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Serving Montgomery County, Illinois & the surrounding area

Calendar of Events

Upcoming COM board meetings plus events focusing on healing, wellness, creative, training, fundraising, awareness, and education.

  Offering People in Crisis a Refuge

Cross Over Ministries & “The Living Room” is Open to the Public

Schedule Varies

Visit our TLR page for this month’s Open Hours.

Second level in the Montgomery County Farm Bureau (102 N Main Street, Suite #1, Hillsboro, IL)

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  Training Opportunity

Trauma Informed Seminar

October 13, 2022 — 6:00 pm-9:00 pm

S.A.A.D. Building (119 W. State St., Nokomis, IL 62075)

Limited Seating Available! Register by Oct 10:
Call 217-608-0266 or

Cross Over Ministries presents “Trauma Informed Seminar for Our Community”. Attend FREE training focused on recognizing and applying proven methods for interacting with community members who have experienced trauma. IAODAPCA CEUs have been applied for.

Presented by Trenda Hedges, CRSS, CPRS, Whole Hearted Counseling.

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  Healing & Wellness Events

13 Week DivorceCare Program - ONLINE

Thursdays @ 7pm-8pm, Sep 8 — Dec 8, 2022

Are you and/or your children angry, hurt, and confused about your separation or divorce? DivorceCare, an online support group, is offered to those who are hurting deeply by separation or divorce. Participants can join the open group at any time throughout the 13-week span beginning September 8, 2022 through December 8, 2022 at 7:00pm. Group will not meet on Thanksgiving Day. All participants are encouraged to attend at least three consecutive sessions to become comfortable and committed to the group. The material is biblically based, but participants do not have to be a member of a church to attend.

The 13-week sessions include:

  1. Video material prior to small group (average 30 minutes each)
  2. Small group discussion via Zoom (scheduled 45-60 minutes)
  3. Workbook for personal study and application. The workbook has a cost of $20 with scholarships available, if needed.

For more information on the program please check out the registration page.

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  Healing & Wellness Events

13 Week DivorceCare Program - IN PERSON

Tuesdays @ 6pm-8pm, Sep 6 — Nov 29, 2022

131 Yaeger Lake Trail, Litchfield, IL (Christian Church of Litchfield)

Are you and/or your children angry, hurt, and confused about your separation or divorce? DivorceCare, an online support group, is offered to those who are hurting deeply by separation or divorce. Participants can join the open group at any time throughout the 13-week span beginning September 8, 2022 through December 8, 2022 at 7:00pm. Group will not meet on Thanksgiving Day. All participants are encouraged to attend at least three consecutive sessions to become comfortable and committed to the group. The material is biblically based, but participants do not have to be a member of a church to attend.

The 13-week sessions include:

  1. Video material
  2. Small group discussion
  3. Workbook for personal study and application. The workbook has a cost of $20 with scholarships available, if needed.

For more information on the program please check out the registration page.

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  Healing & Wellness Events

13 Week DivorceCare for Kids (DC4K) Program

Mondays @ 7pm-7:30pm, Sep 5 — Nov 28, 2022

Are you and/or your children angry, hurt, and confused about your separation or divorce? DivorceCare, an online support group, is offered to those who are hurting deeply by separation or divorce. Additionally, there is a program for children called DivorceCare for Kids or DC4K. This is also a 13-week online group and, like DivorceCare, children can join at any time during the 13-week program. It meets on Mondays. This open group follows the same topics each week as the adult version, except it is age appropriate (9-12yrs.). Our current group is open for 9-12 year-olds with a wait list for the younger group 5-8 year-olds.

The 13-week youth sessions include:

  1. Video material prior to or after small group (averages 15 minutes each week)
  2. Small group discussion via Zoom (scheduled 20-30 minutes)
  3. Activity Workbook to follow along. The activity workbook has a cost of $20 with scholarships available, if needed.

For more information on the program please check out the registration page.

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  Family Wellness: Thrive with Skills & Security

14 Week Strengthening Families Program

Classes begin September 20, 2022 — 6:00-8:30pm

102 N. Main Street, Suite #1, Hillsboro (2nd floor of the Montgomery County Farm Bureau)

The Strengthening Families Program (SFP) helps families give their children what they need to thrive. It’s about taking advantage of your unique strengths as a parent and ensuring you have the skills and supports you need to make sure your child, and your family as a whole, are safe, secure, and happy.

Parents and youth attend 14 weekly classes together, learning parenting skills and youth life and refusal skills. Sessions last a total of 2.5 hours each week. This free program is for youth in grades 6-12 with free childcare for children under that range. A free dinner will be provided for all families each week before sessions begin.

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  Emotional, Psychological, & Social Well-Being

Relive the Best Of COM’s Conquering the Mind Mental Health Summit

Thank you to everyone who attended our first Conquering the Mind Mental Health Summit For Recovery and Wellness on March 12, 2022! The event was a huge success, bringing together more than 125 community members to focus on sharing stories of survival and recovery and bringing healing to Montgomery County. For those of you who could not attend the event in person or simply want to re-experience it, please check out the Summit Highlights Page, now featuring videos of our main speakers, the individual stories, and the intro to the Musical!

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  Leadership

Board Meetings

Fourth Wednesday — 6:30-8:00 pm

Cross Over Ministries Board Meeting
102 N. Main Street, Suite #1, Hillsboro (2nd floor of the Montgomery County Farm Bureau)

We welcome everyone to our monthly Board meetings at our “HOME”. Please call 1-217-608-0266 for more information. There are opportunities to serve on the board and volunteer!

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  Recovery: Peer Support & Fellowship

Winners’ Circle Meeting

Every Thursday — 7:00 pm

102 N. Main Street, Suite #1, Hillsboro (2nd floor of the Montgomery County Farm Bureau)

Winners’ Circle Peer Support Group is a place where you are able to discuss and work through life struggles with likeminded people who have been in or are going through similar situations without having to worry about judgement or criticism.

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  Recovery: Healing Comfort & Fellowship

We Are Not Alone Meeting

Every Wednesday — 6:00 pm

102 N. Main Street, Suite #1, Hillsboro (2nd floor of the Montgomery County Farm Bureau)

We Are Not Alone is a Domestic Violence and Trauma Support Group for women only.

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  Recovery: Staying Clean & Fellowship

NA Meeting

Every Monday — 7:00-8:00 pm

102 N. Main Street, Suite #1, Hillsboro (2nd floor of the Montgomery County Farm Bureau)

Narcotics Anonymous members are people just like you with substance use challenges, whether it be alcohol or some other drug of choice.

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  Recovery: Healing Comfort & Fellowship

Al-Anon Meeting

Every Thursday — 6:30-7:30 pm

102 N. Main Street, Suite #1, Hillsboro (2nd floor of the Montgomery County Farm Bureau)

Al-Anon members are people just like you who have loved ones with substance use challenges, whether it be alcohol or some other drug of choice.

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  Training Opportunities

Life-Saving Training Sessions

Just as people trained in CPR help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. QPR Suicide Prevention Training is offered to high schools, junior high schools, communities, or any group interested in Montgomery County and the surrounding area.
Please contact us to set up training!

Trauma Informed Care (TIC) trainings are offered to communities, organizations, and individuals on a regular basis. The purpose of this training is to reduce or eliminate the possibility of re-traumatization. Talking directly about a trauma isn’t necessarily the best option so join us to learn practical skills to help you and those around you.
Please contact us to set up training!

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