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Are you looking for someone who speaks your language? Do you have a desire to meet people who have been on the same journey in life that you are taking? It is Pinedale’s goal to help you connect with people in similar circumstances through various support groups. The Bible teaches “a cord of three strands is not quickly broken”. God may have you in mind to help someone who is going through a difficult time.
We offer groups for people experiencing issues with divorce, loss of a loved one, those struggling with addictions, a widow/widowers support group and a group for cancer survivors and their families. Come and be a part of an uplifting and encouraging group of people.
A Christ-centered program that gives people the resources and relationships to help recover from life’s hurts, habits, and hangups. This is a program for anyone struggling with past or current dysfunctions or compulsions, whether they are affecting their own life or the lives of those around them. The purpose of Celebrate Recovery is to fellowship and celebrate God’s healing power in our lives through the 8 Recovery Principles found in the Beatitudes and Christ-centered 12 Steps. As we progress through the program we discover our personal, loving and forgiving Higher Power— Jesus Christ, the one and only true Higher Power.
This experience allows us to “be changed”. Each Thursday night, we open the door by sharing our experiences, victories and hopes with one another as well as learning to accept God’s grace in our lives. By working the Christ-centered steps and applying their Biblical principles, we begin to grow spiritually. We become free from our addictive, compulsive and dysfunctional behaviors. This freedom creates peace, serenity, joy and most importantly, a stronger personal relationship with God and others.
Meets Thursday nights:
NOT ALL WOUNDS ARE VISIBLE. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can occur after someone goes through a traumatic event. Celebrate Recovery, a ministry of healing from hurts, habits and hang-ups, wants to help by offering a support group for those struggling with PTSD. As people work through their treatment, we want to support them and assure them that they are not alone.
Weekly Thursday night sessions will be led by PTSD survivors at 7:00 pm in Room 204.
Celebration Place meets in conjunction with Celebrate Recovery at 7:00 pm on Thursday nights.
Celebration Place is a program for the children of Celebrate Recovery, based on the 8 recovery principles found in the Beatitudes. It is a pre-recovery program that insures children, whose parents attend Celebrate Recovery, are learning the same verses that Mom and Dad are.
You don’t have to go through it alone. Most people will tell you that separation and divorce are the most painful and stressful experiences they’ve ever faced. It’s a confusing time when you feel isolated and have lots of questions about issues you’ve never faced before. DivorceCare groups meet weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. Each DivorceCare session has two distinct elements:
A Seminar with Experts
During the first 30-40 minutes of the meeting, each DivorceCare group watches a video seminar featuring top experts on divorce and recovery subjects. These videos are produced in an interesting-to-watch television magazine format featuring expert interviews, real-life case studies and on-location video.
A Support Group with Focus
After viewing the video, DivorceCare group participants spend time as a support group, discussing what was presented in that week’s video seminar and what is going on in the lives of group members.
DivorceCare will be offered on Wednesday nights beginning January 15, 2020 from 6:45 pm to 8:15 pm in Room 201.
GriefShare is a grief recovery support group for people grieving the loss of someone close. This group is sponsored by people who understand what you are experiencing and want to offer you comfort and encouragement during this difficult time.
Each session includes a video seminar and small group discussion. To find out more about GriefShare and the topics that are covered, visit their website.
NOTE: At this time, Celebrate Recovery is meeting on campus each Thursday at 7:00pm in the Old Worship Center. (No meal or children's programs are offered)
Griefshare will begin meeting in person on September 7th in Room 204. An online option will also be available beginning September 8th.
Contact the Church Office with questions.