Support Groups

Support Groups

RiverLakes Community Church has a number of Support Groups that meet during the week. 

See the list below for more information and details about how to find help. 

Need to contact a Pastor?  Call the church office and get in touch with our Counseling staff. 589.9733 ext. 222

Women of HOPE

Women of HOPE

Women with CancerWomen of HOPE is for women who have received, or have the possibility of, a cancer diagnosis. Get connected with another woman who can offer information and resources, friendship and understanding, knowledge and compassion. We would be honored to support you during this time in life. Please call Carolyn at 661.324.2914 or join us in the Community Center Board Room at 6:30pm for support and prayer.

Coordinator(s)
Carolyn (661.324.2914) and Karen (661.204.4335)

Location
Community Center Board Room

Suriving the Holidays - A DivorceCare Seminar

Suriving the Holidays - A DivorceCare Seminar

Help and Hope as You Navigate the Christmas Season

​​Wondering how you will survive the weeks surrounding Thanksgiving and Christmas? Are you dreading these holidays, knowing that everything has changed and that happy memories from past years can’t be recreated?

Our Surviving the Holidays seminar is especially for people who are separated and divorced. 

Join us Sunday, December 4 from 3:00 - 5:00pm in the Community Center Room 122.

No childcare. $7.00 at the door (please have correct cash or make check payable to RCC).

Contact Crosby & Veronica at crozzby@me.com to register and get further information.

You’ll learn:

  • How to deal with the many emotions you’ll face during the holidays
  • Helpful tips for surviving social events
  • Ways to give your kids a good holiday experience
  • How to discover hope for your future

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Weekly Divorce Seminars: DivorceCare is a weekly seminar and support group for men and women who are separated or divorced.  If you are going through the pain of a marriage breakup, find help on Sunday afternoons from 3:00 to 5:00pm, February 26 – June 11, 2017 (except 4/16, 5/14 & 5/29), in the Community Center, Room 121. Workbook fee is $25.  No childcare. Contact crozzby@me.com to sign up.

GriefShare

GriefShare

Grief Recovery:  GriefShare is a weekly seminar and support group for men and women grieving the death of someone close to them.  It’s a place to be around people who understand what you are feeling.  Work through your grief and renew your hope as we journey from mourning to joy on Sunday in the West Portable from 3:00 – 5:00pm  through April 30, 2017 (except Easter Sunday).  

To register and get more info, email George & Donna at georgebuell1975@gmail.com or call the Church at 589.9733 x222.  $25 for materials.   A Remembrance Service is offered every December.

Sexual Addiction Exposed: For Men Only

Sexual Addiction Exposed: For Men Only

Sexual Addiction Exposed:  For Men Only meets every Tuesday night from 7:00–9:00pm.  Expose the darkness, pursue healing and embrace grace.  Develop tools to prevent lapse and relapse. Pure Desire curriculum confronts sexual bondage, associated struggles and family system issues.   Learn to live and love in the light of Christ. Call Gilbert at 661.319.3910 for location and further information.  No childcare available.  Can start anytime.

Leader(s): Gilbert // 661.319.3910
Meets: Tuesday at 7:00pm

Betrayal & Beyond: Meetings for Wives

Betrayal & Beyond: Meetings for Wives

Betrayal & BeyondSupport Group For Wives of men struggling with sexual addiction. Join other ladies in similar circumstances to confidentially address sexual bondage and betrayal. Apply Pure Desire curriculum in learning to pursue healing, embrace grace and explore change. No childcare. Materials fee only. New groups start periodically. 

Call Margit at 661.333.4644 to sign up and obtain further information.

​Not Alone:  L.I.F.E. for Women

​Not Alone:  L.I.F.E. for Women

Not Alone:  L.I.F.E. for Women Affected by their Mate’s Sexual Brokeness. Confidential support and encouragement. Whether your mate is involved in pornography, physical or emotional adultery, or other forms of sexual acting out, this Christ-centered group incorporates spiritual discipline, accountability and prayer for those enduring sexual infidelity. You need not suffer alone. Join other women who also want to Live IFreedom Everyday. Call Diane at 204.2499 for further information.  Childcare available by previous arrangement only.  Materials fee. Start anytime Sept – May. 

DivorceCare for Men & Women

DivorceCare for Men & Women

Weekly Divorce Seminars:  DivorceCare is a weekly seminar and support group for men and women who are separated or divorced.  If you are going through the pain of a marriage breakup, find help on Sunday afternoons from 3:00 - 5:00pm, February 26 – June 11, 2017 (except 4/16, 5/14 & 5/29) in the Community Center Room 121.  Workbook fee is $25.  No childcare.  Contact crozzby@me.com to sign up.  The next DC series will be 8/20/17 – 11/12/17.  Surviving the Holidays is 11/19/17.


Meets: Sunday at 3:00pm in Community Center, Room 121

Passionate Hearts

Passionate Hearts

Hope, Help & Healing for Women

Passionate Hearts Ministry offers a variety of Christ-centered, curriculum-based, highly confidential settings for adult women. 

Were you wounded by childhood sexual abuse? Are you wanting to defeat disordered eating? Do you long for emotional health and wish for heart-connections? Have you wondered how to overcome the bondage of dysfunctional relationships? Come and discover a better understanding of who God created you to be. 

Call Wendy at 661.331.3392 to apply. Space limited. Materials fee only. Childcare by prior arrangement only.


Call by August 26 to request registration in any of the following groups:​

Women Suffering From Past Sexual Abuse: Passionate Hearts 

is a Christ-centered, curriculum-based, highly confidential support group for adult women recovering from childhood sexual abuse. If you have experienced sexual abuse and are struggling with depression, fear, anger, shame, relationship problems, sexual dysfunction, addictions, an eating disorder, loneliness, distance from God, or low self-concept, you might benefit from participating in this group. Leave your confidential voice message at 661.331.3392 and your call will be returned as soon as possible. Pre-registration required.

Women with Eating Disorders: Courageous Hearts 

is a Christ-centered, curriculum-based, highly confidential support group for adult women struggling with anorexia, bulimia or compulsive overeating, as well as those with disordered eating patterns that are subclinical. Call 661.331.3392 to begin your journey toward hope, help and healing in addressing eating disorders. Pre-registration required

Women with Emotional Issues: Feeling Hearts 

is a Christ-centered, curriculum-based, highly confidential support group for adult women who want to learn more about the role of emotions in their lives. If you’ve been taught that feelings are unimportant, inappropriate or shameful, this support group will provide new insight toward experiencing emotions in the way God created you to feel. Leave your confidential voice message at 661.331.3392 and your call will be returned as soon as possible. Pre-registration required.

Women with Codependency Issues: Loving Hearts 

is a Christ-centered, curriculum-based, highly confidential support group for adult women wanting to overcome the bondage of dysfunctional relationships. Leave your confidential voice message at 661.331.3392 and your call will be returned as soon as possible. Pre-registration required.

Women Recovering from Multiple Past Issues: Invisible Hearts 

is a Christ-centered, curriculum-based, highly confidential support group for adult women that will address most all areas of abusive challenges including verbal, neglect, physical, spiritual, and growing up in a home with mental illness issues. Leave your confidential voice message at 661.331.3392 and your call will be returned as soon as possible. Pre-registration required.

Ladies Battling Cancer

Ladies Battling Cancer

Women with CancerWomen of HOPE is for women who have received, or have the possibility of, a cancer diagnosis. Get connected with another woman for information and resources, friendship and understanding, knowledge and compassion. We would be honored to support you during this time in life to offer  Hope, Opportunity, Prayer, & Encouragement.  Please call Carolyn at 324.2914.