Walnut Hills Baptist Church, 1014 Jamestown Road, will offer a one-time GriefShare program on Loss of a Spouse on January 27, 2019, at 2p.m. in the church Hospitality Center. This ministry is a biblical, Christ-centered support group for those who have lost a spouse. It includes a video seminar, small group discussion and a participant guide. There is no fee for this one-time meeting, but registration is required. Contact: Elaine Schrader at eschrader4@gmail.com or 757-268-1761 For more information, visit whbconline.org.


We are still seeking another male facilitator to join our team who can commit to a 13-week session. Our team members are: Dr. Jim Hunter, Sr. Pastor; Elaine Schrader, Program Director; Gerry Schrader, Trainer/Facilitator; Amy Colley, Facilitator; Susan Releford, Facilitator; Claudia Nimmo, Facilitator; Chuck Nimmo, Facilitator; and Carol Mitchell, Administrator.


We appreciate all those who are praying for this ministry, our participants and our team. To God be the Glory. For further information, please contact Elaine or any team member mentioned above.


Please pray for the group as they work through the process of GriefShare.

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 (eschrader4@gmail.com).