Support Classes/Groups

Gift of Hope

Monthly, Second & Fourth Mondays (6:00 – 7:30 PM)
Meets September – May ▪ 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 Carole Aardsma at 616.796.3355 or .


Have you experienced the loss of someone close to you, and are you walking the lonely road of grief?  Please join us in a 13-week support group in a warm, caring environment as an oasis of your journey. For more information or to sign up, contact RuthAnn Mummert at 616.796.3396 or  (Material cost: $15.00)

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.

Questions?  E-mail Cathy Hamilton at


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, contact RuthAnn Mummert at or 616.796.3396.

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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