Support Groups – Christ Church at Grove Farm

Support Groups

Carry one another’s burdens; in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2

 

We were designed by our creator to get better, together. God has hard-wired us for relationships for a variety of reasons – we were never meant to do life alone – one of the biggest reasons is that our burdens would be divided and our joys would be multiplied. If you need help, please let us know. We would love to get you connected in one of our support groups. You may read more about them below. 

Grief Share

GriefShare will resume in September, 2024.
GriefShare offers support for people grieving the loss of someone close. There are people who understand what you are experiencing and want to offer you comfort and encouragement during this difficult time.

Each session includes a video, group discussion, and a workbook to assist you on your journey. Griefshare meets Thursdays at 6:30 pm in John Guest Ministry Center.

divorce care

DivorceCare will resume in September, 2024.

DivorceCare helps you recover from the pain of separation and divorce. Unless you’ve been there, it’s hard to understand the hurt that comes from separation and divorce. That’s why many of your friends and family don’t fully understand what you are going through and don’t know best to help you. Divorcecare meets on Mondays at 6:30 pm in the Great Room.

 

CARING MEALS MINISTRY TEAM

Caring Meals provides meals to our Church Family following surgery, illness, or the birth of a child. Caring Meals is always in need of people willing to cook a meal and serve our church family.

Please contact Kathy Orlando at 412-719-9541, katkeehl@yahoo.com to get connected to the team or receive help from Caring Meals.

 

HOSPITALITY MINISTRY TEAM

The Hospitality Ministry team desires to serve by creating a warm and welcoming environment; providing and serving healthy and tasty food for receptions of funerals, memorial services, weddings, and baptisms for our church family and their guests at an affordable cost.

Contact Susan VanRiper for more info: smvr1@msn.com | 412-487-8845, 412-439-1547

KNIT WITS

A fellowship for knitters who show compassionate care through prayer for those who would receive the prayer shawl gifts we knit. We knit prayer shawls and blankets to be given to those who may be sick, hospitalized, and to new mothers. 

Every Tuesday of the Month | The John Guest Ministry Center (the building behind the Barn)  | 12:30 – 2:30 pm

Contact: Brenda Kopf, bpkopf@aol.com or 412-865-9514

PREGNANCY CRISIS CARE

Whether you are struggling through a loss, infertility, or any other kind of difficulties with trying to start a family – we know what it is like to go through these things and we don’t want you to have to go through them alone. Let us be a couple who is willing to show up, listen, care, and walk with you during this difficult season.

SERVING OUR SOLDIERS and their families

Also known as “Serving our Sentinels”. SOS helps Veterans from all eras who have fallen on hard times.  Working with a networking system, we are able to assist 3 to 4 Veterans per week with emergency funds–utilities, housing, food, etc.  Meetings are on the first Tuesday of each month, 6:30 PM in the Cry Room, and always welcome new members.  Contact Doug and Bea Miller, millersoftl@aol.com.

WIDOWS IDENTIFYING A NEW NORMAL (WINN)

The WINN ministry is a fellowship of vibrant, active women of God who come together with a common bond to support, love, and encourage one another. We warmly welcome all widows, regardless of their age or season of life. We offer a variety of activities throughout the year including luncheons, outings, prayer, and service projects. Our Widows Ministry is run by a spectacular team led by our Director of Women’s Ministry, Carla Batch. 

Contact: Carla Batch, cbatch@ccgf.org | 412- 741-4900, ext. 117

WOMEN’S CANCER CONNECTION

A Christ-Centered support group for women who have been recently diagnosed, presently undergoing treatment, or who are cancer survivors. 

Third Tuesday of the Month | 6-9 pm | The Greatroom, Farmhouse

Contact: Bernice Masters, 412-443-8451 | burniem@comcast.net

When God’s people are in need, be ready to help them. Romans 12:13

The Care Ministries of Christ Church wants to help you WIN no matter what you may be going through in life. If you need help, we want to be here for you! Please contact us and let us know how we, and our team, can help you!

Contact

Bob Cummings  |  Care Ministries Pastor  |  412-741-4900, ext. 115  |  bcummings@ccgf.org

Debbie Huffmyer | Care Ministries Coordinator: dhuffmyer@ccgf.org | 724-741-4900 ext.143