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GriefShare Seminar & Support Group

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Every Tuesday until November 24, 2021

7:00pm – 8:30pm

Category: Community Life | Coordinator: Matt Unruh

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Help and encouragement after the death of a spouse, child, family member, or friend...

GriefShare is a special weekly seminar and support group designed to help you rebuild your life after losing a loved one.

Meeting schedule

You are encouraged to join us on any week. Sessions are self-contained.

Meeting Date Time
Session 1 Tue, Oct 05, 2021       7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Session 2 Tue, Oct 12, 2021       7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Session 3 Tue, Oct 19, 2021       7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Session 4 Tue, Oct 26, 2021       7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Session 5 Tue, Nov 02, 2021       7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Session 6 Tue, Nov 09, 2021       7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Session 7 Tue, Nov 16, 2021       7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Session 8 Tue, Nov 23, 2021       7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Session 9 Tue, Nov 30, 2021       7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Surviving The Holidays     Tue, Dec 7, 2022       7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Session 10 Tue, Jan 4, 2022       7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Session 11 Tue, Jan 11, 2022       7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Session 12 Tue, Jan 11, 2022       7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Session 13 Tue, Jan 18, 2022       7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Losing A Spouse Tue, Jan 25, 2022       7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Cornerstone Community Church, Orchard Campus
434 Hunter Road, Niagara On The Lake

Our group is led by caring people who have experienced grief and want to help you through the difficult days ahead.

We know it hurts, and we want to help.

How GriefShare works

It may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future right now. If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, you’ve probably found there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel.

This can be a confusing time when you feel isolated and have many questions about things you’ve never faced before.

“Going to GriefShare feels like having warm arms wrapped around you when you’re shivering.”

GriefShare groups meet weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. Each GriefShare session has three distinct elements:

Video seminar with experts

Each week your GriefShare group will watch a video seminar featuring top experts on grief and recovery subjects. These videos are produced in an interesting television magazine format featuring expert interviews, real-life case studies, dramatic reenactments, and on-location video.

Support group discussion with focus

After viewing the video, you and the other group members will spend time as a support group, discussing what was presented in that week’s video seminar and what is going on in your lives.

Personal study and reflection

During the week you will have the opportunity to use your workbook for further personal study of the grieving process and to help sort out your emotions through journaling. Your group will spend time discussing questions and comments from the workbook study.

Who should come … who should not

GriefShare is for people grieving the death of a family member or friend.We understand that there are other losses in life that create feelings of grief. You might be experiencing a job loss, a divorce, estrangement from a child, or the loss of friends because of a move. This grief is real, but it is not the kind of grief discussed in GriefShare sessions. We encourage you to ask a pastor, counsellor, or church leader for help in finding resources that will be of specific help in your situation.

When to join a GriefShare group

You are welcome to begin attending the GriefShare group at any session. Each is “self-contained,” so you do not have to attend in sequence. You will find encouragement and help whenever you begin. You will be able to continue with GriefShare through the next 13-week cycle and view any of the videos you have not seen.

Learn More HERE

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(The $35 registration fee includes workbook and other expenses during all 13 weeks of sessions)

We would never want the registration fee to hinder your participation. If you need subsidy to help cover the fee, please contact Pastor Matt Unruh.

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