Support & Recovery

Celebrate Recovery

The purpose of Lakeside Church’s Celebrate Recovery ministry is to fellowship and celebrate God’s healing power in our lives through the “8 Recovery Principles.” We become free from our addictive, compulsive and dysfunctional behaviours. Right now, Celebrate Recovery at Lakeside meets ONLINE every Monday night at 7:00 p.m. For more information or to join a support group, please contact Johanna Kelly at, or visit to learn more about the program. You can also request to sign up for a group here.


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. Each topic stands on its own so new members are welcome every week.

For more information about DivorceCare, please email or sign up for the winter session which begins Jan. 26, by clicking here.


Griefwalk was born in 2010 out of the desire to care for the brokenhearted; those who are grieving and mourning over life’s losses. In a world that is often grief avoidant, we want to offer a safe place to find understanding, hope, care and compassion on your journey.

We believe that we can all experience healing from life’s losses. We also believe that the work of healing is done better with other people, who understand and provide a compassionate and open heart, in a place of refuge where healing can be supported.

No matter where you are on your grief journey, we offer programs, groups and resources to help. Click here to find out about our current groups or email

HOPE House

HOPE House is an organization that exists to Help Overcome Poverty Everywhere and is located in the downtown core of Guelph, Ontario. If you are in need of food, clothing, or information about our city’s social assistance resources, please click here, call 519-265-4299.

Five Star Relationships (Counselling)

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 can be helpful to talk to someone who can help give you insight and help you move 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, R.P. (Registered Psychotherapist), celebrates 18 years of counselling at Lakeside this year (2018). Andrea continues to meet with clients around a diverse number of issues, including anxiety, depression and relationship issues. She is trained in CBT, Narrative, Solution Focused, 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, Susan 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 CRPO (College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario). Should you require emergency assistance, please consult your family doctor or go immediately to the emergency