Care ministries at Salem exist to provide love and support to people who are struggling with life’s challenges. At one time or another we all need the help of others to see our way through a difficult time. Whether your struggle is physical, emotional, relational or financial we are here for you and want to help in whatever way we can.
We provide spiritual and emotional support to people who are experiencing cancer and their caregivers. Cancer Care meets on the 3rd Monday of each month at 7pm in Salem’s Fellowship Hall. Please join us for an informal pinch of time to catch up, have a cup of coffee, and share prayer requests with our Salem Cancer Care Ministry team members, fellow cancer patients and caregivers.
Our Cancer Care Support Fellowship team members “adopt” people (we refer to them as Care Receivers or CR’s) who have come forward to let us know they or someone they love is struggling with cancer. The team member then develops a more personal relationship with those individuals, checking in on them at least once a month, more often when struggling. All of our team members have been touched by cancer in one way or another, either by cancer themselves or being the care giver of a loved one with cancer.
If you're separated or divorced, it’s normal to feel isolated. Your life can be lonely, stressful, and may even seem hopeless, but there IS hope and help through the Christ-centered DivorceCare program for adults. You’ll discover people who understand your hurts, emotions and painful experiences! You’ll find that you are not alone and there are others who understand what you are going through.
“I’ve never been to a support group like this before. I don’t know what to expect.”
Most people quickly feel comfortable and accepted in the DivorceCare group. They discover that there are others who have the same kind of feelings they do—and who understand the hurt and pain they are going through. Here is an overview of the DivorceCare experience:
You’ll probably feel a little nervous about going to DivorceCare the first time.Those feelings go away quickly for most people, usually during the first session they attend. DivorceCare is a warm, caring environment designed to help you.
You’ll discover there are people who understand your hurts, emotions and painful experiences! In divorce, it’s common to feel isolated. In DivorceCare, you’ll find that you are not alone, that there are others who understand what you are going through.
You’ll learn helpful, practical information that will help you recover from your separation or divorce. The DivorceCare DVD videos feature top experts on divorce and recovery subjects and case studies of people just like you, who have been through the divorce experience.
You’ll have the chance to talk about your experiences. It can be very healing to tell others what you are going through. The support group sessions include a time to talk about what you’ve seen on the DivorceCare videos and what is going on in your life. And while you have the opportunity to tell your story, there’s never pressure for you to do so if you don’t feel like it.
You’ll become part of a “family.” DivorceCare group members often tell us that they feel like their group has become a family, that they made new friends and are around people they can relate to. DivorceCare is designed to be a safe environment, and dating relationships between group participants are not encouraged (to allow you time to focus on your personal healing
The next session will begin February 1st and they meet weekly on Wednesday from 6:30-8:30pm. Use the button below for more information and to register. The next session will begin February 1st, and you're welcome to join anytime.
If you’ve lost someone you love, this can be a confusing time. You may feel isolated and have many questions about things you’ve never faced before. It may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future right now. If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, you’ve probably found there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel. This Christ-centered program can help you move toward rebuilding your life and finding hope again. A new session will begin February 6, 2023 and they meet weekly on Monday from 6:30-8:30pm. Click the button below for more information and to register for the class.
“GOING TO GRIEFSHARE FEELS LIKE HAVING WARM ARMS WRAPPED AROUND YOU WHEN YOU’RE SHIVERING.”
GriefShare groups meet weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life.
- You’ll probably feel a little nervous about going to GriefShare the first time.
- You’ll discover there are people who understand your hurts, emotions, and painful experiences!
- You’ll learn helpful, practical information that will help you recover from the pain of grief and loss.
- You’ll have the chance to talk about your experiences.
- You’ll have a workbook for personal study and to write down things you’ve learned.
- You’ll begin to gain closure in your loss.
- You’ll become part of a “family.”
- You’ll discover hope for the future.
Widows Support Group & Fellowship
RESTORE is a support group ministry for widows, by widows, offering understanding, compassion, and friendship and guided by 1 Peter 5:10 “And the God of all grace (who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while) will Himself RESTORE you and make you strong, firm, and steadfast.” RESTORE meets the first Sunday of each month after church, at 12:30pm, in the Salem Fellowship Hall. For more information please contact Clara Snow & Pastor Jason Schleicher at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Al-Anon welcomes anyone who has experienced the devastating effects of another’s alcoholism or addiction. We come together to share our experience, strength and hope. Meetings are every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in Salem’s Community Center, Room 2004. For more information and to learn how to attend the meetings by Zoom, log on to our Facebook page: Tomball Al-Anon.