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 the group is dedicated to people dealing with chronic illnesses ranging from ongoing physical disease to mental illness, such as chronic depression or anxiety.
Creativity is a big part of this support group. The art we make is a wordless expression of feelings or thoughts, not necessarily 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 from 2:00–4:00 p.m. All art materials are provided, and there is no cost to attend. If you are interested in joining, please talk to one of the Faith Community Nurses or Delores Huanca (email@example.com).