Grief Support

Our GriefShare group will host a Surviving the Holidays workshop on Saturday, Nov. 9 from 9-11am.

Wondering how you will survive the weeks surrounding Thanksgiving and Christmas? Are you dreading these holidays, knowing that everything has changed and that happy memories from past years can’t be recreated?
Our Surviving the Holidays workshop is especially for people who are grieving a loved one’s death. You’ll learn:

  • •  How to deal with the many emotions you’ll face during the holidays
  • •  What to do about traditions and other coming changes
  • •  Helpful tips for surviving social events
  • •  How to discover hope for your future

This is a free class and we offer childcare for those who indicate it in the registration comments section.
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Grief and the Holidays (30 sec) from Church Initiative on Vimeo.

For questions about this group you may email our GriefShare team at or call the church office at 260.925.0885.

Our GriefShare support group has already met for the 2019 year. Please check back for what we can offer in 2020. 

GriefShare is a 13 week program that features biblical, Christ-centered teaching which focuses on grief topics associated with the death of a loved one. The DVD seminar features nationally respected grief experts and real-life stories of people, followed by a small group discussion about what was viewed. Past participants have related how helpful the information and followup discussions were to them.

Many grieving people find they are only beginning the work of healing when friends or family have returned to their daily life routines. Too often people, including Christians, tend to stuff their grief instead of allowing it to do the Godgiven work for which it is intended. Don’t allow fear of what others may think to keep you from what could help you. Confidentiality is very much a part of this program.

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 to certain emotions.

You will learn valuable information about facing your new normal in life and renewing your hope for the future.