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How GriefShare Works

It may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future right now. If you've lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, you've probably found there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel.

This can be a confusing time when you feel isolated and have many questions about things you've never faced before.

"Going to GriefShare feels like having warm arms wrapped around you when you're shivering."

GriefShare groups meet weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. Each GriefShare session has three distinct elements:

Video seminar with experts
Each week your GriefShare group will watch a video seminar featuring top experts on grief and recovery subjects. These videos are produced in an interesting television magazine format featuring expert interviews, real-life case studies, dramatic reenactments, and on-location video.

Support group discussion with focus
After viewing the video, you and the other group members will spend time as a support group, discussing what was presented in that week's video seminar and what is going on in your lives.

Personal study and reflection
During the week you will have the opportunity to use your workbook for further personal study of the grieving process and to help sort out your emotions through journaling. Your group will spend time discussing questions and comments from the workbook study.

Available Sessions

St. Matthew Lutheran Church (129 S. Mason Street, Appleton, WI 54914) is again sponsoring the GriefShare Support Group Series. This practical and hope-inspiring series features biblical, Christ-centered videos and teachings that focus on grief topics associated with the death of a loved one. The 13 sessions combine a video with support group discussion of information presented during the video.

The next series of sessions is scheduled to be held on Wednesday evenings, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, beginning Wednesday, June 2 and running through August 25, 2021.

Please be advised: St Matthew follows City of Appleton statutes regarding COVID, and encourages CDC protocols regarding health and safety. Prior to our June start up, safety measures will be updated for participants at our sessions.

Pre-registration is required. Please register online at www.griefshare.org/groups/134101 or by contacting Donna Pomeroy (920-851-3140 or DonPom1977@gmail.com).

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