We are here for you.

I give you a new command: Love each other deeply and fully. Remember the ways that I have loved you, and demonstrate your love for others in those same ways.

John 13:34 (Voice)

Pastoral Care

Our pastors are here to help you and your family through difficult times by providing holistic care and an ear to listen. Let us know how we can help below.

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About Congregational Care


Support through Hardships

We offer support in daily living and at times of need or crisis. We always want to hear from members when life changes occur. It is our hope that we can be helpful in walking with you through the difficult task of making sense of life’s challenges and finding a way forward. You are not alone. 


Hospital Visits

When you or a loved one are at your most vulnerable, we want to be a place where you can turn for support. If you know about an procedure beforehand, let us know so we can care for you.


Spiritual Guidance

When you need to help on your spiritual journey or find yourself in a spiritual rut, we're here for you. Growing as a disciple of Christ involves questioning. We welcome the skeptics, the outcasts, and the excluded, and hope to help you find your home here.



While we desire to be there for you during all parts of your life, sometimes other professional services might be able better meet your needs. When this is the case, we strive to connect you with the appropriate services. Let us know what type of help you need, and we will point you in the right direction.

Spiritual Counseling at AHUMC


John and Priscilla MacDougall have years of experience in spiritual counseling. Priscilla received her M.A. from the Alfred Adler Graduate School, was licensed as a Marriage and Family Counselor, and had a private practice. John received a D. Min. from Drew Theological School in a program of Family Therapy.  John was later trained as a chemical dependency counselor and served as the Director of Spiritual Care in two recovery facilities. Both John and Priscilla are graduates of Princeton Theological Seminary and retired United Methodist Ministers.


The MacDougall’s would like to volunteer their services for Spiritual Counseling to our community. With their wealth of experience in church ministry and in counseling settings, they are a tremendous gift to our church.


Contact John and Priscilla MacDougall

Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministry is a one-to-one lay caring ministry equiping and empowering lay caregivers—called Stephen Ministers—to provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are hurting.

Who is a Stephen Minister?

A Stephen Minister is trained to provide distinctively Christian care for people going through difficult times. A Stephen Minister is not a counselor or therapist, but offers one-on-one confidential care.  They are sometimes referred to as “The After People”: after your friends have heard your story one too many times, after divorce papers have been served, after doctors have said, “There’s nothing more we can do”.

Become a Stephen Minister

If you have the gift of caring and helping others, consider going through Stephen Ministry training.  Training is offered periodically and covers topics like listening skills, depression, death and dying, divorce, hospitalization, and suicide.  You will learn life skills that will enable you to help those in need and at the end of the training you will be commissioned to serve in the congregation.

Meet with a Stephen Minister

If you or someone you know could benefit by meeting with a Stephen Minister, contact us. Our referral coordinator will speak with you and match you with a Stephen Minister.


 Family Mental Health Support Group

AHUMC Family Mental Health support group meets every third Thursday of the month from 9-11 a.m. in W105. Members learn how to manage and better advocate for their friend or family member and to care for themselves. Information about local services is also provided. Topics discussed relate to adult services as well as support for children whose families may be struggling. No pre-registration is necessary and there is no cost to attend.


Click here to contact Ed or Jackie Dickey and learn more!