At Renaissance Church, we don’t want you to face difficulty alone. So 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
Rays of Hope Support Group
A support group for families and friends of loved ones struggling with substance abuse
Thursdays, 7:30–9 pm
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Meetings are held through Zoom (no account required to join) and continue weekly throughout the year. Beginning in July 2021, members will also have the option to meet in person at our church building at 639 Mountain Ave., Springfield, NJ. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for online details and instructions.
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. You do not have to attend Renaissance Church to attend the Rays of Hope Support Group.
For questions or more information: email@example.com
GriefShare Support Group
Thursdays, September 23 through December 16 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at Renaissance Church
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A caring group to help through the difficult times after the death of a loved one. The GriefShare group meets for 12 sessions. Each weekly session is stand-alone, and you are welcome to join the GriefShare group at any point. You do not have to attend Renaissance Church to attend the GriefShare support group. Workbooks can be purchased after joining the group.
Is this normal?
Challenges of grief
The journey of grief (part one and two)
Grief and your relationships
Guilt and anger
Lessons of grief (part one and two)
What do I live for now?
GriefShare Surviving the Holidays Seminar
November 18, 2021 at 6:30–8:30 pm
Wondering how you will survive the weeks surrounding Thanksgiving and Christmas? Are you dreading these holidays, knowing that everything has changed and that happy memories from past years can’t be recreated? Our Surviving the Holidays seminar is especially for people who are grieving a loved one’s death. Register here.
DivorceCare Support Group
Tuesdays, September 14 through December 14, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Sessions will be held virtually via Zoom.
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You don’t have to face life after a divorce or separation alone. The DivorceCare group meets for 13 sessions. Each of the support group meetings includes a video featuring comments with experts, a focused support group discussion, and personal study and reflection with a workbook. Each weekly session is stand-alone, and you are welcome to join the DivorceCare group at any point. You do not have to attend Renaissance Church to attend the DivorceCare support group. Workbooks can be purchased after joining the group.
Discussion Topics (recently revised):
Road to Recovery
Grief & Depression
Fears & Anxiety
Family & Friends
Financial & Legal Issues
Your Former Spouse
DivorceCare Surviving the Holidays Seminar
November 16, 2021, from 7–9 pm
When a marriage ends, the holiday season can be especially painful. Our Surviving the Holidays seminar helps participants prepare for the holidays and even discover hope for the future. Register here.
Single & Parenting Support Group
Every Other Friday, October 8 through March 25, 7–8:30 pm at Renaissance Church
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Single parenting is tough, and no one understands that more than other single parents. New to Renaissance Church in September 2020, Ren Cares is pleased to offer Single & Parenting to offer parenting strategies and hope-filled insights. The group meets weekly in our church building in stand-alone sessions that offer video seminars by experts and discussions. Workbooks can be purchased after joining the group.
Tired and overwhelmed
Your children and your fears
Rest and comfort
Money and career
Parenting goals and expectations
Suffering and adversity
Emotions and stability (part one and two)
Parenting tools and projects
Parenting approaches and God’s love
Talking and listening
Conflict and resolution
Dating and single sexuality