RECOVERY MINISTRIES

At North Olmsted Friends Church we value community, Christ-centered conversation, and personal well-being.  Recovery Ministries give us the space to share our hearts with others who are broken and hurting in hopes that we will find a deep sense of God’s wholeness together.  
 
Our Recovery Ministries mission is to provide a genuine community of believers who seek to find healing, restoration, and support through difficult times.  While here on earth, Jesus took a seat at the table and encountered people just as they were.  We encourage you to “come as you are” as you encounter Christ and His healing in this place. 
 
We are all hurting and broken beings, needing to be prayed for and encouraged.  We hope you find that encouragement here. 
 
Contact Name: Mary Wohleber
Contact Info: wohleberm@yahoo.com
 
Overcomers Outreach is Christ-centered 12 Step support groups which ministers to individuals, their families and loved ones who suffer from the consequences of any addictive behavior. We exist to serve as a bridge between traditional Twelve step recovery groups and churches of all denominations. Our ministry is all welcoming, regardless of age, race, lifestyle, background, or belief. We meet online via Zoom every Thursday night at 7:30PM.  Please contact Mary Wohleber at wohleberm@yahoo.com for more information.
 
 
Contact Name: Pastor Rich Bennett
Contact Info: pastorrich@noefc.org
 
Grief to Joy extends an open hand to those moving through grief of any kind.  There is deep healing power in a community that can grieve together and we encourage you to experience healing here. We will meet from 7-8 pm for 13 weeks starting Oct. 27.  For more information, contact Pastor Rich Bennett at pastorrich@noefc.org 
 
Living Grace is a support group for those who have experienced depression or anxiety.  Here you will find a safe space to talk, listen, or just experience fellowship. Living Grace is a 16-week format that combines biblical truths and science in a supportive setting.  All are welcome.  
 
Contact Name: Nancy Virden
 

 
Contact Name: Pastor Rich Bennett
Contact Info: pastorrich@noefc.org
 
Pure Victory is a confidential support group for men who are seeking to find freedom from “everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles” because we are called “to run with perseverance the race marked out for us” (Hebrews 12:1 NIV). It is based on a 12-step approach and a resource called Power to Choose by Mike O’Neil. The group leaders are Harry Deal and Jeff Roach, who have two decades of leading this experience. This group meets on Thursdays at 7 pm in Classroom 2. 
 
In-Person Counseling services 
Contact Name: Julie Reed
Contact Info: 440.742.4425
 
Virtual Counseling services
Contact Name: Marsha Snavely
Contact Info: marsha@genesissafety.com
 
Mental health is vital in our walk with Christ.  Please reach out if you’re needing a confidential, non-judgmental space to talk and seek help. 
 
 
Free E-Book
Contact Name: Nancy Virden
Contact Info: NancyVirden.hope@gmail.com
 
Nancy Virden has published a free e-book, How the Difference Maker Lifts You Above Depressive Thoughts. Click here or the graphic to access a free digital copy; printed copies are available at the Welcome Center for $5 to cover printing costs.