SUMC Care

Care Get Married CELEBRATE WITH US Care Encourage With Us REASSURE WITH US Care Hope PRAY WITH US Care Make a Difference SHARE LIFE WITH US

Simpsonwood United Methodist Church cares about our members and the community. We are here to support you in all life stages and events. The Bible instructs Christians to love others, to treat them with kindness, and to care for the poor and the infirm.

“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” (John 13:34-35)

“…For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.” (Matthew 25:35-36)

Pastoral Care

We desire to be with you and your family, to provide spiritual care and encouragement and bring God’s love to you. Please help us support you by keeping us informed of upcoming surgeries, hospital stays, lengthy illness or deaths in the family.

Our pastors will gladly pray and speak with you or your family about what is on your heart.  If you would like to speak with our pastor, please contact them directly or call the church office.  

Contact Rev. John Purrington

Baptisms at Simpsonwood UMC

Simpsonwood UMC welcomes your inquiry about the Sacrament of Baptism and we look forward to assisting your family with planning this special day. It is our desire to make all baptisms a most memorable occasion.

People of all ages can be baptized at Simpsonwood UMC. The United Methodist Church recognizes baptisms from other faiths and churches and therefore does not “re-baptize.”

Learn more about Baptisms for infants, toddlers, children, youth, and adults here.

Weddings at Simpsonwood UMC

The service of Christian marriage is provided for couples who wish to solemnize their marriage in a service of Christian worship. Every part of the wedding service is designed to witness that this is a Christian marriage. At Simpsonwood, we provide a wedding co coordinator, who is knowledgeable in our practices that will help guide you through your special day and make it a memorable service of Christian worship.

Contact the church office here for information and the church fee schedule to start planning your event.

Funerals at Simpsonwood UMC

The death of a loved one is always an emotional time. The staff of our church is available to help you with services to honor your loved one. Please contact one of the ministers or the church office to let us know how we may help you and your family during this time.

You may reach us by calling the church office at 770-441-2181 or contact us by email here.

Prayer Ministry

Prayer is at the center of everything we do at Simpsonwood.  We strongly believe in the power of taking our concerns, needs, and desires to God in prayer.  And we share this responsibility in a group known as Prayer Warriors.

Prayer Warriors meet each Wednesday afternoon in the Education Building Library at 1:30-3:30pm to
pray for every concern requested. Public prayers are placed in our weekly bulletin and private concerns
are never published and are held in strictest confidence among those in the prayer group.

Contact Simpsonwood UMC Prayer Warriors Here.  If you need immediate assistance, please call the church office 770-441-2181.

A handmade prayer shawl made lovingly by a member of Simpsonwood United Methodist Church can be provided to you or anyone you know who needs a “hug” and a reminder that God is always available. Wrap your prayer shawl around your shoulders and remember how He loves you and how we are praying for you every week.

If you’d like to request a prayer shawl, contact Simpsonwood UMC Prayer Warriors Here.

Simpsonwood UMC Stephen Ministers

Stephen Ministers provide one-to-one confidential, Christian care to people who may be going through a difficult time and can benefit from the care of a supportive Christian friend. Contact Richard Hamrick if you would like to speak with a Stephen Minister or if you are interested in becoming a Stephen Minister.

For more information download the Simpsonwood UMC Stephen Ministry Brochure Here or Contact Richard Hamrick

Richard Hamrick
Staff Liasion and Stephen Minister
Rosa Brinkman
Stephen Leader
Pat Heckman
Stephen Leader
Harley Jones
Stephen Minister
Peggy Black
Stephen Minister