On April 18, 2018, the Grief Support Group will begin meeting Wednesday mornings at 11:00 a.m. in the Ministry Center. The meetings are held every week and open to anyone coping with a loss. There is no charge, and the group is is open to all regardless of religious affiliation.
“Grief is the path through pain and the road to recovery…… Grief Support is a non denominational group of men and women who have suffered loss of any kind. Facilitated by Mary Quirk, a former hospice nurse and grief counselor for many years, the group meets twice a month to talk, listen and learn from each other.
If you, a member of your family or a friend is suffering from a loss, please share this information with them.
Grief is the normal response to loss. It is most often associated with the death of a loved one. But grief also follows divorce or the ending of a relationship. Even the loss of a pet can be followed by a period of grieving. When a combination or multiple losses occur within a short period of time, grief becomes even more painful…..to cope with grief one needs time, tears and talk.
A support group is a safe, confidential place to talk about your loss and share your memories. A support group will listen with compassion and understanding. Within the group there is no place for judgment as everyone is making the same grief journey.
Talk with a patient friend who will not judge you or your grief
Find a grief support group or a priest, minister or rabbi and talk
Talk about your feelings, fears, anger, depression and guilt
…by doing the work of Grief there will be a new strength and greater wisdom in your life. You will find that you can grow from your loss rather than be diminished by it. You will smile again with true joy while retaining the wonderful memories of your loved one. You will also find a depth of faith that you never believed possible.
To borrow from the Charles Schultz character, Charlie Brown, I wish you..
— Mary Quirk
Contact: Mary Quirk 305-744-0139