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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.
If you’re going through the heartache of grief, separation or divorce, the holiday season can be especially painful.
Grief Share and Divorce Care Surviving the Holidays are two 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. Divorce Care will begin at 9 am and GriefShare will begin at 10 am.
For 2020, our programs will be offered virtually, each hosted by a professional counselor. You will view a video on your own before the gathering time.
Cost for your materials is already covered for you. Please consider inviting a supportive friend to sit with you as you go through the program virtually.
Here’s what happens at a Surviving the Holidays seminar
A Surviving the Holidays VIRTUAL event includes a video you’ll watch on your own before the group gathering online. In the online gathering, you’ll be welcomed by warm, caring people who understand what you are going through and who want to help. During the seminar, you will:
1. Watch a 40-minute video, filled with practical holiday survival tips and the real-life stories of people.
2. Hear other seminar attendees explain how they are dealing with challenging aspects of the holidays.
3. Have the opportunity to share how this complex journey is affecting you. (No pressure—this is optional. We want you to feel comfortable.)
4. Receive your personal copy of the Holiday Survival Guide book.
Please pre-register below.
Register for DivorceCare: Surviving the Holidays
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.
MRCC offers a monthly support group for caregivers of a loved one with Alzheimer’s. Due to Covid-19, our group currently meets virtually on Zoom the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30-7:30. 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.
Please pre-register to attend our monthly sessions so we can send you the Zoom link: REGISTER HERE
Each October our team participates 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.
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) onTuesdays , at 6:30-8:00 p.m. Due to Covid-19 our fall 2020 session we will meet virtually beginning September 22. 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 be sure you have the materials and the zoom link for our series..
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.
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 is not meeting at this time due to Covid-19. We are planning to meet again in Spring 2021.
For more information, please contact Jenny Jones in the CARE & Counseling Ministry by e-mail or at 405-607-6432.