Purple Door Cares

For more information, contact our Director of Pastoral Care, Karen Brantley, at KarenB@gcumc.org, or at the church office, 875-5612.


New Directions is a monthly meeting of widows and widowers who meet the fourth Wednesday of every month to share their lives, have a good time and uplift each other. Invite your friends. There is laughter, devotions, speakers, or whatever the group wants to hear or do. All are welcome!


“DINE and SHARE” Grief & Loss Support Group, a partnership with Kindred Hospice & The Purple Door Church

For those grieving the loss of a loved one.
4th Tuesday every Month – Fireside Room
6:30 p.m. – Potluck Dinner
Followed by a Sharing Group at 7:15 p.m.

Please let those experiencing grief know about this meeting or offer to come with them. Sometimes it is a daunting task to make that first step.

Facilitated by: Robert Burnett, D.Min., GC-C, Bereavement Coordinator Kindred Hospice


Facing a challenging period in your life?   Stephen Ministers are not clergy or professional counselors, but individuals trained to walk alongside you in support and prayer when the challenges in life come. Stephen Ministers walk alongside you through troubling times, be it divorce, death, loss of a job, major move, or anything else that may be difficult for you. Our meetings are held on the first Monday of each month.

All Stephen Ministry is strictly confidential.


DivorceCare is a program to help people process and walk through divorce and separation with an emphasis on the healing power of the Gospel.

The cost for the class is $15 per person and includes the book for the class.  If you have already been through DivorceCare and still have your old book, the class is free! Parents are welcome to bring young infants to the adult class.


Our Cancer Companions are ready to be a source of comfort and care to those who currently have cancer, to the family members, including children, who are walking alongside a loved one with cancer, or to those who have lost someone to cancer.


Sarah - Counselor

Sarah Cordonnier, LPCC, NCC is a Professional Clinical Counselor who works with children, adolescents and adults with mental issues and/or emotional and behavioral issues. Sarah received her Master of Art in Counseling in 2011 from Franciscan University of Steubenville while she obtained additional studies in theology and philosophy. Sarah has been trained as an EMDR therapist (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing) to help those with unresolved trauma and also CBT therapist (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy). Sarah has also received additional training in SandPlay and Play therapy (a non-directive form of therapy that allows the client to interact with the therapist). Sarah loves her work and enjoys the families that she works with. Sarah believes in creating a place that is safe and without judgment where each person is treated with honor and respect.

Sarah believes in a holistic approach to counseling where all components of the human person are addressed, including psychological, spiritual, and physical. Sarah believes in working through deep issues that may cause serious problems throughout one’s life and to create a resolution that brings forth peace and hope. If you are looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you’re just ready to move in a new direction in your life, Sarah looks forward to working with you to achieve your goals.

Sarah specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders, depression, behavioral issues, trauma & abuse, grief & loss, self-esteem, family conflict, parenting skills, and adjustment disorders.

Sarah is also a member of the American Counseling Association and National Board of Certified Counselors.