Support Classes/Groups

Gift of Hope

Monthly, Second & Fourth Mondays (6:00 – 7:30 PM)
Meets year-round ▪ Just show up!
Contact: Carole Aardsma
Green Room, just inside Entrance D

You are invited to this support group if you or a family member experiences mental illness. This biblically-based group is founded on I Peter 1:3 and Philippians 2:1-2. Personal sharing and group encouragement along with speakers offer the gift of hope.

For more information or to sign up, contact Rev. Carole Aardsma at 616.796.3355 or


Monday evenings (6:00 – 7:30 PM)
Meets September 10 – December 3 (13 sessions)
Facilitators: Barb Reilly & Diane Smith
Contact: Ruth Ann Mummert
Room 162 / 163

Have you experienced the loss of someone close to you, and are you walking the lonely road of grief?  Please join us. In this group you’ll find a warm and caring environment offering you support and encouragement as you journey through your grief.

For more information or to sign-up for GriefShare, contact Ruth Ann Mummert at 616.796.3396 or

Staying in Love

Monday evenings (7:30 – 9:00 PM)
Meets September 24 – October 29 (6 sessions)
Facilitators:  Ray & Sally Beerhorst

We all know what’s required to fall in love. A pulse. Falling in love is easy. But staying there? That’s something else entirely. With more than 1,500 matchmaker organizations in the United States, finding someone is easier than ever, but staying together in marriage seems to get more difficult every day. So. . . is it possible for two people to fall in love and actually stay there? Absolutely! Find out how in this DVD study of Andy Stanley’s Staying In Love.

For more information or to sign up, contact Lynn White at or 616.796.3362.

Dementia Caregiver Support Group

Monthly, Second & Fourth Tuesdays (3:00 – 4:30 PM)
Contact: Cathy Hamilton
Green Room, just inside Entrance D

Do you love and/or care for someone with dementia?  If so, please join us!

What is this group all about?

  • It is a safe, supportive, confidential environment for sharing feelings and developing coping skills in a non-judgmental atmosphere.
  • It is an opportunity to talk and share with other caregivers who are going through or have gone through the same experiences, assuring you that you are not alone.
  • It is a place to learn coping skills, saving you much “trial and error.”
  • It provides encouragement to maintain personal, emotional, physical and spiritual health.

For more information, contact Cathy Hamilton at


Wednesday evenings (6:00 – 7:30 PM)
Meets September 12 – December 19 (13 sessions)
(not meeting on November 21)
Facilitator: Jeanne Kendrick
Contact: Ruth Ann Mummert
Green Room, just inside Entrance D

Are you going through a divorce or have you recently experienced divorce? DivorceCare is a biblical, Christ-centered divorce support group ministry with expert help by way of video and discussion. This class is designed to encourage  and support you as you grieve the loss of your marriage.

For more information or to sign-up for DivorceCare, contact Ruth Ann Mummert at 616.796.3396 or

Smart Step-Families

Meeting dates and time will be established based on what works best for the majority of those interested in being part of this study
Contact: Susan Rose

All family life is challenging. Functioning as a healthy blended family brings an entirely different set of challenges! If you are a couple considering marriage and becoming a step-family, or you are currently in a step-family relationship, this eight-week journey is for you. Join other blended families in learning together how to grow towards ideal health and healing.

For more information or to sign up, contact Susan Rose at

Healing Hearts

Contact: Mary Lorence

This group offers hope and healing without judgment or condemnation to women who have been broken by abortion or who have been burdened by abuse or other trauma in their lives. You are not alone. Healing Hearts has been called  to “Bind up the broken- hearted and set the captives free” (Isaiah 61:1-4).  For more information, contact Mary at or 616.836.4098.

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