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I Need Help

We all experience times of difficulty, uncertainty, loss or hurt. At Lakeside, we recognize the importance of meeting people where they’re at, so we offer support for whatever you might be dealing with. We want to help! Please consider the following ministries.


Celebrate Recovery

The purpose of Lakeside’s Celebrate Recovery ministry is to celebrate God’s healing power in our lives through the “8 Recovery Principles.” We become free from our addictive, compulsive and dysfunctional behaviours. Celebrate Recovery at Lakeside meets every Monday night at 7:00 p.m. A ‘Newcomers 101’ group is offered each week to provide an overview of the program and to help guide first time attendees into the appropriate support group that best reflects their current life struggle. For more information please contact Brian Bulger at 519-836-8141 ext 225.


HOPE House

HOPE House provides tangible, compassionate assistance and care to those living in poverty, through immediate relief and ongoing support. If you are in need of food, clothing, or information about our city’s social assistance resources, please click here, call 519-265-4299, or come in to our location at 10 Cork Street East, Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. -4:00 p.m.



DivorceCare is a 13-session course designed to help you face the challenges of separation and divorce and move toward rebuilding your life. Each DivorceCare session has two distinct elements: During the first 30-40 minutes of the meeting, each DivorceCare group watches a video seminar followed by a support group with focus. After viewing the video DivorceCare group participants spend time as a support group, discussing what was presented in that week’s video seminar and what is going on in the lives of group members. Please see the DivorceCare website for more information and a list of weekly topics. Each topic stands on its own so new members are welcome every week.

For more information about DivorceCare, please contact Brian Bulger at 519-836-8141 ext 225, or email DivorceCare at divorcecare@lakesidechurch.ca.


DivorceCare for Kids (DC4K)

DivorceCare for Kids (DC4K) is designed to help children 5-12 heal from a family breakup. Are your children angry, hurt and confused about your divorce? DC4K provides a safe, fun place where children ages 5-12 will learn to understand their feelings, express their emotions appropriately, feel better about themselves and develop coping skills. For a list of weekly topics, please visit the DC4K website.

For more information about DC4K, which runs alongside DivorceCare, please contact Brian Bulger at 519-836-8141 ext 225, or email dc4k@lakesidechurch.ca.



Our mission is to provide a safe place to cope with life’s losses.

  • Grief is what we feel when we experience loss
  • Grief is the inward response to loss
  • Mourning is the outward expression of our grief

Griefwalk is a peer-based Support Ministry where those who have experienced losses themselves are ready to come alongside and “walk” with those who are grieving. We offer this support through:

  1. Bereavement Loss Support Groups.
  2. One-to-one peer support.
  3. Book Resources. We have a library of helpful books and pamphlets.
  4. Referral to a Grief Counselor.

It is important to find the best match for each grieving person; an interview is the starting place where together we can look at your personal grief journey and see what supports would be most helpful.

For more information, please contact Marian Boyd at mboyd@lakesidechurch.ca or 519-836-8141 ext 237.

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Five Star Relationships

Services Provided

Sometimes you find yourself facing issues that you find difficult to understand and process. Whether it is anxiety, depression, relationships, a life transition, loss, questions about vocation, or many other issues, it is helpful to talk to someone who can help give you insight and move you towards healing. Five Star Relationships provides confidential and professional counselling to individuals, couples, and families. Our focus is to provide a listening, non-judgmental and supportive environment as we walk alongside you in your journey of healing and growth.

About the Counsellor

ANDREA GROENEWALD, M.Div, CRPO, RMFT, celebrates 16 years of counsellling at Lakeside this year (2016). Andrea continues to meet with clients around a diverse number of issues, including anxiety, depression and relationship issues. She is trained in CBT, EMDR, Healing Prayer, and Prepare and Enrich. Using advanced Performance Analysis Tools, Andrea also has specialized training around vocational and work performance issues. Andrea’s passion is to help people unleash their potential in all areas of life.

You can contact Andrea at 519-836-8141 ext 224 or speak with Andrea’s assistant, Deb at ext. 221, to book an appointment or for any other inquiries.

Code of Ethics
All counselling is committed to the supervisory and ethical guidelines as outlined in the Code of Ethics of the American and Ontario Associations for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT/OAMFT), as well as the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). Should you require emergency assistance, please consult your family doctor or go immediately to the emergency department of your local hospital.