This program, offered on Wednesdays, January 8 – March 5, 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 January 22.
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.
Career Transition Group
The Career Transition Ministry welcomes those currently in transition or looking for a career change. This group, led by Robert Sutton, meets on the first and third Thursday mornings of the month at 8am and focuses on prayer and support, networking, and practical employment advice. All are invited!
Support for Caregivers of Alzheimer’s Patients
Second is forming a monthly support group for caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients to provide information about the disease and services available, share suggestions for caring for loved ones, ideas for dealing with stress, and a chance to build supportive relationships with others.
The group will meet at 10am on the fourth Wednesday of each month.
For more information, contact Caroline McCool at 458-2388, Carol Overcast at 681-9525, or the 2PC Caring Ministry at 454-0034.
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.