We offer a variety of support groups to help individuals, couples and families deal with various life issues. Support groups provide a ring of supportive love and care around an individual who finds him/herself in a time of crisis, challenge, and/or heartache. All Support Group Leaders have received extensive and on-going training. The leader of each Support Group has walked through the specific crisis in which s/he serves, and having found Christ’s love, compassion and direction out of his/her pain, to grow into serving others through His grace and guidance. If you have questions about any of these groups, you may contact the leader, or call our church office at 343-1484.
Guidelines to Follow When Submitting a Prayer Request
Bidwell Presbyterian Church is a praying community. We value the opportunity to pray with and for individuals. If you are in need of prayer you may submit your prayer request and the request will be emailed to a list of hundreds of people in our congregation who have committed to praying when they receive the emails. When submitting a prayer request, please note the following:
1) You must secure the permission of anyone for whom you are submitting a prayer request. Otherwise, please submit your request without the individuals’ names.
2) You must limit your request to 60 words or less. All prayer requests are subject to being edited before they are sent out to the email distribution list.
3) Not all prayer requests can be sent out quickly. Our usual turnaround is 24 hours, but that cannot always be guaranteed.
4) Please remember that there are many people reading the requests, so confidentiality and sensitivity to details should be honored. If you would like someone to pray one-on-one with you, please contact the church office at 343-1484 to make a request for a Deacon or Stephen Minister.
Thursdays 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Grief Share is not scheduled to start until February 2020. Please use the following link Griefshare.org to find a Grief Share class in your area.
Talking with others is a healing ingredient in the journey of grief. If you or a friend are struggling with loss, consider attending this Christian based class. A 13 week series is offered at Bidwell Presbyterian Church twice each year: spring 2020 and fall 2020.
Each meeting will center around a professionally produced DVD, group discussion, and workbook assignments and notes. Grief Share will meet every Thursday evening, 6:00pm-8:00pm, beginning Spring of 2020. There is $20 fee for the workbook Register will open in January 2020. Call the church office 343-1484 for more information, or if you need immediate one-on-one support. Facilitator for the Spring 2020 course will be Pamela R. Drennan, MFT, 342-2878.
Wednesdays 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Whether you’re going through a divorce or you’ve been divorced for a while, you don’t have to go it alone.
DivorceCare can help you recover from the pain of separation and divorce. Our program uses a DVD-based curriculum developed by a national Christian organization. Each week there’s a lesson followed by small group discussion. Discussions are facilitated by trained volunteers who’ve personally experienced divorce and have successfully managed its consequences.
DivorceCare occurs Wednesday of every week from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. starting May 8, 2019. DivorceCare is a 13-week course that meets at Bidwell Presbyterian Church, Room 112, in the main Sanctuary building. This is a confidential, grace-filled, environment for individuals who wish to find help. Drop in at any point. Childcare is available with a two week advance notice. Contact the office at 343-1484 to register for childcare. There is a $20 fee for the DivorceCare workbook. Registration opens April 10, 2019