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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, Sharon Voss, at svoss@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 January 4, 2015

Register for GriefShare Sundays

Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m. • Oak Room • starts January 6, 2015

Register for GriefShare Tuesdays

Wednesdays, 1:00 p.m. • Oak Room • starts January 7, 2015

Register for GriefShare Wednesdays

 


Refocus Workshop
begins February 5, 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, February 5 & 6 from 7:00 - 8:45 p.m., Saturday, February 7 from 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., and
Sundays February 8 through March 1 from 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.

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


Single and Parenting Support Group

Single and Parenting Support Group

Sundays, beginning September 21
Christ Church of Oak Brook • Room 172 (Stone Room) • 12:30-2:00 p.m.

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 group that includes video seminars, group discussion, and personal application. Workbooks can be purchased for $15 at your first group session. 

(Scholarships available for financial assistance. Please contact Pastoral Care if needed.)

Contact: Sharon Voss / svoss@cc-ob.org / 630.321.3936

Register Now

 


Divorce Care for Kids (DC4K) Support Group

Divorce Care for Kids Support Group

Sundays, beginning September 21
Christ Church of Oak Brook • Room 134 • 12:30-2:00 p.m.

Are your children angry, hurt and confused about your separation or divorce? A Divorce Care for Kids group is a safe, fun place where your children can learn skills that will help them heal. DC4K groups blend games, music, stories, videos and discussion to help kids process the divorce and move forward. Groups meet weekly and are designed for children ages 5-12. Children can attend the group for no cost other than the $15 workbook, which can be purchased at the first group meeting. (Scholarships available for financial assistance.)

Contact: Sharon Voss, svoss@cc-ob.org, 630.321.3936

Register Now


Post-Abortion Support Group
 

Post-Abortion Support Group

Sundays, beginning September 21
Christ Church of Oak Brook • Room 259 (Prayer Room by Fellowship Hall) • 4:30-6:00 p.m.

Studies show that one out of every three women will have an abortion in her lifetime. Many women carry the weight of their abortion decision alone for weeks, months, or years. If you experience profound or lingering stress as a result of an abortion decision, please consider joining this post-abortion support group.

This confidential group will meet for 12-14 weeks; the group will use the book Forgiven and Set Free for discussion. (Scholarships available for financial assistance.)

To register or get more information, please contact: Sharon Voss / svoss@cc-ob.org / 630.321.3936

 


Mental Illness: Family Support
 

One Mind One Heart

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.

Date and Location are changing!
In order to best accommodate the needs of the group, One Mind One Heart will be moving to the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month beginning in October. The meeting will take place in Room 259 (the prayer room off of Fellowship Hall). Meeting time will remain 7:00 p.m.

Contact:  Sharon Voss / Pastoral Care / 630.321.3936

 

Upcoming Events

Mental Illness: Stories of Hope and Encouragement
Wednesday, October 22 • 7:00-8:30 p.m. • 260 Wing

The One Mind One Heart Mental Health Ministry of Christ Church of Oak Brook, in partnership with NAMI DuPage (National Alliance on Mental Illness), will be offering a free mental health presentation. 

Come hear an overview of mental illness, including two personal stories of hope and encouragement, one from an individual in recovery from mental illness and another from a family member who's walking alongside a loved one with mental illness. Both will share how they have successfully navigated through difficult times with the help of NAMI DuPage. Resource handouts will be provided. 

Register for Stories of Hope and Encouragement Oct 22


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


Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s Support Group

1st Thursday
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Room 264

For more information on the Alzeheimer's Assocation www.alz.org/illinois/


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


Eating Disorder

Eating Disorder Support Group

The Stepping Stone

The Stepping Stone group is on a temporary hiatus. Contact our pastoral care ministry with any questions: 630.321.3936

The Stepping Stone is a Christian support group for women 18 and older who are struggling to recover from an eating disorder by working in therapy and seeking to move forward by embracing the power of God’s healing grace. This group is open to Christ Church and the greater community. Each meeting will focus on one or two Scripture passages to guide our discussion in a caring and uplifting environment.

2nd & 4th Thursdays
7:00 p.m.
Reconciliation Chapel