"Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest." - Matthew 11:28
Avenues for Growing Through Grief
losing a husband. A monthly space to share and support one another through grief and growth in a casual gathering for women at every stage of losing their life partner. This is not a class but a safe and loving space for sharing and support as we learn to flourish and live.
Tuesdays, monthly, 6:30-8:30 pm, Room 204
Feb 21, Mar 21, Apr 18, May 16
I'LL BE THERE Participants are welcome to start anytime and come to as many gatherings as they wish.
For questions, please contact Karen Varner at email@example.com or 972.996.0138.
Faith & Grief Support Gathering
Those who have lost a loved one are invited to come, share, and find community and comfort with those experiencing similar grief. No charge. Lunch is provided.
3rd Thursdays, 12-1:30 pm
FUMCR will host Jan 19, Feb 16 and Mar 16, 2023, in Ogden Fellowship Hall
Visit FAITH & GRIEF to register for an upcoming Grief Support Gathering.
Faith & Grief 8-Week Workshop
Comfort & Hope for the Journey of Grief: Explore sacred grief-related stories and share your own stories in a supportive environment with others. Learn spiritual practices designed to promote comfort in grief.
Tuesdays, Mar 21 - May 9, 7-9 pm
Hosted by FUMCR, Register through Fatih & Grief (open to the public at no charge)
Workshop Sessions will cover:
1. The Healing Power of Story, spiritual practice: breath meditation
2. How Grief Affects Us, spiritual practice: journaling
3. Acknowledging the Feelings, spiritual practice: labyrinth
4. Continuing the Bond, memory in grief
5. Self-Compassion in Grief, spiritual practice: Prayer of Examen
6. Gift of Lament, create a lament as a spiritual practice
7. Your New World, the healing prayer of the mandala
8. Light in the Divine, an interactive commencement service of remembrance and celebration
Faith & Grief offers a wealth of resources on grieving, including workshops, retreats, podcasts, devotionals, and book lists. For the past six years, Faith & Grief has sponsored Memorial Arch at Klyde Warren Park with names of lost loved ones written on ribbons and tied on the arch.
Faith & Grief is a local non-profit that was begun in 2008 to offer help, hope, comfort, and encouragement to those who have lost a loved one. FUMCR Caring Ministry has entered a covenant agreement with Faith & Grief and three area churches (Arapaho UMC, Preston Hollow Presbyterian, and Canyon Creek Presbyterian) to provide year-round, ongoing support for grieving persons.
Contact Karen Varner at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or for more information.
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