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Support Groups

At Renaissance Church, we don’t want you to face difficulty alone. We are pleased to offer the Ren Cares ministries and the following support groups (in the fall and spring): GriefShare, Rays of Hope, DivorceCare, and Single & Parenting. See below for more details.

“Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.” Galatians 6:2

 

GriefShare

GriefShare Support Group
Register now
September 16–December 2, 2019, Mondays, 7–9 pm
Ren Students Space, 497 Springfield Ave., Summit
Also: GriefShare’s Surviving the Holidays Seminar, November 25, 7–9 pm

A caring group to help through the difficult times after the death of a loved one. The GriefShare group will meet for 11 sessions. A $20 registration fee is suggested (it covers a workbook and other expenses). Registration is encouraged, but not required. Each weekly session is stand-alone and you are welcome to join the GriefShare group at any point.

What to expect:
Leaders have experienced grief and will walk with you on the path through grief toward healing and hope for the future. Each weekly session includes a video seminar, small group discussion about the video content, and journaling and personal reflection exercises using the workbook.

Discussion topics:
Is this normal?
Challenges of grief
The journey of grief
Grief and your relationships
Why?
Guilt and anger
Complicating factors
Stuck
Lessons of grief
Heaven
What do I live for now?

About GriefShare
For questions or more information: griefshare@renchurch.com

 

Rays of Hope Support Group
A support group for families and friends of loved ones struggling with substance abuse
Starting October 3, 2019, Thursdays, 7:30–9 pm
Ren Students Space, 497 Springfield Ave., Summit

Watching someone you love struggle with alcohol or drug abuse can be painful and isolating. But there is hope and comfort in meeting with others who share a similar burden. Hearing the stories of others with loved ones suffering from alcohol/substance abuse and sharing your own journey will help manage a myriad of emotions and reassure you that you are not alone. Rays of Hope is a support group for adults that is Christ-centered, Holy Spirit-led, and intended to provide hope, comfort, and a safe, confidential, and non-judgmental place where you can feel free to unburden yourself and find solace in the presence of others who understand. The group is centered around a relationship with Jesus Christ, prayer, Scripture, sharing, and listening. Each weekly group is stand-alone and you are welcome to attend at any point. The group is free and no registration is required.

For questions or more information: raysofhope@renchurch.com

 

DivorceCare

DivorceCare Support Group
Expected start: January 2020
Café, 2 Kent Place Blvd, Summit
Also: DivorceCare’s Surviving the Holidays Seminar, November 17, 1–3 pm

You don’t have to face life after a divorce or separation alone. Each of the 11 support group meetings include a video featuring comments with experts, a focused support group discussion, and personal study and reflection with a workbook. A $20 registration fee is suggested (it covers the workbook and other expenses). Registration is encouraged, but not required. Each weekly session is stand-alone and you are welcome to join the DivorceCare group at any point.

Discussion Topics:
What’s happening to me?
The road to healing/finding help
Facing my anger
Facing my depression; facing my loneliness
What does the owner’s manual say
New relationships
Financial survival; kid care
Single sexuality
Forgiveness
Reconciliation
Moving on, growing closer to God

About DivorceCare
For questions or more information: divorcecare@renchurch.com

 

Single & Parenting Support Group
Expected start: January 2020
Ren Students Space, 497 Springfield Ave., Summit

Support for single parents, this group includes 13 sessions with introductions,  information/instructional video, and time for group discussion. A $20 registration fee is suggested (it covers the workbook and other expenses).

Discussion topics:
Tired and overwhelmed
Your children and your fears
Rest and comfort
Money and career
Parenting goals and expectations
Suffering and adversity
Emotions and stability
Parenting tools and projects
Parenting approaches and God’s love
Talking and listening
Conflict and resolution
Dating and single sexuality

About Single & Parenting
For questions or more information: rencares@renchurch.com

 

Service Times:

Sundays
8:30, 10, & 11:30 am

REN KIDS at 8:30, 10, & 11:30 am
Middle & HIGH SCHOOL: Fridays, 7:30 pm
MIDDLE SCHOOL: Sundays, 8:30 am

Address:

Summit Opera House
2 Kent Place Blvd
Summit, NJ 07901