First Presbyterian Compassion Ministry will offer a Grief Support Group for those grieving the loss of a loved one. If interested, please consider joining this six-week session facilitated by Blair Chewning and Susan Mountcastle.
Sundays - Oct. 20 & 27
Nov. 3, 10, 17 & 24
4:00 - 5:30 pm
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.