A chronic illness can be anything from cancer, diabetes, heart disease, fibromyalgia, arthritis, lupus, chronic fatigue, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Crohn’s disease, reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD), or complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). It could also be a condition such as chronic migraines or back pain from a car accident. If it affects you for more than a few months, it is often considered chronic. The CLP Chronic Illness Peer Support Group meets the second Sunday of each month in the Fireside Room South. We hope to provide an opportunity and the space for people living with a long-term illness to get together and share stories and experiences, while giving each other empathetic, emotional, and practical help.
Caring for a loved one, though rewarding, can also be incredibly challenging. In many cases, the family is the primary source of support for an individual who is no longer able to care for him/herself alone. The responsibility is often very demanding of time, energy, health, and resources. The CLP Caregiver Support Group meets the second Sunday of each month in classroom 3. The goal of this group is to teach and encourage self-care, as well as provide a forum of support and understanding from others facing similar situations.
Learning to live after a life change (the death of a loved one or friend, loss of a job or relationship, etc.) is often extremely difficult. We want to accompany you on the path to healing by walking with you as you travel through your grief. This group typically meets for six weeks on Sunday mornings at various times of the year.
For more information, please contact the church office at 623-935-3411.