Shady Grove United Methodist Church -- Mechanicsville
Thursday, October 01, 2020
growing together

 

Support and Encouragement for Your Grief Journey
Our Fall GriefShare Session will begin on Sunday, September 13 at 1:30 p.m.  We are currently meeting ONLINE ONLY. 
Note: You MUST register on the GriefShare.org site in order to be able to view the videos online.
  • You will need to order your workbook when you register so it can be shipped directly to you.  
  • If you cannot order the workbook, please mention that in your registration and include your mailing address.  We do offer scholarships and will have a workbook shipped to you.
Although we are living in a strange time with limited personal contact, our grief is not changed and can be even more intense. We, as grieving persons, can be even more lonely. We welcome you whether you are just starting your grief journey or it has been awhile since you lost a loved one. You can start at any point during the 13-week period. We will meet every Sunday at 1:30 p.m. beginning September 13 through December 13, EXCEPT October 25, when we will hold a special "Surviving the Holidays Session (also at 1:30 p.m.).
Please join us and discover tips and strategies to help you along your difficult grief journey. Much healing occurs when people have the opportunity to talk about their grief experiences and to share with others who have experienced similar losses. You will come to understand that you are not alone, and you will find encouragement, comfort and most of all, hope for the future.
We hope you will consider joining us online!
 
Also, we will hold the special  Surviving the Holidays -- Online Session on Sunday, October 25 at 1:30 p.m.   You may CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or go directly to the GriefShare.org site to register.
 
When you’re grieving the death of a family member 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?
The Surviving the Holiday 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.
Please join us for the ONLINE session.
 
For more information or to sign-up, email griefsupport@shadygroveumc.org or call the church office at 804-746-9073.
 
Our church building is located at 8209 Shady Grove Rd., Mechanicsville, VA 23111.