The Sanctuary – Support groups

Every Tuesday evening, starting September 13th. Tuesday evenings at the Well will now be known as The Sanctuary.                                                                                                                                       

The Sanctuary is designed to provide a “safe” place to experience and celebrate God’s healing power in our lives.  Our goal is to provide a place to share your experiences and hopes with others who are also seeking God’s restorative healing through worship, fellowship, small group interaction, and prayer.  We will not attempt to offer any professional clinical advice, nor try to “fix” you. Our leaders are not counselors but are followers of Jesus who are also on a journey of healing and growth and have been called to provide support and encouragement to others.  *Anonymity and confidentiality are basic requirements. What is shared in the group, stays in the group*. To help ensure a “safe environment” the church will only be used on Tuesday evenings by those attending The Sanctuary.

We will gather and begin in the Sanctuary at 6:30 pm and will quickly move into groups. We conclude at 8:30 pm and there is no cost. 

Questions? Visit the Welcome Desk, contact Pastor Don mort@thewellmn.church, 

Sherrie Holck sholck@frontiernet.net, or call the church office at 651-423-2475. 

 

Fall 2022 Groups:

Breaking Free
A Christian 12-Step Recovery Program for people struggling with/or needing on-going support for addictive and compulsive issues in their lives. Our purpose is to encourage fellowship and celebrate God’s healing power in our lives as we work our way along the road to recovery. The leaders are ready to walk alongside you in your personal journey. 

Cancer Support Group 
This group welcomes anyone with cancer as well as those touched by the disease. In this group you will be with others who share similar cancer experiences. You will have the opportunity to talk about your feelings and not be so isolated in your journey.

Celebrate Serenity
A group that addresses codependency and support for you to share struggles without judgment and resources to help. 
“In the broadest sense, codependency can be defined as an addiction to people, behaviors, or things. Codependency is the fallacy of trying to control interior feelings by controlling people, things, and events on the outside. To the codependent, control or lack of it is central to every aspect of life. In this interpersonal codependency, the codependent has become so elaborately enmeshed in the other person that the sense of self – personal identity – is severely restricted, crowded out by that other person’s identity and problems. The co-dependent struggles relentlessly to fill the great emotional vacuum within themselves.” From Love Is A Choice

Grief Support Group
If grief is overwhelming you, we would love to have you join this group. Nothing hurts like losing someone you love due to death, divorce, or separation, and similar feelings often surface after a major life change such as job loss or a move.  The ache inside can feel as if your soul will crush under the weight of a deep, paralyzing sorrow.  You may find yourself asking how a loving God could allow such a painful thing to happen. The dull sadness often bleeds into denial or anger. Grief is unpredictable, affecting each of us in slightly different ways. And while it may not ease the pain, understanding that grief is normal can help us cope a little better when we lose a special person or go through a significant change.

Anxiety and Depression Support Group
If you or loved ones are struggling with anxiety or depression, please consider joining this group. Bouts of anxiety and depression are not uncommon, particularly since the pandemic. This is an opportunity to talk, listen and learn more about anxiety and depression in a safe and confidential space. This is not professional counseling. We hope to offer acceptance, understanding and support to one another.

Aging Support Group 
Meets the first and third Tuesday of the month. This group will provide education, help and support with the challenges of aging. Areas of discussion include: Caregiving and Receiving, Mobility and Movement, Engagement and Purpose, Care Coordination, Financial Wellness, Brain Health, Daily Living and Lifestyle, End of Life Decision Making and more related topics.