The profound loss of a loved one or close friend often feels like an insurmountable life obstacle. Navigating that loss is often made more difficult when support opportunities are not available. St. Luke’s has realized the need and developed the Grief Share program which is exactly what the name implies. Sharing in a small group of supportive, caring and loving individuals allows for emotions to be freely and safely expressed. The Grief is real; the road can be long but the journey toward healing is possible. Healing from your grief is not easy. It’s a long, painful process.

 

St. Luke’s GriefShare program would be honored to be helpful on your journey toward recovery. There are three ways to begin your Journey…. 

-  COVID UPDATE  -

GriefShare is a faith-based seminar and support group for people grieving the death of someone close, whether recent or past. Meeting once per week for 13 weeks each group combines a video with confidential group discussion and a workbook designed for your personal reflection and journaling. The groups are facilitated by individuals who have been trained in the GriefShare group process and are there to help group members on their journey from “mourning to joy”.  

 

Groups at St. Luke’s are currently on hiatus due to Covid concerns, planning to reconvene when we determine that it is safe to do so. In the meantime, this is the perfect time to undertake training as a GriefShare facilitator. If you have an interest in speaking to a current GriefShare group leader to obtain more information, or to initiate facilitator training please contact the church office to arrange for this.  

 

If you are presently grieving the loss of someone and are interested in participating in a GriefShare group there are several options open to you. Please visit agrace.org/grief-support for options connected to Agrace – a nonprofit, community-supported health care organization providing personal care, supportive care, hospice care, and grief support to people who are aging, seriously ill, dying, or grieving. Or visit  http://www.griefshare.org to search for other GriefShare groups in your area. You are also invited to contact the church office for assistance.