No one should go through pain and struggle alone.
There is help and hope available.
If you would appreciate prayer, please send your prayer request to our Care Ministry Associate, Sharon Voss, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 630.321.3936.
GriefShare Support Group
GriefShare is a support group for people who are grieving the death of someone close to them. Weekly GriefShare sessions includes a video seminar and group discussion. A GriefShare workbook assists you with note-taking, journaling, and grief study. The videos feature top experts on grief recovery, dramatic reenactments about living with grief, and real-life stories of people who have experienced losses like yours.
Each class is 13 weeks and open to all!
The workbook can be purchased for $15 in the Christ Church bookstore, or at your first group session. If you have already purchased the book, you are welcome to attend at no cost.
Sundays, 4:30 p.m. • Oak Room • starts May 3, 2015
Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m. • Oak Room • starts May 5, 2015
Wednesdays, 1:00 p.m. • Oak Room • starts May 6, 2015
Have you or someone you know ended a long-term relationship, in the process of a divorce, contemplating one, or have been divorced for a while? Do you feel lost, hurt, frustrated, angry, but not sure what to do with all these emotions?
Our Refocus Relationship Workshop provides a supportive, safe, yet challenging environment that can help you begin the healing process and discover a new vision for your life, and your future relationships. We will discuss how to deal with your loss, anger, explore ways to communicate and steps toward forgiveness while encouraging you to consider God's plan for your future.
Our next workshop is a total of 7 sessions, beginning Thursday & Friday, May 7 & 8 from 7:00 – 8:45 pm, Saturday, May 9 from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm, and continues on Sundays May 10 – June 7 from 12:30 – 2:00 pm (does not meet on Memorial weekend)
Cost is $40 per person (Scholarships are available upon request)
Contact: Joyce McAndrew (630) 321-6761 or email@example.com
Post-Abortion Support Group
Post-Abortion Support Group
Sundays, beginning September 21
Christ Church of Oak Brook • Room 259 (Prayer Room by Fellowship Hall) • 4:30-6:00 p.m.
Studies show that one out of every three women will have an abortion in her lifetime. Many women carry the weight of their abortion decision alone for weeks, months, or years. If you experience profound or lingering stress as a result of an abortion decision, please consider joining this post-abortion support group.
This confidential group will meet for 12-14 weeks; the group will use the book Forgiven and Set Free for discussion. (Scholarships available for financial assistance.)
To register or get more information, please contact: Sharon Voss / firstname.lastname@example.org / 630.321.3936
Mental Illness: Family Support
One Mind One Heart
Are you walking alongside a loved one who is living with the challenges of mental illness? We invite you to come share the way with others who know the struggles and joys of the journey.
We are a faith-based, casual, drop-in support group, run by NAMI trained facilitators, welcoming new members at any time throughout the year.
Date and Location are changing!
In order to best accommodate the needs of the group, One Mind One Heart will be moving to the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month beginning in October. The meeting will take place in Room 259 (the prayer room off of Fellowship Hall). Meeting time will remain 7:00 p.m.
Contact: Sharon Voss / Pastoral Care / 630.321.3936
Mental Illness: Stories of Hope and Encouragement
Wednesday, October 22 • 7:00-8:30 p.m. • 260 Wing
The One Mind One Heart Mental Health Ministry of Christ Church of Oak Brook, in partnership with NAMI DuPage (National Alliance on Mental Illness), will be offering a free mental health presentation.
Come hear an overview of mental illness, including two personal stories of hope and encouragement, one from an individual in recovery from mental illness and another from a family member who's walking alongside a loved one with mental illness. Both will share how they have successfully navigated through difficult times with the help of NAMI DuPage. Resource handouts will be provided.
Alcohol Related Support Groups
The Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists invites anyone who has experienced a loss or injury to a drunk driver to attend our self-help group.
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Room 152 (Mosaic Room)
For more information, contact Twyla Blakely at 630-941-8704
For those struggling with their own abuse of alcohol.
A meeting for anyone interested in learning about Alcoholics Anonymous.
Room 152 (Mosaic Room)
8:00 – 9:00 p.m.
For more information on Alcoholics Anonymous visit
their website at http://www.alcoholics-anonymous.org
For spouses, friends, and relatives of those with a drinking problem.
7:45 – 9:00 p.m.
Alzheimer’s Support Group
Call Pastor Rick Glyman for information: 630.321.6765
For more information on the Alzeheimer's Assocation www.alz.org/illinois/
Support for Women Who Lost a Spouse
Every other Friday • 1:00 p.m. • Oak Room
All women who have experienced the loss of a spouse are invited to join us for a time of fellowship and Christian study. This group is supportive and loving, growing together in the Lord.
Contact: Virginia Soderberg / 630.852.9027
Breast Cancer Support
One-on-one support that focuses on the emotional, spiritual and physical aspects of dealing with breast cancer. This support exists to provide a safe place for women to share what is on their hearts and minds while dealing with breast cancer. We strive to provide a hopeful environment that encourages women to discuss the issues that they are facing. We offer listening ears and loving arms from those who have made this journey.
Call the Pastoral Care office: (630) 321-3936
Ann Knutson at (630) 478-9220
Carol Olsen at (630) 493-1718
Lyn Shean at (630) 323-1722
Eating Disorder Support Group
The Stepping Stone
The Stepping Stone group is on a temporary hiatus. Contact our pastoral care ministry with any questions: 630.321.3936
The Stepping Stone is a Christian support group for women 18 and older who are struggling to recover from an eating disorder by working in therapy and seeking to move forward by embracing the power of God’s healing grace. This group is open to Christ Church and the greater community. Each meeting will focus on one or two Scripture passages to guide our discussion in a caring and uplifting environment.
2nd & 4th Thursdays