A monthly support group for extended family members of deployed military personnel (not just for spouses, the group is open to any adults, including parents, siblings, in-laws, etc.) led by Deb McCranie begins 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday at Pierce Chapel United Methodist Church, 5122 Pierce Chapel Road, Midland. McCranie is a counseling intern with the Family Life Chaplain Training Program at Fort Benning and is a military spouse. Childcare available by reservation: 706-327-9807, ext. 3.