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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 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. 

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

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

Click to view the Single & Parenting Video

** We also offer DivorceCare For Kids which runs concurrently with Single & Parenting.  Click below to get more information and to register!


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



Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m. • Oak Room • January 3 - March 28, 2017

Wednesdays, 1:00 p.m.• Oak Room • January 4 - March 29, 2017




DivorceCare for Kids (DC4K)


DivorceCare for Kids (DC4K)


Ages 5 - 12 years old

Tuesdays | Starts September 13, 2016 | 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. | Room 150 | $20 

The children of divorce or separated parents experience a major and devastating change in their lives. One day both of their loved parents are living as one big happy family then the next day they are not. These kids experience shock, confusion, guilt, pain and possibly exhibit a rebellious nature.

Children of divorced or separated parents need help to recover. These kids need the support and love of kids that have experienced or are experiencing the same thing they are going through. DC4K provides your children a safe and neutral place to recognize and learn to share their feelings so they can heal.

About DC4K

DC4K is a powerful ministry for kids 5–12 years of age that provides a safe and neutral place to recognize and learn how to share their feelings. Children look forward to each time their “DC4K family” gets together. Your children can be part of a DC4K family.

DC4K is open to anyone in the community needing help and group support to recover from a separation or divorce. DC4K is planned to allow new members to start attending at anytime during the 13 week session. Church attendance or a church membership is not required to attend DC4K.

At each DC4K session, children will view a video from leading experts on an issue related to separation or divorce. Each session is designed to help your children process the divorce and move forward in their lives. Each session includes:

• Motivating and exciting activites.

• Games, crafts, role playing, discussion times, journaling and activity books.

• Music

• Read aloud stories

• Exercises and Bible verses teach your children to relax and rest secure in God’s love.

Workbook/craft/snack fees ($20) are paid for at time of registration. You will receive your book at your first class.

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

Click to view the DC4K Video

***Please note that we also offer a Single & Parenting class which runs concurrently with DC4K in room 246.  Please click the link below to register for Single & Parenting


Refocus Workshop
begins February 2017

Refocus Relationship

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 February 9 & 10 from 7:00 – 8:45 pm, February 11 from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm, and continues on Sundays February 12, 19, 26 & March 5 from 12:30 – 2:00 pm.

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

Contact: Joyce McAndrew (630) 321-6761 or

Register Now

Register for Child Care

Staying Focused

Staying Focused

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,, 630.321.3901


Surviving the Holidays:
Special GriefShare seminar Tuesday, Nov. 15 or  Wednesday Nov. 16

Surviving the Holidays:
Special GriefShare seminar

This special, two-hour seminar is to help those facing the holidays after the loss of a loved one.

Special sessions (choose one - sessions are identical):

Tuesday, November 17, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m
Wednesday, November 18, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Seminar cost is $5 and includes a booklet. No cost if you plan to use a previously purchased booklet. Scholarships available.

As a group, you'll process the following:

  • what emotions to expect during the coming days
  • how to prepare for the holidays
  • how to manage relationships and holiday social events
  • how the holidays can help you heal

Questions? Call Adult Ministry and Care @ 630.321.6765 or

Register for November 15, Tuesday, Session

Register for November 16,  Wednesday, Session

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 /


Mental Illness: Family Support

One Mind One Heart

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

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



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



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 /

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.


Call the Adult Ministry and Care office / Cindi Swift: (630) 321-3936 /

Ann Knutson at (630) 478-9220

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