Sep
20
Thu
Grand Love @ McComb School Library
Sep 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

A support group for grandparents raising their grandkids and other children affected by addiction is forming in McComb.

Grand Love, a program sponsored by the Family Resource Center of Northwest Ohio, premiered in Findlay last May. McComb organizer Deb Ewing said formation of the rural version has been in the works for the past year, with its first meeting set for Jan. 18.

Meetings are open to people living in McComb and the surrounding area and will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. every Thursday in the McComb school library (enter through north front door #2). Meetings will be facilitated by Family Resource Center professionals, with an emphasis on peer support. Registration is not required, although those bringing kids are encouraged to call ahead so arrangements to provide child care can be made.

For more information about McComb’s group, call Ewing at 419-306-9489 or email ewingd@mccombschool.org.

Sep
21
Fri
SMART Recovery Meeting @ Focus on Friends
Sep 21 @ 3:00 pm

Focus on Friends now offers a SMART Recovery (Self-Management and Recovery Training) group led by a trained facilitator.

The group meets at 3 p.m. each Friday at 509 W. Trenton Ave., and no registration is needed.
SMART Recovery is a nonprofit international organization that provides science-based, self-empowering support groups for abstaining from addiction. The program uses techniques drawn primarily from cognitive behavior therapy and motivational interviewing.

The SMART Recovery program is under continuous revision, and changes as scientific knowledge about addiction treatment and recovery evolves. It is reviewed by both practicing addiction treatment professionals, who volunteer as advisers to the organization, and the International Advisory Council, which includes many of the world’s leading addiction scientists.

Call Focus on Friends at 419-423-5071 for more details.

Reading the Cosmos in Second Temple Jewish Literature: Nature as Model, Sign, Punishment, Witness and Mystery @ Centennial Hall's Stutzman Lecture Hall
Sep 21 @ 4:00 pm

Jackie Wyse-Rhodes, assistant professor of religion at Bluffton University, will present the free colloquium “Reading the Cosmos in Second Temple Jewish Literature: Nature as Model, Sign, Punishment, Witness and Mystery” at 4 p.m. Friday in Centennial Hall’s Stutzman Lecture Hall, Bluffton University. Wyse-Rhodes will consider portrayals of the natural world in early Jewish and Christian literature. She says nature is variously depicted as a model of righteousness, a sign of things to come, a giver of testimony, an instrument of judgment and a heavenly mystery. Such images informed the religious imaginations of early Jewish and Christian communities, and their meaningfulness endures today.

Reflections on the Soul of the University @ Winebrenner Theological Seminary’s TLB Auditorium
Sep 21 @ 7:30 pm

“Reflections on the Soul of the University” will be the subject of a free, public talk to be given by the Rev. William Reist, recently retired senior pastor at College First Church of God. The event will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Winebrenner Theological Seminary’s TLB Auditorium as part of the University of Findlay’s DeBow and Catherine Moore Freed Contemporary Christian Lecture Series. Reist will explore the nature of UF’s Christian heritage in the larger world of church-related higher education. He will propose ideas that would clarify and strengthen the university’s promise that it is “grounded in faith.”

Sep
24
Mon
Grand Love @ Family Resource Center
Sep 24 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Grand Love, a support group for grandparents raising grandchildren, meets Mondays, 4 to 5:30 p.m., at 1941 Carlin St., Findlay. Call 419-422-8616.

Sep
27
Thu
Sew Many Memories @ Birchaven Village
Sep 27 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Bridge Bereavement Services is offering a “Sew Many Memories” grief support program from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Sept. 27 and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 6 at Birchaven Village, 15100 Birchaven Lane.

This program will offer participants the opportunity to turn their loved one’s clothing into a keepsake. The Sept. 27 session will be for planning purposes and the Oct. 6 session will be used for sewing.

“Parting with clothing that belonged to a deceased loved one can often be an emotional decision to make,” said Niki Sidle, Bridge bereavement coordinator. “This program will allow those who recently lost someone close to them to turn that clothing into a heartfelt keepsake.”

The program is open to any adult, child or family who has recently experienced the death of a loved one. No sewing experience is necessary, and volunteers will be available to assist. Participants must attend both sessions.

Registration is required by Sept. 24. RSVP at 419-423-5351 or by emailing bridge@bvhealthsystem.org.

Grand Love @ McComb School Library
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

A support group for grandparents raising their grandkids and other children affected by addiction is forming in McComb.

Grand Love, a program sponsored by the Family Resource Center of Northwest Ohio, premiered in Findlay last May. McComb organizer Deb Ewing said formation of the rural version has been in the works for the past year, with its first meeting set for Jan. 18.

Meetings are open to people living in McComb and the surrounding area and will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. every Thursday in the McComb school library (enter through north front door #2). Meetings will be facilitated by Family Resource Center professionals, with an emphasis on peer support. Registration is not required, although those bringing kids are encouraged to call ahead so arrangements to provide child care can be made.

For more information about McComb’s group, call Ewing at 419-306-9489 or email ewingd@mccombschool.org.

Persons Affected by a Loved One’s Suicide @ Aller Room at Blanchard Valley Hospital
Sep 27 @ 7:00 pm

Persons Affected by a Loved one’s Suicide (PALS) will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Aller Room at Blanchard Valley Hospital.

The group is free, open to all grieving the loss of a loved one to suicide, and professionally facilitated by Century Health.

The group meets the fourth Thursday of each month, except November, when it meets the third Thursday. The group also has a small lending library and speakers available for groups or classes.

Contact Nancy Stephani at 419-425-5050 for more details.

Sep
28
Fri
SMART Recovery Meeting @ Focus on Friends
Sep 28 @ 3:00 pm

Focus on Friends now offers a SMART Recovery (Self-Management and Recovery Training) group led by a trained facilitator.

The group meets at 3 p.m. each Friday at 509 W. Trenton Ave., and no registration is needed.
SMART Recovery is a nonprofit international organization that provides science-based, self-empowering support groups for abstaining from addiction. The program uses techniques drawn primarily from cognitive behavior therapy and motivational interviewing.

The SMART Recovery program is under continuous revision, and changes as scientific knowledge about addiction treatment and recovery evolves. It is reviewed by both practicing addiction treatment professionals, who volunteer as advisers to the organization, and the International Advisory Council, which includes many of the world’s leading addiction scientists.

Call Focus on Friends at 419-423-5071 for more details.

Oct
1
Mon
Grand Love @ Family Resource Center
Oct 1 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Grand Love, a support group for grandparents raising grandchildren, meets Mondays, 4 to 5:30 p.m., at 1941 Carlin St., Findlay. Call 419-422-8616.

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