GRIEF RECOVERY AND SUPPORT MINISTRY

After the funeral, when the cards and flowers have stopped coming, most of the people around you return to their normal lives.  But your grief continues and you feel alone. Often, friends and family want to help you, but don’t know how.  That’s the reason for GriefShare.  Our group is led by caring people who have experienced grief and have successfully rebuilt their lives.  We understand how you feel because we’ve been in the same place. We will walk with you on the long path through grief toward healing and hope for the future.
 
ABOUT GriefShare
GriefShare is a network of 12,000+ churches worldwide equipped to offer grief support groups.  The program is nondenominational and features Biblical concepts for healing from your grief. Learn more about GriefShare at www.griefshare.org.
 
WHAT TO EXPECT
GriefShare is a support group that meets weekly. You’ll find it to be  a warm, caring environment and will come to see your group as an “oasis” on your long journey through grief.  There are three key parts to your GriefShare experience:
 
Video seminar: Encouraging information-packed videos featuring over 40 leading grief recovery experts.
Support group: Small group discussion about the weekly video content.
Workbook: Journaling and personal study exercise that reinforce the weekly session topics & lead to a deeper walk with Him.
 
Meets Tuesday nights here at Roadside Chapel 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in Fellowship Hall.
Contact the church office for further information and schedule changes.
SURVING THE HOLDAYS SEMINAR
 
When grieving the death of a loved one or friend, you may dread the holiday season. Thoughts of social gatherings, family traditions, and obligations leave you anxious and overwhelmed. Your sadness can seem unbearable. You may wish you could skip these next two months and go straight to the routine of the next year — but you can’t.  What can you do to lessen your stress and loneliness?
 
Our “Surving the Holidays” seminar offers practical, actionable strategies for making it through the holiday season  At this two-hour seminar, you’ll view a video featuring advice from people in grief who’ve faced the holidays after their loss.  You’ll hear insights from respected Christian counselors, pastors, and psychologists. You’ll receive a Holiday Survival Guide with practical strategies, encouraging words, helpful exercises, Q/As, and journaling ideas for daily survival through the holiday season.
 
We have two different dates for your convenience — choose one — November 4 or December 2,
TIME:          1 pm to 3 pm
LOCATION: Conference Room C at Rutland Regional Medical Center’s Leahy Health Education Center.  
COST:         $5 to cover the cost of the guide. Scholarships are available.
 
Call the church office at 775-5805 for further information or to reserve a space.