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Cancer Support Group, March 5

Did you know that LAUMC has a Cancer Support Group? The group has been meeting for more than a year, with about a dozen members. The format has proven to be effective for all to participate. All cancer survivors (and you are a survivor the minute you receive the diagnosis) from the church and from the community are invited to attend the monthly meetings, held on the first Thursdays of each month. Participants are educated by outside experts and supported by each other.

The next meeting is Thursday, March 5, 7:30–9:00pm in the Resource Center. If you have questions, contact Lou Ercoli (650-962-0962).

Caregivers Support Group Informational Meeting, Feb. 8

If you are caring for a loved one, you may benefit from participating in a Caregiver Support Group for the opportunity to talk about your feelings and concerns in a caring, safe environment and learn how others handle difficult situations. Come to an informational meeting on Saturday, February 8, 10:00–11:30am in the Live Oak Room to learn more about an upcoming support group for caregivers.

LAUMC’s Congregational Care Ministry is collaborating with the Wellness Committee at The Forum at Rancho San Antonio to offer a Caregiver Support Group. The informational meeting will give interested persons an opportunity to meet the facilitator, Samara Miller, MFT. Caregivers who have participated in prior groups with Samara will also be available to answer questions.

The next Caregiver Support Group will run on Saturdays, February 15 – April 4, 10:30am–12:00pm at The Forum. If enough people sign up, a second group will meet on the same dates at LAUMC, 1:00–2:30pm. The cost is $22.50 per session. If you have questions, contact Sue Shaffer (650-967-0558).

Good Grief Group Starts in January

After the loss of a loved one, we all need a support system to help us as we move through our grief journey. Find support and healing as your cope with your loss in a six-week support group. Save the date for LAUMC’s next Good Grief Support Group: Sundays, January 19 – March 2, 7:00–8:30pm in the Redwood Room. Space is limited; please register online. Contact Megan Allende with questions.