Support Groups at Fourth

Fourth Presbyterian’s Women’s Cancer Support Group is one of my important sources of support,” one group member wrote recently. “The reason I love this group is because, to me, it is a constant reminder of God’s words and strong prayers that I am not fighting alone, and hearing other cancer patients and caregivers share also has strengthened my faith.”

In any given week, there are multiple support groups meeting at Fourth or online which strive to help those in our midst who are navigating particular life challenges. Fourth’s groups serve as places to share experiences and receive encouragement from others who know similar struggles. These groups include:

  • GriefShare, a safe, welcoming place where people understand the difficult emotions of loss, learn helpful ways of coping with grief in all its unpredictability, and gain solid support each step of the way.
  • DivorceCare, offering a Bible-centered program and a caring, non-judgmental place to meet with others who are going through the same struggles. DivorceCare teaches helpful, positive ways to meet the challenges involved with divorce or separation.
  • Blended Families, which provides resources and encouragement to help blended families process challenges and grow in healthy relationships.

Fourth’s Women’s Ministry offers two more groups: the Women’s Infertility Support Group and Women’s Cancer Support Group. Both meet one Sunday a month for lunch, sharing, and prayer. Each group’s participants also typically read a book together for discussion at their gatherings.

In addition, Fourth’s Disability Ministry offers a Moms Group and a Dads Group that meet online regularly throughout the year, supporting parents of children affected by disabilities.

Fourth’s support groups are here for you and are open to all, regardless of affiliation with Fourth. If you or someone you care about could benefit from the hope and encouragement that comes from connecting with others in similar circumstances and with a biblical worldview, please find our support group details on the Congregational Care webpage, Women’s Ministry webpage, or Disability Ministry webpage, or reach out to Congregational Care Administrative Assistant Noel Bradley at