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Loving Hearts Caregivers Support Group | GriefShare Group
Adult Children of Alcoholics/Dysfunctional Families (ACA)
Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS)
Financial Peace University (FPU)

Loving Hearts Caregivers Support Group*

A caregivers support group, named “Loving Hearts Caregivers Support Group”, supports those caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s, Dementia, or any other disease robbing the individual of their ability to care for themselves. Please let us know if you will be bringing your loved one with you. We have volunteers willing to sit with those loved ones in a separate room near the meeting room. Please contact Glenda LaFaye (837.6117) if this is the case.

Support Group:

They meet the first Tuesday of every month from 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. in Courtyard Room 107, with the loved ones in a room close by. Please contact Glenda LaFaye (813.837.6117) for additional information or if you would be willing to volunteer to help in any way. For directions to NBCC, click here.


GriefShare Group

It may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future right now. If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, you’ve probably found there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel. This can be a confusing time when you feel isolated and have many questions about things you’ve never faced before. “Going to GriefShare feels like having warm arms wrapped around you when you’re shivering.” GriefShare groups meet weekly for 13 weeks to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. Each week has a video, supportive discussion, and workbook discussion. The cost for the workbook is $15. See the GriefShare website for more information.

Support Group:

A new Support Group will start up in the fall. Please email us if you are interested in attending when they resume or would like more information.

Books about grief:

The NBCC Library (God’s Library) contains many books and specifically a section about grief. Click here to see a list of the books that are available.


Adult Children of Alcoholics/Dysfunctional Families (ACA)

Adult Children of Alcoholics/Dysfunctional Families (ACA)

Adult Children of Alcoholics/Dysfunctional Families (ACA) is a recovery program for adults whose lives were affected as a result of being raised in an alcoholic or other dysfunctional family (i.e., drugs, abuse, neglect, or unhealthy behavior present). ACA is based on the success of Alcoholics Anonymous and employs its version of the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions.

There are several Telephone Meetings throughout the day, 7 days a week. To find a list, go to the ACA website, select “If you wish to find a meeting in your area”, select “Telephone” in the Country field. Call 562-696-7831 or see the ACA website for more information and literature about the national organization.

Support Group:

Meetings are held Tuesdays at 6 p.m. in Room 101 in our Courtyard area (enter through the side door of building behind boat). These meetings are open to anyone wishing to gain information on Adult Children of Alcoholics issues and traits, and the meeting process. For more information about this particular meeting group, or the cost of the Red Book, please email or call Josephine Serafin (813.494.2420) or see the ACA websiteFor directions to NBCC, click here.


Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS)

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS)

Are you ready to stop dieting and start making real changes? TOPS can help you reach your weight-loss goals by providing you with the tools, information, support, and accountability you need to be successful. After all, this has been a winning formula for TOPS members just like you over the last 60-some years. TOPS does not sell foods, endorse products, or push a one-size fits all meal plan. We encourage you to choose foods you enjoy, in moderation, on the TOPS meal plan. The flexible guidelines help you control calories while eating real food that you make at home or order in a restaurant.

Support Group:

TOPS meetings are held Thursdays, with weigh-ins starting at 6 p.m. and the meeting starting at 6:45 p.m. (in Room 107 in our Courtyard area). See the TOPS website for more information and specifically the TOPS location page for directions and contact information for this particular group.


Financial Peace University (FPU)

Financial Peace UniversityThe goal of Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University (FPU) is not just information – it’s looking for transformation. More than one million families have attended FPU with amazing results. On average, they pay off $5,300 in debt and save $2,700 in just 90 days.

Our FPU class has completed. Please email us if you are interested in attending another class or would like more information.

* Denotes an affiliated New Beginnings Christian Church Ministry.