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 | 6:30 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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    NAMI DuPage: K9 Comfort Dog Ministry

    National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) DuPage Speaker Series: K9 Comfort Dog Ministry
    Tuesday, June 18 | 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. | Oak Brook | Room 262

    Lutheran Church Charities (LCC) K-9 Comfort Dogs are working animals trained to interact with people of all ages and circumstances who are suffering and in need. Dogs are permanently placed with assigned caregivers and training, coaching and ongoing support is provided. The dogs serve in the community and are dispatched in times of disaster and crisis to bring comfort to all those affected, including first responders and the volunteers who serve them. 

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

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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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    Stephen Ministry Training
    Saturdays starting September 14

    Stephen Ministry Training
    Saturdays starting September 14 | Oak Brook | Room 261

    Stephen Ministers are lay men and women who are called and gifted by God, and trained to become a caring Christian friend to those experiencing a difficult season of life. To help you discern if the Lord is calling you to this vital ministry, please schedule a meeting with Rev. Lisa Capozzoli. 

    To help you discern if the Lord is calling you to this vital ministry, please contact: Rev. Lisa Capozzoli | lcapozzoli@ChristChurch.us | 630.321.6764

     
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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