support groups

For more information on our support groups, contact

Allie Fennema at 616-796-3367 or


Women in Difficult Relationships One-on-One Confidential "Meetings"

Questions: Contact Lynn White at

Do you need someone to walk alongside you or someone you love in a difficult (possibly abusive) relationship?

Contact Chera at


This opportunity is for women who are in or want to learn more about difficult relationships. We learn things such as            what a healthy relationship consists of and what makes it cross the line into toxic or even abusive. One in three women       in Christian circles experience abuse at some point in her lifetime, so we look carefully at the topic from  a biblical perspective. Along with practical education, you will find encouragement, prayer, support, and tools to help you deal           with and heal from difficult relationships. It is very likely what you  or someone you know desperately needs is this information and support! Most wish they had known this information and received this type of support long ago!         Chera Rizk, an 18-year abusive marriage survivor/thriver offers one-on-one confidential meetings.

P.A.U.L. (Prisoners, Abandoned, Unloved and Lonely)

Support Group for Families with Incarcerated Loved Ones

Thursday evenings (6:00 - 7:30 PM)

Facilitators: Ana Cabrera & Shannon MacKay

For information on corresponding with a prisoner, contact Ana Cabrera or Shannon MacKay.

We cannot control the words and actions of others, but we can control where we turn for comfort and support.                  All are welcome to support these families.  Questions: Contact Ana Cabrera at 616.212.6572 or;      or Shannon MacKay at 616.277.9064 or

Gift of Hope

Monthly, Second and Fourth Mondays (6:00 - 8:30 PM)

Meets year-round

Contact:  Carole Aardsma



If you or a family member experiences mental illness you are invited to be part of this mental health support group. This biblically-based group is founded on I Peter 1:3 and Philippians 2:1-2. Personal sharing and group encouragement along with speakers offer the gift of hope. Questions: Contact Rev. Carole Aardsma at 796.3355 or

Narcotics Anonymous

Monthly, Third Friday

(7:30 - 8:30 PM)

Meets year-round

Contact:  Lynn White

Green Room


Whether you are struggling with an addiction or you know someone who does, you are welcome to come to our Narcotics Anonymous Open Meeting, the third Friday of every month. There is hope and there is another way to live! NA provides an  opportunity to listen and learn from the stories of those who are living into their recovery through the 12 steps as they express themselves at our meeting and other meetings in our community. Come and benefit from the support this group offers as we daily seek to embrace sobriety.  For more information contact Lynn at


Dementia Support Group

Monthly, Second Thursday (10:00 - 11:00 AM)
Contact: Melissa Langworthy, CMC Parish Nurse 

Facilitator: Alyssa Langejans, Evergreen Commons, Caregiver Support Coordinator 

This group is not currently meeting.

Do you love and/or care for someone with dementia?  

If so, please join us!


What is this group all about?


  • It is a safe, supportive, confidential environment for sharing feelings, and developing coping skills in a non-judgmental atmosphere.


  • It is an opportunity to talk and share with other caregivers who are going through, or have gone through the same experiences, assuring you that you are not alone.


  • It is a place to learn coping skills, saving you much “trial and error.”


  • It provides encouragement to maintain personal, emotional, physical and spiritual health.


For more information, contact Melissa Langworthy at 616.796.3346 or


Monday evenings (6:30 - 8:30 PM)

Facilitators: Diane Smith, Barb Reilly, Wes Kiel

This group is not currently meeting.


Have you experienced the loss of someone close to you, and are you walking the lonely road of grief? Please join us! In this group, you’ll find a warm and caring environment offering you support and encouragement as you journey through your grief.

Healing Hearts - The Hem of His Garment

Thursday evenings (6:30 - 8:30 PM)

Facilitator: Mary Lorence

This group is not currently meeting.

This group offers hope and healing to women who have been wounded by their past. Tragedies and afflictions such as sexual abuse, domestic violence, abortion, rape, and catastrophic loss can be prisons of pain and hopelessness. Healing Hearts provides a safe place where women can openly share their pain with other women, without fear of judgement or condemnation. Healing Hearts groups are small, and are led by a Healing Hearts Certified Counselor. We will  be using  the study material The Hem of His Garment. Do you long to find true healing from past wounds? Please join us! For more information, contact Mary at or 616.836.4098.


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