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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.

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.

Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m. • Oak Room • starts September 8

Register Here for GriefShare Tuesdays

Wednesdays, 1:00 p.m. • Oak Room • starts September 9

Register Here for GriefShare Wednesdays

Sundays, 4:30 p.m. • Oak Room • starts September 13

Register Here for GriefShare Sundays

Surviving the Holidays:
special GriefShare seminar Nov 15, 17, or 18

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):
Sunday, November 15, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
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. 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 Cindi Swift, Adult Ministry and Care @ 630.321.3936 or

Register for November 15 Session

Register for November 17 Session

Register for November 18 Session

Refocus Workshop
begins February 4, 2016

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 Thursday & Friday, February 4 & 5 from 7:00 – 8:45 pm, Saturday, February 6 from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm, and continues on Sundays February 7 - 28 from 12:30 – 2:00 pm 

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

Contact: Joyce McAndrew (630) 321-6761 or

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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,, 630.321.3901


Small Group: The Humpty Dumpties
1st/3rd Sundays, 12:15pm (starts Nov 1) in Room 262

Small Group: The Humpty Dumpties

This group is for parents who feel estranged from their children and want to rebuild the relationship.  Using the book Emotionally Healthy Spirituality as our guide we will take a look the state of our own emotional and spiritual heath and examine how our willingness to keep "growing" might help heal the relational wounds with our children. 

Contact:  Peter Gloodt

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  
Begins November 8

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 survivor, 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 116 (the robe room - lower level -  down the stairs by the Sanctuary) 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:  Adult Ministry and Care - Cindi Swift / 630.321.3936 /


Alcohol Related

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.

Fourth Tuesday
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. 

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

Every Tuesday (New Hope)
8:00 p.m.
Room 264
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
Remaining 2015: 10/17
2016: 1/16, 4/16, 7/16, 10/15



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: 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

Small Groups


Small Groups

Life in a Small Groups is where we get the chance to connect in smaller communities, to bond with each other, to celebrate life events, to share struggles and together grow deeper in our faith. It is where we do life together!

To view an entire list of all small groups that are welcoming new members, please click here or email Randi Lundgren, Grow Ministry or call 630.321.3922.

Click here to view Small Group options.