SoPines UMC will begin its first-ever GriefShare group led by new members Bill & Doris Russell.
The first meeting is 22-July from 6-8 PM in the Fellowship Hall ending on 14-Oct.
GriefShare is a 13-week program of "help and encouragement" for those who have experienced a death of a loved one. The sessions are non-denominational and have a 3 component design: video, small group discussion, and workbook. Each session revolves around a grief-related issue. The topics discussed cover three thematic categories: comfort, answers, and hope. While it is ideal to attend all 13 sessions, the meetings are "open meetings," meaning a person can begin attending at any time. Members will find comfort, answers, and hope in each session.
All meetings are Thursdays from 6-8PM in Reeves Hall: Ezra Room.
Workbook Cost $15, Your Journey from Mourning to Joy
Thurs. 22-July: Is This Normal?
Thurs. 29-July: Challenges of Grief
Thurs. 05-Aug: The Journey of Grief; Part 1
Thurs. 12-Aug: The Journey of Grief; Part 2
Thurs. 19-Aug: Grief and Your Relationships
Thurs. 26-Aug: Why?
Thurs. 02-Sep: Guilt and Anger
Thurs. 09-Sep: Complicating Factors
Thurs. 16-Sep: Stuck
Thurs. 23-Sep: Lesson Grief; Part 1
Thurs. 30-Sep: Lesson Grief; Part 2
Thurs. 07-Oct: Heaven
Thurs. 14-Oct: What Do I Live for Now & GriefShare Celebration Session
All sessions are in-person and adhere to all SoPines UMC COVID "In-Person Worship Guidelines."
SoPines UMC COVID-19 Resources
Watch this quick video, visit the website www.griefshare.org, or speak with Bill & Doris Russell to learn more.
Bill & Doris have led GriefShare groups and would love to discuss the prorgram.
GriefShare's "Surviving the Holidays"
Thurs. 04-Nov from 6-8PM (Reeves Hall: Fellowship Hall)
This is a one-time only session in a similar format to the 13-wk program to help those learn how to reduce stress, minimize loneliness, and navigate the holiday season. This will also be led by Bill & Doris Russell. Please contact them to pre-register.