No matter what the issue, God can help you overcome. Covenant hosts and sponsors several support groups for those who are grieving, suffering, transitioning or just need help getting around.
Alcoholics Anonymous® is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other so that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. Covenant Presbyterian Church is affiliated with the Allandale Group of AA, which meets Monday through Friday at noon and in the evening in the Fellowship and Education Building. For information about Covenant’s 11 weekly AA, contact Dallas Maham, firstname.lastname@example.org or (512) 452-3673.
Al-Anon provides support for anyone whose life is affected by another’s drinking. Covenant Presbyterian Church is affiliated with the 2222 Al-Anon family group. Members meet on Thursdays at 6 p.m. in the Sanctuary Building, Room 103. For more information about Al-Anon at Covenant, contact Sandra Winkler at email@example.com or (512) 219-9166.
Career Transitions is a five-week program for those seeking new jobs. The curriculum takes participants through a new stand-alone topic during each class. Topics have included LinkedIn tips, resume and interview pointers, managing the emotional impact of career transitions, social media and networking. Participants are invited to attend one or all of the sessions. Each week is a working session to build skills and create a plan of action. The Christ-centered program enables those involved to gain confidence and strength from the foundation of faith. For more information, contact Kay Austin at firstname.lastname@example.org or (512) 334-3030.
Fall 2017 dates: Thursdays, Sept. 7 – Oct. 5, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
The Lord is near to the broken-hearted and saves the crushed in spirit—Psalm 34:18
Walking the Mourner’s Path is a Christ-centered, spiritually-directed grief support group for those who are mourning the death of a loved one and are experiencing the pain of grief. Group members become aware of God’s presence and healing comfort as they share their own stories with each other. Participants learn ways to honor loved ones, seek spiritual direction and discover Christ’s promise of comfort as they move forward. Walking the Mourner’s Path is not a psychologically-based therapy group. Two trained group leaders and a Covenant pastor serve as facilitators. Group enrollment is open to church members or non-members, and uses a workbook that is available for $25 at the first meeting. Scholarships are available upon request. We welcome anyone who is grieving the death of a loved one whether or not the death was recent.
- Thursday, Sept. 28 through Nov. 16 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
The eight-week sessions are limited to 10 people. Contact Kay Austin at email@example.com or (512) 334-3030.