Care and Support Groups

No one should go through pain and suffering alone.
Through the love of Jesus Christ, find help and hope in one of our various support groups.
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    Celebrate Recovery

    Celebrate Recovery
    Thursdays beginning April 25 | 7:00 p.m. | Oak Brook | Student Center

    This Christ-centered, 12-step program, is for those who struggle to be free from addictions and who want to experience God’s healing and renewal. Celebrate Recovery is a program aimed at all “hurts, habits and hang-ups,” including but not exclusive to: high anxiety; co-dependency; compulsive behaviors; sex addiction; financial dysfunction; drug and alcohol addictions; and eating disorders. Celebrate Recovery is one of the largest addiction recovery support group programs. We are pleased to offer it here at Christ Church.

    If you are interested in attending or learning more about Celebrate Recovery, please contact: Rev. Dr. Dave Bianchin | dbianchin@ChristChurch.us | 630.321.6762

     
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    GriefShare
    Support Group

    GriefShare Support Group
    Tuesdays | April 30 - July 23 | 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. | Oak Brook | Oak Room
    Wednesdays | May 1 - July 24 | 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. | Oak Brook | Room 262

    Thursdays | May 2 - July 25 | 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. | Oak Brook | Oak Room

    Despite it being part of life, death is never easy. It hurts to lose someone and it may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future. This 13-week class features video seminars with experts, focused group discussions and personal study and reflection that can help you face your challenges and move toward rebuilding your life.
    Contact: Jean Blidy | jblidy@christchurch.us | 630.321.3936

     

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    Alcohol-Related
    Support Groups

    We offer several meeting times for anyone struggling with alcohol abuse:

    • New Hope: Tuesdays | 8:00 p.m. | Oak Brook | Student Center
    • District 42: Every fourth Saturday | 10:00 a.m. | Oak Brook | Student Center
    • New Hope Quarterly: Quarterly | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Oak Brook | Rooms 261-263
    • Al-Anon (For friends and relatives of those struggling with alcohol abuse): Tuesdays | 7:45 - 9:00 p.m. | Oak Brook | Room 264
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    Stephen Ministry Introductory Workshop

    Stephen Ministry Introductory Workshop 
    Saturday, April 27 | 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Oak Brook | Fellowship Hall

    With so many people needing care all around us, there's a real demand for trained Stephen Ministers. If you are considering becoming a Stephen Minister, plan to attend this introductory half-day workshop that is designed to enhance participants' caregiving skills and to help congregations explore ways to expand their caring ministry. Don't miss out on this wonderful opportunity for personal growth and to learn more about Stephen Ministry. Please share this information with friends from other congregations that you think might be good Stephen Ministers.  

    If you are interested in attending the Stephen Ministry Introductory Workshop, please contact: Rev. Lisa Capozzoli | lcapozzoli@ChristChurch.us | 630.321.6764

     
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    Family Mental Health Support (NAMI)

    Family Mental Health Support (NAMI)
    First and Third Mondays | 7:00 p.m. | Oak Brook | Room 264


    Millions of Americans are affected by mental health conditions every year. This faith-based casual, drop-in support group is run by NAMI trained facilitators for family members, caregivers and loved ones of individuals living with mental illness. Gain insight from the challenges and successes of others facing similar circumstances.

    Contact: Jean Blidy | jblidy@christchurch.us | 630.321.3936

     

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    Stephen Ministry
    Lonely? Experiencing a Difficult Time?

    Are You Stressed? Discouraged? Feeling Down? You don’t have to go through difficult times alone. Our Stephen Ministers are ready to provide you with confidential, one-to-one, Christian care and support to help you get through a tough time. So don’t keep it all inside and struggle alone. Our Stephen Ministers are there to care. To find out more about Stephen Ministry:

    Contact: Lisa Capozzoli | lcapozzoli@christchurch.us | 630.321.6764 

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    Adult Mental Health First Aid Workshop

    Adult Mental Health First Aid Workshop
    Saturday, May 11 | 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. | Oak Brook | Room 262

    This 8-hour training program, run by National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI)-trained facilitators, teaches participants how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. This class is appropriate for anyone over the age of 18 who wants to learn more about mental health problems. The evidence behind the program demonstrates that it helps trainees identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. In the Mental Health First Aid course, you will learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help.

      

    Contact: Jean Blidy | jblidy@christchurch.us | 630.321.3936

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    Breast Cancer Support Group

    Breast Cancer Support Group

    This group offers one-on-one support that focuses on the emotional, spiritual, and physical aspects of dealing with breast cancer from those who have made the journey.

    Contact: Jean Blidy | jblidy@christchurch.us | 630.321.3936