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Pastoral Care Ministry

Difficult circumstances or choices often require us to seek special assistance. Members of the Visitation Ministry are available for home and hospital visitations for people dealing with health issues or chronic ailments.

The Prayer & Care office carries a variety of CareNotes which provide information on subjects such as grief &  loss, illness and life events. For additional support groups or resources, please see the links below.

Hope and Healing After a Cancer Diagnosis
Sundays, 5-6pm

Hope and Healing

Hope and Healing After A Cancer Diagnosis
Sundays, 5:00pm – 6:00pm.  Room 261  
Meets weekly throughout the year

These meetings are for cancer patients – of all ages – who are newly diagnosed / currently on treatment and looking for hope and healing.  Co-led by Rick Glyman, Pastor of Adult Ministry & Care, and Susan Warmerdam, stage 4 cancer conqueror, this is a place to find hope, guidance, purpose and ultimately healing, throughout your treatment. 

Contact: Sherry Labate 630.321.3936 /


Grief Recovery

GriefShare Support Group

GriefShare is a support group for people who are grieving the death of someone close to them. Weekly GriefShare sessions includes a video seminar and group discussion. A GriefShare workbook assists you with note-taking, journaling, and grief study. The videos feature top experts on grief recovery, dramatic reenactments about living with grief, and real-life stories of people who have experienced losses like yours.

Each class is 13 weeks and open to all!

The workbook can be purchased for $15 during online registration, or at your first group session. If you have already purchased the book, you are welcome to attend at no cost.

For more information, please call Sherry Labate @ 630.321.3936 or email

Fall 2017 SESSION: 

Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m. • Rooms 262-263 • September 5 - November 28, 2017


Wednesdays, 1:00 p.m.• Rooms 262-263 • September 6 - November 29, 2017







Alcohol Related

Alcohol Related Support Groups



For those struggling with their own abuse of alcohol. 

Every Monday  (Monday Nooners)      
12:00 p.m.              
Room 264    

Every Tuesday (New Hope)
8:00 p.m.
Student Center (lower level)
Every 4th Saturday (District 42)
10:00 a.m.
Room 152 (Mosaic Room)
Quarterly (New Hope Quarterly)
9:00 a.m. - Noon
Rooms 261-263
2017: 1/21, 4/15, 7/15, 10/21



For spouses, friends, and relatives of those with a drinking problem.

Every Tuesday (Circle of Serenity)
7:45 – 9:00 p.m.
Room 264

Contact:  Adult Ministry and Care - Sherry Labate/ 630.321.3936 /


Mental Illness: Family Support

One Mind One Heart

One Mind One Heart
1st and 3rd Mondays of the month

Room 259 (the Prayer Room - located inside of Fellowship Hall 3) 7:00 p.m.

Are you walking alongside a loved one who is living with the challenges of mental illness? This group is specifically for family members, caregivers, and loved ones of individuals living with mental illness. We invite you to come share the way with others who know the struggles and joys of the journey.

We are a faith-based, casual, drop-in support group, run by NAMI trained facilitators, welcoming new members at any time throughout the year.

If you have a mental health condition, you're not alone. If you are suffering with a mental illness, please feel free to call us in Adult Ministry and Care. 

Contact:  Adult Ministry and Care - Sherry Labate/ 630.321.3936 /





Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer Support

One-on-one support that focuses on the emotional, spiritual and physical aspects of dealing with breast cancer. This support exists to provide a safe place for women to share what is on their hearts and minds while dealing with breast cancer. We strive to provide a hopeful environment that encourages women to discuss the issues that they are facing. We offer listening ears and loving arms from those who have made this journey.


Call the Adult Ministry and Care office / Sherry Labate: (630) 321-3936 /

Ann Knutson at (630) 478-9220

Carol Olsen at (630) 478-9267
Lyn Shean at (630) 323-1722

Naomi's Circle - Women Who Have Lost a Spouse
Every other Friday • 1:00 p.m. • Room 261

Naomi's Circle

Support for women who have lost a spouse.

Every other Friday • 1:00 p.m. • Room 261

All women who have experienced the loss of a spouse are invited to join us for a time of fellowship and Christian study. This group is supportive and loving, growing together in the Lord.

Contact: Anita Dykema /

Refocus Workshop

Refocus Relationship

Have you or someone you know ended a long-term relationship, in the process of a divorce, contemplating one, or have been divorced for a while?  Do you feel lost, hurt, frustrated, angry, but not sure what to do with all these emotions?

Our Refocus Relationship Workshop provides a supportive, safe, yet challenging environment that can help you begin the healing process and discover a new vision for your life, and your future relationships.  We will discuss how to deal with your loss, anger, explore ways to communicate and steps toward forgiveness while encouraging you to consider God's plan for your future

Contact: Joyce McAndrew (630) 321-6761 or

Register for Child Care

Staying Focused

Staying Focused

Every 4th Monday, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m., Fellowship Hall 3

This group is designed for those that have attended our Refocus Workshop or similar program elsewhere.

It will be a time of encouragement, prayer, and learning ... zeroing in on topics we only touch on during the Refocus Workshop but deserve deeper exploration.

Registration not necessary - just come as you are able!

Contact 630.654.1882 for more information