Your Journey From...
MOURNING TO JOY
It may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future right now. If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member or friend, you’ve probably found there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel. This can be a confusing time when you feel isolated and have many questions about things you’ve never faced before.
Grief Share groups meet weekly for 13 weeks to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. Each Grief Share session is presented by Pastor Dale or one of ouor lay pastors and has three distinct elements:
1. VIDEO SEMINAR WITH EXPERTS Each week your Grief Share group will watch a video seminar featuring top experts on grief and recovery subjects. These videos are produced in an interesting-to-watch television magazine format featuring expert interviews, real-life case studies, dramatic reenactments and on-location video.
2. SUPPORT GROUP DISCUSSION WITH FOCUS After viewing the video, you and the other group members will spend time as a support group, discussing what was presented in that week’s video seminar and what is going on in your lives.
3. WORKBOOK-BASED PERSONAL STUDY AND REFLECTION During the week you will have the opportunity to use your workbook for further personal study of the grieving process and to help sort out your emotions through journaling. Your group will spend time discussing questions and comments from the workbook study.
WHEN TO JOIN A GRIEF SHARE GROUP
The next Grief Share 13 week session begins Sunday, January 8 at 6:00pm. Please call the church office to make reservations so that we can obtain the necessary books for the class.