Comfort and Care in Community

We offer several support and recovery groups at The Chapel. The groups exist to provide comfort, care, and understanding to those who are in need.

The Chapel Visitation Care Team is a group of volunteers who are willing to make hospital or nursing home visits to you or a loved one. If you know of someone who would like a visit, please call the office at 716.631.2636 x201 or email Enable JavaScript to view protected content..

Divorce Care

Divorce hurts. There is no greater emotional, spiritual, and physical loss that can equal the devastating pain of a failed marriage. People who have gone through or are going through a divorce need immediate and strong help. Their crisis requires people who not only can identify with the loss of divorce and the issues surrounding the loss, but who care deeply and desire to comfort.

That is one of the major reasons why The Chapel offers Divorce Care on Thursday nights. We are not interested in the whys, hows, and whats of your divorce. We are not interested in condemning or criticizing you. We are interested in providing a forum like Divorce Care where, in an environment of accountability built on unconditional acceptance, each person can face the issues of divorce with dignity and hope.

Divorce Care is a 13-lesson seminar and support group that deals with the issues facing a person going through separation and divorce. The group meets on Thursday nights, starting on February 18, 2016, from 7-8:30pm in the Fireside Room at the CrossPoint Campus. To register for Divorce Care, please arrive 15 minutes earlier than the start time of 7:00 pm, so you can register, purchase your workbook ($15), and grab a cup of coffee!

Video Seminars

DivorceCare video sessions are designed to help you successfully travel the journey from sorrow to joy.

  1. What's Happening to Me?
  2. The Road to Healing & Help
  3. Facing My Anger
  4. Facing My Depression
  5. Facing My Loneliness
  6. What Does the Owner's Manual Say
  7. New Relationships
  8. Financial Survival
  9. Kid Care
  10. Single Sexuality
  11. Forgiveness
  12. Reconciliation
  13. Moving On

Please note that childcare is available during the time of the meeting if you request it from Joe Grippi by 5:00pm on Wednesday, the day before. Joe can be contacted at Enable JavaScript to view protected content. or 716.631.2636 x276. The cost is just $10.00 for the whole semester or $2.00 for each individual time. To prepay online for the semester, go to

Please call Joe Grippi at 716.631.2636 x276 if you have any questions.

Cancer Care

Those who are living cancer free, living in remission, or living with the disease are ALL survivors! But being cancer free isn't the same as living "free of cancer." Sometimes our lives are not characterized by the peace and hope God wants us to experience. Our aim is to provide a safe, non-judgmental atmosphere where we find comfort, compassion, and understanding. The Chapel's Cancer Care support group, Hope for the Journey, meets to mutually encourage one another to keep trusting God. Our aim is to focus on what we have in Christ, the REAL "Big C", rather than on what we have (or had) in the body!

If God has written cancer into your life, join us!

Please call Trish Stewart for meeting dates and times - 716.688.4775 or 716.572.3626

Grief Care and Recovery

It may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future right now. If you've experienced a death a spouse, child, family member or friend, you've probably found that there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel.

That's the reason for GriefShare, a special seminar and support group for people grieving the loss of someone close. This group is sponsored by people who understand what you are experiencing and want to offer you comfort and encouragement during this difficult time.

Each GriefShare session includes a video seminar and group discussion. A GriefShare workbook assists you with note-taking, journaling and grief study. The videos feature top experts on grief recovery, dramatic reenactments about living with grief and real-life stories of people who have experienced losses like yours.

During the small group discussion time, you'll have the opportunity to interact with others who have experienced a recent loss, learn about their experiences and share your own.

Video Seminars

GriefShare video sessions are designed to help you successfully travel the journey from mourning to joy.

  1. Is This Normal?
  2. Challenges of Grief
  3. The Journey of Grief - Part 1
  4. The Journey of Grief - Part 2
  5. Grief and Your Relationships
  6. Why?
  7. Guilt and Anger
  8. Complicating Factors
  9. Stuck
  10. Lessons of Grief - Part 1
  11. Lessons of Grief - Part 2
  12. Heaven
  13. What Do I Live For Now?

GriefShare begins Thursday, February 18, 2016 and runs through Thursday, May 12, 2016.

Time: 7-9pm

Where: The Andrews Chapel at the CrossPoint Campus

To register for GriefShare, click here.

Please call 716.631.2636 if you have any questions.

Support and Recovery Groups

Set Free
Set Free, our addiction support ministry, exists to provide a safe place, along with help and support, for anyone suffering from any addiction. This recovery group has Jesus Christ at the center and each step of the 12 Steps to Recovery Program is supported by passages of Scripture. There are many in this group who have achieved, through the grace of God, sobriety and recovery; some are just beginning the journey, while others have had sobriety for as long as 25 years.

Set Free at the CrossPoint Campus meets in "The Hangar" room every Tuesday evening at 7:30pm.

Set Free at the Lockport Campus meets Wednesday evenings at 25 Walnut Street in Lockport, NY. The meeting takes place at 6:30pm in the Shine room on the first floor. For more information, call 716.514.4050.

Hope for the Family
The purpose for Hope for the Family is to sow the seed of hope in the hearts of people who are affected by the addictive behaviors of loved ones. We take the Word of God and incorporate the Twelve Steps of Recovery to guide us through the healing process in order to restore hope to individuals, encouraging them to see that, through Christ, all things are possible. We welcome and give comfort to adult family members whose souls have been wounded and who have the courage to change.

Hope for the Family meets Thursday evenings at 6:30pm at the Lockport Campus, starting September 24. For more information, please call Peter at 716.631.2636 x260 or email Enable JavaScript to view protected content..

Freedom Groups
Freedom Groups is a ministry that exists to provide a safe place, along with help and support, for men suffering from sexual addictions. This recovery group has Jesus Christ at the center and each step of the 12 Steps to Freedom is supported by passages of Scripture. Freedom Group meets on Thursdays in The Orange Conference Room at The Apex from 7:00pm – 8:30pm.

Pathway to Purity
Likewise for men with a sexual behavioral issue, Pathway to Purity provides anonymity and strict confidence within the group allowing for truth and honesty to be shared with others. We seek to learn how the Bible speaks directly to us and how it clearly guides us on our life’s journey. Pathway to Purity meets on Tuesdays in Room 323 of the CrossPoint Campus at 7:30pm.

Wives Support Group
Wives Support Group is a ministry that exists to provide a safe, confidential place to help and support wives whose husbands struggle with sexual addiction. Wives Support Group meets on Tuesdays in The Living Room of the CrossPoint Campus from 7:00pm - 8:30pm. For more information and to confirm meeting dates, email Barbara at Enable JavaScript to view protected content..

For more information on these ministries, call The Chapel offices at 716.631.2636.