The following groups are conducted at various times throughout the year.
BETRAYED HEART (for wives of men struggling with sexual addiction)
Betrayed Heart offers support to wives of men dealing with sexual purity issues including pornography, affairs, and/or sexual addiction. This highly confidential group meets off-site. Call our confidential and secure number, 215.723.5385, for more information.
- For more information about Divorce Recovery
- Fall 2015 Registration Brochure
- Fall Sessions start Thursday, September 10.
FAMILY GRACE - support group for those with a family member suffering from mental illness. This group meets weekly on Tuesday evenings from 7:00-8:30 pm for 12 weeks in room 304. Our fall session begins Tuesday, September 8. No childcare is provided.
Facilitated by Liz Marks, this Christ-centered group will seek to provide education, support, and practical skills to help you cope with the painful challenges your family is facing. Our vision and goals for the group would be that you experience greater connection with other believers who understand what you are going through, greater confidence in God’s truth and grace in your life, and greater courage in navigating life and being a good advocate for your loved one. All materials will be provided. Individuals or families are welcome to attend. For more information, call 215.723.6283.
GRIEFSHARE (for those grieving the loss of someone close to them)
If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member or friend, you’ve probably found that there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel. At Calvary you will find those who understand what you are experiencing and want to offer comfort and encouragement during this difficult time.
GriefShare is will start their fall session Wednesday, September 9, 2015 from 7:00-8:30 pm in room 218 at Calvary Church. Included in the 13-week GriefShare classes will be a helpful video, and a time to share and discuss in a small group setting. Workbooks can be purchased for $17.00. Scholarships are available.
There is no cost to participate, but, please register to attend by calling the Counseling Center at 215.703.8926.
LOVE AND RESPECT – This support group for women is designed to help wives learn God’s ways to love and respect their husbands who have different beliefs about faith than their own. This group will meet on the second Monday of each month. For more information or to register for the group, call our secure line at 215.703.0576.
MEN'S PURITY (for men desiring to escape sexual addiction)
Sexual addiction is like heroin or crack cocaine addiction.
Just as occurs with drug or alcohol addiction, with sexual addiction you become dependent on external stimulation to meet your inner needs. The tragic cost of sexual addiction is seen in the many shattered marriages, broken families, accounts of sexual and physical abuse, destroyed ministries, and ruined spiritual lives. Sexual addiction is generally accompanied by remorse, guilt, and shame. For many caught in this web, it feels like there’s no way out. If you are caught in the web of sexual addiction and long to be free, there is hope. The first step from the snare of sexual addiction is to admit that you cannot win this battle alone. You need God’s help and the help of others who understand the battle and can show you how to gain victory.
The Men’s Purity Ministry is designed to help men overcome their dependence on sexual stimulation, especially pornography.
We offer a small group experience that provides insight, knowledge, and strength in a safe environment that fosters trust, openness, and accountability. The program is based on biblically sound principles that seek heart change - not just behavioral change.
Men’s Purity group is led by two co-facilitators who are mature in their walk with Christ and have experienced freedom from sexual addiction. This freedom comes through God’s power and practicing the principles covered in the group.
In addition, Calvary’s Counseling Center offers personalized support to men seeking help with sexual purity. Call the Counseling Center at 215.703.8926.
Make the call: When you are ready to find freedom, call 215. 703.0540. Listen to the message and leave your name and phone number. This is a secure number. Only the coordinator of the Men’s Purity ministry has access to it. He will contact you to help you to explore options.
If you’ve read this far, you’ve taken a good first step. We commend you for your courage. The work will not be easy but, you will have our support and the promise of God’s power!
“SHELTER” (for women who are survivors of sexual abuse)
Women who have experienced childhood sexual abuse are encouraged to learn how God’s love, through Jesus, heals the wounds of past abuse and offers us physical, spiritual, and emotional wholeness.
New sessions begin on Wednesday evenings in January, 2016. This is a Christian support group for women who have been sexually abused as children. This group will meet weekly on Wednesday evenings from 7:00-8:30pm for 12 weeks. Childcare is provided.
To attend the group, call 215.723.3445, and leave your name and phone number. The facilitator of the group will return your call.
WOW (Widow Or Widower) Support Group
- Support and encouragement for those who have lost spouses.
- Group will meet May 3, 17, 31 and finish their ministry season June 7.
- Fall schedule: second and fourth Sundays starting September 13.
- For directions and more information, please contact Barbara Shoemaker at 215.723.2744.
Why go to a Support Group?
- Discover Jesus Christ and live out of His strength.
- Understand how personal faith in Christ can help you live an abundant life.
- Surrender to His leadership of your life.
- Learn to ask "the right questions" as you face your situation.
- Develop new attitudes and a new perspective on your situation.
- Experience growth.
- See God at work in yourself and others.
- Fellowship with others in a climate of love and acceptance.
- Receive accountability and encouragement.
- Grow in strength and courage.
- Changes in life begin with changes in you.