Christ
Memorial
Church
Christ
Memorial
Church

595 Graafschap Road

Holland, Michigan 49423

616.796.3370

communications@christmemorial.org

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support groups

For more information on our support groups or to sign up,

contact Allie Fennema at 616-796-3367 or allief@christmemorial.org.

 

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 

Green Room, just inside Door D

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 melissal@christmemorial.org.

Gift of Hope

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

Meets year-round ▪ Just show up!

Contact:  Carole Aardsma

Green Room, just inside Entrance D

 

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 carolea@christmemorial.org.

GriefShare

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

Meets January 6 - March 30

Facilitators: Diane Smith, Barb Reilly, Wes Kiel

Room 169

 

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)

Meets April 23 - June 25

Facilitator: Mary Lorence

Room 160-161

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 marylo@healinghearts.org or 616.836.4098.

Narcotics Anonymous

Monthly, Third Friday

(7:30 - 8:30 PM)

Meets year-round ▪ Just show up!

Contact:  Lynn White

Green Room, just inside Door D

 

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 lynnw@christmemorial.org

 

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

Support Group for Families with Incarcerated Loved Ones

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

Remaining fall meeting dates are December 5 and 19.

Winter session begins January 2 and continues with meetings every other week following this date.

Facilitators: Ana Cabrera & Shannon MacKay

Green Room, just inside Door D

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 acabrera@arrow.com;      or Shannon MacKay at 616.277.9064 or mackay7777@yahoo.com.

 

Women in Difficult Relationships One-on-One Confidential Meetings

Questions: Contact Lynn White at lynnw@christmemorial.org

 

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. Do you need              someone to walk alongside you or someone you love in a difficult (possibly abusive) relationship? Contact Chera               at abusehelpandhope@gmail.com.