Contributed by Becky Little
Isn’t it true that we’re all on a journey to somewhere? We sometimes know our destination, but more often than not, we just go along for the ride letting nature take its course.
We at Journey Church, have decided to be proactive and we will be offering a Grief Support Group for those whose have lost loved ones. My daughter and I both became widows at the age of 34 years old. We will be co-facilitating the class. We walked on that journey and understand the grief process personally.
My daughter is currently working towards a degree in family counseling to help others as they struggle through life crises, many times going it alone. It doesn’t have to be that way. There is a small cost for your personal workbook of $20. The thirteen week study is free and will meet every Tuesday at 6:30-8:30pm at Journey Church in the Crossroads Center. Our first session started Tuesday, Feb. 2nd, but is an open ongoing class through mid May.
We also aware of a growing need in the Mat-Su Valley for senior singles ages 50 and up to meet and form a support group for one another. There is a growing population of “baby boomers” who have become divorced, experienced the death of a spouse or are just plain lonely and need the encouragement of others their age. We want to send the message that getting older doesn’t have to be lonely or boring. We are providing a free meeting place at Journey Church (located behind Little Miller’s Ice Cream) at the corner of Bogard and Seldon.
They are meeting the first Thursday of every month at 6:30pm. The next meeting is Thursday, March 2nd at 6:30pm.
We have a free exercise classes and light therapy on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings at 10am. This is open to the community as a gathering place for a fun time of fitness and sharing of prayer requests. We strive to provide a supporting and encouraging environment for people of all ages to personally experience the sense of family that we can all share. Our fitness leader was formerly a personal trainer for Curves.
Remember These Dates:
• Grief Support Group: Beginning Tuesday, February 21st – May
• Senior Singles 50 and Up: 1st Thursday of every month. Next meeting is March 2nd at 6:30pm
• Exercise Class/Light Therapy: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays at 10am
Our contact number is 704-785-6200 for more information or to reserve a spot for these new ministries to our community. Please come and join us for fun, fellowship and a sense of family to help you through the tough times.