Recovery + Support

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.

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Groups without contact information use Grace facilities but aren’t connected to Grace Church.

Sundays
8:00pm AA Meeting

Mondays
7:30pm AA Meeting
7:30pm Al-Anon Meeting

Tuesdays
7:00pm Beyond Betrayal contact: beyondbetrayal@gracecma.org
7:30pm Keys to Recovery contact: counseling@gracecma.org
7:30pm Sexual Addiction Men’s Group

Wednesdays
9:30am AA Men’s Group
7:00pm Seven Pillars – Addictive Struggles contact: scott.lessing@gracecma.org

Fridays
7:30pm Galvanized – Men’s Recovery       contact: galvanized@gracecma.org

Saturdays
8:30am AA Men’s Group
9:15am Sexual Addiction Men’s Group

Sundays
1st Sunday @ 12pm   Infertility Support Group, contact: Shanon.brenenstuhl@gmail.com

Once a month
3rd Saturday @ 10am   NAMI Living Hope Mental Illness, contact: dennis.barta@gracecma.org
3rd Sunday @ 12pm   Dementia Caregiver Support Group, contact: maryannfw@gmail.com
4th Tuesday @ 7pm   Chronic Pain Support Group,   contact: dennis.barta@gracecma.org
2nd Tuesdays @ 7pm   Bridge of Grace & Truth a care community for LGBT+ & Families  dennis.barta@gracecma.org

Twice a month
1st & 3rd Mondays @ 7pm Job Seekers Network contact: james@gracejobseekersnetwork.org

Making Peace

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 14 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 12-week follow-up small group utilizing the workbook Making Peace With Your Past (part of the same series as Experiencing God and Mind of Christ). This gives opportunity to internalize lessons learned during the weekend and to encourage one another in the growth process. This group will be led by a facilitator, at no additional cost.

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, to obtain a registration brochure and to register for a retreat, contact the Counseling Office at 440.243.4885 x202 or makingpeace@gracecma.org.

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 online and Pay Online (must do both)

Making Peace 2019 Dates

June 14 – 16
July 26 – 28
September 06 – 08
September 20-22 REGISTER ONLINE
October 11 – 13 REGISTER ONLINE
November 15 – 17 REGISTER ONLINE