Support Groups

Below you will find information on the GriefShare, DivorceCare, Fight or Flight: Managing Anxiety Support Groups. 

You may also find more information on other small groups at the Forest Lake Church through the Lifegroups page.

  • GriefShare is a 13-week program offering Christ-centered teaching that focuses on grief topics associated with the death of a loved one. You will find encouragement, comfort and help in grieving the death of a spouse, child, parent, sibling, other family member, or friend. No matter what the cause of your loved one’s death, this is an opportunity to be around people who understand what you are feeling. You will learn how to recognize the symptoms of being stuck in grief and that you do not need to live in bondage to certain emotions. You will learn valuable information about facing your new normal in life and renewing your hope for the future. 

    Begins: March 22, 2021

    Day: Monday

    Time: 6-7:30pm

    Location: Room 6

    Leader:  Bobbie Jean Cabezas works as a registered nurse in Central Florida. She enjoys spending time outdoors, and being a soccer mom. She is passionate about creating positive connections between people who can learn and support each other. 

    E-mail griefshareflc21@gmail.com for more information.

  • Healing from divorce is not easy. Within the DivorceCare group, people dealing with separation or divorce can find tools, understanding and support to help them cope with their pain and give them hope for the future. It is easy to feel isolated and have lots of questions about issues never encountered before. Our DivorceCare group meets weekly online to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. This 13-week Christ-centered program will give you not only tools to help deal with your separation or divorce, but the support of others who can walk with you as you navigate the new road ahead. 

    Day: Tuesday

    Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

    Location: Virtual Meetings via Zoom

    Leader: Jessica Lopez is a pandemic homeschooling, single mom of one daughter while she also  helps as a caretaker for both her grandparents. She enjoys reading, music, fishing and camping. Her hope is to make sure those who are hurting from separation or divorce know that they don’t have to do it alone.

    E-mail divorcecareleadership@gmail.com for more information

  • Are you often worried, afraid or angry? Do you struggle to stay focused? Do you have trouble getting or staying asleep? Anxiety is such a common mental health challenge In the U. S. that it has become a part of our daily life. Our support group is a safe place to share experiences and learn some practical coping skills to manage our anxiety. Come join us this week as we make friends with our anxiety.

    Day: Sunday

    Time: 10:00 a.m. 

    Location: Forest Lake Church, Room 4

    Leader: Jackie Curran is a long-standing member of the Forest Lake Church. She has a heart for ministry and a strong desire to see others not only survive life, but thrive in the living. Jackie brings a calm determination and a wealth of life-knowledge to share as leader of this group.

    E-mail curranjackiegal@gmail.com for more information

  • Aegis is defined as “the protection, backing, or support of a particular person or organization” and that is what we offer. Join our group as we talk about the things that are pressing such as:

    •       What happens when a loved one comes out?
    •       How do we balance the knowledge with the feelings and emotions that are present?
    •       How do we close that gap that can exist?

    Whether you are feeling anger or resentment or grief or pride, it’s good to have the support of others who are going through the same thing or have walked this path before you. Come as you are. All are welcome.

    Leader: Candy DeVore is Counseling Coordinator at the Forest Lake Church. 

    Email findsupport@forestlakechurch.org for more information.

  • Stability Wellness focuses on restorative body movement while actively worshiping Jesus’ heart, soul, mind, and strength creating a fitness that meets us at our core. Each class participant can expect to experience different positions and postures to strengthen, tone, and improve flexibility and balance all the while gaining a release of anxiety and stress. To maximize the benefits of this class, please bring a mat and a bottle of water. At this time, masks are required for all participants.

    Day: Sunday

    Time: 9:00 a.m. 

    Location: Forest Lake Church, YA Classroom

    Leader: Maria Touchard is a Christian Certified Yoga instructor.  She has completed her 500 master teacher yoga training certification from an accreted Christian yoga school.  She also has certifications in Trauma Informed Yoga and Restorative Yoga. 

    Email findsupport@forestlakechurch.org for more information.