Grief Ministry

Grief Ministry

We believe that when we experience grief we enter into a time of great potential for personal growth. These crises can become dangerous opportunities for us to receive comfort and encouragement as we step into new understandings and faith. Each one's journey through the Valley of the Shadow is unique. The journey is best when made with others. Our Grief Ministry Coordinator, Peggy Beck, accompanies the pastor when meeting with the family, represents the church in hosting the funeral/memorial service, coordinates the involvement of other parishioners for family meals, home watch, greeters/ushers, reception team, etc.

Upcoming Events:

Grief Recovery Workshops - Sunday afternoons 3:30pm-5:00pm

These workshops focus on self care and mutual care. Each session will include stories, tips, discussion groups and recommended resources to encourage those suffering any type of loss. Divorcees are welcome. Friends and family members supporting the bereaved are also encouraged to attend. The workshops will be Sunday afternoons 3:30pm-5:00pm in Douglass Hall.

This fall's guest speakers from our congregation will be:

  • October 16 Laurel Smith
  • October 23 Michael Miller
  • October 30 Sandra Tang
  • November 6 Arvin Engelson

GriefShare: Surviving the Holidays - November 13, 3:30-5:30 


The holidays can be a particularly challenging season for those grieving. The Care Ministry will be presenting the GriefShare: Surviving the Holidays seminar to help those who have suffered a loss navigate the holidays.