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HPUMC has several different types of Support Groups. Find a group today.

AA Groups | Grief Support Groups | Specialized Groups | Events

 


Alcoholics Anonymous Groups 

Parents of Addicted Love Ones Support Group

Parents with a child addicted to drugs and/or alcohol can find hope in a support program called Parents of Addicted Loved-ones (PAL). PAL was founded in 2006 by Michael Speakman, LISAC, while working as an in-patient Substance Abuse Counselor in Arizona. PAL meetings are open to anyone of any faith or background as our primary goal is to provide hope through education and support for parents dealing with addicted loved ones.

More info can be found at www.palgroup.org

Molly Bonner, or 214.477.8965

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Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Room 388

Every Monday, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

AA: Upper Room

This is a weekly meeting of those seeking sobriety and recovery from alcohol addiction.

Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Booker, 214.523.2118,

 

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Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Room 387

Every Monday, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

AA / Al-Anon Women’s Group

This weekly support group promotes a safe place for women to get and stay healthy through working the Twelve Steps of recovery in AA/Al-Anon.

Nancy, 214.695.9591,

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Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Room 252

Every Wednesday, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

AA: Sober Mustangs, SMU

This young adult’s group is an open weekly meeting for those seeking information, sobriety, and recovery from addiction.

Thursdays - during SMU fall and spring semesters 

Jan McCutchin, 214.768.1506,

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Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Room 256

Every Thursday, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM


Grief Support Groups

GriefShare

If you are grieving the loss of a loved one, you can benefit greatly from meeting with others who understand the deep hurt you feel. Our video-based grief support group meets year-round, twice-a-month, and you may start attending at any time. 1st and 3rd Tuesdays from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Facilitated by Dr. Jana Rentzel.

Dr. Jana Rentzel, or 972.489.9600

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Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Room 385

First Tuesday, Third Tuesday of the month, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Forever Moms: Child Loss Grief Support Group

Losing a child leaves a hole in your heart that never completely goes away. This ongoing support group is for those who have lost a child of any age to death. For more information contact Susan Holman, or 214.521.9400.

2nd Wednesday of each month

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Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Room 241

Second Wednesday of the month, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM


Specialized Support Groups

Parents of Children with T1D

Your child was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes…now what?

If you are a parent of a child recently diagnosed with T1D, we want to help you navigate the ups and downs and daily challenges of living with and raising children with Type 1 Diabetes. We will discuss tips, tricks, share resources and personal experiences to help you through this challenging time.

If you are interested or know of someone who might benefit from this support network, please email Susanna Miller at Require childcare? Please reference your needs in the email.

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Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Room 388

Third Tuesday of the month, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Invisible Sisterhood...Longing for a Child

In a world where it seems everyone is posting pictures of their children to Facebook or swapping stories about the joys of motherhood, those who are unable or struggling to have a child often feel invisible. The goal of this support group is to give voice to the unique experience of longing for a child while embracing God's love for us beloved daughters.

2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month

Facilitated by Betty Bowman, 214.668.3540,

 

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Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Room 378

Second Thursday, Fourth Thursday of the month, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Cancer Support Group

This is a warm and friendly group for both cancer survivors and/or family members. Optional lunch provided for a fee or bring your lunch.

Rev. Barbara Marcum, 214.523.2248,

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Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Room 120

First Tuesday of the month, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Eating Disorder Support Group for Family and Friends

An eating disorder takes a life every 62 minutes. This ongoing group is for family members and friends seeking guidance and spiritual support to walk alongside their loved ones who are fighting this difficult illness. Facilitated by Betty Bowman and Traci Sheahan.

Betty Bowman, 214.668.3540,

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Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Room 254

First Thursday of the month, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

DivorceCare

DivorceCare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. This class is led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help. You will learn how to heal from the deep hurt of divorce and discover hope for your future. Most people will tell you that separation and divorce are the most painful and stressful experiences they’ve ever faced. It’s a confusing time when you feel isolated and have lots of questions about issues you’ve never faced before.

DivorceCare meets weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. You are welcomed and accepted just as you are. This is an ongoing course and you are welcome to join in at any time.

For more information please contact Jenny Misslin at

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Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Room 254

Every Sunday, from 09/09/2018 to 12/16/2018, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Living with Chronic Pain Support Group

Join a supportive Christian group of persons who live with chronic pain (ie., migraines, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, back/neck, rheumatoid arthritis, etc). Facilitated by Betty Bowman.

Betty Bowman, 214.668.3540,

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Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Room 378

Second Sunday of the month, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Healing Estranged Relationships (H.E.R.)

This group supports women who find themselves estranged from an adult child. Learn to understand some of the ways to manage the hurt and to grow in acceptance and love.

Led by Dr. Jana Rentzel, 972-489-9600,

 

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Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Room 120

Second Monday of the month, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM


Support Group Related Events

Surviving the Holidays - GriefShare

Dreading the holidays due to the loss of a loved one? Join grief specialist Dr. Jana Rentzel for a special "Surviving the Holidays" program and get a free holiday survival guide to help you prepare.

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Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Room 120

Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM