Griefshare is a Christ centered grief support recovery group. It's meant for anyone who has lost a spouse, parent, child or other loved one. The thirteen-week program is focused on helping individuals learn how to understand grief and move forward again. Griefshare groups meet weekly to help participants face challenges and rebuild their lives. Each Griefshare session has three distinct elements:
(1) A video seminar with experts on grief and recovery. The videos, which last between 30 and 40 minutes, can be viewed as a group or individually.
(2) Support Group Discussion which is based on the video.
(3) Workbook Based Personal Study and Reflection
Participants can join the group at any time. If a session is missed, it can be made up during the next 13 week cycle.
The Covid-19 pandemic has created a lot of additional challenges in our lives this year. Griefshare has created a series of four brief videos, 15 minutes or less, on issues that grieving people are facing today to provide additional support and encouragement. The videos are:
(1) Covid-19 & Grief
(2) Anxiety and Grief
(3) Dealing with Loneliness
(4) Establishing a New Normal After Grief
We are going to begin with the Covid series on September 14th at 7:00 pm in Hardie Hall. The sessions will be approximately one hour. When the Covid series is complete, we will begin the 13-week series which will last approximately two hours. I will be facilitating the groups with assistance from Pastor Ken and Susan Hepler Long.
If you know anyone who would benefit from these groups, please let them know. It doesn't matter if your loss was recent or several years ago, all are welcome. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you for your help in this new ministry. Jenny Holbrook, 202-1110
Women of Worship to study Lineage of Grace
By request, we will read and enjoy this book by Francine Rivers about the lives of the women in the Bible who were the line that led to the birth of Jesus...Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, Bathsheba and Mary. Copies of the book will be available at the meeting.
Join us on Thursday, August 19 @ 9:30 am in Hardie Hall. Coffee, conversation, friendship and Susan’s scones will all be a part of this special women’s fellowship time.
If nursery care is ever needed, please contact the office or Susan Hepler Long: firstname.lastname@example.org