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Support Groups

Life is full of joy, but we know that it also has its share of hurts. At Cornerstone Lutheran Church, we have a heart for loving people through their pain, whether they are in our church or our community. Hope can be found in support groups like CLC Cancer Ministry, GriefShare, Caregivers, Employment needs, or for those with Disabilities. Find out more, below.

Support Groups

  • CLC Cancer Ministry

    Cancer Companions Team

    Cancer Companions are trained volunteers who reach out to anyone in treatment, post-treatment or to their loved ones to bring hope to the recipient’s cancer journey through:

    • Christ-centered cancer support groups
    • One-to-one meetings
    • Uplifting Christian cancer blogs
    • Seeing God In Your Cancer Journey: A scripture-filled Bible study and video series.

    For information on helping with or being helped by Cancer Companions, contact:

    Download Cancer Companions brochure

    Cancer Companions Support Group

    Are you or your loved one on a cancer journey? You are not alone! Find hope and strength for the journey. Join our local community of cancer patients and caregivers coming together in faith in Christ. Contact one of the co-leaders listed above for more information.

    Cancer Companions National Group

    Want more information about Cancer Companions, including resources and blogs about the cancer journey? CLICK HERE.

    Handmade Prayer Shawls for Cancer Patients

    Knitting or crocheting is a wonderful way to use your talents to help others feel a bit of comfort. Cancer Companions is working to complete 500 comfort bags for local cancer patients. Each bag includes a hand knitted or crocheted shawl. Donated shawls can be dropped off at any church site (mark them “prayer shawls, Carmel site”). Questions? Contact Robin Wong (click here) or Cindy Koelsch (click here).

    Want to knit/crochet in fellowship with others? Join us on various Mondays from 7-8:30 pm in the Carmel Seniors Lounge. (Please contact Robin or Cindy, listed above, for dates.) Bring your own supplies. Don’t know how to knit or crochet? This is the perfect time to learn!

  • Cancer Companions: 30 Days of Cancer Prayer

    We all have been touched by cancer or know someone touched by cancer. Cancer is ugly. Have you ever wanted to do something to fight back? What if, together, we battled cancer one prayer at a time?

    From January 26 through February 24, you can join with other churches around the country for Cancer Companions’ “30 Days of Cancer Prayer” event. It’s an amazing thing for all of us to be praying for the same cancer problems on the same day for 30 days!

    Choose your way to register:

    Get video prayers to your phone: Text the word "CANCER" to 57838.

    Get video prayers to your email: CLICK HERE

    Join their Facebook page: CLICK HERE

    For more information on this prayer event, click here to visit their website.

  • GriefShare

    If you’ve lost a spouse, child, parent, or friend, it can be a confusing time—you may feel isolated and have many questions about things you’ve never faced before. Don’t go through it alone. Join a caring group of people that will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. The GriefShare recovery support group meets for 13 weeks and will help you face these challenges so you can move toward rebuilding your life.

    The next class will start Monday, January 13, 2020 (through April 6), from 7-9 pm, in Carmel room 101A. There is a $15 charge for materials, and scholarships are available. For more information and to register for the class, contact Kristy Long (click here to email or call 317.690.1194).

  • Caregiver Support

    Third Tuesday of the month
    7-9 PM
    Carmel, Seniors Lounge

    If you are caring for or making care decisions for loved ones facing health issues associated principally with aging or memory loss, find support, encouragement, and resources through our Caregivers Support Group.

    For more information, email Chris Doron or call 317.339.6808.

  • Disabilities Ministry

    Friendship Bible Class
    Tuesdays (September-May)
    7-8 PM
    Carmel: Room 102

    This Bible class ministers with adults with intellectual disabilities. The purpose of the class is to provide fellowship and spiritual enrichment as the participants praise God with song, prayer and Bible stories. (The class will not meet Dec. 25 or Jan. 1.) High school age and adults are encouraged to join in the fellowship!

    Contact: Email Kim Orr

    Friendship Saturday
    First Saturday of every month (October-May)
    9 AM-3 PM
    Carmel, Room 123

    Friendship Saturday is a day of fun for developmentally challenged adults - and a day of respite for those who care for them. These friends will experience games, crafts, Bible studies, and play. Lunch is included. Volunteers age 14 & up are always needed and welcomed.

    Contacts: Email Carole Halcomb or call 317.253.8738.
    Email Janie Willenbrock or call 317.849.5515.

    Can you provide lunch? If you or your small group would like to provide lunch for the group, email Lorene Simpson or call 317.816.0039.

  • Employment

    The Cornerstone Lutheran Church Employment Ministry is a faith-based outreach ministry that provides support and assistance to individuals and families through different phases of career transition. This group is open to anyone seeking to improve their employment situation.

    Volunteer your expertise

    We are looking for volunteers to provide mentoring and support specific to their field. You would be committing to:

    • Sharing your expertise in coaching on career paths or the job search process specific to your occupational industry.
    • Connecting fellow Cornerstone Lutheran disciples with others to aid in their spiritual or occupational growth.
    • Partnering with other volunteers to share your experiences to broaden the outreach of the Employment Ministry.

    To provide support, email Cheryl Schaefer.

    Schedule an appointment

    Our team of volunteers is passionate about serving anyone who is unemployed, under-employed or considering a career transition. If you'd like to meet with one of us individually email Cheryl Schaefer.