Support Groups

The Guardians

The Guardians is a support group for those caring for elderly loved ones.  The group meets monthly on the 4th Monday at 7:00pm to share experiences and support one another.

Guests speakers are often present to speak on topics such as Hospice Care, legal issues, etc.

For more information, please contact Pastor Lisa Taylor at


The pain of divorce can be devastating. It can take a long time to heal that pain, but anyone going through a divorce can find hope in encouragement, answers, and friendship at the DivorceCare group at Pendleton Center United Methodist Church (PCUMC). The seminar is for people who are considering divorce, going through a divorce now, or are still in need of support years later.

People in the aftermath of a marital breakup can begin attending at any time. "People facing the trauma of divorce need help right away", says Steve Grissom, founder, and president of Divorce Care/Church Initiative. "With DivorceCare, the emergency room is always open".

Facilitator Lori Jagow is a counselor at Samaritan Pastoral Counseling Center, North Tonawanda, and leads DivorceCare sessions at PCUMC. These sessions are open to the public. Lori understands the need for DivorceCare having gone through a divorce herself in 1993. "I felt as though my entire world was shattered at the time of my divorce, losing all hope for the future" stated Lori. "Today, all bitterness and anger are replaced with forgiveness and hope. There is life after divorce."

Contact Lori directly at for the class schedule. There is a $25 fee for registration to cover the cost of materials.


It may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future right now. If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member or friend, you’ve probably found there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel. This can be a confusing time when you feel isolated and have many questions about things you’ve never faced before. Our GriefShare group can help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life.

Leslie Wagner leads our GriefShare ministry. Please contact her at for more information.