GriefShare

Begins on August 10th | 7-8:30pm | Room 208

GriefShare is a 13-week support group for those who are grieving the death of a loved one. In a Christ-centered and safe environment, participants learn valuable information about loss and grief, share with others who understand their pain, and begin their recovery from grief with renewed hope for the future. 

Any may join GriefShare up to the 10th week of the current session

Contact Bob or Vicki Moore at caring@purbap.org or call 540-338-0918 to sign up.
 
For more information about GriefShare, visit the website at griefshare.org.

Loss of a Spouse Program

Begins on August 8th | 4-6 pm  
What to expect at the event
A Loss of a Spouse seminar lasts about two hours: 
 
Video seminar: You’ll view a 35-minute video with encouraging, practical advice from counselors, pastors, and widowed men and women.
 
Sharing time: Then you’ll get to talk with other widowed people about what you learned from the video. (There’s no pressure to share!)
 
A guide to bring home: Everyone receives a booklet with more than 30 short readings on how to live with grief and eventually rebuild your life. ​
 
Widowed? Help is here and hope is possible. Do you dread the lonely days and nights? Wonder what to do with your spouse’s belongings? Feel like your brain is in a fog? Unsure of how you’ll go on?
 
At A Loss of a Spouse seminar you’ll discover:
-Other people understand and have found ways to make it through
-Why it won’t always hurt so much
-Reasons for hope
-Practical tips for coping with the death of a spouse ​
-For more information go to
 
www.griefshare.org/loss
Caring Ministry

Surviving the Holidays

November 22nd | 4PM | RM 100

 

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 seminar 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

Begins on April 20th | 6-8 pm | 12 person group limit
37352 WINEBERRY LANE, PURCELLVILLE, VA 20132

“A program where teens experiencing grief and loss can find their voice”

A lot of teens have experienced the death of a family member or a friend and are learning to live with it. So just what is grief?

Grief is the experience you have when you have lost someone or something of importance to you. It can look and feel different for everyone and there is no magical timeframe for when it ends. Grief takes on different shapes, behaviors, and attitudes such as anger, guilt, illness, worry, confusion or even a decrease within academics. Teens grieve differently than adults. Their behavior may range from cold and withdrawn to clingy and needy. They may also not know how to clearly express what they need or feel. 

Teen GriefShare