The Expressions support group is similar to other small groups at First Free. It is a place where people “do life” together: supporting and encouraging each other, praying for each other, serving, and seeking biblical wisdom together. However, membership in this group is dedicated to people dealing with chronic illnesses ranging from ongoing diseases to mental illness, such as chronic depression and anxiety.
Creativity is a big part of this support group. The art we make is a wordless expression of feelings or thoughts, not about making something beautiful—no experience with art is necessary, and stick figures are welcome! Using art is one way to foster talking about difficult things and often generates delightful observations and discussions.
Expressions generally meets twice monthly on Sunday afternoons at 2:00 PM. All art materials are provided, and there is no cost to attend.