE NOT ALONE! Grandparents Raising Grandchildren (GRG) of Brevard currently serves relative caregivers in the Brevard County area. More than 80 percent of the caregivers are grandparents. GRG provides services such as acquiring state funding, legal assistance, advocacy, holiday assistance, newsletter, school supplies, sporting camps and training for grandparents receiving their grandchildren. This meeting is always the first Friday of each month from 9:30 to 11 a.m. beginning on Sept. 3 in the Music Room at Indian River City United Methodist. For more information, call Natash Walsh at 321-506-9049 or go to www.grg-Brevard.org

Chronic Illness Support Group

The purpose of the Chronic Illness Support Group is to provide support and a caring Christian environment for people who are dealing with illness that causes chronic pain, breathing difficulties, necessary compliance, etc. (cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, diabetes, etc.) Due to the compromised nature of this group, during the pandemic they have been meeting on the third Thursday of each month through Zoom at 11 a.m. For more information, call Alyce Riddle at 321-794-8066 or email alyce.riddle100@gmail.com