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Caring Ministry

"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

Help for Hurting Hearts 

A 6-week grief recovery seminar for those experiencing grief

We recognize that grief and loss come in all forms. While most will be grieving the loss of a loved one, this class is open to all who have experienced a significant loss, and especially during these challenging times. Practical information about the grief journey, including coping techniques and theories on grief will be shared, and participants will have the opportunity to share about the losses they have experienced. 

IN PERSON: Sundays, Sept 25 - Oct 30, 2-4 pm 
Register by Sept 22
Prefer online? Contact Karen at

$20 fee covers materials and can be paid online with registration. The seminar is open to the public.

Contact Karen Varner at with questions or for more information.

Widows Gathering

A monthly space to share and support one another through grief and growth in a casual gathering for widows at every stage of the grief journey. This is not a class but a safe and loving space for sharing and support as we learn to flourish and live. 

Monthly on Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 pm, Room 205
Oct 25, Nov 29, Dec 20, Jan 24
I'LL BE THERE Participants are welcome to come to as many gatherings as they wish.

For questions, please contact Karen Varner at 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.

3rd Thursdays, 12-1:30 pm
FUMCR will host Jan-Mar 2023 in Ogden Fellowship Hall

Visit FAITH & GRIEF to register for an upcoming session and receive location/Zoom details.

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. 

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Faith & Grief Support Gathering

3rd Thursdays, 12-1:30 pm

Grief Support after Suicide Loss

Monthly "open" group + 8-week "closed" group

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

UMC response + resources to equip action

Widows Gathering

Tuesday evenings, monthly

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