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.

 

Cancer Support

Crossroads

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

Lake Forest

Third Monday of every 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.

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.

If you need additional support for the holidays, we would encourage you to explore local offerings of the Surviving the Holidays seminar here.

For more information about these opportunities, please contact Katie Edwardson at kedwardson@christchurchil.org.

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 and group locations please go to  www.singleandparenting.org

If you need to talk with someone or want to connect with other single parents please contact Katie Edwardson at kedwardson@christchurchil.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.

While we are not currently running a Divorce and Separation group, we would encourage you to find a group in your area that is offering the program now, whether online or in-person here. Our DivorceCare Leaders would love to come alongside you, too. If you would like to get in touch with the Leaders or need more information, please contact Katie Edwardson at kedwardson@christchurchil.org