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 Care Ministries or call 864.688.8355.

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 month in Room C215 from 6:30–8 pm.
  • In our winter session, we will openly discuss cancer, it’s effect on your life, and feelings associated with its diagnosis and treatment.
  • Winter brings a new 8-week series called Hope That Lives, by Kim Turkington, written out of Kim’s own experience with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma in 2005. This series will run from January 14–May 13.  
  • 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)

Celebrate Recovery
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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.

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.

Foster Parenting Support Group [show]
This group is for parents who are
  • currently fostering children.
  • in the process of becoming licensed.
  • interested in becoming Foster Parents.
This class meets the third Wednesday of the month. Dinner starts at 6 pm upstairs in the Main Cafe’. Adults will then meet in classroom C225. Childcare is available, however you must register by noon two days prior to the start of the class. You'll receive a childcare registration link in your registration confirmation.

Cost is free. See Upcoming Support Groups below for more information and to register.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren [show]
According to information gathered during a 2010 Community survey by the U.S. Census Bureau, nearly 920,000 children are being raised by custodial grandparents. These families have unique needs and issues that are not always addressed by traditional family support groups.

Grands Standing on Faith is a support group that meets monthly from Sept-May, and provides encouragement, support, and informational resources to grandparents who are raising their grandchildren. You can register below.

    Join us each month for this FREE event starting at 4 pm with food and fellowship in the Main Café. Everyone brings a dish to share, (drinks are provided).  Following the meal, at 5 pm the children go to childcare, and the adults assemble in Pod I for an educational workshop and time of sharing. Topics are presented by our pastoral staff, human service agency representatives, and professionals from within the community each month.

    Childcare for this group is FREE with a 48-hour advance registration. You can register for childcare when you register each month below. You can also make childcare reservations by calling 864.688.8240. Please indicate that you are attending a GRANDS meeting.


    GriefShare: A Grief Recovery Group [show]
    This 13-week grief support group allows an avenue of open sharing and support. By sharing together, members learn from one another about how to process grief and help encourage those around us suffering from grief. Whether a loved one has just died, you are anticipating a death, or you have grief from the past, this group is a good place to start the healing process.
    • Cost: $15 for the workbook.
    • See Upcoming Support Groups below for more information and to register.

    The Landing for Teens [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 information, click here or call 864.688.8228.

    Sexually Abused Women [show]
    This 12-week, confidential support group is specifically for women who are survivors of sexual abuse and includes a book and workbook, On The Threshold of Hope by Diane Langberg. This study brings hope and healing to women who have been traumatized by sexual abuse. It provides insights from survivors and illustrates how only Christ can heal the deepest wounds.
    • Cost: $15 for the workbook. 
    • Childcare is available with a 48-hour advance notice each week. 
    • See Upcoming Support Groups below for more information and to register.

    Veterans Fellowship Group [show]
    This support group meets the second Wednesday of each month. Veterans representing all military branches are welcome. The focus is to provide connection, support, and resources to our veterans with a guest speaker each month who will address topics that affect military veterans today such as health, employment, eligibility, housing and family/relationships. Group meetings include a time of fellowship, a guest speaker, and Q & A.
    • Childcare is available with a 48-hour advance notice each week. 
    • See Upcoming Support Groups below for more information and to register.
    For more information, please contact one of our lead volunteers below, or email Care Ministries or call 864.688.8291.

    Lead Volunteers:
    Bud LaPoint
    864.340.9115 rbudlapoint@yahoo.com
    Dave Davidson
    570.885.6670 thirstydpd@charter.net
    Theresa Totherow
    864.905.1993 tldb99@hotmail.com

    Upcoming Support Groups

    DateEvent/LocationWhoCostRegister By
    May
    24
    Sunday
    • Sunday, May 24.
    • 10:15-11 am in Pod I.
    Where: Off-Site
    Adults Click event title for details.
    Jun
    04
    Thursday
    • Thursdays, June 4-September 17.
    • 6:30-8 pm.
    Where: Brookwood
    Adults$15.00June 18, 2015
    Available spots: 8
    Register Now
    Jun
    10
    Wednesday
    • Meets every second Wednesday.
    • 6:30-8 pm in Pod I.
    Where: Brookwood
    Anyone May 11, 2016
    Register Now
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