Journey of Hope
Begins March 15, 2017
As we embrace our mission to eradicate homelessness in whatever form it presents itself, Journey of Hope Grief Support Center is an opportunity to live out our mission by providing an emotional home for those in need. Beginning in March, Grace Avenue will host grief group support sessions from Journey of Hope to children, adolescents, and their parents or adult caregivers who have lost a loved one to death.
An independent nonprofit, Journey of Hope, offers these services in a warm, caring, and nurturing environment where the feelings of grief, pain, and loss may be expressed. This is not a faith-based program as participants are welcome because of their grief, not on their religious affiliation. While Journey of Hope deals with the most raw of human emotions, the program brings children and families together in an atmosphere of compassion, understanding, and love - which in turn allows for laughter and joy. More information to come for those families who might find support through this program, which will be held twice a month on Wednesday nights at Grace Avenue.
Trained volunteer group facilitators lead children, teens or adults in their personal journey toward healing and healthy reconciliation of their grief.
To learn more about Journey of Hope, visit www.jogriefsupport.org. Contact Lauren Dugger at firstname.lastname@example.org or 214/693-1177 if you have any questions about this program or how you can become involved.
LINK Special Needs Ministry
LINK is a new ministry that will take place during Saturday night worship. LINK stands for "Learning, Including, and Nurturing with Kindness" and will consist of programs and activities for special needs children while offering their parents a time to attend worship. LINK takes place duing our 5:30pm Sabbath Worship on Saturdays. Please Contact Cindy Badon at email@example.com with questions.
Journey of Recovery
Weekly Meetings Begin March 27, 2017 at 7:00pm
Meet in Tom Graves Hall
I am a beloved child of God who struggles with…
Journey of Recovery is a Biblically-based ongoing support group encouraging healthy recovery from the pitfalls of life. These pitfalls come in many forms: alcohol/drug addiction, addiction to pornography, anger/rage/violence, disordered eating habits, shame, depression, codependence, anxiety, chronic unhealthy relationships, fear-based living, sexual abuse, sexual addiction, feeling unworthy, perfectionism, excessive worry, excessive need to control…
Our group is based on the Beatitudes found in the Book of Matthew, includes step work as found in most recovery programs, and incorporates a curriculum teaching shame-resilience based on the work of Dr. Brene Brown. Materials needed will be a Bible and a copy of “I Thought It Was Just Me”.
At Journey of Recovery, we will meet you at your need. Join us each Monday for worship and small groups.
Childcare will be available. Contact Jen Bradt for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Divorce Care (REGISTER)
Mondays, May 1 & 8 | 7:00-8:30 pm
Join Laura Echols-Richter as we share in a 2 week study/support group that invites participants to begin the journey toward acceptance and hope in the midst of divorce. Email Laura Echols-Richter at email@example.com with questions. Childcare is available. Additional classes will be added as desired/needed by the group.
Good Grief (REGISTER)
First Sundays, 2:00-3:00pm, Prayer Room
Good Grief is a share group that meets for support and study for persons who have experienced loss of any kind. All are welcome. The group is led by Joyce Cravens. For more information, e-mail Joyce@GraceAvenue.org.
Making Memories on Grace Avenue (Respite at Grace Avenue)
2nd and 4th Mondays, 10am -2pm, Rm 160 (Tom Graves Hall)
Making Memories is a free “day out” program for those suffering with the early stages of dementia or Alzheimer’s. Caregivers are welcome to stay, but we exist to provide this time as a period of rest from the demands of care-giving. We have a 2:1 volunteer to participant ratio, creating a safe and loving environment. Activities during Making Memories aim to exercise the mind & body while boosting self esteem. For more informatin about this program or to apply, please contact Lauren Pate at firstname.lastname@example.org or 713.557.0285.
All Bereavement assistance is coordinated through the church office. If you would like to volunteer for this ministry, contact Laura Echols-Richter at email@example.com.
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