Support Groups at First Pres

Support groups provide educational opportunities, information about resources, assistance with problem solving, an opportunity to share feelings and the invaluable support of others in similar situations. Life often can place severe stress on one’s faith and spiritual life; so each group has a strong spiritual context and prayer support component to uplift and undergird those in difficult situations.

Alcoholics Anonymous/Other Addictions: AA is a fellowship of men and woman who share their experience; strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others recover from alcoholism and other addictions. Meets every Tuesday and Friday at 12 p.m. in room 030.

Al-Anon - High Noon Al-Anon Family Group Meetings: Al-Anon Family Group Meetings convene on Tuesdays, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. The Al-Anon Family Groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength and hope in order to solve their common problems. We believe alcoholism is a family illness and that changed attitudes can aid recovery. Al-Anon has but one purpose: to help families of alcoholics.

ALS Support  Group (Lou Gehrig’s Disease):  Meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, 6:00 p.m. in the Spruce room: Any and all ALS patients and families are invited to come and join us.  For more information, contact Julie at 481-1906.

Alzheimer's Care Givers Support Group: Meets 3rd Thursday of each month at 1:30 p.m. in Room 205. The Alzheimer's Care Givers Support Group is a faith-based, caring environment where you can share your concerns, your fears, and the many other issues associated with this heartbreaking disease. You might say that this is a place where you can tell strangers what you can’t tell friends. 

It is a safe environment for emotional support and sharing as you make this journey with a loved one.  You'll also find helpful resources for Alzheimer's victims and their caregivers.  Anyone whose life has been touched by the devastating effects of a loved one suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease can attend.  

This is a confidential meeting where caregivers often form a lasting bond with those going through the same daily problems associated with this disease and other forms of dementia which can cause the same symptoms.

Diabetes Support Group: Meetings offer education, information, and prayer in support of people with diabetes, their families and friends.  This includes those who are Type 1, Type 2, or are people with prediabetes. Interested adult family and friends, including those in the community are invited. Meets on the 2nd Saturday every month from 10-11 a.m. in the Weber Street Center Conference Room. 
Meetings offer education, information, and prayer in support of people with diabetes, their families and friends.  Interested adults are welcome. Contact Caring Ministries, 884-6145.

FaithNet: YOU ARE NOT ALONE. FaithNet is a FREE, peer-led family support group (a program of the National Alliance on Mental Illness). Second and fourth Mondays, 6:30- 8 p.m., in the Weber Street Center, Spruce Room, the group supports family members, caregivers and friends of individuals of any age living with mental illness. Get the support you need in a confidential, welcoming, safe, non-judgmental and spiritually nourishing environment that draws on the collective knowledge and experiences of the group. For more information, contact Angie, Caring Ministries, 719-884-6145. To learn more, click here.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren:  A Christian-centered support and encouragement for both individuals and couples dealing with issues of raising the grandkids, including education, finances, healthcare and many other areas.  Contact Nancy, 578-8007

H.O.P.E - Hearts of Peace for Eternity:  A Bible Study for Recovering Women: This group offers HOPE to women struggling with alcohol or drug addiction, through accepting, confidential, and loving support in a safe and caring environment.  Please join us as we recover from addiction and develop a personal relationship with God.  Contact Kim at 719-337-7572 for more information.

Parkinson's Support Group: Second Saturday of each month, 10 a.m. Meetings offering mutual caring and support to Parkinson’s disease patients, their caregivers and family members.  Meetings are held in the Aspen Room in the Weber Street Center.

Pathway to Healing: Monday evenings at 6:30 at the office of Kim Jaquess. Weekly meeting for wives of men with sexual addictions.  For more information call Kim 719-532-0151

Serenity, Strength, & Hope: Emotions Anonymous is a fellowship of people who share their experiences, feelings, strengths, weaknesses, and hopes in order to solve their emotional problems and to discover a way to live at peace with unsolved problems. Please call 719-884-6145 for more information. 

For more information about these programs call the Caring Ministries office at 719.884.6145 or e-mail 


Hospital Equipment

Through the generous support of those in our congregation, certain items of hospital equipment are available for loan to our members.  If you have a temporary need, contact Congregational Support at 719.884.6144 to find out availability of the items.  In order for us to be good stewards of our resources, all equipment must be checked out and returned through this office.