We all go through hard times, and sometimes it’s difficult to release, so instead we keep things in. Bottling up negative emotions causes stress, which can be harmful to your health.
Instead, try letting them out at one of Zion Lutheran Church’s various small groups and support groups. These special groups are completely free of charge and are always open to the public.
One such support group focuses on the universally challenging issues that surround cancer. Cancer is a devastating disease that affects millions of people all around the world. Going through it — whether it’s you or a loved one — is unique and both physically and emotionally tiring, which is why the church invites everyone to its cancer support group. The group meets every second Monday of the month at the church at 9:30 a.m. This group is open to patients as well as friends and family members. Anyone affected by cancer is welcome to join.
Addiction is another universal struggle. For anyone who has dealt with addiction or has known someone with addiction, you know what a crippling illness it can be. The road to recovery may never come, but when it does, it’s a long and hard road. No matter how long an addict has been clean, he or she is forever in recovery and needs support.
The church offers just that with its Celebrate Recovery support group. The group is for recovery of “hurts, habits and hang-ups” or addictions of any kind. In an effort to offer the best support possible the group meets every Saturday at 6:30 p.m. at the Hub. This includes both small and large group gatherings as well as dinner.
Can’t make it out to church? If you’re sick or there’s bad weather, stay in and still be a part of Zion Lutheran Church’s services. Every Sunday at 6 p.m., it broadcasts its service from the night before, so tune into KCMR Radio 97.9 to hear the word of God from the comfort of your own home.
For more about the church, peruse its website at www.zionclearlake.org or stop by at 112 N. Fourth St.