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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    Alcohol-Related
    Support Groups

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

    • Monday Nooners: Mondays, 12:00 pm | Room 264
    • New Hope: Tuesdays, 8:00 pm | Student Center
    • District 42: Every fourth Saturday | 10:00 am | Room 152 (Mosaic Room)
    • New Hope Quarterly: Quarterly | 9:00 am-12:00 pm | Rooms 261-263
    • Al-Anon (For friends and relatives of those struggling with alcohol abuse): Tuesdays | 7:45-9:00 pm | Room 264
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    Breast Cancer
    Support Groups

    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: Adult Ministry & Care – Sherry Labate / 630.321.3936 / slabate@cc-ob.org

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    GriefShare
    Support Group

    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: Adult Care & Ministry – Sherry Labate / 630.321.3936 / slabate@cc-ob.org.

    January 2—March 27, 2018 - 7:00-8:30 pm

    January 3—March 28, 2018 - 1:00-2:30 pm

               

     

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    Hope and Healing
    After a Cancer Diagnosis

    Meets every Sunday - (5:00 pm-6:00 pm) in Room 261

    A cancer diagnosis can trigger a strong emotional response that often leads to loneliness and isolation. Co-led by Rick Glyman, Pastor of Adult Ministry & Care and Susan Warmerdam, Stage 4 cancer conqueror, these meetings are a place to find hope, guidance, purpose and ultimately healing throughout your treatment.

    Contact: Adult Care & Ministry – Sherry Labate / 630.321.3936 / slabate@cc-ob.org

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    Youth Mental Health First Aid Workshop
    February 17, 2018

    Christ Church of Oak Brook
    Classrooms 261-263

    Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders.

    Date: 2/17/18

    Time: 8:30AM to 5:30PM

    For more information go to www.namidupage.org or call 630-752-0066 X218

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    Naomi’s Circle
    Support for Widows

    Meets Every other Friday - 1:00 pm in Room 261

    For all women who have experienced the loss of a spouse, this loving and supportive group offers a time a fellowship and Christian study.

    Contact: Anita Dykema / anita@smartgate.com

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    Mental Illness Family Support

    One Mind One Heart

    Meets every 1st & 3rd Mondays of the month - 7:00 pm in Room 259

    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: Adult Care & Ministry – Sherry Labate / 630.321.3936 / slabate@cc-ob.org

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    Refocus
    Relationship Workshop

    Whether you have recently ended a long-term relationship, are in the process of  contemplating one or divorced, you are likely overwhelmed with emotions and not sure how to process it all. This 6-session workshop starts the healing by providing you with the tools begin the healing process while encouraging you to consider God’s plan for your future.

    The dates for our next workshop are:   February 8 & 9 from 7:00 – 8:45 pm, February 10 from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm, and continues on Sundays February 11, 18 & 25 from 12:30 – 2:00 pm.

    Contact: Joyce McAndrew | 630.321.6761 | jmcandrew@cc-ob.org