Moving from fear to hope
A diagnosis can trigger an avalanche of questions and feelings: "I can't believe it." "I'm scared." "What's treatment like?" "Is God punishing me?" "How will this affect my family?" "I don't want to die!"
But Willow Creek's support groups help you survive and thrive during your journey. Whether you are directly or indirectly affected by a cancer or OCD diagnosis, Willow Creek's support groups are a safe place for individuals—and their families—to share with one another, support one another, and learn together from their experiences.
Cancer Support helps participants cope with the emotional, spiritual, relational, and physical challenges that accompany cancer. Through large group teaching, a devotional time, and small group discussion, participants can experience joy, hope, and healing in this caring, Christ-centered community.
(Note: While this Cancer Support group is designed for adults, various support opportunities are also available for children through the Wellness Place.)
Cancer Support meets from 10–11:30 a.m. on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month, unless otherwise noted. An annual picnic is held each August.
Cancer Support of Willow Creek meets at Wellness Place (1619 West Colonial Parkway, Palatine, IL), a resource center that provides education, counseling, and support at no charge to those affected by cancer. Wellness Place is located just west of Harper College and north of the intersection of Algonquin Road and Roselle Road.
OCD Support is a safe and confidential community for those struggling with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder—and for family and friends seeking to learn how to best support them. OCD Support offers encouragement, support, and understanding through Christ-centered Bible study, prayer, and community with other adults who have been there.
OCD Support meets from 1–3 p.m. on the second and fourth Sunday of every month, in Room F175 at Willow Creek’s South Barrington campus.
OCD Support Leader
OCD Support Leader
Cancer Support Dates
- January 12, 26
- February 9, 23
- March 9, 23
- April 13, 27
- May 11 (No meeting May 25—Memorial Day weekend)
- June 8, 22
- July 13 (No meeting July 27)
- August 10 (No meeting August 24)
- September 14, 28
- October 12, 26
- November 9, 23
- December 7 (No meeting December 28—Christmas)