Recovery + Support
Support and Recovery Groups
If you’re processing personal issues or the struggles of a loved one such as grief, joblessness, mental illness, or marital problems, you can find a community of others who share your struggle to also share in your victories in one of our support groups.
Groups without contact information use Grace facilities but aren’t connected to Grace Church.
8:00pm AA Meeting
7:30pm AA Meeting
7:30pm Al-Anon Meeting
9:30am AA Men’s Group
7:00pm Seven Pillars – Addictive Struggles contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
7:30pm Galvanized – Men’s Recovery contact: email@example.com
8:30am AA Men’s Group
9:15am Sexual Addiction Men’s Group
1st Sunday @ 12pm Infertility Support Group, contact: Shanon.firstname.lastname@example.org
Once a month
3rd Saturday @ 10am NAMI Living Hope Mental Illness, contact: Karen Jarr 440.239.9423
3rd Sunday @ 12pm Dementia Caregiver Support Group, contact: email@example.com
4th Tuesday @ 7pm Chronic Pain Support Group, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
2nd Tuesdays @ 7pm Bridge of Grace & Truth a care community for LGBT+ & Families email@example.com
Twice a month
1st & 3rd Mondays @ 7pm Job Seekers Network contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
What’s it all about?
God loves us just the way we are, but He loves us too much to leave us that way.
Many of us have endured painful experiences, traumas or hurtful relationships in the past that – if left unresolved – can block us from being all that God intends for us to be in the present.
The Making Peace weekend retreat is a small group experience that is designed to identify and address foundational issues which must be resolved in order for us to grow in our relationship with Christ and with others.
What to Expect
The retreat provides a safe, confidential place to examine yourself, your relationship with God and your relationship with others. Biblical principles will be incorporated into teaching times, shared learning experiences and group discussion. These times help you break free from the burdens and bondage of the past and to discover the truth and freedom of who you are in Christ. Both men and women are invited. Sessions are held approximately every six weeks throughout the year and are limited to 16 spaces per retreat.
Who Should Attend?
Making Peace may be for you if…
you grew up in a home where there was uncontrolled yelling or alcoholism or physical, sexual or emotional abuse
you lost a parent through death or divorce before you reached adulthood
you lost a sibling prior to adulthood
you have difficulty controlling your anger
you suffer from chronic back/neck pain, ulcers or intestinal problems
you have sought counseling or have sensed a need to do so
you’re a workaholic or are addicted to alcohol or other drugs, or married to someone with these addictions
you have an eating disorder
there are things from your family of origin that you do not want to pass on to your own children
Follow-up Small Group
An important aspect of Making Peace is the 9-week follow-up small group utilizing the workbook Making Peace and Beyond by Jamie Norton. This gives you the opportunity to internalize lessons learned during the weekend and to encourage one another in the growth process. This group will be led by two facilitators. At the end of your Retreat weekend, your group will decide together on the best day and time to meet for your 9-week follow-up.
How Did it All Start?
In 1991 the first Making Peace weekend was held for pastors in North Carolina. The response and enthusiasm were great, and as a result, over 1500 more men and women have attended 150 such seminars since that time.
About the Seminar Leader
Jamie Norton, MEd, LICDC, is a widely recognized counselor and trainer with 30 years of experience in these fields. She served for two years on the NC Southern Baptist Convention Advisory Board as a consultant and has conducted many conferences for pastors and lay people. Jamie is Director of Circles of Grace Ministries, affiliated with Grace Church, where she provides counseling services.
For more information please contact the Counseling Office at 440.243.4885 x202 or email@example.com. You may register online at the links below.
Early registration is suggested since we only have room for 16 people per retreat.
How To Register
COVID Update: Making Peace weekend retreats are beginning again! We are doing what we can to ensure the health and safety of participants, therefore, all retreats for the remainder of 2020 will be hosted in the Atrium Chapel at Grace Church, Middleburg Hts. Campus, instead of a hotel. Participants will go home to their own beds each night and return in the morning.
Because the retreat will be hosted at Grace Church instead of a hotel the cost of attending has been reduced to $110 and includes the Making Peace program, lunch and dinner on Saturday of the retreat, snacks and beverages, and a workbook for the 9-week follow-up small group.
Any changes to your registration must be reported by the Wednesday prior to the retreat in order to receive a refund for the weekend. Registration ends no later than Monday before the retreat.
Please note: full scholarships are not available