Why join a group/support group?
Life brings every one of us a storm of one sort or another. One of God’s greatest gifts to us in the midst of the storm is a gift of each other. We offer community groups and support groups so that nobody will have to walk alone, suffer alone, grieve alone, or struggle alone. Through it all, we experience the goodness and grace of God … together.
Our Get Connected Winter 2019 lists all Fair Haven happenings for kids through adults, including classes, groups, and volunteer opportunities!
HOPE HARBOR MONDAY NIGHT CLASSES AND SUPPORT GROUPS
There are several classes and support groups available on Monday evenings. All classes begin at 6:30pm. You may register online or at the first class attended.
Childcare is available for children birth to five years. To register for childcare, click here.
Our Winter 2019 session for most classes runs from January 7 – March 25, 2019.
Financial Peace University will hold a class from March 18 – May 13, 2019. No childcare after March 25.
Living with Depression is a six week class beginning on March 18, 2019. No childcare after March 25.
Monday | 6:30-8:30pm | room 310/312 | begins 1/7, enter Door C
Living with Depression
Monday, 6:30-8pm, 306/308 (enter Door B), begins 3/18
This 6 week class will focus on discussing several aspects of depression using Edward T. Welch’s book, Depression – Looking Up from the Stubborn Darkness. If you struggle with depression, we invite you to join us! Find hope and joy in the struggle as we journey together. Weekly topics are listed below. To register, click here.
- Finding you’re in good company
- Listening to what your depression is saying
- Declaring war…staying strong in the battle
- Using your depression as a catalyst for growth
- Finding hope and joy in the struggle
- Being a hero
DIVORCECARE – Divorce hurts! Find hope. DivorceCare is a seminar and support group for people who are separated or divorced. You will be with people who understand what you’re going through and find help to put the pieces of your life back together.
Our Winter 2019 Session is scheduled for Mondays, January 7 – March 25.
All classes meet from 6:30-8:30pm in room 400 mid. You may join at any time. For more information and to register, click here.
DC4K – DivorceCare for Kids is a special group created to help children from ages 5 to 12 heal from the pain caused by the separation or divorce of their parents. We meet on Mondays from 6:30-8:30pm in room 500 south. Kids may join at any time.
Our Winter 2019 Session is scheduled for Mondays, January 7 – March 25. An orientation for parents will be held prior to class from 6:10-6:30pm on the first 2 class dates.
For more information and to register for DC4K, click here.
Our Winter 2019 session is scheduled for Mondays, January 7 – March 4, 6:30-8:00pm in the 100 wing. Enter Door F. To register, click here.
Our Spring 2019 session is scheduled for March 18 – May 13, 6:30-8:00pm in the 100 wing. Enter Door F. To register, click here. Child care is not available for this session.
GRIEFSHARE – Grief hurts. Find hope. This seminar/support group is designed to help people journey through the grief of the loss of a loved one to a place of hope. You may join at any time. For more information about GriefShare, click here.
Our Winter 2019 Session is scheduled for Mondays, January 7 – March 25.
All classes run from 6:30-8:30pm in room 606. Enter Door O, which is our office entrance.
To register, click here.
ADDITIONAL GROUPS AND SUPPORT GROUPS
The following is a listing of additional adult opportunities, including groups and support groups that meet at various times during the week. You may also check out classes being offered at Fair Haven.
Groups will meet from mid-March through May
Are you looking to connect more deeply with some people around Fair Haven? Join a Kairos Group!
Kairos Groups are groups of 3-4 men or women who meet regularly to learn to hear God’s voice in their lives. If you know some people you’d like to journey with, you can sign up as a group. Or, if you’d like an opportunity to meet some people you might not know, you can sign up individually and we’ll help you find a group. We suggest meeting once a week or every other week for an hour, and we will provide resources to help guide your group.
Please sign up by Sunday, March 10.
Enjoy some Precious Time with Other Women. Connect, laugh, learn, grow, and be encouraged!
Women’s Ministry Evenings offer time to connect with other women as well as a timely teaching and small group discussion. As Pam speaks to us, woman-to-woman, she will share on a topic sure to touch your life. Please join us, and bring a friend!
Tuesday, January 15 — 6:30pm in The Rock (Door L)
This month’s topic will focus on The Power of our Thoughts. We will discuss the powerful connected that worry, fear, and anxiety have to our thought life. Learn valuable biblical principles that will help give you victory over negative thought patterns that can cause unsettled emotions. Please join us!
Tuesday, February 19 — 6:30pm in The Rock (Door L)
We will discuss the power that our words play in our lives. Words spoken are seeds deposited into the souls of the hearer as well as the speaker; therefore, we must choose our words carefully. We will learn valuable safeguards to have in place so that our words agree with the Word of God, impacting our lives in a powerful, life giving way. Change your words – change your life!
Thursday, March 7 — Difference Maker Women’s Event, 6:30pm in the Worship Center, $8
Women from all over West Michigan will be gathering at Fair Haven for worship and inspiration with special guest host, Terri DeBoer, from Wood TV8 and Proverbs 31 Ministries author and speaker, Lynn Cowell. Lynn will be sharing from her recent book, Make Your Move. Learn how you can find unshakable confidence to pursue your potential in God! A free will offering will be taken, and all proceeds will benefit Mission India. You won’t want to miss this unique event! Dessert is included. Tickets are $8 and can be purchased here. They are also available from the receptionist at Fair Haven (enter Door O and take the elevator to the 2nd floor) Mon-Thurs, 9am-12pm and 1-4pm.
Tuesday, April 16 — Spring Thing, 6:30pm in The Rock (Door L)
Mom’s Day Out is on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month. Our 2018-19 schedule is from September 5 through June 6 (with the exception of January 2 and April 3), from 9:00am-12:00pm. Drop your children (ages 6 weeks to age 5) off for a time of fun while you take some time out for you! Run your errands, meet with friends or just have some peace and quiet! Cost for multiple children in the same household are as follows: $10 for one child, $14 for 2 children and $17 for 3 children. Cash and Checks (made payable to Fair Haven Church) will be accepted. Children may be dropped off in the nursery at 9am. Please Enter through door “F”.
Pre-registration is required for each date to ensure proper staffing. To register your child(ren), click here.
Breaking Bread is a small group opportunity for individuals or families attending Fair Haven to get to know each other on a more personal level. Every three months, groups consisting of three households will be connected and will coordinate where and when they will meet over the next three months. Each group will have a volunteer lead who will help coordinate and communicate to the group. We encourage each household within the group to rotate “hosting” once a month. You can choose to open up your home, meet at a local park or restaurant, go bowling, roller skating etc. Groups can decide if they want to meet and include children or have an adult night together. After three months, there will be a new opportunity to sign-up, and groups will be shuffled and reassigned. Sign up during the months of January, May, and September.
Senior Fellowship is a ministry for seniors where there is an emphasis on doing life together in worship, fellowship, and service. There’s no upper or lower age limit on this group. All are welcome on the second Tuesday of the month from 1:30-3:00pm. Meetings are held in The Rock (enter Door L).
September 11 — Ice Cream/Cookie Social
October 9 — Mission Project
November 13 — Creating Gifts for our Shut-Ins
December 11 — Christmas Dinner with Special Music (this event begins at 12:00pm)
January 8 — Human Trafficking in Michigan/Info for Grandparents
February 12 — Remembering our Shut-Ins, Military, and College Students
March 12 — Cookies, Coffee, and Conversation with a Michigan Senator and Georgetown Twp Representative
April 9 — Tour Fair Haven’s former location
May 14 — Potluck Picnic at Hager Park
Common Grounds Men’s Group meets on Wednesday mornings from 9:00-11:00am in room 213/215
Memory Loss Support Group meets the second Thursday of every month from 1:00-2:00pm in the 100 wing (enter Door F or G).