This program, offered on Wednesdays, September 9 – November 11, 2014, 6:30-8:30pm, is for those who are experiencing the pain of divorce and for those who have been divorced for some time. Clinical psychologists from the staff of the Christian Psychological Center will address topics including self image, forgiveness, encouragement, single parenting, relating to a former spouse, and others. Time is given to questions and discussion, as well. Registration is required ($30); the last day to register is September 24.
Through this ministry, we hope to provide a secure environment for those in our church who are struggling with serious issues in their lives that they may be keeping hidden out of shame or discomfort. Different topics will be included within this ministry over time—the first two will be for those struggling with wayward children and for those struggling with infertility. Each group will be kept small, be facilitated by a pastor, and remain completely confidential. Here is the process for becoming part of a Safe Places group:
1. After the topics are announced, you can send an email to . This account will only be accessed by one pastor, and kept extremely confidential.
2. You will then receive a reply with the day, time, and location of the Safe Places meeting. The meetings will take place in homes, and will not be disclosed to anyone outside the group.
3. At each meeting there will be a pastor to greet and to share resources. Each meeting will include a time for sharing among the group, with the hope that participants will make connections for ongoing and supportive relationships. Some meetings will also include a testimony by a lay person. Each meeting will last 1.5 hours maximum, for a minimum of five times, and be kept confidential.
Grief affects us all in different ways. Sometimes it weighs us down and doesn’t seem to go away. We need support. Grief Recovery is a four-week series open to anyone experiencing grief after the loss of a loved one. There will be a lecture on different aspects of grief recovery and discussion in each session. See the full schedule at 2pc.org/midweek.
There is also a group available for women who have lost their husbands within the past year, that meets May-July. For more information, please contact Gail Turner at 454-0034.
Caring for Our Aging Parents
As our parents age, we need information and guidance about caring for them. Caring for Our Aging Parents is a nine-week course that outlines what we need to know and directs our attention to issues and actions that need to be addressed before a major crisis takes place. See the full schedule at 2pc.org/midweek.
Faithful and True
Faithful and True is a grace oriented support group of men committed to faithfulness in Biblical sexuality who meet at the Christian Psychological Center Thursdays from 5:30pm until 6:30pm.
Call Don at 461-2819 or William at 619-3019 for more information.