Support Groups

Encouragement and Care

Cross Lutheran’s support groups are for congregation members looking for additional guidance and care during a particularly hard time. Our support groups are a safe place where you can reflect and heal. Here, you will not feel judged, but instead will be surrounded by love and encouragement from your fellow members.

Cancer Care is a one-on-one ministry for cancer patients, caregivers, and families. If you are on your treatment journey or are caring for someone who is receiving treatment, we hope to find how we can best help you along the way. We know each person and situation is unique. We hope to tailor the care to what is best for you and your family during this time.

This could mean providing home visits, hospital visits, phone calls, get-well cards, emails, prayer, meals, helping with household chores and transportation needs, or even providing love and support from our Cross Cancer Care Ministry and other Care Ministries as needed. For more information contact Paul Mueller at or 630-222-2670

DivorceCare is a 13-week support group for adults, divorced, separated or in the process of divorce. Each week a different topic is covered via videotape with top Christian experts in the fields of marriage and family counseling. Small group discussions follow the videos.


This is a 13-week support group for children ages five to 12 that will run concurrently with the adult DivorceCare series. It is a video and activity-based curriculum that helps children deal with the many different issues that children experience when their parent’s divorce.

DivorceCare for Kids

GriefShare is a 13-week support group for people grieving the loss of someone close. Each GriefShare session includes a DVD that has top experts on grief and recovery along with real-life stories of people who have experienced similar losses. Small group discussions follow the videos. For more detailed information contact Steve Riehle-Moeller at 630-688-9884.


This is a one-on-one ministry for individuals dealing with rape and sexual abuse. If you need help, you can anonymously contact Margaret Riehle-Moeller at 630-553-6043 for more information.

This is a support group for children, kindergarten through eighth grade, who have suffered a loss through death or divorce. Attendees will be in a small group setting with children their own age. During our time, we will play games, complete activities and share stories. Rainbows will help children work through the changes in their lives and realize they are not alone.

Spectrum is a support group for preteens and teens who have experienced a loss through death, divorce, change of location or any type of situation that would create anxiety, fear or sadness. Group discussions focus on different topics each week from self-esteem issues to inner feelings and thoughts. A journal is utilized and hands-on tasks are done to help with interactions.

Christ is caring for people through people. Stephen Ministers are equipped to provide high-quality, one-to-one Christian care to individuals facing a variety of crises or life challenges. This includes people who are grieving, divorced, terminally ill, unemployed, hospitalized, homebound, lonely or discouraged, or experiencing other life struggles. For more information, contact Shirley Vollentine at 630-553-7609.