Grief Care

GriefCare is a special weekly seminar and support group led by parish volunteers who have or are currently experiencing their own grief. This ministry is for people who are grieving the death of someone close to them. It’s a place to be around people who understand what you are feeling.

Believing the grief is a natural response to loss and a necessary process in adjusting to change, we endeavor to support the bereaved in their mourning. Support groups strive to facilitate expression of emotion and thought about loss, including sadness, pain, anxiety, anger, loneliness, guilt, relief, isolation, confusion or numbness. Challenges that often follow a loss can include disorganization, tiredness, trouble concentrating, sleep deprivation, vivid dreams and changes in appetite. At GriefCare, you’ll learn valuable information about recovering from your grief and renewing your hope for the future.

The new Spring session of GriefCare meetings runs for seven weeks from 7:00 – 8:30 PM and begins Monday evenings: February 11, 18, 25 and March 4, 11, 18, 25.

*Registration is requested to ensure we have appropriate material for all participants.

Schedule topics:

  • Week 1: Introduction and Overview
  • Week 2: Accepting the Reality of Loss
  • Week 3: Experiencing the Pain of Grief
  • Week 4: Adjusting to Life Without the Deceased
  • Week 5: Reconciling Grief with your Daily Life
  • Week 6: Journeying Toward a New Life
  • Week 7: Moving Toward Closure

For registration, fill out the registration form; which can be downloaded or picked up from our church parish office.

Nancy Taneski McClure


Bereavement Ministry & Grief Care Ministry Coordinator

Important Docs

Spring 2018 Brochure