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: email@example.com
7:30pm Galvanized – Men’s Recovery contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
8:30am AA Men’s Group
9:15am Sexual Addiction Men’s Group
1st Sunday @ 12pm Infertility Support Group, contact: Shanon.email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
4th Tuesday @ 7pm Chronic Pain Support Group, contact: email@example.com
2nd Tuesdays @ 7pm Bridge of Grace & Truth a care community for LGBT+ & Families firstname.lastname@example.org
Twice a month
1st & 3rd Mondays @ 7pm Job Seekers Network contact: email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
Price of $195 shared room or $295 private room includes 2 nights accommodations at the hotel, meals, program and small-group workbook. 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
Register and Pay Online
January 17 – 19 REGISTER ONLINE
February 21 – 23 REGISTER ONLINE
March 27 – 29 REGISTER ONLINE
May 1 – 3 CANCELLED
June 26 – 28 (Young Adults, ages 18-26 only) REGISTER ONLINE
July 31 – August 2 REGISTER ONLINE
September 25 – 27 REGISTER ONLINE
October 9 – 11 REGISTER ONLINE
November 13 – 15 REGISTER ONLINE