Journey of Hope
Small Group Facilitiator Training
Saturday, Jan 21 (9am-5pm) AND Sun, Jan 22 (1-5pm)
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. Please consider attending a facilitator training to help support this mission. The training will be held on Saturday, January 21st 9am-5pm AND Sunday, January 22nd 1pm-5pm at Grace Avenue United Methodist Church. Childcare will be available upon request.
To learn more about Journey of Hope, visit www.jogriefsupport.org. To sign up for the training you can CLICK HERE to register by January 16, 2017. 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.
Beginning Weekly Meetings in 2017 (Date TBD)
Celebrate Recovery is a 12-step recovery program based on the Beatitudes. It is for anyone with a hurt, habit or hang-up who is searching for a confidential, safe place to experience strength and hope and journey towards recovery with others who are also struggling. Regardless of the problem—whether emotional, financial, spiritual, relational, sexual, chemical, or other—the steps to recovery are the same. Each of us needs repentance and recovery in order to live our lives the way God intended.
If you are interested in this program for yourself or someone you know or if you would like to see about volunteer opportunities with Celebrate Recovery, please contact CelebrateRecovery@GraceAvenue.org or call 972.335.2882.
Divorce Recovery Group
Next Class TBD
This class assists participants to begin the journey toward acceptance and hope following divorce. If you are interested in attending, contact Laura Echlols-Richter at email@example.com.
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
We offer a respite care program for persons who are experiencing the onset of dementia issues like Alzheimer’s. For program details CLICK HERE. For additional questions, e-mail Jouce Cravens at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
To submit a Prayer Request, CLICK HERE.