Support Groups and Classes
The following ministries are formed around regular classes, meetings or workshops that are designed to support or inspire. Most are headed by lay leaders.
Care Givers Support Group
WHEN: Mondays, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Led by Gayl Braymer
Caregiving a loved one can be isolating and overwhelming. Our group provides confidential, loving support to those involved in caregiving. We seek to give emotional support and resource suggestions to those in need. More information: Contact Gayl Braymer at [email protected] or 214-906-2170.
Women's Cancer Support Group
WHEN: 1st Monday of each month**, 1:45 to 3 p.m.
WHERE: In the Parlor
Led by Sue Patton and Charlie Stobaugh
The Women’s Cancer Support Group is a long-term support system for information, referrals, feedback, and a feeling of safety, shared by other women who have experienced cancer and from those who are in the fight right now. A licensed professional counselor meets with the group weekly. Questions: Sue Patton, [email protected], or Charlie Stobaugh, [email protected]. **If the 1st Monday of the month is a holiday, the meeting is pushed to the 2nd Monday of the month.
Prayer Shawl Knitting Ministry
WHEN: First Tuesdays of the month, 1 to 3 p.m.
WHERE: Room 103
Led by Peggy Carr
To date, over 2,801 prayer shawls have been knitted and distributed by the Saint Michael Prayer Shawl Knitting Ministry, extending the love of our parish to those who are hurting or ill. Each of these shawls is tagged with a label that identifies it as being knit with love at Saint Michael and a healing prayer is added. Each shawl is blessed by the clergy and by the entire congregation prior to distribution. Join us for camaraderie, prayers and the joy of knitting a message of love. Questions: Contact Peggy Carr, [email protected].
8-Week Grief Workshop
Comfort and Hope for the Journey of Grief
WHEN: 6–8 p.m. Wednesdays, February 8–March 29
Led by Regina Hunt of Faith and Grief Ministries
Participate in a supportive community, learn ways to cope, and practice spiritual exercises that bring comfort.
Spring 2023 Workshop: Register by February 7, 2023
Registration: https://www.faithandgrief.org/smaa/ Questions: Katherine Bowen, [email protected]
Praying Our Goodbyes
WHEN: 10 to 11:30 a.m., third Wednesday of the month
Led by The Rev. Christian Basel
Praying Our Goodbyes is a grief and support ministry at Saint Michael for those who are experiencing a loss of any kind. Based on readings from the book Praying Our Goodbyes, by Joyce Rupp, we share our experiences together and focus on different aspects of our grief during each session. Contact the Rev. Christian Basel, [email protected] to RSVP or with questions.
GRASP Dallas Chapter
Grief Recovery After Substance Passing
WHEN: 6:30 p.m. Meeting on the Second Thursday of the month
GRASP was created to offer understanding, compassion, and support for those who have lost someone they love through addiction and overdose. Anyone who has lost a loved one through substance use knows that society treats this loss differently than a death from any other cause. There is no blame. The person struggled with their disease but, ultimately, this disease took their life. Everyone who wants to find a safe place to express their concern, grief and walk toward understanding and grief recovery from the passing of a loved one from substance death, is welcome. For more information: See http://grasphelp.org/ Or contact Paula Calise, [email protected]
WHEN: Sundays - Jan 22, 29, Feb 5 and 12, 2023 at 10 a.m.
WHERE: Room 103
Led by The Rev. Greg Pickens and Noralyn Pickens Ph.D.
This series is led by The Rev. Greg Pickens and Noralyn Pickens, Ph.D. and is offered to prepare couples for marriage and their life together.
Registration and questions: Assistant for Liturgy and Worship, Dianne Boyd, [email protected], See Weddings to review the details of scheduling a wedding at Saint Michael.