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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.

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 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

Register for GriefShare Sundays

Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m. • Oak Room • starts May 5, 2015

Register for GriefShare Tuesdays

Wednesdays, 1:00 p.m. • Oak Room • starts May 6, 2015

Register for GriefShare Wednesdays

 


Refocus Workshop
begins October 1, 2015

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, 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 jmcandrew@cc-ob.org

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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 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

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
12:00 p.m.
Room 264

Every Tuesday
8:00 p.m.
Student Center


Open AA


A meeting for anyone interested in learning about Alcoholics Anonymous.

3rd Saturdays
10:00 a.m.
Room 152 (Mosaic Room)

Every Tuesday
8:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Student Center

For more information on Alcoholics Anonymous visit
 their website at http://www.alcoholics-anonymous.org
 


Al-Anon

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

Every Tuesday
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: Virginia Soderberg / 630.852.9027


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 Pastoral Care office: (630) 321-3936
or

Ann Knutson at (630) 478-9220

Carol Olsen at (630) 493-1718
Lyn Shean at (630) 323-1722