Support Groups


Support Groups


Support Groups

Support Groups

Our support groups seek to provide small group opportunities to share and interact with others going through similar issues, and for you to find the encouragement and biblical support that you need.

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    H.E.L.P. Ministry of MPC

    H.E.L.P is a Christian support group for those coping with chronic or severe mental illness and for family members who care for them.

    This ministry is:

    • a place of refuge, support, and friendship
    • lay-led
    • hope-filled
    • respectful
    • confidential
    • educational
    • prayerful
       

    H.E.L.P. is not:

    • a counseling service
    • therapy
    • a self-help plan

    Regardless of your mental health condition — such as symptoms called depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, or anxiety – your presence and experience make the group stronger. We learn from one another the “tools” that manage symptoms.

    A typical meeting consists of a speaker, video, or reading related to a mental health topic, followed by discussion and prayer.

    This ministry is modeled after H.E.L.P. of Menlo Church in California.

    Meeting times will be the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month at 6:45pm at the Mandarin Road Campus in ‘Woody’s’ (on the back left side of the building). For more information, send questions by e-mail or call the church office at (904) 680-9944.

    For encouragement and further information about living with schizophrenia and depression, visit the iholger blog. www.iholger.wordpress.com

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    Griefshare & Loss of a Spouse

     

    Griefshare

     

    MPC's GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone.

    GriefShare is for people grieving the loss of a family member or friend.

    If you’ve lost a loved one, you’ve probably found there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel.  This can be a confusing time when you feel isolated and have many questions about things you’ve never faced before.  GriefShare groups meet weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life.

    GriefShare meets VIA Zoom Tuesday evenings from 6:00pm – 7:30pm, February 23, 2021 - May 18, 2021.

    Your personal GriefShare workbook is essential for the program. One will be shipped to you when you register.

    Facilitators: Vic Halbach, Ann Pace Sutton and Carol Yelinek.

    To learn more or to register visit www.griefshare.org or contact Barbara Frye bfrye@mandarinpres.com | (904) 680-9951

     

    LOSS OF A SPOUSE

     

    Loss of a Spouse helps men and women grapple with the challenges of losing a spouse. This two hour seminar features an inspiring video that’s filled with moving stories, practical advice and a variety of perspectives on spousal loss.  After the video, you’ll have the opportunity to discuss what you learned with other participants.  You’ll discover that you’re not alone in your grief and what you are going through is normal. 

    Loss of a Spouse meets VIA Zoom on Saturday, February 13, 2021 10:00am – noon.

    Facilitators:  Vic Halbach and Carol Yelinek

    Your personal Loss of a Spouse workbook is essential for the program. One will be shipped to you when you register.

    To learn more or to register or to register for Loss of a Spouse and/or Griefshare, visit www.griefshare.org or contact Barbara Frye bfrye@mandarinpres.com | (904) 680-9951