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
2rd Sunday @ 2pm 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
– A weekend retreat and 10-week follow-up small group experience.
– Identify and address foundational issues caused by painful experiences, traumas or hurtful relationships in the past.
– Learn ways to resolve those issues in order to grow in your relationship with Christ and with others.
“God loves us just the way we are, but too much to leave us that way.” (italicize)
– A safe, confidential place to examine yourself, your relationship with God and your relationship with others.
– Biblical principles are incorporated into teaching times, shared learning experiences and group discussion.
– Each retreat includes both men and women.
– Couples and family members may not attend together.
– Sessions are held approximately every 6 weeks throughout the year and are limited to 16 spaces per retreat.
– The group stays together for the 10-week follow up small-group led by two facilitators. The small group continues the work begun at the retreat by utilizing the workbook Making Peace and Beyond by Jamie Norton and through group discussion. Attendance is expected and is an integral part of the healing process. Meeting dates/times for the follow-up small group are determined by group vote at the end of the weekend retreat.
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.
– A hotel in Middleburg Heights (may vary).
– Check-in is 6:15pm on Fri. Check-out is 12:00pm on Sunday.
All participants are expected to stay at the hotel for the entire weekend.
– $195.00 for a shared room (we can assign a roommate for you)
– $295.00 for a private room.
– Some partial scholarships may be available, for shared rooms only.
– Cancellations must be reported by Monday, the week of the retreat, in order to receive a full refund for the weekend.
– Cost includes the 2-night hotel stay, all meals, snacks & beverages, instruction and workbook for the follow-up small group.
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. In 1991 Jamie held the first Making Peace weekend for a group of pastors in North Carolina. The response and enthusiasm were great! Since then, over 5000 men and women have attended Making Peace retreats!
Kim Griffiths – Making Peace Coordinator
Register online at the link below.
*Early registration is suggested since we only have room for 16 people per retreat.
COVID Update: Our plan, at present, is to resume Making Peace Retreats in January 2021, provided we can do so safely. The intimate and interactive nature of Making Peace makes it difficult to socially distance and wear masks at all times. Decisions will be made closer to each retreat date and based upon the information available at that time. Our first priority is to keep everyone safe.
Making Peace LITE – The Class
The Making Peace and Beyond weekend retreat/small group experience has been transformative for thousands of people at Grace over the past 20 years. Now we are launching a Making Peace Lite course, which offers much of the same material, but in the format of a weekly class. Participants will have an opportunity to sort through their past experiences, struggles, and relationships, and to discover barriers, strongholds, false beliefs, and fears that may be blocking their way to intimate relationship with God and others. You are invited to join us to find hope for change, freedom from guilt and shame, and tools for spiritual and relational growth. While the Making Peace weekend retreat will continue to be offered in the original format as well, the Making Peace Lite course gives an option for those who find it difficult to be away for a weekend. It’s also great for alumni who wish to review the material. The course will begin on Sunday, April 11th from 6:00-8:00 pm in room 209 and continue through June 20th. This group will be a closed group – new members will not be admitted after the first class on April 11th. There will be a limit of 25 participants, to allow for discussion and exercises. The $20 fee is to cover the cost of the workbook. This class is for adults, age 18 and above.