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Surviving the Holidays Events

Date: Friday, November 3, 2017

Northwest’s Care Ministry will host the following events during the holiday season designed to encourage and support those in our community who are struggling with complicated emotions related to holiday stress, events and expectations. We invite you, your family and your friends to join us for “Surviving the Holidays” (two options for care) in November and our unique “Comfort and Joy” service in December.

Surviving the Holidays | Thursday, November 16

Recovery for Life | 6:45–7:30 PM | Christian Life Center (CLC) Quads A & B
(Optional dinner at 6:15 PM)

Join us for a teaching and discussion on how to navigate the holiday season with family and friends in a healthy manner.
Recovery for Life’s “Surviving the Holidays” event includes:

  • Strategies for difficult interactions.
  • How to pay attention to potential problem areas.
  • How to practice boundaries with loved ones.
  • How make a self-care plan to allow you to enjoy the holiday season. 

GriefShare (for those grieving a loved one’s death) | 7–8:30 PM | Theater

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? Join us for GriefShare’s signature seminar for people grieving the loss of a loved one. 
GriefShare’s “Surviving the Holidays” event includes:

  • How to deal with the many emotions you’ll face during the holidays.
  • What to do about traditions and other coming changes.
  • Helpful tips for surviving social events.
  • How to discover hope for your future.

Comfort & Joy Service | Thursday, December 21, 6:45–7:30 PM | Christian Life Center (CLC) Quads A & B

Recovery for Life will host a special candlelight Christmas service for anyone hurting or grieving during this holiday season. An optional dinner is available at 6:15 p.m.

The Comfort & Joy service is a great opportunity to invite someone in your life that is hurting into a healing conversation about Jesus during the holiday season. 

We hope these events will offer hope during a season that can feel hopeless for those dealing with pain and loss. For questions about these events and other Care Ministry opportunities, please email or call (469) 453-7751.

In Him,

David Rogers
Care Minister