WE MEET on the SECOND THURSDAY of the Month
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7:00 - 8:30
For more information, please call (575) 623-5438
You don't have to do this alone.
One of the best advantages of a support group is the realization that you’re not alone. There are others who have experienced similar or the same problem and they want to encourage you, help you, pray for you - and we need YOUR encouragement, as well!
At Cancer With Grace, we’ve experienced first-hand the power of learning together. Mutual encouragementbrightens our attitudes, lightens our loads, and we are renewed in dealing with the ups and downs brought on by cancer.
We understand that checking out a support group for the first time can be uncomfortable: Can I trust them? What if I can’t identify with anyone? But our first promise is that we’ll keep our stories confidential and honor each person and their journey.
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What to expect
Our meetings last about an hour-and-a-half. Being nervous about your first visit is natural, but we promise you’ll be loved and respected. You'll be invited to share, but never pressured. You might get a lot out of the meeting by simply listening to the stories of others and benefit from the available resources provided.
We want you to be encouraged in your first steps toward healing and becoming a thriving survivor.
A word on "social distancing": some of us are still going through chemo or radiation and that makes our immune system weak. Even if you have a cold - but especially if you've got a fever or coughing - consider staying home and joining us via Zoom (just let us know ✉).
So what do we do?
Reduce Feelings of Helplessness
Provide a Sense of Control
Better Manage Emotions
Improve quality of Life
Provides Coping Skills
Part 1: Warming Up. We’ll always have some snacks, and beverages, so relax, chat, and make some new friends! Next, we’ll have some introductions and you’ll hear some stories, and you’ll have the opportunity to share your own if you wish.
Part 2: Powering Up. This is skill building. Whether you’re a patient or a caregiver, perhaps one of the most daunting and confusing tasks you’ll face is getting a handle on how to get healthy and how it affects everything. We’ll discuss getting a grasp on therapy, the challenges for family, the management and mitigation of side-effects, and where and who to turn to with specific needs — just to name a few. It’s our goal to help give you a basic skill set of negotiating care and to self-advocate the process of healing, and build a network of friends and survivors who’ve walked the road.
Part 3: Prayer. God instructs us through His Word to love and support each other, no matter what. He wants us to trust Him. We should also pray for healing, strengthening and consolation in our affliction. The secret weapon we have at Cancer With Grace is that we have a loving Heavenly Father who care about us at each step of our journey.
Give it a try! At Grace, we believe that no one should go it alone! Our prayer for you is that you’ll be strengthened while walking with others, empowered with the grace God always intended for you to have.
Jan 12 - Taking Control of Problems and Goal Setting
Feb 9 - Dr. Rey Martinez: Nutrition
Mar 9 - Encouragement in Walking the Path
Apr 13 - TBA
May 11 - Dealing with Difficult Emotions and Communication
June 08 - Dealing with Pain and Uncertainty
July 13 - Dr. Rey Martinez: Exercise
Aug 10 - Kelly Cassells "Getting Your Affairs in Order" Legal night
Sept 14 - Shirley McVey: "Dealing with Depression"
Oct 12- Dealing with Fear and Anxiety
Nov 9 - TBA
Dec 14 - Christmas Party
The Vision of Cancer with Grace is to support every cancer patient in Roswell with the appropriate support they need so that their lives are richer and fuller and their cancer battle meaningful.
Our Mission is two-fold: To bring glory to God by supporting cancer patients, their families, and/or caregivers through fellowship, resources, encouragement, and prayer. Cancer With Grace is a mission out-reach to Roswell. We believe that loving our neighbor as ourselves is a priority to our Lord, and having a living relationship with him is paramount.