Support Groups
 

Sign up to be part of a Support Group HERE

For more information on our support groups contact care@christmemorial.org

Dementia Caregiver Support Group

Monthly, second Thursday, 3-4pm

Facilitator: Alyssa Langejans, Evergreen Commons Caregiver Support Coordinator

Green Room just inside Door D

 

The Dementia Care Giver Support group meets on the second Thursday of the month from 3-4pm in the Green Room, just inside Door D.  If you or someone you know has a love one/or care for someone with Dementia, please join us. For more information contact Melissa Langworthy at melissal@christmemorial.org or 796-3346.

 

  • October 14: Communication Tips - How to communicate with your loved one, introduce the diagnosis to your family and friends, and how to communicate with health providers.

  • November 11: Preparing for the Holidays - Ideas to help make the holidays and winter safe and less stressful.

  • December 9: Confident Care Giving - How to build resiliency and a confidence in caring for your loved one.

 

We are also offering the opportunity for individuals with specific concerns or needs to connect one-on-one with an Evergreen Commons Dementia Support Specialist. If you would like to be connected with a specialist, contact Melissa Langworthy using the contact information listed above.  She will connect you with an Evergreen Commons Dementia Support Specialist.

​GriefShare

Monday nights, 6:30pm

Meets September 13 - December 6

Facilitators:  Barb Reilly and Diane Smith

Room 169 in the adult wing

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 process. For more information contact care@christmemorial.org.

 

Gift of Hope

Monthly, second and fourth Mondays, 6-7:30pm

Meets year-round

Contact care@christmemorial.org

Green Room, just inside Door D

If you, a family member or friend experiences mental illness, you are invited to be part of this mental health support group. This Bible-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. As a means of support and encouragement a number of speakers have been lined up to come and talk with the group. The Gift of Hope 2021 meeting schedule is as follows:

  • October 11             Cheryl Cnossen, MSW - Understanding Depression

  • October 25             Cheryl Cnossen, MSW - Useful coping Strategies

  • November 8           Regular Meeting

  • November 22         Regular Meeting

  • December 13         Christmas Gathering

  • December 27         No meeting on this date

The care team at Christ Memorial continues to provide pastoral support for people living with mental illness, their families, and their friends. For more information about the Gift of Hope group and/or if you plan to attend, contact care@christmemorial.org. For your benefit the Christ Memorial website also provides a comprehensive list of area mental health contacts and resources HERE. 

Healing Hearts - The Hem of His Garment

Facilitator: Mary Lorence

Healing Hearts is a group study of God’s Word that helps bring about healing for women who have suffered loss, sexual abuse, divorce, rape and other trauma. It provides a safe place where they can openly share their pain with other women without fear of judgement or condemnation. For  more information or to sign up to be part of this group study, contact Mary Lorence at marylo@healinghearts.org or 836-4098. 

Journey on with Hope - Widow/Widower Support Group

“When you hope, be joyful. When you suffer, be patient. When you pray, be faithful” Romans 12:12.

Monthly, first and third Thursday, 6-7:30pm (in September also meeting on September 30)

Facilitator:  Heidi Gilcrest

Contact:  Melissa Langworthy

Prayer Room just off of the Fireside Cafe

 

This is a newly formed group that will focus on continued and ongoing support of widow/widowers during, through and beyond their grief. Together this group will support each other in prayer, study and discussion.  For more information, contact Melissa Langworthy at melissal@christmemorial.org or 796-3346.

Narcotics Anonymous

Wednesday Gathering: Weekly, 7-8pm

Friday Gathering:  Monthly, third Friday, 7-8:30pm

​Meets year-round

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 attend either of our Narcotics Anonymous (NA) open meetings. There is hope and 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 Brandi at 218-6643 or Lynn at lynnw@christmemorial.org or 796-3362.

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

Support Group for Families with Incarcerated Loved Ones

Coordinator:  Ana Cabrera

The mission of P.A.U.L ministry (Prisoners. Abandoned. Unloved. Lonely) is to help transform the lives of men and women behind bars with keeping families and our community close to them during time of incarceration. Our community can give them a second chance and help them find true freedom in Christ.

We cannot control the words and actions of others, but we can control where we turn for comfort and support. We help with letter writing and support so that people can continue to see their loved one in prison. All are welcome to help to support these families.  If you would like to become a prisoner pen pal, sponsor a prisoner or for more information about the PAUL support group, contact Ana Cabrera at 212-6572 or paulsgroup595@gmail.com.