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

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Recovery Support Groups

Celebrate Recovery

Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered program that has helped millions of people overcome life's hurts, habits and hang-ups.

To discuss whether Celebrate Recovery is right for you, please contact Rev. Dawn Anderson at 214.523.2243 or

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Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Cox Chapel

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


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

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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. Dawn Anderson, 214.523.2243,

 

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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

Christian Survivors of Suicide

This group provides support to family members and friends of persons who have ended their lives, dealing with common issues and theological questions. We have both open and closed support groups for support and education.

For more information, call or email the facilitator, Rev. Dawn Anderson, at   or at 214.523.2243. 

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Second Thursday, Fourth Thursday of the month, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

GriefShare (Evening Group)

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 and Sarah Fletcher.

Email   or call 214-523-2243 if you would like more information.

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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

GriefShare (Day Group)

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.

Facilitated by Rev. Dawn Anderson.

Email   or call 214-523-2243 if you would like more information.

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Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Room 241

First Wednesday, Third Wednesday of the month, 12:00 PM - 2:00 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 Rev. Dawn Anderson, 214.523.2243, .

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

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

Contact: Rev. Dawn Anderson ( ) at 214.523.2243

 

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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

DivorceCare Support Group

If you are struggling with the challenges and pain of separation or divorce, our video-based support group can help. We meet year-round, and you may start attending at any time. Facilitated by Rev. Dawn Anderson.

$20 (workbook) 

Rev. Dawn Anderson, 214.523.2243,

Note: There is also DivorceCare for Kids available. Find out more information here.

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Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Room 216

Every Sunday, 9:00 AM - 10:50 AM

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. The group is facilitated by two women who have overcome their own eating disorders; one is a Congregational Care Minister and the other is a Registered Dietician. Email or call for more information: or 214.523.2243.

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Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Room 253

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

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 Congregational Care Ministers Grace Anne Woodruff and Betty Bowman.

Rev. Dawn Anderson, 214.523.2243,

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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. Jane Toler

Rev. Barbara Marcum, 214.523.2248,

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Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Room 120

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

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


Support Group Related Events

NAMI Family to Family Group

NAMI Family-to-Family is an education program for family members of adults living with a mental health condition. It is designed to help all family members understand and support their loved one living with a mental health condition while maintaining their own well-being. The course includes information on different diagnoses, and is taught by trained teachers who are also family members and know what it is like to have a loved one living with a mental health condition.

Tuesdays, September 5 - November 7

Register by Tuesday, September 19 (Participants will have missed two class sessions by 9/19/2017)

Rev. Jeremiah Booker, 214-523-2118,

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Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Room 222

Every Tuesday, from 09/05/2017 to 11/07/2017, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Surviving the Holidays - GriefShare

Dreading the holidays due to the loss of a loved one? Join Rev. Dawn Anderson for a special "Surviving the Holidays" program and get a free holiday survival guide to help you prepare.

Rev. Dawn Anderson, 214.523.2243, .

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Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Room 120

Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

All Saints Memorial Service

This memorial service honors those among our church who died from September 2016 through September 2017. A rose will be placed at the altar as each loved one's name is called.

Congregational Care, 214.523.2241, .

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Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Cox Chapel

Sunday, November 05, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Service of the Longest Night

Christmas can be a painful time for those who are sad, grieving, or alone. Join us for a special worship service to acknowledge our sadness and to hear hope for the days ahead from the Christmas message. There will be special music, devotional messages, and a candlelight remembrance ceremony in honor of our loved ones.

Rev. Dawn Anderson, 214.523.2243, .

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Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Cox Chapel

Sunday, December 17, 2017, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM