Our 3rd GriefShare Support Group has seven participants. Six are from our Williamsburg community and one from Virginia Beach. We will close this 13-week session on November 17th with the two hour Surviving the Holidays DVD Seminar. If you are interested in joining us, please contact Carol Mitchell at 757-345-6294 or firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no fee for this seminar but for planning purposes please register with Carol.
The 2020 schedule is as follows:
January 26, 2020 Loss of Spouse Seminar
February 2 – May 3, 2020 13-Week Support Group
August 16, 2020 Loss of Spouse Seminar
August 23 – November 15, 2020 13-Week Support Group
November 22, 2020 Surviving the Holidays Seminar
Our dedicated team members are: Carol Mitchell, Gerry Schrader, Amy Colley, Chuck Nimmo, Claudia Nimmo, Susan Releford, Lee Nelsen, and Tom Moncure. If you would like more information or would like to help with GriefShare, please contact Elaine Schrader at 757-268-1761 or email@example.com.
What is GriefShare?
GriefShare is a support group for those who have lost a loved one.
This program features biblical, Christ-centered teaching that focuses on grief topics associated with the death of a loved one. The DVD seminar features nationally respected grief experts and real-life stories of people, followed by a small group discussion about what was viewed. Past participants have related how helpful the information and follow-up discussions were to them. Many grieving people find they are only beginning the work of healing when friends or family have returned to their daily routines. Too often people, including Christians, tend to internalize their grief instead of allowing it to do the God-given work for which it is intended. Don’t allow fear of what others may think to keep you from what could help you. Confidentiality is very much a part of this program.
Your bereavement experience may be recent or not so recent. You will find encouragement, comfort and help in grieving the death of a spouse, child, parent, sibling, other family member, or a friend. No matter what the cause of your loved one’s death, this is an opportunity to be around people who understand what you are feeling. You will learn how to recognize the symptoms of being stuck in grief and that you do not need to live in bondage to certain emotions. You will learn valuable information about facing a new normal in life and renewing your hope for the future.
For more information, you may contact Elaine Schrader (firstname.lastname@example.org).