Support Groups

At Mountain Life Church, we recognize that lifestyles, life stages and circumstances affect the health and well-being of individuals and their families. Our desire is to show the love of Christ to others in the way we care for each other. Connecting with others dealing with similar circumstances through support groups can ease your burdens.

To sign up for a group, contact the group leader. If you have questions about any of our support groups, contact Gail Iverson, Director of Care Ministry.

Celebrate Recovery

Fridays, ongoing, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Location: Mountain Life Church, Room TBA, childcare arranged as needed
Facilitated by Barbara Boineau and Henry Johnson
Celebrate Recovery draws from the Beatitudes to help people resolve painful problems related to addictions as well as hurts, habits and hang-ups. Developed 20 years ago, this faith-based, 12-step program helps participants come together and discover new levels of care, acceptance, trust and grace. Completely confidential. Call Barbara for more information.

Single & Parenting

Wednesday evenings, beginning September 16, 6:45 – 8:30 pm for 13 weeks
Location: Mountain Life Church Room, childcare provided
Facilitated by Laura Behnke
New this fall – Single and Parenting will be switching gears this fall and reading the book, “The Meaning of Marriage,” by Timothy Keller. Perhaps for single parents, this is the last thing we want to study. However, please don’t let the title scare you off. This book is relevant for anyone, single, married, divorced, or widowed. In a culture where the value of marriage is lost and many of us and our children have experienced the pain of a failed marriage, this book is a great resource of how we can build the value of marriage back into our homes regardless of where we are at or what we have experienced. Open to anyone regardless of their status.

GriefShare

Wednesday evenings, beginning September 16, 6:45 – 8:30 pm for 13 weeks
Location: Mountain Life Church Room, 108, childcare provided
Facilitated by Tim Deer

GriefShare is a community-wide program that features Christ- centered, biblical teachings that focus on grief topics associated with the death of a loved one. The DVD-based seminar features nationally respected grief experts and real-life stories, followed by small group discussion. Participants will find encouragement, comfort and help in grieving the death of a spouse, child, parent, sibling, family member or friend. (Cost of the program is $15; scholarships available if needed).

DivorceCare

Wednesday evenings, beginning September 16, 6:45 – 8:30 pm for 13 weeks
Location: Mountain Life Church, Room 101, childcare provided
Facilitated by Dale and Sara Clark

DivorceCare is a community-wide special help seminar and support group for people experiencing divorce and separation. The program includes DVD presentations from nationally recognized experts on divorce and recovery discussing such topics as facing anger, loneliness, forgiveness and new relationships. Small group discussions follow each presentation.(Cost of the program is $15; scholarships available if needed).

My Divorce Story (S) from Church Initiative on Vimeo.

DivorceCare for Kids (DC4K)

Wednesday evenings, beginning September 16, 6:45 – 8:30 pm for 13 weeks
Location: Mountain Life Church, Room 105
Contact: Gail Iverson.

DC4K is a special group for children ages 5-12 to find help and healing from the pain of a divorce in the family. At our weekly DC4K group, kids make friends with other kids who understand what it feels like when parents get divorced. The group combines games, crafts, activities, music and DVD dramas to create a fun atmosphere where children feel comfortable and accepted. A parent is encouraged to attend the DivorceCare for adults at the same time, but it is not required.

What Is DC4K? (short version) from Church Initiative on Vimeo.

enCOURAGEment through Cancer

1st Thursday of the Month, ongoing
Location: Mountain Life Church, childcare arranged as needed
Facilitated by Jeanne Fine
This group provides support and encouragement for men and women journeying through cancer and their families.

Footloose and Fancy Free

Meets Saturdays (twice a month), ongoing
Facilitated by Glenna Harris and Marilyn Harlan

This group meets for lunch to enjoy fellowship and encourage each other as widows and older single women. Contact Glenna or Marilyn for next meeting date and location, and to get on the group list.