GriefShare offers upcoming sessions for those experiencing loss

Staff Writer
Nevada Journal

Community members who have experienced the death of a family member or friend are invited to attend the GriefShare program held at New Hope Christian Church beginning on Tuesday, Jan. 12, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. For those who might be interested in learning more about GriefShare or would like to preregister, there will be an informational meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 5, at 4:30 p.m. in the Family Room at New Hope Christian Church. (NE Entrance)

GriefShare is a nondenominational program that features Christ-centered, biblical teaching, focusing on grief topics associated with the death of a loved one. This 13-week DVD seminar features nationally respected grief experts and real-life stories of people, followed by a small group discussion about what was seen on the DVD.

Many grieving people find they are only beginning the work of healing when friends or family have returned to their daily life routines. Past participants have related how helpful the information and follow-up discussions were to them.

Your bereavement experience may be recent or not so recent. You will find encouragement, comfort and help in grieving the death of a spouse, child, parent, sibling, other family member or friend. No matter what the cause of your loved one’s death, this is an opportunity to be around people who understand what you are feeling. You will learn how to recognize the symptoms of being stuck in grief and that you do not need to live in bondage as a slave to certain emotions.

You will learn valuable information about facing your new normal in life and renewing your hope for the future. Grief-related books/materials are made available for participants to borrow.

Weekly GriefShare sessions will be offered from 4:30-6:30 p.m. beginning on Tuesday, Jan. 12. Participants will meet in the Family room of New Hope Christian Church, 3301 South Center Street, Marshalltown. (Use NE entrance)

To preregister or for any questions, call 641-752-1612 or just come to the informational meeting at 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 5. Cost for materials: Suggested Donation of $15. Scholarships are available.