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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    GriefShare
    Support Group

    GriefShare Support Group
    Tuesdays | January 8 - April 2 | 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. | Oak Brook | Oak Room
    Wednesdays | January 9 - April 3 | 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. | Oak Brook | Room 262

    Thursdays | January 10 - April 4 | 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:

    • Monday Nooners: Mondays | 12:00 p.m. | Oak Brook | Room 264
    • New Hope: Tuesdays | 8:00 p.m. | Oak Brook | Student Center
    • District 42: Every fourth Saturday | 10:00 a.m. | Oak Brook | Room 152 (Mosaic Room)
    • 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 - 1:00 p.m. | Oak Brook | Fellowship Hall
    Do you feel called to care for others? Consider becoming a Stephen Minister. 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 in life.  By attending this workshop you will learn more about Stephen Ministry and how to care for others in a distinctively Christian way.  You won't want to miss this important introductory workshop.  Contact: Rev. Lisa Capozzoli | lcapozzoli@ChristChurch.us | 630.321.6764
     

    If you are interested in becoming a Stephen Minister, begin the process here:
     



    If you are seeking prayer, guidance, or care, let us know. Our Stephen Ministers are here to help.

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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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    Mental Illness Family Education:
    Family to Family

    Mental Illness Education: Family to Family
    Tuesdays, January 8, 2019 March 26 | 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. | Oak Brook | Room 263


    Family to Family is a free twelve week educational course designed specifically for adult family members (18+) and others who have adult loved ones (18+) with a mental illness.  The course is taught by other family members who have received intensive training for its presentation.  This class meets for 12 consecutive sessions. 

    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