Support Groups

The Brookwood Support Ministry offers support groups and workshops for almost every situation—from individuals to families. These groups can provide a positive and nurturing environment for encouragement and healing, no matter the circumstances. Scroll down to view a list of what we offer, including those currently open for registration.

If you're interested in joining a group which is already in session or have any questions, please email the Care Department or call 864.688.8271.

Areas of Support

Cancer Support Group [show]
This group is for adults who are experiencing or have experienced cancer of any type. The group usually meets the second Wednesday of the each beginning June 11. The group meets in  Room C215 from 6:30–8 pm.

  • In our summer sessions, we will openly discuss cancer, it’s effect on your life, and feelings associated with its diagnosis and treatment.
  • Fall brings a new series called The Cancer Fighting Kitchen which focuses on healthy foods, and how they can be a beneficial aide in fighting and preventing cancer. This series ends in October with a live food demonstration in our Brookwood Kitchen by our own Chef Lonnie! 
  • The winter series is an 8-week Bible Study called Hope That Lives, by author Kim Turkington. This was written out of Kim’s own experience with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma in 2005.
  • Cost is free. See Upcoming Support Groups below for more information and to register.

It is our prayer that the insights and direction provided through the Cancer Support Group bring hope, encouragement and strength for all who not only GO through cancer, but GROW through it in the Lord. 

He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds… Great is our Lord and mighty in power; His understanding has no limit.
Psalm 147: 3-5 (NIV)


GriefShare: A Grief Recovery Group
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This thirteen-week grief support group allows an avenue of open sharing and support. By sharing together, we can learn from one another about how to process our own grief and help encourage those around us suffering from grief. Whether your loved one has just died, you are anticipating a death, or you have grief from the past, this group could be a good place to start the healing process.
  • Cost: $15 for the workbook.
  • See Upcoming Support Groups below for more information and to register.

Celebrate Recovery - meets through the summer [show]
Celebrate Recovery provides separate groups for men and women that are safe and confidential. These groups are designed to equip individuals with the tools to cope with many different life issues—including anger, alcohol or drug dependency, food struggles, grief, controlling behaviors, family members with addiction issues, victims of abuse, those seeking sexual purity, and other issues.

Celebrate Recovery meets every Thursday night at 6:30 pm in the Chapel. The Café opens at 5:30 pm with a meal and is open after groups are finished with complimentary coffee, healthy snacks and desserts.

The Landing for Teens - meets through the summer [show]
The Landing is a support ministry especially designed for students in grades 7-12. Students can share and be accepted when life gets crazy, and learn steps to deal with the challenges of life. Join us each Thursday night 6:30-8:30 pm at South Campus. Enjoy complimentary dinner at 6 pm. For more info, click here or call 864.688.8228.

Divorce Care for Men and Women [show]
DivorceCare is a 13-week class for men and women who are legally divorced. It offers a healthy recovery process within a safe and secure environment. DivorceCare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. These groups are led by people who understand what you’re going through and want to help. Through these classes, you’ll gain access to valuable DivorceCare resources to help you deal with the pain of the past, and look forward to rebuilding your life.

  • Cost: $15 for the workbook.
  • See Upcoming Support Groups below for more information and to register.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren [show]
According to a 2005 survey by the U.S. Census Bureau the number of grandparents raising their grandchildren has risen to nearly six million kids. That’s approximately eight percent of kids in the U.S.

Grands Standing on Faith is a group that provides encouragement, support and informational resources to grandparents who are raising their grandchildren. At this monthly meeting, this group enjoys a meal together and has guest speakers who address related issues. 
  • Free event.
  • Questions? Contact Mary Ann Coleman at 864.979.6003 or email  .
  • See the Upcoming Support Groups below for more information and to register.

Upcoming Support Groups

DateEvent/LocationWhoCostRegister By
Aug
02
Saturday
• Monthly on Wednesdays, June 11-May 13, 2015.
• 6:30-8 pm in room C215.
Where: Brookwood
Adults May 13, 2015
Available spots: 4
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Sep
08
Monday
• Monday nights, September 8-December 15.
• 6:30-9 pm in Pod C.
• Instructor: Gene Beckner.
Where: Brookwood
Adults$25.00September 05, 2014
Available spots: 96
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Sep
15
Monday
• Mondays, September 15-December 8.
• 6:30-8:30 pm in Room C215.
Where: Brookwood
Adults$15.00December 08, 2014
Available spots: 14
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Sep
17
Wednesday
• Wednesdays, September 17-December 17.
• 6:30-8:30 pm room E279.
Where: Brookwood
Adults$15.00November 12, 2014
Available spots: 15
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Sep
21
Sunday
• Third Sunday of the month.
• 4-6:30 pm in Pod I.
Where: Brookwood
Adults May 17, 2015
Available spots: 30
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