Support Groups

Support Groups:

FARA (Food addicts in recovery): Mondays & Thursdays, Ministry Center at 6:45pm. Contact 704.575.1770.

Love in Action: This Ministry combines and replaces the “Circle of Hope” ministry and the “Hospice Ministry”. To  Volunteer, please contact 704.362.5047 ext. 214. Read More

S.A.A. 12 Step Men’s Program: An anonymous support group for men dealing with sexual behavior. Thursdays in the Ministry Center at 7:00 pm. Contact 704.998.2368

S.A.A. 12 Step Ladies Program: An anonymous support group for women dealing with sexual behavior. Mondays in the Ministry Center at 7:00 pm. Contact 704.619.7648.

Shining Stars Adult Respite (Alzheimer): Mondays & Wednesdays, Ministry Center, Room D, from 10:00 am-3:00 pm.  Shining Stars is a non-profit 501-C-3 with experienced care (open since January 1999). It’s a small, family like environment with a ten person limit. There are two convenient locations: St. Gabriel on Mondays and Wednesdays, and Sardis Presbyterian Church on Tuesdays and Thursdays. It’s affordable at $35 for four days, $40 for 2-3 days and $45 for one day. The cost includes lunch and snacks. The hours are from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm. Contact Suzanne Bach at 704.335.0253.

Shining Stars Alzheimers Support Group: Last Monday of the month, Ministry Center, Room E at 10:00 am. Contact Suzanne Bach at 704.335.0253. Follow the link below to access information about Shining Stars and Alzheimer/Dementia: .

Self Advocate Group (people with disabilities): Last Monday of the month at 5:30 pm in the Ministry Center, Rooms A & B. Contact Laura Newell at 704.536.6661.

SGIT St. Gabriel In Transition: A ministry for those who are, or may soon be, facing a job layoff or employment transition. The program goal is to support job seekers in their search for rewarding employment through individual coaching. Volunteers from our parish are available as coaches and can connect with you one-on-one to address your questions and your particular search. Our coaches have expertise to assist in almost any career search issue from overall search strategies, resumes, interviewing, salary negotiation, personal marketing and even tactics on particular opportunities. To schedule an in-person or phone coaching session, contact Ken Miner

Widowed: Second Tuesday of the month in the Ministry Center. Room E from 6:00 – 7:30 pm. Contact Sr. Marie Frechette at 704.543.7677, ext. 1073.