- Sunday: 9:20 & 11am
- Sunday: 9:20am, 11am & 6pm
Separation, divorce or the end of another long-term
relationship is painful, and you may be tempted to pull away from everyone. Allow us to help you through this ordeal and provide a safe environment where you can process what you're going through.
DivorceCare at Overlake is a group of about 15 people who, like you, are going through a difficult time. Volunteer group facilitators also understand - each has experienced divorce and knows that recovery from divorce is an ongoing process. They share the hope that you can, once again, feel whole, healed and deeply connected to God.
Feel free check out OCC's DivorceCare support-centered class anytime during its 12 week repeating cycle. Topics discussed include, Anger, Loneliness, Children & Divorce, Depression, Forgiveness, New Relationships, Reconciliation and Surviving Financially. A typical DivorceCare class includes a brief, topical DVD teaching followed by about 75 minutes of interactive discussion around tables of eight or so.
You don't have to attend OCC (or any church) to be part of DivorceCare - in fact, you don't even have to be a Christian or follow any particular faith - DivorceCare is an inclusive and empathetic environment that's open to everyone - even those who've never been married, but are going through the break-up of a significant relationship.
So don't go through that alone - and feel to drop in ANYTIME to check it out...even just once during DC's 12 week repeating cycle.
While not required, REGISTERING for DivorceCare below (free) will let us know to expect you. Also, a BBQ meal is offered from 6 pm - 6:25 pm on Tuesdays ($4 suggested donation). Join us!
REGISTER NOW for DivorceCare for Kids (DC4K) for the children of parents attending OCC's DivorceCare, Celebrate Recovery, or any other Tuesday evening support group. Click that link for more information and to register (free). Other Tuesday evening children's ministry programs (newborn - age 12) are offered throughout the year for a small suggested donation. For more information, email or call Kenzie in OCC's Caring Ministries office at 425.895.5923.
Divorce Recovery is an ongoing support group that meets every Monday at 7 pm (except holidays) in a room just inside the back/east doors of Overlake Christian Church. It has a different vibe than OCC's DivorceCare, which is a repeating, support-based class that runs in 12 week cycles, September through mid-June.
Both groups offer topic-driven, weekly teaching, interaction/discussion and a strong, empathetic sense of community. Divorce Recovery may be considered a bit more long form with extended discussion related to a particular issue - while DivorceCare moves energetically between different, germane topics week-to-week, and then repeats three times a year. Also, there is no BBQ or children's ministry programs offered on Monday evenings.
Some folks are part of both DivorceCare and Divorce Recovery - and there may be occasional social interaction/activities between group members outside of the evening meetings.