Comfort and Care in Community
We offer several support and recovery groups at The Chapel. The groups exist to provide comfort, care, and understanding to those who are in need.
Divorce hurts. There is no greater emotional, spiritual, and physical loss that can equal the devastating pain of a failed marriage. People who have gone through or are going through a divorce need immediate and strong help. Their crisis requires people who not only can identify with the loss of divorce and the issues surrounding the loss, but who care deeply and desire to comfort.
That is one of the major reasons why The Chapel offers Divorce Care on Thursday nights. We are not interested in the whys, hows, and whats of your divorce. We are not interested in condemning or criticizing you. We are interested in providing a forum like Divorce Care where, in an environment of accountability built on unconditional acceptance, each person can face the issues of divorce with dignity and hope.
Divorce Care is a 13-lesson seminar and support group that deals with the issues facing a person going through separation and divorce. The group meets on Thursday nights, starting on September 1, 2016, from 7-8:30pm in the Fireside Room at the CrossPoint Campus. To register for Divorce Care, please arrive 15 minutes earlier than the start time of 7:00 pm, so you can register, purchase your workbook ($15), and grab a cup of coffee!
DivorceCare video sessions are designed to help you successfully travel the journey from sorrow to joy.
- What's Happening to Me?
- The Road to Healing & 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
- Moving On
Please call Joe Grippi at 716.631.2636 x276 if you have any questions.
Those who are living cancer free, living in remission, or living with the disease are ALL survivors! But being cancer free isn't the same as living "free of cancer." Sometimes our lives are not characterized by the peace and hope God wants us to experience. Our aim is to provide a safe, non-judgmental atmosphere where we find comfort, compassion, and understanding. The Chapel's Cancer Care support group, Hope for the Journey, meets to mutually encourage one another to keep trusting God. Our aim is to focus on what we have in Christ, the REAL "Big C", rather than on what we have (or had) in the body!
If God has written cancer into your life, join us!
Please call Trish Stewart for meeting dates and times - 716.688.4775 or 716.572.3626
Grief Care and Recovery
It may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future right now. If you've experienced a death a spouse, child, family member or friend, you've probably found that there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel.
That's the reason for GriefShare, a special seminar and support group for people grieving the loss of someone close. This group is sponsored by people who understand what you are experiencing and want to offer you comfort and encouragement during this difficult time.
Each GriefShare session includes a video seminar and group discussion. A GriefShare workbook assists you with note-taking, journaling and grief study. The videos feature top experts on grief recovery, dramatic reenactments about living with grief and real-life stories of people who have experienced losses like yours.
During the small group discussion time, you'll have the opportunity to interact with others who have experienced a recent loss, learn about their experiences and share your own.
GriefShare video sessions are designed to help you successfully travel the journey from mourning to joy.
- Is This Normal?
- Challenges of Grief
- The Journey of Grief - Part 1
- The Journey of Grief - Part 2
- Grief and Your Relationships
- Guilt and Anger
- Complicating Factors
- Lessons of Grief - Part 1
- Lessons of Grief - Part 2
- What Do I Live For Now?
GriefShare meets every Thursday from 7-9pm starting on September 1, 2016 in the Andrews Chapel at the CrossPoint Campus.
We will be offering morning editions for both the CrossPoint and the Lockport Campuses starting on Tuesday, April 5, at 9:30am. The morning edition meetings will take place in the Fireside Room of each campus.
Please call 716.631.2636 if you have any questions.
Support and Recovery Groups
Set Free, our addiction support ministry, exists to provide a safe place, along with help and support, for anyone suffering from any addiction. This recovery group has Jesus Christ at the center and each step of the 12 Steps to Recovery Program is supported by passages of Scripture. There are many in this group who have achieved, through the grace of God, sobriety and recovery; some are just beginning the journey, while others have had sobriety for as long as 25 years.
Set Free at the CrossPoint Campus meets in "The Hangar" room every Tuesday evening at 7:30pm.
Set Free at the Lockport Campus meets Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm at 25 Walnut Street in Lockport, NY. For more information, call 716.514.4050.
Hope for the Family
The purpose for Hope for the Family is to sow the seed of hope in the hearts of people who are affected by the addictive behaviors of loved ones. We take the Word of God and incorporate the Twelve Steps of Recovery to guide us through the healing process in order to restore hope to individuals, encouraging them to see that, through Christ, all things are possible. We welcome and give comfort to adult family members whose souls have been wounded and who have the courage to change.
Freedom Groups is a ministry that exists to provide a safe place, along with help and support, for men suffering from sexual addictions. This recovery group has Jesus Christ at the center and each step of the 12 Steps to Freedom is supported by passages of Scripture. Freedom Group meets on Thursdays in Classroom 3 at The Apex from 7:00pm – 8:30pm.
Pathway to Purity
Likewise for men with a sexual behavioral issue, Pathway to Purity provides anonymity and strict confidence within the group allowing for truth and honesty to be shared with others. We seek to learn how the Bible speaks directly to us and how it clearly guides us on our life’s journey. Pathway to Purity meets on Tuesdays in Room 323 of the CrossPoint Campus at 7:30pm.
Bridging the Gaps: For Family and Friends of those who struggle with sexual identity
Bridging the Gaps offers a safe place for you to openly discuss homosexuality and how it’s effecting your family. It will provide you with the opportunity to ask questions, learn how to respond in grace and love, and re-ignite hope in your heart for your loved ones. We meet every third Monday at 7pm in the Living Room at the CrossPoint Campus. For more information, please call 716.631.2636 x201.
Wives Support Group
For more information on these ministries, call The Chapel offices at 716.631.2636.