<p>Support Groups<br />
We're in this together</p>
Support Groups
We're in this together

Support Groups

At Parkview, we realize that there will be times when life can seem downright overwhelming!

The thing is, there are many people who share your circumstances and your struggles.

Our support groups are designed 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.

So please take a minute to check out our support groups, and if you have any questions, feel free to contact Jordan Ilg at 708-478-7477, Ext. 422.

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    DivorceCare
    Experience hope & healing

    Thursdays beginning September 12, 2019
    (No meeting October 10)
    7:00 to 8:45 pm | Orland Campus
    183rd & Wolf Road, Orland Park

    Divorced or separated? You don’t have to go through it alone. With Parkview’s DivorceCare, you can find help, discover hope, and experience healing. This Christ-centered program offers valuable tools to help you move forward in life and get closer to God.

    The cost is $20.00 for materials.

    All are welcome. Please register below.



    *Attendance at either the first or second session is required. 
    No first-time admittance after the 2nd week.

    Questions? Please call 708-478-7477, Ext. 422.


    PURPOSE OF THIS PROGRAM

    This program is designed for those who are:

    • Divorced or separated
    • Searching for a way to move forward in your life
    • In need of healing from emotional pain associated with a broken marriage or relationship
    • In need of hope for the future
    • Looking for a way to accept their situation and grow from it

    Topics Covered

    • The Road to Healing/Finding Help
    •  Facing My Anger
    •  Facing My Depression
    •  Facing My Loneliness
    •  New Relationships
    •  Financial Survival
    •  Kid Care
    •  Forgiveness/Reconciliation
    •  Moving on, Growing Closer to God 
    •  Surviving the Holidays 

     

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    GriefShare
    Support during loss & grief

    Tuesdays beginning September 10, 2019
    7:00 pm | Orland Campus Chapel
    183rd & Wolf Road, Orland Park

    If you've lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, it may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future right now. You‘ve probably found that there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel.

    That’s the reason for GriefShare, a 13-week group led by those who understand what you are experiencing and offer support for people grieving the loss of someone close.

    Because we believe that true healing from a hurt as deep as the death of a loved one must be built on a relationship with Jesus, Grief Share helps point you toward Christ as the only lasting source of healing.

    Cost for the GriefShare workbook is $20.

    Questions? Contact Jordan Ilg at 708-478-7477, Ext. 422.

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    ​Love Well
    Parents of LGBTQ children

    SELECT THURSDAYS
    (See schedule below)
    6:30 - 8:30 pm | Orland Campus
    (183rd & Wolf Road, Orland Park)

    Love Well is faith-based support for parents and loved ones of LGBTQ individuals, where they can bring their pain and confusion and can process their common experiences together. In this safe and  confidential environment, parents begin to recognize that they are not alone, and that God is enough for them...even for this journey. As we look to the example of Jesus, He empowers us to refocus our hearts, and grow in loving our children well, even if we may disagree with their choices.  

    Love Well is:

    • A safe environment where confidentiality is prioritized.
    • For parents and loved ones of LGBTQ individuals.
    • Christ-honoring in our topics and goals.
    • Committed to grace-based acceptance of one another.

    Love Well is not:

    • A reparative-driven attempt to change an LGBTQ loved one’s sexuality and/or gender identity.
    • An agenda to change anyone’s beliefs other than to know the love of God.
    • A socially-driven political agenda.
    • A place to judge, criticize, or try to fix others and their situations.

    No registration is necessary, and all are welcome.

    Questions? Contact Jordan Ilg at 708-478-7477, Ext. 422.


    Thursday Schedule 2019

    • September 26
    • October 24
    • November 14
    • December 12
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    ​Mental Health
    Support on the journey

    Thursdays beginning September 12, 2019
    (No meeting October 10)
    7:00 to 8:45 pm | Orland Campus
    183rd & Wolf Road, Orland Park

    Parkview's Mental Health Grace Alliance are support groups providing mental health recovery and addiction support for people who are struggling and for their loved ones. There are two different tracks that meet simultaneously.

    The cost is $20.00 for materials.

    All are welcome. Please register below.

    *Attendance at either the first or second session is required. 
    No first-time admittance after the 2nd week.

    Questions? Please call 708-478-7477, Ext. 422.


    LIVING GRACE GROUP
    For people who are suffering from mental health and/or addiction issues.

    Living Grace Group is a 10-week curriculum-based support group for those living with a mental health difficulty or disorder. The Living Grace Group provides education and practical tools within a supportive community. All groups are led by peers or lay leaders. Topics covered include: Identity, Stigma, Medication, Holistic Recovery, Healthy Thinking, Rest, Relaxation and Joy, Coping, Cycles and Triggers, Mindfulness, Community, It's Not Your Fault, Staying Resilient, Building Your Faith, Communication, Grieving and Grace, You're Not the Hero (self-care), Crisis and Problem Solving, Negative and Destructive Behaviors, Boundaries to Rebuild, Enabling vs. Empowering, and Staying Ahead of the Game.


    FAMILY GRACE GROUP
    For families of people who are suffering from mental health and/or addiction issues.

    Family Grace Group is a 10-week curriculum-based support group for the families of those living with a mental health difficulty or disorder. The Family Grace Group provides education and practical tools within a supportive community. All groups are led by family members or lay leaders. Topics covered include: Building Your Faith, Stigma, Communication, Medication, Grieving and Grace, Being Holistic, You're Not the Hero (self-care), Cycles and Triggers, Community, Crisis and Problem Solving, Negative and Destructive Behaviors, Boundaries to Rebuild, Enabling vs. Empowering, and Staying Ahead of the Game.

     

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    Journey Into Healing
    formerly Breaking the Silence

    Most Thursdays - Please call for dates
    7:00 - 9:00 pm | Orland Campus
    (183rd & Wolf Road, Orland Park)

    Our Journey Into Healing (formerly Breaking the Silence) is a Christ-Centered women’s group designed specifically to help give women who have been traumatized and silenced by Childhood Sexual Abuse a voice.

    We desire to provide a safe, confidential environment to work through the trauma and effects of Childhood Sexual Abuse. Here you can fellowship with others who understand the complications and devastation yet choose Our Journey Into Healing and wholeness with the Help of our Savior.

    If you would like more information about this group, please call 708-257-0789. All phone calls are confidential.

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    Special Connections
    For special needs adults

    SELECT SATURDAYS FROM FALL TO SPRING
    (See schedule below)
    9:30 to 11:30 am | Orland Campus
    (183rd & Wolf Road, Orland Park)

    Special Connections is a class for adults with significant limitations in both intellectual functioning and adaptive behavior held at Parkview’s Orland Park Campus. Our desire is to engage our friends to grow and be active in God’s family of faith.

    Have a friend/family member who would enjoy this ministry? We would love to have them join us! Questions? Please contact one of the following:

    Pam at 708-259-1636 // mokenaquilter@msn.com
    Mike at 708-224-3052 // belleofi@comcast.net

    You can also check out our Facebook page.


    Saturday Schedule 2019-2020

    • October 12 & 26
    • November 9 & 23
    • December 14
    • January 11 & 25
    • February 8
    • March 14 & 28
    • April 25
    • May 9

    We are also looking for mentors to serve in our Special Connections ministry. Please let us know if you are interested!

     

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    Senior Connections
    For 65+ adults

    The Senior Connections Ministry at Parkview is the conduit for adults ages 65 and above to stay connected with others in a spirit-nurturing environment that fosters each member's God-given purpose.

    Through active ministry in the church, bible studies, and service projects, Parkview's 65+ population engages in purposeful ministry and growth through a meaningful relationship with Jesus and with one another. If you are interested in being a part of this fun-loving group and want to share your love for the Lord, we would like to have you join us!!


    WEEKLY BIBLE STUDY

    Wednesdays at 10:30 am at Smith Crossing (on 183rd Street, east of Parkview)
     

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    Parkview MOPS
    Mothers of Preschoolers

    MOPS meets on select Thursdays
    (See schedule below)
    6:15 - 8:00 pm | Orland Park Campus

    The registration fee is $75 plus the MOPS international dues paid on Mops.org (approximately $32). Your registration includes dinner and dessert, speakers, crafts, service projects, a gift from Mops.org, and much more. If you need childcare, it is available for $50/child for the year, with a cap of $225/family. Your child's registration includes pizza for ages 2 and up, curriculum, crafts, and fun in a safe environment. Please email Parkview MOPS if you are in need of financial assistance. We want every mom to be a part of our community!


    MOPS 2019-2020 SCHEDULE
    6:15 - 8:00 pm | Orland Park Campus

    • Thursday, Sept. 19
    • Thursdays, Oct. 3 & 17
    • Thursdays, Nov. 7 & 21
    • Thursday, Dec. 5 & 12
    • Thursdays, Jan. 2, 16 & 23
    • Thursdays, April 2 & 16
    • Thursday, May 7 & 21

    What is MOPS?

    MOPS stands for Mothers of Preschoolers (birth through kindergarten), and we are a program for moms led by moms! We all want to be the best mothers we can, so we choose to grow, learn, and work together. We are a close community experiencing motherhood together.

    What can I expect at a MOPS meeting?

    Our meetings are a place to experience community and wisdom from fellow moms. We serve dinner at every meeting and enjoy time to get to know other moms. We also enjoy a variety of speakers, crafts, service projects, games, and celebrations! If you’re not sure about joining, you are so welcome to come visit. Your first meeting is always free and you are welcome to join us anytime throughout the year.

    Is childcare provided?

    Childcare is available and costs $50/child with a cap of 3 paid children per family. We offer a preschool-style program where your children will play, craft, learn, sing, and make friends. Pizza is provided for kids over the age of 2 at each meeting.

    When does MOPS meet?

    MOPS meets on select Thursdays of each month from 6:15 - 8:00 pm at Parkview’s Orland Park Campus. (183rd & Wolf Road)

    How much does MOPS cost?

    The registration fee is $75 plus the mops international dues paid on Mops.org. Your registration includes dinner, dessert, speakers, crafts, Mentorship, special offers from MOPS international and so much more. Please email Parkview MOPS if you are in need of financial assistance. We want every mom to be a part of our community!

    How can I learn more?

    Email: ParkviewChurchMops@gmail.com
    Facebook: Search Parkview Christian Church MOPS
    Instagram: @parkviewmops