Contributed by Beth Pinyerd
When a person loses a loved one in their life, to have someone just spend time with them is such an encouragement. That is what Grief Share is all about. It is having friends be with you as God moves you toward hope.
The three aspects of Grief Share are video seminar — helpful information on grief-related topics; group discussion — facilitated small group discussion time; personal, individual application of concepts presented to help a person who has experienced loss move toward hope and healing.
Grief Share meets every Wednesday from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, Opelika, in Room 201.
The topics for future sessions include:
April 7 — Grief and Your Relationships
April 14 — “Why”: Why the Death of a Love One
April 21 — Guilt and Anger over the loss of a love one
April 28 — Complication Factors
May 5 — Stuck in Grief
May 12 and 19 — Lessons of Grief, Coping with Grief During the Holiday Season
May 26 — Heaven and What Do I Live For Now?
If you would like to come to any of these meetings, Grief Share invites you to attend. For more information you can contact Melinda Jackson, coordinator of Grief Share at Trinity United Methodist Church at 334-745-2632.