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CHRISTIAN COUNSELING SERVICES
The Counseling Ministry at Memorial Road Church of Christ serves individuals, couples and families using a professional and biblically-based approach to address their emotional and spiritual needs. The counseling ministry is staffed by Christians who are trained and licensed as professional counselors with varying specialties and experiences.
The Counseling Ministry strives to meet everyone’s need and offers some level of intervention whether as a member of the Memorial Road Church of Christ or a member of the community at large. We primarily offer short-term counseling so we can be accessible to more people in their times of need and utilize a referral system for those whose needs exceed the current scope of our ministry.
ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP
One in ten people over age 65 live with Alzheimer’s disease today and this number is on the rise. Of course, this includes members of our church family and our community. Most of us know multiple people affected by Alzheimer’s.
We now offer a monthly support group for caregivers of a loved one with Alzheimer’s. The group meets at Memorial Road Church of Christ the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30-7:30 in the Parlor.
You can pre-register to attend so we will know to watch for you: REGISTER HERE
Our group is facilitated by trained facilitators Dawn Hemphill and Mary Jo Jones, who each have been shaped by how this disease has impacted their families.
Each October our team will participate in the Oklahoma City Walk to End Alzheimer’s. To join our ‘MRCC Memory Keepers’ walk team or to donate, please CLICK HERE. The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to fight Alzheimer’s, raising awareness and funds for vital Alzheimer’s care, support and research.
DIVORCE CARE SUPPORT PROGRAM
Healing from divorce is not easy. It’s a long and painful process. The road of recovery should not be traveled alone. DivorceCare is a special weekly seminar and support group for people who are separated or divorced. It’s a place where you can be around people who understand what you are feeling. The weekly meetings include education and discussion about healing from the hurt of separation or divorce, as well as a time to gain support. Our program is led by a professional counselor, Jennifer Gotcher.
Our DivorceCare program meets during our fall quarter (September – November) on Wednesdays, at 6:30-8:00 p.m. in room A201. The class is free to attend. We offer a DivorceCare workbook that accompanies the supporting material in the class. The workbook is $15, which can be purchased at your first session.
We offer a brief window of childcare 6:30-6:50 then we take your children to our Wednesday children’s bible class for their age. Parents pick up their child from the child’s bible class.
Let us know you plan to be at Divorce Care so we’ll have materials for you. Also, you may pre-register for childcare and children’s bible class as you REGISTER HERE.
For more information, please contact Jenny Jones in the CARE & Counseling Ministry by e-mail or at 405-607-6432.
GRIEFSHARE SUPPORT PROGRAM
Grief is a very deep, complicated bundle of emotions that can be truly overwhelming. Each of us in our lifetime will grieve for a number of reasons brought on by life circumstances. Naturally, we think of grief after the loss of a loved one. We also may grieve loss of connections when we move, loss of a pregnancy or infertility, loss of a close relationship, the end of a marriage, loss of employment, and many other losses. Our church family cares deeply about those grieving in any way and we don’t want you to feel you are grieving alone.
We want to offer you love, hope, and support in your journey of grief.
WEEKLY GRIEF SUPPORT
Our GriefShare program meets during our fall quarter (September – November) on Wednesdays, at 6:45-8:00 p.m. in room A102.
Professional counselor Cherry Hart leads this program.
If you have experienced the death of a loved one please join us for this program of education and support. In an atmosphere of mutual love and support, we discuss the journey of grief, and acquire tools to handle this difficult time in our lives. This group is specifically tailored to address grief due to the loss of a loved one. We do recognize there are many other causes of grief and will be glad to speak with you about plans for support in other areas.
If you plan to attend Grief Share, please REGISTER HERE so we can have materials for you.
GRIEF COUNSELING SERVICES
We offer grief counseling for individuals and families through our Counseling Center.For more information please contact Jenny Jones in The Care & Counseling Ministry.
SURVIVING THE HOLIDAYS PROGRAMS
If you’re going through the heartache of grief, separation or divorce, the holiday season can be especially painful.
Grief Share and Divorce Care are two simultaneous seminars that will help you discover how to deal with emotions,
what to do about traditions, helpful tips for surviving social and family events and how to find hope for the future.
These programs are tailored to the needs of participants as the holidays approach.
Both programs are offered Saturday morning November 7, 2020 at MRCC. 10:00-noon.
Cost for your materials is already covered for you.
Feel free to bring a supportive friend.
Please pre-register below.
Register for GriefShare: Surviving the Holidays beginning in October 2020
Register for DivorceCare: Surviving the Holidays beginning in October 2020
Childcare not available for this event.