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Grief can be a very powerful and overwhelming experience that changes your life. Understanding and compassion from others can take you on a journey of discovering healing and meaning in your life again.

 

GriefShare

GriefShare – Wednesdays | May 13 – August 5
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM; and 6:30 – 8:00 PM

GriefShare is a grief support group that uses a video series that features some of the nation’s foremost Christian experts on grief and recovery topics as seen from a Biblical perspective. Weekly GriefShare meetings include watching the video lesson online from the GriefShare website followed by support group discussion on the material from the video in a Zoom meeting until in-person meetings can resume. Contact Rev. Dr. Joe Moore at joem@fpcsat.org for Zoom meeting login info and any other questions.

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Testimonials:

“During the days and weeks following my husband’s death, I had wonderful support from family, friends and especially my church. Rev. Scott Simpson told me about a grief workshop he was having and I decided to join. The small group was a safe and comforting place to talk, question and cry at times. When the class ended I knew I had walked through this journey of grief with good friends who understood. I will always be grateful for the time I spent with the class and Scott’s comforting counsel.”   – Janet Wernli

“I recently participated in the “Understanding Your Grief” class led by Scott Simpson. The material was excellent and Scott did a wonderful job with those of us walking through the process of the loss of loved ones. I highly recommend the class for anyone going through that difficult time.”   – Butch Gerfers

 

GRIEF AND THE HOLIDAYS

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SCRIPTURE CARDS

When Death Approaches
When Death Has Occurred

READING LIST

General Grief
When Bad Things Happen to Good People, by Harold S. Kushner
Thoughts for the Lonely Nights, by Doug Manning
Seven Choices, by Elizabeth Harper Neeld, Ph.D.
The Soul in Grief, by Robert Romanyshyn
Tear Soup, by Pat Schwiebert and Chuck DeKlyen

Grief and Spirituality
Tracks of a Fellow Struggler, by John Claypool
A Grace Disguised, by Gerald Sittser

Loss of a Spouse
Widowed, by Dr. Joyce Brothers

Loss of a Child
The Disappearance, by Genevieve Jurgensen
A Broken Heart Still Beats, by Anne McCracken and Mary Semel
Finding Hope When a Child Dies, by Sukie Miller, Ph.D.
The Bereaved Parent, by Harriet Sarnoff Schiff
Empty Arms: Hope and Support for Those Who Have Suffered A Miscarriage, Stillborn or Tubal Pregnancy, by Pamela W. Vredvelt
Pregnancy, by Pamela W. Vredvelt

Loss of a Parent
Midlife Orphan, by Jane Brooks
Motherless Daughters, by Hope Edelman

Friends Helping Friends
The Last Thing We Talk About, by Joseph Bayly
When Your Friend is Grieving, by Paula D’Arcy
Don’t Ask for the Dead Man’s Golf Clubs, by Lynn Kelly

Men and Grief
Swallowed by a Snake, by Thomas R. Golden
Men’s Secret Wars, by Patrick A. Means

Dealing with Suicide
My Son…My Son: A Guide to Healing After a Suicide in the Family, by Iris Bolton and Curtis Mitchell
Restore My Soul, by Lorraine Peterson

Helping Children with Grief
Talking about Death, by Earl Grollman
Part of Me Died, Too, by Virginia Lynn Fry

Books for Children and Teenagers
The Hurt, by Teddi Doleski
The Next Place, by Hanson
Daddy’s chair, by Sandy Lanton
Somebody Special Died, by Joan Singleton Prestine
Fire In My Heart, Ice In My Veins, by Enid Traisman and Ben Sieff