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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 carolea@christmemorial.org.


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 mummertr@christmemorial.org.


Will be offered again Fall 2019.

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 mummertr@christmemorial.org.

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 marylo@healinghearts.org or 616.836.4098.

Dementia caregiver support group

Monthly, Second Tuesday (3:00 – 4:00 PM)

Contact: Melissa Langworty, CMC Parish Nurse

Facilitator: Evergreen Common Facilitator/Educator

Green Room, just inside Entrace D

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

What is this group all about? 

  •  It is a safe, supportive, confidential enviornment 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 Melissa Langworthy at 616-796-3346 or melissal@christmemorial.org

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