Support Groups


Candle Lighters

Fridays, 10 am-2 pm

Candle Lighters, an outreach ministry of Horizon, is a meeting place for adults with memory issues. Open to persons of all faiths, races, and ethnicities, Candle Lighters provides participates weekly activity-based program, including exercise, games, music, and art. It also gives a respite for caregivers. Though donations are appreciated, there is no charge to participate in this program. Members report that Candle Lighters is the highlight of each week for them!

Candle Lighters celebrated six years of ministry on January 25, 2019. The program have served more than 50 members, with more than 17 volunteers, with 221 meetings and more than 4,024 hours.

Volunteer Opportunity: Volunteering with Candle Lighters is an easy, fun, and fulfilling opportunity for giving back to the community. If you would like to visit one Friday to see how enjoyable and rewardng Candle Lighters is, please email. candlelighters@horizonuu.org

“It gives me joy and peace to be with our members, enjoying our time together with no one worrying about what used to be.  Our members are amazing people who challenge us and enrich our lives while we enrich their lives.” —John Gill


Caregiver Support 
Group

3rd Fridays, 10-11:30 am

This Caregiver Support Group, an outreach ministry of Horizon, is for anyone caring for a spouse, parent, relative, friend or companion with dementia. Join with others walking the same difficult path in a safe and friendly place as we share mutual support, information and experience. Church membership not required; anyone from the community is welcome.

caregiversupport@horizonuu.org


Healthy Women

1st Thursdays, 7:30-9 PM

The Healthy Women Group provides support and encouragement for women with various health-related goals, such as increasing their level of fitness, eating more nutritiously, losing weight or maintaining weight, dealing with health challenges, and developing stress reduction techniques. Our monthly meetings include a time of group exercise, a discussion of a topical, health-related article, and a check-in of how we are doing with our personal health goals and challenges. This group also participates in an annual service project and raises money in local walk events.  Join us for fitness and fellowship!

healthywomen@horizonuu.org


Men’s Support Group

Saturdays, 8-10 am

The Men’s Support Group offers men a supportive, safe environment for sharing personal challenges and concerns in a confidential setting. Many men are socialized to share only things external to them. This group for men age 18+ offers a sanctuary to share more about matters of the heart. Try us out and see if we fit your needs. 

mensgroup@horizonuu.org


SMART Recovery

Mondays, 6:30-8 pm 

SMART Recovery, an outreach ministry of Horizon, is addiction recovery support group (not a 12-step) focused on self-empowering, abstinence-focused, self-help based on science, reason, and humanistic values, principles, and tools.

SMART uses rigorously tested methods from Change Theory, Motivation Enhancement Therapy, and Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy. In our private setting, small group participants learn skills, discuss freely, share experiences, offer mutual support, and are trusted to maintain confidentiality.

Led by trained volunteers, meetings are free (donations accepted) and open to the public. The group is affiliated with the Self Management And Recovery Training program.

smartrecovery.org


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