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Memory Loss Support Group To Meet December 14, 2017

The Memory Loss Support Group for Caregivers will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 2, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Community Room at Mount Joy Mennonite Church, 320 Musser Road, Mount Joy.

The topic will be "What Is Frontal Temporal Memory Loss?"

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Church Will Offer Support Groups December 13, 2017

Calvary Fellowship, 95 W. Devon Drive, Downingtown, will host support groups on Mondays and Wednesdays beginning on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, at 7 p.m. to help those who are going through difficult times.

Continuing the second and fourth Mondays through the fall willl be Job Seekers, for those who are unemployed or underemployed, and Parents of Prodigals, for parents of children struggling with drugs and addictions. On Wednesdays, Jan. 10 through April 4, at 6:30 p.m., the church will offer DivorceCare for individuals going through a divorce; GriefShare, for those who have lost loved ones; and Celebrate Recovery, to help with any hurt, destructive habit, or hang-up, including addictions. Wednesday sessions will have child care provided on most weeks with prior sign-up.

For more information and to register, readers may contact Bob VanArsdale at bvanarsdale@cfdowningtown.com.

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Program To Discuss Contentment November 22, 2017

Lifetree Cafe will explore secrets to contentment on Tuesday, Dec. 5, at 6:30 p.m. in the building adjacent to Zion United Methodist Church (UMC), located at 1715 Altland Ave., York. Doors will open at 6 p.m. The program will also be offered at 9 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 3, and at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 6, at St. Paul's United Church of Christ (UCC), 2173 Stoverstown Road, Spring Grove. Lifetree Cafe is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual, comfortable setting.

The program, titled "Secrets of Finding Contentment: Live a Satisfying Life," will focus on how to live a satisfying life, even in difficult times. It will feature a filmed interview with Justin Mayo, who organizes proms for senior citizens. Lifetree participants will have the opportunity to tell about times they have experienced contentment.

Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Questions about Lifetree Cafe may be directed to Chip Hoover at 717-792-3153 or at chip08@aol.com. For information on either church, readers may contact Zion UMC at 717-843-5261 or lifetreezion@gmail.com, St. Paul's UCC at 717-225-6357.

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Support Group Slates Meeting November 15, 2017

The Memory Loss Support Group for Caregivers will meet on Tuesday, Dec. 5, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the community room at Mount Joy Mennonite Church, 320 Musser Road, Mount Joy.

The topic will be "Maintaining Caregiver Wellness."

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Church Plans Holiday GriefShare Session November 3, 2017

Harmony Grove Community Church, 6390 Harmony Grove Road, Dover, will present a "Surviving the Holidays" GriefShare session on Wednesday, Nov. 15, at 6:30 p.m. The session is for people who have lost loved ones and want help in dealing with their losses as they approach the holidays.

For more information, readers may call 717-292-3659 or email office@hgcc.org.

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Memory Loss Support Group To Meet October 19, 2017

The Memory Loss Support Group for Caregivers will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 7, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the community room at Mount Joy Mennonite Church, 320 Musser Road, Mount Joy.

The topic will be "How Office of Aging Can Help You." A representative will share about resources and answer questions.

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New Support Group To Meet October 11, 2017

A Chronic Pain and Illness Group will meet on Thursdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at New Creation Community Church, 3005 Emig Mill Road, Dover. The first meeting will take place on Thursday, Oct. 19. All are welcome.

For further information, readers may call Michael Krall at 717-793-7322.

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GriefShare Class October 4, 2017

St. John Lutheran Church, 2580 Mount Rose Ave., York, will begin a new GriefShare class on Monday, Oct. 23, from 7 to 8:45 p.m., and again on Tuesday, Oct. 24, from 1:30 to 3:15 p.m., in the fellowship hall. Each session will include a presentation and group discussion.

A workbook that reinforces the weekly classes is included with a suggested donation for the book. Coffee and refreshments will be provided.

For more information, readers may contact Denise Wright at 717-840-0382 or visit www.stjohnyorkpa.com.

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Memory Loss Support Group To Meet September 14, 2017

The Memory Loss Support Group for Caregivers will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 3, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Community Room at Mount Joy Mennonite Church, 320 Musser Road, Mount Joy.

The topic will be "Ways to Keep Your Loved One Safe."

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Divorce Care For Kids Posted September 13, 2017

New Creation Community Church, 3005 Emig Mill Road, Dover, will offer a Divorce Care for Kids (DC4K) group on Mondays at 6:30 p.m. The sessions began on Sept. 11, but individuals may still join. The DC4K group was scheduled to meet for approximately 12 to 16 weeks.

DC4K is meant to offer a safe, fun place where children may learn skills to help them heal after a caregiver has experienced separation or divorce. DC4K includes games, music, stories, videos and discussion intended to help children process the separation or divorce and move forward. DC4K is designed for children ages 5 to 12, and New Creation Community Church will offer nursery care for siblings age 4 and younger.

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Bereavement Ministry Posts Meeting September 8, 2017

Mount Wolf Community Church, located at the corner of South Sixth and Maple streets, has announced that its Christian Bereavement Ministry will meet on Thursday, Sept. 28, at 7 p.m. The ministry meets the last Thursday of each month.

For more information, contact Gala and Ken Simpson at 717-793-8082 or Mount Wolf Community Church at 717-266-8453. To learn more about the church, email mwcc@comcast.net or visit mwcc98.org.

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Dementia/Alzheimer Support Group August 30, 2017

Dover Bethany United Methodist Church, 4510 Bull Road, Dover, will host a dementia and Alzheimer's disease support group on the second Monday of each month. This month's meeting is scheduled for Sept. 11 at 7 p.m.

Individuals interested in learning more about dementia and Alzheimer's disease or those who are taking care of loved ones with dementia or Alzheimer's disease are invited to join the group.

For details, readers may call the church at 717-292-2716.

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Church To Host GriefShare August 30, 2017

Norrisville United Methodist Church, 2811 W. Church Lane, White Hall, Md., will host GriefShare, with new sessions starting on Tuesday, Sept. 12, at 2 p.m.

GriefShare is a nondenominational, 13-week support group for people who have lost loved ones to death. People do not need to be a member of the church to attend.

There is a cost for materials. For more information, including directions, or to register, readers may call the Rev. Melissa McDade at 410-692-6179 or email thomasjsullivan@hotmail.com. Participants should also call in the event of inclement weather.

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Church Plans GriefShare Sessions August 30, 2017

Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 397 Tyler Run Road, York, will offer GriefShare on Mondays, Sept. 11 through Dec. 11, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The group is open to the community.

GriefShare at Aldersgate is a 14-week, faith-based grief support group for people grieving the death of a loved one. The sessions include DVD interviews and participant workbooks. There is a fee for materials.

Participants may register by calling the church at 717-854-4276.

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Church Plans Recovery Group Sessions August 30, 2017

Petra Church, 565 Airport Road, New Holland, will offer two recovery groups. GriefShare, for people who have experienced painful losses, particularly the death of a loved one, will take place on Thursdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. beginning on Thursday, Sept. 7. DivorceCare, for people who have experienced separation or divorce, will take place on Sundays from 9 to 10:30 a.m. beginning on Sept. 10. Each group will meet for 13 weeks. Participants may join at any time.

Each session of GriefShare will begin with the showing of a DVD featuring an expert on a grief and recovery subject. Topics will include "The Journey of Grief," "The Lessons of Grief," "Grief and Your Relationships," and "Complicating Factors." The DVD showings will be followed by small group discussion.

The DivorceCare sessions will also include teaching through DVDs, along with group sharing and support. Topics will include "Facing My Anger," "Facing My Loneliness," "KidCare," and "Financial Survival."

During the DivorceCare sessions, children from birth through fourth grade are invited to join Petra's children's ministry program. People registering children should use the East Entrance to the Student Life Center and register their children at the Kids' Hub.

Participants, except for DivorceCare participants who are registering children, should enter using the North Entrance. Signs will direct attendees to the meeting location.

All are welcome, and there is no cost to participate; workbooks are free. Registration is available by visiting www.petra.church or contacting pastor Titus Kauffman at 717-354-5394 or titusk@petra.church. Walk-ins are welcome.

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Harmony Grove To Offer Grief Support Program August 30, 2017

Harmony Grove Community Church, 6390 Harmony Grove Road, Dover, will host GriefShare, a weekly seminar/support group for those who are grieving the death of a loved one. The group will meet from 6:30 to approximately 8 p.m. on Wednesdays beginning on Sept. 13. There will be 13 sessions.

For more information, readers may call 717-292-3659 or visit www.hgcc.org or www.griefshare.org.

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Memory Loss Support Group To Meet August 17, 2017

The Memory Loss Support Group for Caregivers will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 5, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Community Room at Mount Joy Mennonite Church, 320 Musser Road, Mount Joy.

The topic will be "An Update on Memory Loss Research."

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Small Group To Begin Study August 17, 2017

Millersville Community Church's Winning at Losing small group will start the study "Made to Crave: Satisfying Your Deepest Desire With God, Not Food" on Monday, Aug. 28, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Meetings will take place at the church's Hope Campus, 242 Bender Road, Millersville.

In the six-week series, author Lysa TerKeurst explores why people make unhealthy food choices. The class is free, but each person must purchase his or her own participant guide.

For more information and to sign up, readers may contact the church office at 717-872-4571.

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GriefShare August 17, 2017

Bethel Church, 1674 Furnace Road, Brogue, will host GriefShare, a grief support group, from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays, beginning on Sept. 5. The seminar program aims to offer healing after the loss of a loved one. Attendees will learn valuable information about recovering from grief and renewing hope for the future.

For more information, readers may contact Gloria Kline at 717-244-5237, Darlene Kauffman at 717-927-9117, or Pastor Kim at 717-927-9380 or kimberly63@gmail.com.

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Christian Bereavement Ministry Set August 16, 2017

Mount Wolf Community Church, 98 S. Sixth St., Mount Wolf, will offer its Christian bereavement ministry on Thursday, Aug. 31, at 7 p.m. The group meets on the last Thursday of each month.

For more information, readers may contact Gala and Ken Simpson at 717-793-8082 or the church at 717-266-8453.

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