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Support Groups

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 cswift@cc-ob.org or call 630.321.3936.

Single & Parenting Support Group

Single & Parenting Support Group

Tuedays  │Starts September 3th, 2016  │6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. │ Room 246 │ $15 for workbook

Come join other single parents as they find hope and encouragement, along with tips and tools, to equip them on their single-parent journey.  

Single & Parenting  is a 13-week Christ-centered program that includes video, group discussion and personal Bible study. The videos feature teaching from over 35 leading Christian counselors, teachers and pastors who speak on topics important to single parents. The videos also include parenting technique demos and testimonies from other single parents. 

Despite a tendency to try to do it alone, most single parents want to make sure their kids “turn out okay,” and worry they won’t. Single & Parenting addresses this concern, equipping single parents with tips on understanding each child’s needs, counsel on how to handle emotions, and most importantly, hope for the future.

Single & Parenting also explains how to:  • Wisely encourage children to obey • Help the hurting child • Eliminate debt • Deal with verbal onslaughts • Figure out what emotions mean

You are welcome to begin attending the Single & Parenting group at any session. Each is “self-contained,” so you do not have to attend in sequence. You will find encouragement and help whenever you begin. You will be able to continue with Single & Parenting through the next 13-week cycle and view any of the videos you have not seen.

For more information, please click here: Cindi Swift or call  630-321-3936 

Childcare available:  infant - 5 years old
(Scholarships available for financial assistance)

****Registration for Class and Childcare Coming Soon***


Click to view the Single & Parenting Video


Grief Recovery

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 during online registration, or at your first group session. If you have already purchased the book, you are welcome to attend at no cost.

For more information, please call Adult Care & Ministry @ 630.321.3936 or email Cindi Swift.

FALL SESSION: 

Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m. • Oak Room • September 6 - November 29, 2016

Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m.• Oak Room • September 7 - November 30, 2016

Register for Tuesday sessions 

 

 


Refocus Workshop
begins September 29, 2016

Refocus Relationship
Workshop

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, September 29 & 30 from 7:00 – 8:45 pm, Saturday, October 1 from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm, and continues on Sundays October 2, 9, 16 & 23from 12:30 – 2:00 pm 

Cost is $40 per person (Scholarships are available upon request)

Contact: Joyce McAndrew (630) 321-6761 or jmcandrew@cc-ob.org

Register Now

Register for Child Care


Staying Focused
begins October 26, 2015

Staying Focused

Begins October 26 and continues every 4th Monday, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m., Fellowship Hall 3

This group is designed for those that have attended our Refocus Workshop or similar program elsewhere.

It will be a time of encouragement, prayer, and learning ... zeroing in on topics we only touch on during the Refocus Workshop but deserve deeper exploration.

Registration not necessary - just come as you are able!

Contact: Mike Murphy, mmurphy@cc-ob.org, 630.321.3901

 


Hope and Healing After a Cancer Diagnosis
Sundays, 5-6pm

Hope and Healing

Hope and Healing After A Cancer Diagnosis
Sundays, 5:00pm – 6:00pm.  Room 261  
Meets weekly throughout the year

These meetings are for cancer patients – of all ages – who are newly diagnosed / currently on treatment and looking for hope and healing.  Co-led by Rick Glyman, Pastor of Adult Ministry & Care, and Susan Warmerdam, stage 4 cancer conqueror, this is a place to find hope, guidance, purpose and ultimately healing, throughout your treatment. 

Contact: Cindi Swift 630.321.3936 /cswift@cc-ob.org

 


Mental Illness: Family Support
 

One Mind One Heart

One Mind One Heart
1st and 3rd Mondays of the month

R
oom 259 (the Prayer Room - located inside of Fellowship Hall 3) 7:00 p.m.

Are you walking alongside a loved one who is living with the challenges of mental illness? This group is specifically for family members, caregivers, and loved ones of individuals living with 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.

If you have a mental health condition, you're not alone. If you are suffering with a mental illness, please feel free to call us in Adult Ministry and Care. 

Contact:  Adult Ministry and Care - Cindi Swift / 630.321.3936 

 


Alcohol Related

Alcohol Related Support Groups

AAIM

The Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists invites anyone who has experienced
 a loss or injury to a drunk driver to attend our self-help group.

Fourth Tuesday
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Room 152 (Mosaic Room)

For more information, contact Twyla Blakely at 630-941-8704


AA

For those struggling with their own abuse of alcohol. 



Every Monday  (Monday Nooners)      
12:00 p.m.              
Room 264    

Every Tuesday (New Hope)
8:00 p.m.
Student Center (lower level)
 
Every 4th Saturday (District 42)
10:00 a.m.
Room 152 (Mosaic Room)
 
Quarterly (New Hope Quarterly)
9:00 a.m. - Noon
Rooms 261-263
2016: 1/16, 4/16, 7/16, 10/15

 

Al-Anon

For spouses, friends, and relatives of those with a drinking problem.

Every Tuesday (Circle of Serenity)
7:45 – 9:00 p.m.
Room 264


Support for Women Who Lost a Spouse

Naomi's Circle

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: Anita Dykema / anita@smartgate.com


Breast Cancer

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.

Questions


Call the Adult Ministry and Care office / Cindi Swift: (630) 321-3936 / cswift@cc-ob.org
or

Ann Knutson at (630) 478-9220

Carol Olsen at (630) 478-9267
Lyn Shean at (630) 323-1722