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
Rays of Hope Support Group
A support group for families and friends of loved ones struggling with substance abuse
Thursdays, 7:30–9 pm
Due to coronavirus restrictions, the meetings will take place online using Google Hangouts Meet. Contact us at email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
GriefShare Support Group
September 13 through November 29, 1–3 pm, online via Zoom
A caring group to help through the difficult times after the death of a loved one. 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. A $15 registration fee is suggested (it covers the workbook and other expenses).
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?
DivorceCare Support Group
September 14 through December 7, 7–9 pm, online via Zoom
You don’t have to face life after a divorce or separation alone. Each of the support group meetings include 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. A $15 registration fee is suggested (it covers the workbook and other expenses).
Discussion Topics (recently revised):
Road to Recovery
Grief & Depression
Fears & Anxiety
Family & Friends
Financial & Legal Issues
Your Former Spouse
Single & Parenting Support Group
September 13 to December 13, 9–11 am, online via Zoom
Support for single parents, this group includes stand-alone sessions with introductions, information/instructional video, and time for group discussion. A $15 registration fee is suggested (it covers the workbook and other expenses).
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