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Ministry Outreach: Caring Ministries
Grief Share Ministry
Healing from a loss is not easy. The Grief Share group is designed to help you recover from the deep hurt that comes with the loss of someone close to you.
Your Grief Share experience includes three key elements to help you in the healing process:
At each session you will view a video on an issue related to grief and loss. These videos feature top experts on a variety of subjects important to the grief recovery process. On each video, you’ll also hear the personal stories of people like you who have been through grieving experiences.
- SUPPORT GROUP
After the video, you will become part of a small support group. Your group will discuss what was seen on the video and what is going on in your lives. It is very likely that you will begin to see the people in your group as “family.” In addition to discussing the video we will take time to “catch up” on the trials, problems and successes experienced by group members between each session.
- BETWEEN SESSIONS
You’ll have the opportunity to work through the "On Your Own" section of a workbook. It will lead you to some relevant and practical sections of the Bible and guide you through a personal evaluation of how these verses apply directly to your situation. This material can make a real difference in your recovery, and we encourage you to spend a little time each day on it.
FOUNDATION FOR HEALING
Throughout the Grief Share videos, you will hear people talking about the importance of a relationship with Jesus Christ in healing from the deep pain of grief. In fact, you will hear it said that you cannot fully heal from grief without the power of Christ in your life.
WHEN DO THE GRIEF SHARE GROUPS MEET?
We meet at St. Luke's church in room 102 of
the Schneider Education Center on Thursdays at
10:00 AM. If you or someone you know could benefit from this class, or if you desire more information, please call Deacon Jim Johnston at 423-5990.
Divorce Care Recovery Support Group
Learn how to deal with the pain of the past and look forward to rebuilding your life. Divorce Care features biblical teaching for recovering from divorce and separation.
Marriages within our churches are breaking up, leaving a trail of hurting families and
congregations that struggle to find the right response. People hurting from divorce and
separation are showing up at churches, seeking help and healing from their pain.
We, at St. Luke's, are inviting you to Divorce Care. Divorce Care emphasizes that real healing from the intense pain of divorce must begin with a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Call the church office for information on the Divorce Care schedule.
Caregivers Support Group
This group provides much needed support and encouragement for the person giving care to another.
Meets on Mondays from 10:00 a.m. - noon.
If you are interested in receiving additional information on this group, please call 423-5990.
Survivors of Suicide Support Group
The Survivors of Suicide Support Group provides support for those who have lost a loved one to suicide. Those left in the aftermath of suicide — family, friends, classmates, co-workers are called survivors of suicide.
Suicide is a traumatic loss—shocking, painful, unexpected. Suicide takes the lives of about
32,000 Americans each year. It is estimated that every suicide leaves at least six people
deeply affected by the death. The grief that follows suicide is extremely difficult. It is magnified,
complicated, and isolating. The survivor must grieve not only the loss, but also the choice that
caused the loss. If you have lost a loved one to suicide, you are a survivor of suicide.
You are not alone.
The Survivors of Suicide Support Group will provide you with the opportunity to:
-- Meet and talk with (or just listen to, if you prefer) people who are in your shoes
-- openly express your feelings and experiences with a group of caring individuals who will never judge you, rebuff you, or make you feel awkward
-- share common problems and reactions
-- receive assistance in coping with the different stages of the grieving process and with the
feelings that are particularly intense in the aftermath of suicide
Call the church office @ 715-423-5990 if this program can be
of benefit to you or someone you love.