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 (6:30 – 8:30 PM)
Meets January 7 – April 1 (13 sessions)
Facilitators: Barb Reilly & Diane Smith & Wes Kiel
Contact: Ruth Ann Mummert
Room 169

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


Not meeting during the Winter Session

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

Becoming a Safe Person

Thursday, January 17 (6:30 – 8:00 PM) (1 session only)
Facilitator: Terri Caldwell
Contacts: Lynn White or Ruth Ann Mummert

What does it mean to be a safe person? As followers of Christ and leaders in His kingdom, do you desire to be a safe person for the people that you encounter?  Would you like people to walk away from a conversation with you feeling heard and valued?  If so, then join us and learn how to grow in this skill. We will be covering topics such as: confidentiality, listening skills, boundaries, and much more.

For more information or to sign-up, contact Ruth Ann Mummert at 616.796.3396 or or Lynn White at 616.796.3362 or .

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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