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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 

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,

Cynthia, 214.802.1233,

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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 385

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

Families Anonymous Solutions Group

Families Anonymous is a 12-step Fellowship for the family and friends of those individuals with drug, alcohol or related behavioral issues. The meetings provide understanding and a new source of hope.

Mondays

Cathy,

 

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Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Room 244

Every Monday, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Alcoholics Anonymous: Upper Room

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

Michael Fowler, 214.523.2222,

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Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Room 387

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

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

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Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Room 256

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

CSOS Child Loss Support Group

This ongoing grief support group is for those who have lost a loved one to suicide. Day and evening groups available. Facilitated by Dawn Anderson.

Rev. Dawn Anderson, 214.523.2243,

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Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Room 241

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 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 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 369

First Wednesday, Third Wednesday of the month, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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, beginning September 14

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Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Room 369

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


Specialized Support Groups

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 369

Every Sunday, 9:30 AM - 10:45 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

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 Dr. Riley Harvill and assisted by Dr. Mary Brunk.

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


Support Group Related Events

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.

1st and 3rd Mondays

$15 Registration fee includes book

Contact: Rev. Dawn Anderson ( ) at 214.523.2243

 

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Cost: $15.00

Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Room 241

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

Experiencing Prayer

Please join a four-week study on “Experiencing Prayer”. A different form of prayer will be experienced and discussed each week: a Center Prayer, Lectio Divina, The Breath Prayer, a Visualization Prayer and a Time of Silent Reflection.  

Wednesdays, September 7-28

Cost: $10 for handouts

Led by Mary Bishop, 214.523.2202,  and Elizabeth Hunter

KidCare is available for this class.

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Cost: $10.00

Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Library

Every Wednesday, from 09/07/2016 to 09/28/2016, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Adult Children of Difficult Older Parents: Loving ‘Hard-to-Love’ Relatives

Sadly, some people treat their own loved ones very rudely, with hurtful sarcasm, irrational demands, constant criticism, and undeserved anger.  This course will cover concepts that empower the mind, insights that comfort the heart, and skills that guide actions, with the goal of participants learning to protect their hearts, effectively love their hard-to-love older parents, and  create a healthy legacy for their own children.  We will explore the meaning of love, personality, family,duty, growing, caring, and honoring, and the role of grief, assertiveness, realism, courage, and learning.

Tuesdays, September 13 and 20

No Cost

Register by Wednesday, September 7

Led by Dr. Paul K. Chafetz, well-known clinical psychologist, practicing since 1982 and former associate professor at UT Southwestern.  Learn more at PaulKChafetz.com

Laura Beagles, 214.523.2231,

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Location: 2nd Floor Children's Area - Room 2

Every Tuesday, from 09/13/2016 to 09/20/2016, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Surviving the Holidays – DivorceCare

Dreading the holidays due to a divorce? 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

Thursday, November 03, 2016, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

All Saints Memorial Service

This memorial service honors those among our church who died from September 2015 through September 2016. 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 06, 2016, 2:00 PM - 3:00 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

Thursday, November 10, 2016, 6:30 PM - 8:30 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 18, 2016, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM