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, Cindi Swift, at email@example.com 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, October 1 & 2 from 7:00 – 8:45 pm, Saturday, October 3 from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm, and continues on Sundays October 4 - 25 from 12:30 – 2:00 pm
Cost is $40 per person (Scholarships are available upon request)
Contact: Joyce McAndrew (630) 321-6761 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Mental Illness: Family Support
One Mind One Heart
One Mind One Heart
1st and 3rd Mondays of the month
Room 259 (the prayer room off of Fellowship Hall) 7:00 p.m.
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.
Contact: Pastoral Care / 630.321.3936
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.
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