Those who have suffered a loss, and are experiencing grief or depression, often find it difficult to face the holiday season, which is fast approaching us. Many people are not aware that the pain of a loss of any kind – death, divorce, loss of a job, loss of a friend – can take months or even years to heal. It is natural and normal to feel sadness or anger, experience loss of faith, have lots of questions and doubts during a time of grief or loss.
The Pastoral Care Ministry of our church is providing a safe place for people to express their feelings, experiences, thoughts, questions, doubts, and pain. A support group for those experiencing grief and loss will be held on Sunday afternoons continuing January 8, 15, and 22. The group will meet from 3:00 to 4:30 PM in the church library.
John Russ, facilitator, says, “The group is designed to be a safe place to bring yourself and your story. Though everyone’s story is different, participants will likely find a common thread that helps them encourage each other.” John is a church member and professional counselor.
Participants may join the group at any time.
Give yourself a gift this holiday season of having a place to come and share your thoughts as well as giving and receiving support.
You may register for this support group by calling the church office at 227-0000 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no charge for attending these sessions. Call or email Karen Akin with questions or concerns.