CRISIS CARE & SUPPORT GROUPS

Crisis Care

Counseling

Pastoral counseling is available to those in our church family and is usually reserved for those who are dealing with spiritual needs, questions or emergency situations. Pastoral counseling in other areas of need is also available on a limited basis. Please call 714-529-5544 during our reception hours, Monday - Thursday, 9am - 4pm for an appointment or feel free to leave a message anytime and your call will be returned as soon as possible.

Peer Counseling

Peer Counseling is available free of charge (ages 18 years and older) in a one-on-one, time-limited format (10 to 15 sessions) with a same-sex counselor. The Peer Counseling program is based upon biblical principles and is designed to create an opportunity for spiritual growth through participating in a series of individual spiritual counseling sessions with a peer counselor.

Peer Counselors have received training in spiritual counseling principles and are supervised by a member of the church’s pastoral staff or another person assigned by the pastoral staff for that purpose. The peer spiritual counselor to whom you will be assigned is a non-professional, not a professional mental health therapist. All the appointments take place in the church offices. Contact Cheri Ross, 714-529-5544 ext. 330, to schedule an appointment.

Hospital Visits

We would love to visit and pray with you in the hospital. Trained counselors are available to minister to those who are facing a serious illness or hospitalization. Call the church office during the week, 714-529-5544.

On Call

A pastor or trained member is on call every day to assist with spiritual needs or questions and can be reached by calling the church office at 714-529-5544.

Prayer

Maybe it's because prayer is one of the most practical ways we can support one another that the Bible encourages us to pray continually. If you are not part of a group in the church where people can pray for you, below are groups of people who will count it a privilege to support you in this way. Please e-mail your requests here.

Sunday Prayer

Following each service on Sundays (am/pm) people will be available to pray with you. It may be in response to God’s movement in your life during the worship services, an area of need or concern, perhaps a desire for direction, or desire to move into a new arena of ministry. However we can come alongside you, at the end of each service those leading worship will direct you to the space, and people, who will join with you in your journey through prayer.

Support Groups

Friends Becoming Family (Divorced & Single Parents)

Sundays, 9:19am, North Campus, room 150 | Wednesdays, 7pm, North Campus, Room 120

A weekly group that meets both on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings. Those who are single parents, divorced, separated, widowed, or re-married often find refuge here; as well as singles or couples who are simply looking for a family. No childcare is provided on Wednesdays. Sunday school options open for children on Sunday mornings. friendsbecomingfamily.weebly.com

Alcoholics Anonymous

Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat | 6:00-7:00am | North Campus, Room 120

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other so that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership. If you think you may have a problem with alcohol, we invite you to join us. Our group meets at Fullerton Free from 6-7am Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday mornings. Our meeting is Co-ed. 18 or older. For more information, Rikki C. (562) 329-8021 or email sobersalutations@gmail.com.

Domestic Violence

This meeting is for anyone experiencing any form of abuse: verbal/emotional, physical, spiritual, sexual, psychological/mental. All are welcome, whether you are currently in an abusive relationship or are free from the abuser. Come for support, encouragement, empowerment, growth. Meetings are held Mondays at 7:00pm at the Fullerton Police Department. For more information, please contact Donna at 714-928-7434 or OC United 714-515-3085.

Foster Family & Adoption Support Group

If you are currently fostering or have adopted please join us for a time of fellowship, encouragement and prayer. Group meets the second and fourth Sunday of the month at 10:00am in north campus room 100. Contact Amy Gaw, 714-809-5324, for more information.

Grief Support Group

Tuesdays | 7:00–8:30pm | NC191 | Contact Esther (714-529-5544 ext 485)

An on-going support group to promote healthy grief work for those who have lost a loved one by death. Multiple small groups for specific losses. Free of charge, open to the community and no pre-registration is required. First time attendees will register in the North Campus Junior High Lobby from 6:30 - 7:00pm.

Men of Moral Integrity

Contact the church: 714-529-5544 ext. 614 and a facilitator will return your call.

A confidential, life-building, shame free, ongoing and continuous support group for men struggling with sexual temptations and addiction. We are a group of men, led by men, to support other men, and at the center of it will be Jesus, who can be trusted above all others. Leave a message at the number above and a group facilitator will contact you for a brief discussion and group meeting location. Zoom or in-person options are available.

Mental Health Support

Living Grace
2nd & 4th Saturdays | 10:30am–12:00pm | North Campus, Room 120

Do you live with constant anxiety or depression, been diagnosed with bipolar or schizophrenia, or suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder? If you do, we have a support group just for you. This is an on-going, open, confidential group; you can join at any time. Come be encouraged and learn how to live with hope, using a Christ-centered curriculum. If interested, call 714-529-5544 x617.

Family Hope
First and third Thursday | 7:00–8:30pm | Zoom

Do you have a loved one with a mental health condition? Are you looking for support and a safe place to share? Are you 18 years or older? Please know that you are welcome in our circle of families with similar storylines. We encourage one another by listening and sharing experiences, resources, group wisdom, prayer and God’s faithfulness. We are a NAMI Orange County Family Support Group, currently meeting on Zoom. Please call Chuck and Mary Joy, Home: 714-779-6650, Cell: 714-203-4808 for more information.

NAMI Family to Family Education Program

Free education and support for families who have relatives with serious mental illness. The NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program is a new concept in education for families and others affected by serious mental illness: Schizophrenia, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Panic Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder. The course was written by an experienced family member/mental health professional. It is taught by family members who have completed the course and are specifically trained to teach it to others.

The NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program is appropriate for parents, grown siblings and significant others of persons with severe and persistent mental illness. Individuals who are suffering from one of the major mental illnesses themselves may attend the course if their present condition is stable and they are the primary caregiver of an ill person.

This 12-class course will cover: the biological basis of mental illnesses, emotional responses to mental illness, communication skills, and much more! Visit www.namioc.org or call NAMI-OC at 714-836-4138 for more information and next class start date.

MoKSN (Moms of Kids with Special Needs)

Various events during the year for moms who have children with special needs. Call the Special Needs Ministry office at 714-529-5544, ext. 522 to be added to the mailing list for notification of upcoming events and meetings.

Same Sex Issues: Family and Friends Group

First Tuesday of each month | 7:00pm | North Campus, Room 150

Are you walking with a family member or friend who has come out as LGBTQ or same sex attracted? Do you need someone to walk with you, listen to your heart and acquaint you with travelers who have journeyed this same or similar path? For more information on joining this group, contact Virginia and Philip Olivas at 714-743-9953.

Senior Adults

Parkinson’s Support Group
First Monday | 10:00–11:30am | North Campus, Room 160

The purpose of this group is to provide support and encouragement to people with Parkinson’s, their caregivers and their family members. The meeting time will be spent getting to know each other, sharing our problems and challenges, giving out information and networking. Come and join us for a time of camaraderie, learning and support. We realize that this disease makes it hard for some to get around. If you need transportation to be able to participate, please email Karen.

MS Support Group
First Wednesday | 12-1:30 pm | North Campus, Room 120

Our mission is to embrace, encourage and support one another, to share resources and tools for a better quality of life and to lend our hands to each other. We feel no one should be alone and extend support with confidentiality in mind in a safe place. We educate MS patients and their caregivers with discussion and occasional speakers, members are informed about MS and ways to improve living with the neurological disease. Contact Jim @ langdonjames1924@gmail.com or Lisa @ mcbryde99@hotmail.com.

Year-Round Practical Support:
THE THIRD OPTION

Attend IN-PERSON or ONLINE (on Zoom)

Every Tuesday night | 6:30 - 8:30pm

The Third Option is a weekly relationship skills program that is good for anyone in any stage of relationship—dating, engaged, married, or separated. It offers help and hope for those in healthy relationships, as well as those in distressed ones. Both spouses don’t have to attend—it will help even if only one person wants to work on the relationship. This class is open to all—general public, friends, co-workers, neighbors, and extended family. All participants make a commitment to confidentiality within the group.

The class cycles through 14 different relationship topics, one topic per week. Topics covered are:

  • Respect
  • Responsibility and Blame
  • Expectations
  • Power Struggles
  • Listening
  • Personality Differences
  • Childhood Issues
  • Handling Anger
  • Speaking the Truth in Love
  • Control Issues
  • Conflict Resolution
  • The Hurt Spiral
  • Forgiveness
  • Rebuilding Trust
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IN-PERSON MEETINGS: Located on North Campus in Room 120, at 2904 N. Brea Blvd., Fullerton. North Campus is on the northeast corner of Rolling Hills Drive and Brea Blvd., behind the "Cigarette Plaza" stores. No registration needed for the "in-person" class - just show up!

ZOOM MEETINGS: Register here to get the link to attend online.

COST: The first two weeks of the class are free; after the first two weeks there is a suggested donation of $10 per person per week. If finances are a concern, please come anyway; no one is ever turned away due to lack of funds.

CHILDCARE: We're sorry but childcare is not provided.

Attend alone or as a couple. You can join on any Tuesday night; there is no start or end date. If you have questions call Don (714-240-4245 for men) or Alexandra (714-240-4046 for women).

So if you could use some help (learning useful skills) and some hope (a support group, and by hearing actual couples tell their stories of overcoming tough marital struggles), then we invite you to join us at The Third Option.

Women

Woman of Value

Thursdays | March 3 - April 7, 2022 | 7-9pm | C-212

A Woman of Value is a six-week course intended to teach women how to improve all earthly relationships through a full acceptance of who they are through God’s eyes. Principles taught include the importance of self-worth, healthy communication, forgiveness and respecting our differences.

Leader: Sandi Dickerson
Register Here: Woman of Value

Abortion Recovery Class

You might think you will never get over your abortion. You may even think you should feel the regret, shame, and loneliness of this decision made recently or long ago.

That is just not true.

You deserve to find healing and forgiveness in a nonjudgmental and caring environment. We understand and want to help you become the woman or man you were meant to be, free and thriving.

Class fee is covered by Fullerton Free.

This 10-week class helps women and men (in separate classes) emotionally and spiritually process their struggles following an abortion. With a small class size and compassionate support, you will find the courage to face the pain of a previous abortion or abortions, no matter how many years it’s been.

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Dates & Times

Classes will be on Mondays beginning on January 24th.

Please contact Kathryn Deiters for locations and more information. living-well.org