The Tree Planted in 1732 still Grows

Bereavement Group

Who We Are

After the loss of a spouse or other loved one, when we are going through difficult times and we sometimes feel overwhelmed with loneliness and despair, it is important to know that we are not alone. We have a tendency to think that “our” pain is too deep for anyone else to understand and therefore we will not talk about it. But talking is often just what we need. There are many different forms of grief and everyone’s experience is different and everyone is unique in their expression of grief. Because the experience of loss and grief is spiritual in nature, we need to know that God has not abandoned us and that he is with us and will lead us out of this valley of suffering, pain and sorrow. We have confidence in the promise that God will be there to help us to sort out our many confusing emotions and feelings.

The Bereavement Group exists to offer comfort and strength to anyone who is grieving the loss of a loved one. By sharing with others, we come to realize that we are not alone and that to have all those mixed emotions is quite normal and even acceptable. Healing those emotions is a process that takes time, but with the help of our Lord, who wants to comfort us and who hears our cries, we will be able to handle our daily stresses and difficulties much better.

What We Do

Twice a month we gather to share, reflect and support one another and have a time of fellowship.

When We Meet

We meet on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. The meeting on the second Tuesday is held at St. Mary’s at 1:00 pm. On the fourth Tuesday, we gather for lunch and a time of fellowship at a local restaurant at 12:30 pm.

Join Us!

If you have experienced the loss of a loved one and need support and resources then we are here for you. Feel free to contact the Parish Office.

Remember your word to your servant by which you gave me hope. This is my comfort in sorrow that your promise gives me light.

~ Psalm 119.49-50