It Hurts to Lose Someone
Find Help at GriefShare
GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone.
Griefshare Weekly Support Group
September 13-December 12, 2022
Mondays | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
To register, please contact the church office: firstname.lastname@example.org or (512) 259-1284
what is griefshare?
GriefShare is a 13-week grief support group which meets weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. GriefShare is nondenominational and open to people of all faiths, as well as those who do not practice a faith.
How griefshare Works
Video Seminar with Experts
Each week your GriefShare group will watch a video seminar featuring top experts on grief and recovery subjects. These videos are produced in an interesting television magazine format featuring expert interviews, real-life case studies, dramatic reenactments, and on-location video.
Supportive Group Discussion
After viewing the video, you and the other group members will spend time as a support group, discussing what was presented in that week’s video seminar and what is going on in your lives.
Personal Reflection and Study
During the week you will have the opportunity to use your workbook for further personal study of the grieving process and to help sort out your emotions through journaling. Your group will spend time discussing questions and comments from the workbook study.
When to Join
You are welcome to begin attending the GriefShare group at any session. Each is “self-contained,” so you do not have to attend in sequence. You will find encouragement and help whenever you begin. You will be able to continue with GriefShare through the next 13-week cycle and view any of the videos you have not seen.
The leadership team for GriefShare consists of people who understand how you feel and have a real concern for individuals experiencing the grief of loss. Most GriefShare leaders have experienced significant losses in their lives and are examples of the healing and restoration that can occur as an outgrowth of deep grief.
Weekly Session Topics
- Is This Normal?
- Challenges of Grief
- The Journey of Grief – Part 1
- The Journey of Grief – Part 2
- Grief and Your Relationsjips
- Guilt and Anger
- Complicating Factors
- Lessons of Grief – Part 1
- Lessons of Grief – Part 2
- What Do I Live for Now?
How to Sign Up
Contact the church office
OUTDOOR BLUE CHRISTMAS SERVICE
A Service of Lament and Healing
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11
You are invited to join us in a special worship service that acknowledges our laments before God and seeks God’s healing presence to lift our spirits throughout the holy seasons between Thanksgiving and Christmas. The holidays are especially difficult for those who have experienced the death of a loved one during the past year. However, there is no timeline for grief nor definitive cause of grief. Each of us may have a lament that needs tending to in the context of worship. A Service of Lament and Healing is designed to bring our pain and loss within the safe refuge of God and Christ’s faith community so healing begins and grows. During the service there will be an opportunity to light a candle as a reminder of Christ’s light in the darkness.
Blue ornaments will be available for writing names or griefs on as a symbol of our hope in trusting God with our future. We will also commemorate those who have died in Williamson County due to the pandemic with the lighting of 156+ lights in the trees.
“Come ye all who are weary and heavy laden and I will give you rest.” – Jesus