Support Groups

At Christ Church, we offer a variety of support groups for those who are going through some of life’s toughest situations including divorce, cancer, and grief. Explore these support group opportunities to learn more and how to begin to heal.

During the Covid-19 quarantine, there are some Support groups meeting online, please contact the leaders of the group to confirm the meeting times and dates for group video conferencing.

Grief Support

No one should face pain alone. If you or someone you love is struggling with sadness and grief, we would like to connect you with a care companion or support group.

1-to-1 Care Ministry If you would like someone to talk to, pray with and strengthen you in your grief, we have trained volunteers who would like to provide care. Meeting together is casual and customized based on your schedule.

Grief Support Groups If you or someone you love is struggling with the loss of a loved one, we offer support groups throughout the year.

For more information about these opportunities, please contact Christ Church at info@christchurchil.org

Cancer Support

Crossroads

 Second Tuesday of each month, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Contact Carmen Everding at everdingc@gmail.com or 847-571-7924.

Lake Forest

Third Tuesday of each month (September-May), 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Contact Peter Wiggins at r3labs@comcast.net.

This group is meeting online. Contact the group leader for more information.

This group is a safe and secure environment for cancer survivors and loved ones to share their personal journey with cancer at their own pace. You can just drop in anytime. No registration required.

While you do not need to hold to Biblical worldview to attend, the curriculum used is based on truths and hope offered in the Christian bible.

Our groups are not structured for individual counseling  needs but rather meaningful support for every member as a group. We do not provide medical expertise nor financial assistance.

Single and Parenting

If you’re a single parent, you’re probably tired, overwhelmed and feeling a bit under-appreciated. That’s why there are Single & Parenting groups—to share tips and parenting wisdom that will help you find rest, hope and encouragement. For more information about these opportunities, please contact Christ Church at info@christchurchil.org

Connect with other Single Parents by joining the support group here.

For more information about the course and other group locations, please go to www.singleandparenting.org.

Divorce and Separation Care

When you are healing from the hurt of separation or divorce, you need a safe place where you can learn, share and grow with others.

This 13-week program is led by people who understand what you’re going through and want to help, you’ll also gain access to resources that will help you deal with the challenges you’re facing and take steps toward healing. Our groups are not structured for individual counseling  needs but rather meaningful support for every member as a group.

While you do not need to hold to Biblical worldview to attend, the curriculum used is based on truths and hope offered in the Christian bible.

For more information about these opportunities, please contact Christ Church at info@christchurchil.org

Post Abortive Bible Study

You’ve been silently regretful, feeling alone and in pain. However, you are NOT alone. One in four women have had a past abortion. Surrendering the Secret is a post-abortive Bible study which provides a safe and confidential place for women to heal whether your abortion was recent or decades ago. Come find freedom and healing through God’s grace. Join us in the journey of forgiveness and healing in a study offered each year. Sign up confidentially by emailing  stsbs2020@gmail.com.

ADOPTIVE FAMILY SUPPORT

Sequoia Families provide education, resources, reassurance and lots of love to all adoptive families in the Chicago suburban area, domestic or international, young or old, no matter what religion or what church you attend. In person meetings, and online support in groups and one-on-one sessions. Speaker presentations offered periodically throughout the year.

Sequoia Families name comes from the Sequoia National Forest. Sequoia trees grow up to 300 ft. Tall, yet they have very shallow root systems going down only 6-12 inches. In order to survive, each tree’s roots spread and intertwine with the others providing strength and support. So too, adoptive families roots are shallow and in order to grow strong, need the help of each other.

Contact Laura Adams at (972)489-0063 or laura_adams@me.com