Support groups

September 10, 2007

Al-Anon/Alateen groups

Hagerstown and Frederick, Md., area. This is an anonymous, confidential support group for anyone affected by a family member's or friend's drinking. Call 301-663-6626.

Pure Grace 101

A post-abortion recovery group, is currently taking confidential registrations for their Fall Session in the Chambersburg, Pa. area. If you or someone you know is struggling with issues of shame, guilt and regret from a past abortion or abortions, call or e-mail Pat Wingert, 717-372-2845, or All contacts are confidential. Pure Grace 101 is a ministry outreach of PMI Pregnancy Resource Center and Pregnancy Ministries Inc.


CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Mondays, Sept. 10, through Dec. 3, 7 p.m., Asbury United Methodist Church, 110 W. North St. Call Asbury United Methodist Church, 304-725-5513.


Healing Hearts

The program is designed for adults coping with a death, begins today. Afternoon and evening sessions are available. This is a 6-week support/educational group. Registration is required. Call the Grief and Bereavement Services Department of Hospice of Washington County. 301-791-6360.

Take off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Md. 77

Weigh-in at 7:30 a.m., exercise at 8:30, meeting at 9:30. First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave., Hagerstown. Call Donna, 301-223-8143.

TOPS Md. 454

WILLIAMSPORT - Tuesday, Sept. 11, weigh-in at 10:15 a.m, meeting at 11, Zion Lutheran Church, 35 W. Potomac St., Williamsport. Call Stephanie, 301-223-6739, or Linda, 301-223-7010.

TOPS Md. 462

SMITHSBURG - Thursday, Sept. 13, weigh-in at 5:15 p.m., meeting at 5:45, Smithsburg Branch Library, 66 W. Water St. Call Dale Higgins, 301-416-0518, or Ola McPherson, 301-824-7640.

Codependents Anonymous

Thursday, Sept. 13, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Haven Lutheran Church, 1035 Haven Road, Hagerstown. Call Claudia, 301-293-2243.

TOPS Md. 308

Friday, Sept. 14, weigh-in at 4:45 p.m., meeting at 6, First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave., Hagerstown. Call June, 301-582-4821 or Marie, 301-824-3245 or Virginia, 301-733-1296.

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