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Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
— Matthew 11:28

First Presbyterian Compassion Ministry is offering a Grief Support Group this fall for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one. If interested, please consider joining this six-week session facilitated by Blair Chewning and Susan Mountcastle. 

Sundays - October 21 & 28, November 4, 11, 18, & 25
4:00-5:30pm at FPC, Room 216 - Register Below

What is a grief support group? 

It is a safe place for those who are grieving the death of a loved one. It is a time to come together and, with the help of trained facilitators, process our grief and experience the support of others who are on this path with us.

What can I expect? 

  • Sharing of feelings and experiences
  • Clearer understanding of the grieving process
  • Coping strategies and skills for the emotional pain of loss
  • Alleviating feelings of isolation
  • Confidentiality that creates an atmosphere of openness and trust

Why might it be helpful? 

Each person’s grief is unique and it can be painful, lonely, and confusing, but it can be comforting to share with others. The impact of grief changes over time. As you change your relationship with grief, you may feel more comfort and positive memories. Also, as we near the holiday season, it could be helpful to assess whether to keep old traditions, begin new ones or blend ideas to make the holidays more meaningful and less painful.

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Want to learn more?

Please contact Blair Chewning (bchewning122@gmail.com), Susan Mountcastle (smountcastle65@comcast.net), or Rev. Mary Kay Collins (mkcollins@fpcrichmond.org)


First Presbyterian Church Compassion Ministry Bereavement Team

Sally Brown, Blair Chewning, Nancy Dawe, Susan Mountcastle, Stephanie Purser, Susan Sokolsky, Ray Ryan, and Bart Zekert