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CHRISTIAN COUNSELING & COACHING 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 Professional Counselors and Certified Biblical Life Coaches, 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.
Please contact Jenny Jones by email or by phone at 405-607-6432.
HOPE (Hope Over Pain Everyday) is a support group for women who struggle with chronic pain due to arthritis, auto-immune conditions, severe back pain, or other health issues. Its purpose is to provide encouragement, education, and hope for MRCC and community women facing daily pain challenges.
HOPE meets monthly on the second Tuesday from 9:30-11:00 AM in room A102.
This group is led by Gail Brookman, a trained facilitator who experiences chronic pain from multiple health conditions. We will use guided studies as well as host occasional guest speakers about resources that may be helpful.
While we will be sharing our pain struggles, our goal is for everyone to leave our support group meetings with a sense of HOPE. HOPE because we know God will take care of us and HOPE because we can connect with others who also experience chronic pain.
Romans 12:12 “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.”
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 DivorceCare program is currently taking a break. We meet in person during our fall quarter. Jennifer Gotcher, LPC leads this program.
Our fall series launches in September 2022.
Children are welcome to attend our Wednesday evening bible class for their age group while parents are in DivorceCare.
Please e-mail Jenny Jones to allow us to help plan to welcome your children to their class group.
For more information, please contact Jenny Jones in the CARE & Counseling Ministry by e-mail or at 405-607-6432.
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 will meet during our winter quarter, beginning in January 2023. 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 recognize there are many other causes of grief and will be glad to speak with you about plans for support in other area.
GRIEF COUNSELING SERVICES
We offer grief counseling for individuals and families through our Counseling Center.
For more information please contact Jenny Jones in our Care & Counseling Ministry.
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 offer two monthly in-person support group times for caregivers of a loved one with Alzheimer’s meeting in person at MRCC.
Caregivers are welcome to attend both or either of these times:
The first Tuesday evening of the month, 6:30-8:00 in A119 (led by Dawn Hemphill and Mary Jo Jones)
The third Thursday of the month at 3:00-5:00 in A119 (led by Denise Hawkins).
Our groups are led by trained facilitators who each have been shaped by how this disease has impacted their families.
As we meet in person, masks are welcome but not required.
Each October our team participates in the Oklahoma City Walk to End Alzheimer’s.
We invite anyone to register to walk with our team “MRCC Memory Keepers”.
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.
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 will be offered next in person in November of 2022.
Here’s what happens at a Surviving the Holidays seminar
At our Surviving the Holidays in-person program, you’ll be welcomed by warm, caring people who understand what you are going through and who want to offer their support. 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, if you wish, to share how this complex journey is affecting you. (No pressure to share out loud—this is optional. We want you to feel comfortable.)
4. Receive your personal copy of the Holiday Survival Guide book.